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The Sherbrooke Bride

The Sherbrooke Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101214082
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Publisher: Penguin
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The Sherbrooke Bride by , Book Resume:

The first book in Catherine Coulter's beloved Bride series. Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, marries the wrong woman-only to find himself haunted by a bride of an entirely different kind.

Sputnik’s Children

Sputnik’s Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1773050052
Author: Terri Favro
Publisher: ECW Press
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Sputnik’s Children by Terri Favro Book Resume:

A literary, genre-bending novel full of heart Cult comic book creator Debbie Reynolds Biondi has been riding the success of her Cold War era–inspired superhero series, Sputnik Chick: Girl with No Past, for more than 25 years. But with the comic book losing fans and Debbie struggling to come up with new plotlines for her badass, mutant-killing heroine, she decides to finally tell Sputnik Chick’s origin story. Debbie’s never had to make anything up before and she isn’t starting now. Sputnik Chick is based on Debbie’s own life in an alternate timeline called Atomic Mean Time. As a teenager growing up in Shipman’s Corners — a Rust Belt town voted by Popular Science magazine as “most likely to be nuked” — she was recruited by a self-proclaimed time traveller to collapse Atomic Mean Time before an all-out nuclear war grotesquely altered humanity. In trying to save the world, Debbie risked obliterating everyone she’d ever loved — as well as her own past — in the process. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Times; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Or so she believes . . . Present-day Debbie is addicted to lorazepam and dirty, wet martinis, making her an unreliable narrator, at best. A time-bending novel that delves into the origin story of the Girl with No Past, Sputnik’s Children explores what it was like to come of age in the Atomic Age.

Bride of Thunder

Bride of Thunder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504036344
Author: Jeanne Williams
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Betrayed by her husband, a beautiful Texas bride discovers the true meaning of faith, courage, and love in a Yucatán torn apart by warring factions. Mercy Cameron carries on her father’s medical practice as best as she can after he leaves to fight in the Civil War. She nurses her second cousin, Philip, back to health, and the two quickly fall in love and marry. When Philip returns after the hostilities are over, he refuses to live under Reconstruction and insists the couple relocate to Mexico, where Emperor Maximilian has promised free land to settlers. By the time Mercy and Philip complete the journey, however, the Austrian monarch’s last hope is to make a stand in the Yucatán. Disappointed and drinking heavily, Philip bets his wife in a game of cards, losing Mercy to Zane Falconer, owner of a distant hacienda, who needs a woman to educate his motherless daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to teach Julie Falconer until she turns eighteen—ten years—in exchange for enough money to return to Texas with a sizable bonus, Mercy sets out with the enigmatic and ruggedly handsome Zane on a three-day journey deep into the Yucatán. At the hacienda, Mercy fights to win the respect of the sharp-tongued Julie and dares to dream that Zane’s ironic courtesy may one day turn into deeper feelings. But when Zane leaves the hacienda to help fight off invaders, Mercy first falls into the clutches of a gunrunning Englishman and is then captured by the Cruzob, Mayans who’ve been fighting a long war with the ruling mixed bloods and federal troops. From the brave and attractive Dionisio, Mercy learns Mayan lore and comes to sympathize with their struggle for freedom, all the while praying that she might live to see Zane again. Rich in adventure and intrigue, Bride of Thunder is a spellbinding work of historical romance from a bestselling and award-winning author heralded by the Denver Post as “a master novelist.”

The Promise Bride

The Promise Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1420143980
Author: Becca Whitham,Gina Welborn
Publisher: Zebra Books
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In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory. Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead—and deeply in debt. County sheriff Mac McCall can’t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend’s suspicious death. Mac’s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia’s resolve to take ownership of her late husband’s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac’s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart—and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .

Heartbreak Creek

Heartbreak Creek [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101516526
Author: Kaki Warner
Publisher: Penguin
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Heartbreak Creek by Kaki Warner Book Resume:

Four unlikely brides make their way west—and find love where they least expect it in award-winner Kaki Warner’s heartwarming series, one “as stellar as her Blood Rose trilogy…”* For fans of Linda Lael Miller and Jodi Thomas... Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way out of the war-torn South, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, and meets her hulking, taciturn groom, she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Declan Brodie already had one flighty wife who ran off with a gambler before being killed by Indians. He’s hoping for a practical farm woman who can corral his four rambunctious children. Instead, he gets a skinny Southern princess who doesn’t even know how to cook. Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three-month courtship period, allowing them time to get the proxy marriage annulled. Yet as the weeks pass, thoughts of annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage—until the unspeakable happens, and suddenly Declan is torn between duty and desire, and Edwina has to fight for the family she’s grown to love… *The Romance Dish

The Night Circus

The Night Circus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385671725
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Book Resume:

In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story. The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic. Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

Stolen Innocence

Stolen Innocence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061752843
Author: Elissa Wall,Lisa Pulitzer
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall,Lisa Pulitzer Book Resume:

“Both creepy…and quite moving.” —New York Times Book Review “Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely.” —People Stolen Innocence is the gripping New York Times bestselling memoir of Elissa Wall, the courageous former member of Utah’s infamous FLDS polygamist sect whose powerful courtroom testimony helped convict controversial sect leader Warren Jeffs in September 2007. At once shocking, heartbreaking, and inspiring, Wall’s story of subjugation and survival exposes the darkness at the root of this rebel offshoot of the Mormon faith.

The Bride Chooses a Highlander

The Bride Chooses a Highlander [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1420146211
Author: Adrienne Basso
Publisher: Zebra Books
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Scotland, 1335: Marriage between clans is a matter of property and power, rarely love. But the only daughter of Laird McKenna longs for passion—and finds it in a Highlander’s arms . . . The unconventional Lady Katherine McKenna has been granted a rare privilege: the right to choose her own husband. It’s a more difficult task than she expected. When at last she agrees to a betrothal, it quickly goes awry, leaving Katherine alone in the wilds . . . and rescued by Laird Lachlan MacTavish. She’s captivated by the proud, brooding chief who shows her such tender care. But with their clans on the brink of war, the honorable Lachlan resists his attraction—until Katherine proclaims to her family that they will wed. Though stunned by her boldness, Lachlan is intrigued by Katherine’s beauty and spirit, and the MacTavishes will benefit from an alliance with the powerful McKennas. But with family discord, treachery, and deceit in their midst, can they save a marriage that is destined to blossom into incomparable love? Praise for Adrienne Basso’s No Other Highlander “Building a lively, convincing world of 14th-century Scottish Highland culture, Basso ratchets up the dramatic tension with friction between different clans. . . . This heartwarming, satisfying historical lays intriguing groundwork for the series’ next installment.” –Publishers Weekly

Eternity

Eternity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780743459235
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Eternity by Jude Deveraux Book Resume:

The ninth captivating historical romance in the Montgomery series from New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux. Carrie Montgomery had grown up with seven adoring older brothers, and she was used to getting her way rather easily. Joshua Greene was only looking for a hardworking, practical mail-order bride to help with the farm and feed and clothe his children. Yet from the moment Carrie saw his photograph, saw his devastatingly handsome, sorrowful smile, the petite and pampered beauty knew she was the perfect wife for him. Josh didn't see it that way. Wed by proxy, he refused to be charmed by his new bride's blond curls and effervescent laughter, or impressed by her trappings of wealth...even if his son and daughter believed she was a fairy princess come to life. He was furious—and ready to send her packing, until a near tragedy convinced him that her beauty was more than skin-deep. But even after he had yielded to the wild desire that surged between them, Josh could not admit how much he truly needed her. Then an old scandal threatened to re-emerge, and he realized that he could lose her forever....

The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride

The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1927036585
Author: Cora Seton
Publisher: One Acre Press
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Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, knows all about difficult assignments, but his current mission is one for the record books. Not only must he find a wife—and get her pregnant—or forfeit the ranch his family has prized for generations, he must also convince his three brothers to marry, too—before the year is up. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight? Regan Anderson can’t wait any longer to meet Mr. Right, so she’s taken matters into her own hands. She’s quit her job, given up her nice apartment and undergone all the preliminary appointments to prepare for artificial insemination. Still, becoming a single mother is daunting, so when she spots Mason’s Wife Wanted ad on the Internet one night, she’s ready for a few laughs. She’s sure the ad must be fake, but when Mason answers back, she soon finds herself wanting more than a long distance relationship. If Mason can just keep her talking until he makes it home from Afghanistan, he’s sure he can convince Regan he’s her man. But when he whisks her off for a trial run in Chance Creek, they’re in for an unpleasant surprise. The ranch is in ruins, the house has been stripped, and they’re going to have to work day and night to beat Mason’s deadline to win it back. Can two strangers pull together against all odds? Or is this mission doomed to fail? The Heroes of Chance Creek: BOOK 1: The Navy SEAL's E-Mail Order Bride BOOK 2: The Soldier's E-Mail Order Bride BOOK 3: The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride BOOK 4: The Navy SEAL's Christmas Bride BOOK 5: The Airman's E-Mail Order Bride BOOK 6: The Navy SEAL's Second Chance Bride

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307700461
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publisher: Anchor
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Book Resume:

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction * National Book Award Finalist * A New York Times Notable Book A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

Operation Jihadi Bride

Operation Jihadi Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1913183084
Author: John Carney,Clifford Thurlow
Publisher: Monoray
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Soldier Magazine's Book of the Month Fascinating... Incredibly dangerous. The Times h2Gripping. Adrenalin fuelled true-life account with all the makings of a military thriller. The action unfolds like a Le Carre novel. Soldier Magazine“/i>/h2> 'If there are young women with children trapped in that hell and we can get them out, don't we have a duty to do so?' Hearing terrifying stories first-hand from naive young girls who'd been tricked, abused and enslaved by ISIS, ex-British Army soldier John Carney set up a high-risk operation to rescue as many as he could. This is the breath-taking true story of how he repeatedly led his men behind enemy lines into the Syrian lead storm to liberate women and children, delivering them to de-radicalization programmes and fair trials. Believing that 'every person we can bring back is living proof that ISIS is a failure', Carney tackles the complex issue of Jihadi Brides head on, as he and his men endanger their lives, not always returning safely home.

The Unexpected Bride & Unlawfully Wedded Bride

The Unexpected Bride & Unlawfully Wedded Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488054606
Author: Debra Ullrick,Noelle Marchand
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Unexpected Bride & Unlawfully Wedded Bride by Debra Ullrick,Noelle Marchand Book Resume:

Marriage by mistake! The Unexpected Bride by Debra Ullrick For Rainelle Devonwood, any dangers she may face in Idaho Territory are preferable to staying with her abusive brother. So even when Rainee learns she’s a mistakenly ordered bride, she won’t let Haydon Bowen drive her away. She’s up to the challenge of life on the difficult, demanding frontier…and the greater challenge of opening Haydon’s heart. Unlawfully Wedded Bride by Noelle Marchand Kate O’Brien has been married, by proxy, to a man she’s never met, thanks to her young siblings’ meddling! Kate offers her “groom,” Nathan Rutledge, room and board at her farm until the annulment is granted. But Kate needs his help more than she will admit. It could be a fresh start for both—if Nathan can convince Kate to take a chance on love…

Unlawfully Wedded Bride

Unlawfully Wedded Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459214854
Author: Noelle Marchand
Publisher: Harlequin
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Unlawfully Wedded Bride by Noelle Marchand Book Resume:

Kate O'Brien can't believe her ears. She's been married, by proxy, to a man she's never met, thanks to her young siblings' meddling! Kate offers her "groom" room and board at her farm until the annulment is granted—nothing more. After all, what else could this predicament be but a blunder that needs fixing? Nathan Rutledge arrives on Kate's doorstep, seeking a fresh start—with a family that needs his help more than Kate will admit. The shadows in both their pasts will be no match for a bright new beginning. But first, he has to convince a woman frightened of love to throw caution to the Texas wind…

Bella

Bella [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1950152065
Author: Cynthia Woolf
Publisher: Firehouse Publishing
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Bella Devereaux dreamed of being a restaurateur, not a thief. But life had other plans. Forced to compromise her principles to survive, Bella always gives half of her ill-gotten gains to the French émigrés in New Orleans and saves the other half to fulfill her lifelong goal of opening her own French café. A priceless cache of jewels was supposed to be her last job, but the police are on to her, and so is another criminal—Jack Pasquin. He’s more than a thief, he’s a murderer, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to force Bella’s hand—including kill her. Taking the jewels and fleeing to Oregon City as a mail-order bride seems to be her only hope. Marshal Robert McCauley never forgave himself for being on the job when his first wife passed away. Guilt has kept him from falling in love again, but a mail-order bride seems to be the perfect answer. When Bella arrives, not only is she beautiful and intelligent, but her mysterious ways intrigue him more than he cares to admit. Neither of them wants to admit they have fallen in love, but when Bella’s past catches up to them, Robert will have to choose—once more—between the woman he loves and the duty he serves. Can Bella save the husband she’d fallen in love with? Or will she become a widow before she becomes a real wife?

Eve Arden

Eve Arden [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786488107
Author: David C. Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
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Eve Arden by David C. Tucker Book Resume:

The remarkable career of American actress Eve Arden (1908–1990) is thoroughly chronicled from her earliest stage work in 1926 (under her given name Eunice Quedens) to her final television role in a 1987 episode of Falcon Crest. Included are detailed descriptions and critical commentaries of the actress’s 62 feature film appearances between 1929 and 1982, notably her Oscar-nominated performance as Joan Crawford’s sardonic confidante in 1945’s Mildred Pierce. Complete coverage is provided of Eve Arden’s work in the popular radio and television series Our Miss Brooks, and her later costarring stint with Kaye Ballard in the two-season TV sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Also listed are her many other radio and television appearances, as well as her theatrical roles in such Broadway productions as Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and Let’s Face It.

Fair Is the Rose

Fair Is the Rose [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307552217
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Publisher: WaterBrook
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Fair Is the Rose by Liz Curtis Higgs Book Resume:

The Scottish Lowlands, October 1789. A year has come and gone since Jamie McKie fled for his life, arriving at Auchengray in search of sanctuary and a bonny wife. Young Rose McBride, as fair a lass as any in Scotland, dearly loves her handsome cousin—but so does her older sister, Leana. Determined to have Jamie all to herself, Rose puts in motion one desperate plan after another, enlisting the aid of Lillias Brown, a wise woman—a wutch, some say—still keen on the old ways. Impetuous Rose ignores the cruel whispers that travel up and down the parish hills, never dreaming of the tragic consequences that await her. Her sister, Leana, clings to her hard-won sense of peace and assurance by a slender thread of faith. Day and night, Leana’s hours are apent caring for wee Ian and praying that her future will hold more promise than her past. Jamie McKie is busy making his own plans to return home to Glentrool and claim his inheritance. To do so means facing Evan, the brother whose blessing he stole, and Alec, the father whom he ruthlessly deceived. It is a perilous journey that will test the depth of his courage, the strength of his sword, and the tenacity of his vow to honor Almighty God, no matter the cost.

Sinful Pleasures

Sinful Pleasures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061752150
Author: Mary Reed McCall
Publisher: Harper Collins
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A Noble Knight... Once, Lady Alissende de Montague and Sir Damien de Ashby were passionate, secret lovers -- until the day Alissende had to turn her back on him, shattering both their hearts and changing their lives forever. Knowing he would never love another, Damien cast off all earthly concerns to dedicate his life to the Templar Knights. But now, his life endangered, he is thrust back into a world he'd left behind...coming face-to-face with the proud beauty who'd once spurned him. A Wicked Promise... Alissende will use her influence to save the man she still loves in exchange for his protection from the detestable, powerful earl bent on claiming her. It is a perilous bargain, forcing Damien to reunite with the one woman who could make him reject his vows for the temptations of the flesh. For their love rekindled will only burn deeper, threatening to consume them in the flames of dangerous intrigue and forbidden desires...

Marriage by Mistake

Marriage by Mistake [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 145927475X
Author: Mollie Molay
Publisher: Harlequin
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TEMPORARY WIFE WANTED! $500 & expenses to proxy bride. One-day assignment. No night hours! It was the wedding of Alex Storm's dreams. Standing beside her was gorgeous blond cattle rancher Jon Waring. As the minister pronounced them man and wife, Jon placed a lingering kiss on her lips. It all felt so real—even though Alex knew her tour of duty as Mrs. Waring was only twenty-four hours long. But wait—what was it the justice of the peace had said…? Alex slowly replayed the words in her mind and watched her dream wedding turn into a nightmare. Because for better or for worse, she and Jon were really married…for keeps!

Nolan on Nolan

Nolan on Nolan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1742282199
Author: Nancy Underhill
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
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Nolan on Nolan by Nancy Underhill Book Resume:

Painting is, I suppose, meant to be a way of getting rid of lies. Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), myth maker and creator of the iconic Ned Kelly images, is one of the most significant artists Australia has produced. In this distinctive book, the artist becomes his own subject. Extracts from his notebooks, diaries, letters, interviews and poetry take us on the intellectual and emotional journeys which carried him around the world and which kept his art, and often his life, outside the comfort zone. The material from the notebooks, published here for the first time, offers unique insight into Nolan's creative process, while the collection as a whole reveals a complex personality and an artist who resists stylistic categorisation. It expands and recasts perceptions of his views on art making, friendships, travel, music and literature, throwing new light on his work.