Duchesses in Disguise

Duchesses in Disguise Author Grace Burrowes
ISBN-10 9781941419458
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher Grace Burrowes
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Three young, wealthy titled women decide to spend the social Season admiring the bucolic splendor of the Yorkshire Dales rather than dodging fortune hunters and scandalmongers in London. A fine plan–until the ladies’ traveling coach lands in a muddy ditch, and foul weather strands them at the estate of former officer Nathanial Stratton. As luck (or Cupid?) would have it, Nathaniel and his two friends, Kit Stirling and Greyville Trent, also have no patience with matchmaking and romance…. or so they insist.

Dukes in Disguise

Dukes in Disguise Author Grace Burrowes
ISBN-10 9781941419212
Year 2016-03-11
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Grace Burrowes Publishing
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Grace Burrowes, Emily Greenwood, and Susanna Ives team up to bring you three Regency novellas, each featuring a young, wealthy duke who must spend two weeks masquerading as a commoner in the bucolic backwater of Lesser Puddlebury. Disaster will rain down if their graces' titled status become public knowledge. Fortunately for our heroes, true love is no respecter of rank. His Grace of Lesser Puddlebury by Grace Burrowes Connor, Duke of Mowne, has been injured in a most delicate location, and needs a place to heal far from the eyes of Polite Society. When he takes refuge with the independent and impecunious Julianna St. Bellan, he suspects his wound was in truth caused by Cupid's arrow! Duchess of Light by Susanna Ives In a tangle of lies and disguises, a brokenhearted duke and a desperate miss find truth in love. Kiss Me, Your Grace by Emily Greenwood Rowan, Duke of Starlingham, thinks love is for fools, though when he arrives at his hunting box to find an alluring but puzzlingly uncooperative woman pretending to be his cousin, he realizes he may be a victim of the most absurd malady of all: love at first sight.

Princess In Disguise Duchess Diaries 0 5 enovella

Princess In Disguise  Duchess Diaries 0 5 enovella Author Karen Hawkins
ISBN-10 9781472229090
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A stunning Scottish historical romance enovella from New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins. Fans of Julia Quinn, Monica McCarty and Julie Garwood will fall for this sizzling, spellbinding read. The Duchess Diaries are sure to delight: a dazzlingly romantic, sexy, and Scottish spin on fairytales. Alexandra Romanovin, Princess of Oxenburg, is done being courted by suitors only after her wealth and power. Inspired by tales of Scotland's bold and brawny men, she runs away to that misty land on the hunt for true love. Travelling in disguise, Alexandra is falsely accused of a crime, helpless without the protection of her royal name. When the dashing Earl of Kintore swoops to the rescue, Alexandra is convinced her saviour is a man finally worth falling in love with. But Kintore is an avowed bachelor sworn off marriage, lusting after a night of passion, and nothing more, with this exotic stranger. Alexandra, though, is a woman used to getting what she wants, with intoxicating beauty on her side. In this battle of passions, who will be crowned the winner? Don't miss the rest of the captivating Duchess Diaries series: How To Capture A Countess, How To Pursue A Princess and How To Entice An Enchantress. And mingle with more royalty in her sensational Princes of Oxenburg series.

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi Author John Webster
ISBN-10 9786050430554
Year 2016-05-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher John Webster
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Of John Webster's life almost nothing is known. The dates 1580-1625 given for his birth and death are conjectural inferences, about which the best that can be said is that no known facts contradict them. The first notice of Webster so far discovered shows that he was collaborating in the production of plays for the theatrical manager, Henslowe, in 1602, and of such collaboration he seems to have done a considerable amount. Four plays exist which he wrote alone, "The White Devil," "The Duchess of Malfi," "The Devil's Law-Case," and "Appius and Virginia." "The Duchess of Malfi" was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter's "Palace of Pleasure," translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime, and the worldliness of the great princes of the Church finds only too ready corroboration in the annals of the time.

A Thing in Disguise

A Thing in Disguise Author Kate Colquhoun
ISBN-10 9780007143542
Year 2003
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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A brilliantly conceived biography of Joseph Paxton, horticulturist to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth, architect of the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and one of the greatest unsung heroes of the Victorian Age. urban planning and architecture, Joseph Paxton, a man with no formal education, strode like a colossus. Head gardener at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and encouraged by the sixth Duke of Devonshire whose patronage soon flourished into the defining friendship of his life, Paxton set about transforming this Derbyshire estate into the greatest garden in England. Visitors there were astonished by the enormous glasshouses and ambitious waterworks he built, the collection of orchids, the largest in all England, the dwarf bananas and the gargantuan lily, the trees and plants brought back from all over the world. railway in which Paxton was also involved, daytrippers from all over the country. It was the Crystal Palace, home of the Great Exhibition in 1851, that secured Paxton's fame. His design, initially doodled on a piece of blotting paper, was the architectural triumph of its time. Two thousand men worked for eight months to complete it. It was six times the size of St Paul's Cathedral, enclosed a space of 18 acres, and entertained six million visitors. By the time of his death fourteen years later, 'the busiest man in England' according to Dickens, was friends with Brunel and Stevenson and in constant demand to design public parks and gardens. His last, seemingly most eccentric project was for a Great Boulevard under glass, a crystal arcade that would connect all the main railway termini in London. Drawing on exclusive access to Paxton's personal letters, Kate Colquhouns's remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self-improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes.

The Duchess of Love

The Duchess of Love Author Sally MacKenzie
ISBN-10 9781420123203
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Zebra Books
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A Duke In Disguise. . . The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It's not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe's lands. And Venus Collingswood didn't want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister's betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice. . . Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he's his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he's discovered swimming in his pond--if he can manage to get a word in edgewise. . . Praise for the Novels of Sally MacKenzie "Naked, noble and irresistible!" --Eloisa James "The romance equivalent of chocolate cake. . .every page is an irresistible delight!" --Lisa Kleypas "A perfect night's read."--Romantic Times "Great fun."--Publishers Weekly 31,000 Words

Duchess by Night

Duchess by Night Author Eloisa James
ISBN-10 9781444712537
Year 2009-05-28
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Disguise is a dangerous game . . . After a lifetime as a wallflower Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, is finally seeking a little pleasure of her own. And where better to begin than at the house of one of the most disreputable men in the country, Lord Strange? The high-stakes games of lust and chance that rule Strange's household, however, mean that even being seen crossing his threshold could ruin her reputation forever. So Harriet swaps her hoops and corsets for a pair of breeches and transforms herself into a young male relative of the Duke of Villiers. Before she knows it, Harriet is writing bawdy missives on behalf of a young actress, not to mention winning card games played by the most powerful men in England. But when she starts attracting male attention, Harriet must decide whether to stay in her disguise - or to reveal that she's really a duchess by night . . .

The Duchess War

The Duchess War Author Courtney Milan
ISBN-10 9781937248093
Year 2012-12-07
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Courtney Milan
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Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that is precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to her than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match... The books in the Brothers Sinister series: ½. The Governess Affair (free prequel novella) 1. The Duchess War 1½. A Kiss for Midwinter (a companion novella to The Duchess War) 2. The Heiress Effect 3. The Countess Conspiracy 4. The Suffragette Scandal 4½. Talk Sweetly to Me

How to Handle a Scandal

How to Handle a Scandal Author Emily Greenwood
ISBN-10 9781492613695
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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They thought the debutante was scandalous Miss Elizabeth Tarryton was the toast of the London Season the year she was seventeen and spurned young Tommy Halifax. A careless flirt who didn't know what she wanted, she was startled into laughter by his public proposal of marriage. Furious and heartbroken, Tommy promptly left home for a life of adventure in India. If they only knew about the widow Seven years later, Elizabeth has much to make up for, but the methods she chooses for doing good are as shocking as her earlier wanton behavior—should the ton ever find out. Tommy returns to England a hero, with no intention of allowing himself to be hurt by a woman ever again, but he's fascinated nonetheless by Elizabeth, now widowed and more alluring than ever. Praise for The Beautiful One: "Greenwood's mix of sweet romance and sensuality, blended with an engaging plot and charming characters, is certain to enchant." —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars "[A] beautifully penned story rife with emotion, sensuality... tender romance and true love, providing readers with a tale they will not soon forget." —Romance Junkies

Elias in Love

Elias in Love Author Grace Burrowes
ISBN-10 9781941419496
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Grace Burrowes
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Scottish business whiz Elias Brodie has inherited a genuine medieval castle, the title of earl, and a huge pile of debt. If he wants to preserve his family's legacy, the only asset he can immediately sell is a parcel of Maryland countryside he's never laid eyes on. In all her years working the land in Damson Valley, Violet Hughes has never seen a genuine Scottish earl, though her first glimpse of one is mighty impressive. Elias is charming, a hard worker, and excellent, um, company, but then Violet learns that he's determined to sell the largest farm in the valley to a no-good, polecat of a developer. What's a kilted laddie to do, when he must choose between his true love and his legacy?

Duchess in Love

Duchess in Love Author Eloisa James
ISBN-10 9781405523172
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Gina was forced into marriage with Camden, the Duke of Girton, at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now she is one of the most well-known ladies in London . . . living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to anyone. Finally, Camden has returned home to discover that his naïve bride has blossomed into the toast of the ton. Which leaves Cam in the most uncomfortable position of discovering that he has the bad manners to be falling in love - with his own wife!

Tartan Two Step

Tartan Two Step Author Grace Burrowes
ISBN-10 9781941419540
Year 2017-05-31
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Grace Burrowes Publishing
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Scottish whisky distiller Magnus Brodie’s long-anticipated bicentennial batch of whisky has been sabotaged. His sole hope to prevent financial disaster? Buy the Logan brothers’ Montana distillery. It’s the only way to secure Bridget MacDeaver’s services as a “cask-whisperer.” Bridget refuses to sell her grandpa’s distillery, even to save her brothers’ ranch. When an old enemy threatens, her only ally is the man who’s determined to steal her grandpa’s legacy—and her heart!

The Courtesan Duchess

The Courtesan Duchess Author Joanna Shupe
ISBN-10 9781420135534
Year 2015-03-31
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Zebra
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Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way. . . How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps... 1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan. 2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton. 3. Travel to Venice and locate said husband. 4. Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voila, your future is secure! For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a ruse promises to be foolproof. After all, her husband has not bothered to lay eyes on her in eight years, since their hasty wedding day when she was only sixteen. But what begins as a tempestuous flirtation escalates into full-blown passion--and the feeling is mutual! Could the man the Courtesan Duchess married actually turn out to be the love of her life?