What could possibly induce at woman to follow in the footsteps of her mother and further sully her reputation by becoming a mistress?
Lilly Claremont is well used to being at the centre of gossip. Being the illegitimate child of a rich businessman never failed to titillate the gossips and while she cared little about the wagging tongues she never intended to reinforce their opinions of her by ruining herself completely.
But it seems Lord Hawksley is determined to make the fascinating Lilly his mistress…
Evan has no doubt her bold tongue and beautiful body could keep him entertained for some time. Captivated by her, he must find a way to burn through his desire for her. He cannot marry a woman of such social standing so why not make her his mistress?
After the murder of her father, Lilly is searching for answers and they lead her directly to Lord Hawksley. But will they also lead her to his bed…?
May 1536, London… a fallen queen sits waiting in the Tower of London, condemned to death by her husband. As Death looms before her, Anne Boleyn, second queen of Henry VIII looks back on her life…from the very beginning.
Daughter of a courtier, servant to queens… she rose higher than any thought possible, and fell lower than any could imagine.
Following the path of the young Mistress Boleyn, or La Petite Boulain, through the events of the first years of the reign of Henry VIII, to the glittering courts of Burgundy and France, Book One of “Above All Others; The Lady Anne” tracks the life of the young Lady Anne, showing how she became the scintillating woman who eventually, would capture the heart of a king.
La Petite Boulain is the first book in the series “Above All Others; The Lady Anne” on the life of Anne Boleyn by G.Lawrence.
In the middle of the 17th century, a prominent ecclesiastical leader is sentenced to exile. The Venetian mirror that was used to prophesy his political downfall reappears centuries later in Andrew Serov’s family and leads to a series of mysterious events. Andrew joins a firm engaged in a project to control human consciousness. Two of his colleagues share with him the breathtaking mirror stories of their own. Deciphering the stunning connections between the events of their early lives, the team builds Capsoul—feats of neuroscience. The new device could help millions of people; it could also help Andrew to shed light on the great riddle of his life. The company’s owner, however, has his own plans for the Capsoul.
Orphaned Lucy St.John, described as “the most beautiful of all,” defies English society by carving her own path through the decadent Stuart court. In 1609, the early days of the rule of James I are a time of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, when the most dangerous thing one can do is fall in love . . . or make an enemy of Frances Howard, the reigning court beauty.
Lucy catches the eye of the Earl of Suffolk, but her envious sister Barbara is determined to ruin her happiness. Exiling herself from the court, Lucy has to find her own path through life, becoming mistress of the Tower of London. Riding the coattails of the king’s favorite, the Duke of Buckingham, the fortunes of the St.Johns rise to dizzying heights. But with great wealth comes betrayal, leaving Lucy to fight for her survival—and her honor—in a world of deceit and debauchery.
Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds and loyalty through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family’s surviving diaries, letters and court papers.
Nicolas Pelletier signed a contract to become a master carpenter in 1612. For the next four years he learned his craft, always thinking about the new settlement he had heard about far across the ocean, in a place called New France. For twenty years he would work hard and save before he was finally able to make the journey, along with his wife and two young sons. He arrived at Fort Quebec at a time when when less than one hundred people lived there and having a skilled trade made him an asset to the struggling community. For the next forty years he and his wife Jeanne would live in and help build some of the oldest cities in what is now called Canada. Living first in Quebec, then Sillery and finally moving on to Sorel as each settlement was founded and evolved. They would face difficulties along the way, such as court disputes with the neighboring Indians at the mission their land bordered, and skirmishes with the Iroquois Nation. They were two of the lucky few, who were able to be part of New France, as it grew and began to prosper.
World War II will tear them apart, but soul mates are forever bound together…
No Regrets is a captivating, straight from the heart historical novel set in England during World War II. This is a story for everyone who has ever wondered if there are truly soul mates.
Sloan Thornton is the heir to Highcroft Hall, the family seat of the Earl of Wessex, in the quaint village of Thornton-on-Sea on the southeast coast of England. He has always dreamed of finding his soul mate. Just before he leaves to fight in World War II, as an RAF pilot, he proposes to his childhood sweetheart. There is no question how deep his devotion is to her, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other.
One fateful afternoon overseas, Sloan encounters Elise in a rural farmhouse on a French country road. It is May, 1940, and the Dunkirk Beaches are being evacuated. Sloan is wounded when his plane is shot down by the Luftwaffe. After he meets Elise, he can never forget her. He carries her memory with him throughout the war. In the meantime, Elise suffers terrifying misfortune.
When they meet again for the first time in five years, the spark is still there. But, there is still Anne, who refuses to be left heartbroken and rejected. Sloan begins to question whether the life he’s living is the one he’s meant to live. Elise wonders the same thing.
No Regrets is a powerful story about one woman at the crossroads of true love and real life.
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This English historical romance trilogy set during World War II will leave you captivated and wanting more from author Mary Christian Payne. Luckily, the author has over a dozen published historical romance novels, and a few new books that will be released soon.
Two boys meet on a voyage that transforms their lives.
Madu, a young African, is captured by the English slave-trader, Sir John Hawkins. Tom Oakley is a young sailor in charge of the slaves. At first the two boys hate each other. But as the story develops their roles are reversed, and they become closer friends than either would have once believed possible.
This book is a WINNER of the Kindle Book Award 2014 A fast-moving drama based on real historical events. History as you never learned it in school!
‘I read this book in one sitting. I could NOT put it down! I felt like I was watching a movie unfold that kept me absolutely riveted from beginning to end.’ Jesse Norman.
‘I could not put this book down. It should definitely be part of the American School curriculum. I learned so much and it filled me with a new passion for historical fiction. The author has created a sensory rich atmosphere filled with characters and locations that come to life. The book enables us to put ourselves into the skin of a young African boy and see, smell, hear and feel all his incredible adventures and horrors as clearly as if we were there.’ Michelle M, Amazon reviewer.
‘Marvellous … I almost think that this book should be taught in the high schools as it gives such a human “face” to slavery in Africa at the hands of the English. Highly recommended.’ Brenda Maxwell.
‘A literary epic adventure … an EXCELLENT story.’ Samantha Ryan.
‘A fast-paced tale of danger, adventure and drama … deeply steeped in historical fact, and with real characters from the past.’ Mark Williams.
‘Tim Vicary’s clear and fluent style is, as always, a delight to read and his research is impeccable. The world he presents is utterly believable, his characters live and breathe. An emotional roller-coaster of a book.’Author Jenny Twist.
‘Definitely recommended to fans of historical fiction, or anyone who enjoys and intense and fulfilling read.’Stacy Decker.
The Second German Reich has collapsed in the flames of World War I and the country is in chaos. Republicans, rogue soldiers, and communists are rampaging through the cities and villages of Germany. Faced with destruction, the nationalists fight back against their enemies, turning the country into a battlefield.
In Munich, Erich and Johann Brandt are a pair of impressionable teenagers just trying to get by. When Erich falls under the sway of young speaker Adolf Hitler, he joins the party without a second thought. Erich drives further and further into Hitler’s inner circle, which all culminates in a deadly march through the heart of Munich.
Horrified at his brother’s fall into National Socialism, Johann does what he can to fight back against the spell that Hitler has placed the country under. That is until he attracts the brutal attentions of SA captain Oswald Yorck.
As elections turn against the democratic parties, Johann does his best to save his country before it’s too late. But it could cost him his life…
Ross McCabe is ready to head back to his home at Castle Gleann. He wasn’t expecting to come across Angela McCarthy being accosted by Lachlan Stewart as he headed to check on an order he’d placed, he quickly saves her and runs Lachlan Stewart off. Ross had never been drawn to any woman like he is to Angela. Although he hardly knows her, he promptly marries her to save her from a possible forced marriage to Lachlan.
Angela has no choice but to agree to the marriage with Ross. He has to be a better choice than that horrid Lachlan Stewart. He seems like a nice enough man until she argues with him in front of her guards and ends up over his knee for the first spanking in her short life. She’s not sure if she can stay married to a man who spanks her every time he doesn’t like what she is doing, especially since she is keeping a rather large secret from him that will impact both of their futures.
As Ross and Angela get to know each other and settle into married life, Lachlan Stewart refuses to give up. He pursues them first to Tarmon and then to Angela’s childhood home of Tioram. He is determined that Angela will become his, and tries repeatedly to come between the newly married couple.
Although this is a stand alone novel, many of the characters were introduced to the series in; “An Honest Mistake The McCabes book one”.
Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.
He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.
When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.
Regency historical romance novel.
This novel contains descriptive love scenes.
Complete ‘standalone’ novel (no cliffhangers)
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