Beautiful Violet Durbin, the illegitimate but publicly acknowledged daughter of Viscount Kelly, lives as a social outcast on the fringes of society and constantly fends off illicit propositions from society men. But Lord Jared Falweir, nephew of the Duke of Hawkinston, has fallen in love with Violet and intends to marry her.
During his attempts to keep his nephew from becoming involved with Violet, the haughty Duke of Hawkinston falls for her himself and begins a relentless pursuit, certain that he can convince her into becoming his mistress. But Violet's father lost his standing in society because he acknowledged her and Violet has sworn she will never stain her father's name further by becoming a kept. woman.
But Violet's rare beauty provokes obsessive passions in some of the men she comes in contact with, especially Hawkinston's sister's step-son, Lord Souten, who has vowed Violet will become his by whatever means.
Aella is a leatherworker living in 7th century Northumbria. After surviving the war against the Picts, the king becomes his godfather, and Aella befriends Bishop Cuthbert.
Aware of Aella's skills, the monks of Lindisfarne commission him to make the cover of the Gospel of St. John as a gift for Cuthbert. Impressed by the masterpiece, Ecgfrith's successor, King Aldfrith, sends Aella to Ireland to learn to read and write.
Soon, Aella befriends a fellow student, learns to illuminate manuscripts, and falls in love. But can he achieve his dreams, and wed the love of his life?
It's 1987, but for the new Shakespeare teacher at a private academy in New Jersey -- Cassie Komsky, who lost her US Marine husband in a bombing in Lebanon in 1983 -- time rewinds when she meets Samir, a student with whom she is tragically linked.
The nonverbal Samir lost his parents in the US Embassy bombing in Lebanon in 1983. And just as Cassie wants a new life for herself and her daughter, Samir hopes only to find love and a voice in a relationship with another student, Rachel.
But as Cassie leads discussions of Othello and Hamlet and what Shakespeare says about the human condition, she and her students discover the real-life effects of jealousy and hatred. Ethnic tensions and hostility threaten Samir's future, and unwanted advances from an unscrupulous dean threaten the stability Cassie so desperately seeks. Tragedy looms large on the horizon.
Set against the backdrop of the global fallout of the Middle East conflagration of the 1980s, this dynamic tale's genre and ...
Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S. tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points-of-view:
Billie, the young wanna-be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning her decision to travel so far from the comforts of American life;
Moon, the ex K-pop band manager who now works at the English school struggling to maintain his sobriety in hopes of getting his family back;
And Yun-ji , a secretary at the school whose new feelings of resentment toward Americans may lead her to do something she never would have imagined possible.
The Korean Word For Butterfly is a story about the choices we make and why we make them.
It is a story, ultimately, about the power of love and redemption.
**Warning: This book deals with the following themes: racism, abortion, alcoholism, and child abuse**
"Aurelian; or, Rome in the Third Century" by William Ware. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
This novel is subtitled "A Romance," but in the preface the author explains: "I use the term [romance] playfully in one of its several older senses, particularly that of a story of action with a heroic protagonist and a strong love interest... I might cite as a model for my own use of the word the haunting classic of a later period, R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone, which is in fact subtitled A Romance of Exmoor. The present book, then, could be called A Romance of Hampshire."
The book is set in Antigua and England, 1810-1814. The jacket copy reads: "An epic, a romance, and a mystery, Edmund Persuader is the tale of a man both blessed and cursed by his powers of persuasion. Those powers seem to perform the greatest wonders when they work him ill, yet fail when he needs them most-until he can emerge from the depths of moral error and climb toward the exaltation of redeeming love."
Highly recommended to those who love Jane Austen's works, though it is not a clone or a sequel. Readers ...
An unexpected fortune falls into a tradeswoman's lap, a gentleman insists it rightfully belongs to him, will falling in love make matters better or worse?
A third son to an earl, Adam Gillensford knows his only hope of an inheritance is through his great uncle. But when the Will is read, Adam learns most of the wealth has been left to a complete stranger, and a seamstress at that. If he hopes to salvage any kind of funds for himself, he has two choices: adhere to his late uncle's wishes and assist the new heiress in finding her way, or sabotage her so the courts will find her unfit to inherit. Deciding his course would be easier if the heiress wasn't so enchanting.
Elaine Chapple, a woman in trade, is rather used to being seen as unusual. But running her own dress shop is far different from discovering a man she barely knew left his entire estate in her care. As unexpected as the fortune is, the help of the gentleman attached to it is even more perplexing. Does Mr. Gillensford mean ...
This historical generational horror/suspense/science fiction novel defies genre classification as it has intrigue and terror. It is a Centenary retelling of the Titanic story to destroy all the false legends surrounding Titanic. "From a master of terror and suspense," according to Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic, herein lies a compelling reason that forces Captain Edward J. Smith to scuttle his own ship -- RMS Titanic. What dark secret prompts such an action on the part of a veteran, retiring captain on a ship's maiden voyage? What prompts men a hundred years later to pillage the wreck of the Titanic? What secret lies buried within the lost ship -- a secret that could destroy all life as we know it?
The answers are unveiled in April 1912 and in April 2012... and there will be blood...
Germinal is the novel written by Émile Zola. This novel is often considered Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels in the French tradition. The storyline depicts an uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s. The title itself has a symbolic meaning for the storyline: the word Germen is a Latin word which means "seed" and it transcends into the novel, which describes the hope for a better future that seeds amongst the miners.
In a murky world of mystery and espionage, a Roman soldier discovers a plot to murder Emperor Hadrian...
'... a very solid book, enjoyable to read and thrilling to follow... ' Koit (Goodreads reviewer)
AD 120. A new emperor is on the throne. In Britain, Gaius Flaminius Drusus, auxiliary tribune of the Ninth Legion, survives an attack by barbarians only to find himself flung into a world of mystery and intrigue when he is seconded to the Roman secret service. Plots and counterplots are brewing. The sinister Caledonian druids are planning something. But also acting suspiciously is the Roman governor, Falco.
When he uncovers a plan to assassinate the emperor, Flaminius finds himself outlawed and on the run. Accompanied by a Celtic warrior woman he sets out on an epic journey from the edges of empire to its pulsing heart, followed by a final chase through the secret tunnels beneath Hadrian's Villa.
And disaster strikes when it is least expected...
The first in a series, ON ...