Do you want to read 1 year without limits?
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
The Eloquence of Desire - cover

The Eloquence of Desire

Amanda Sington-Williams

Publisher: Sparkling Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

"I have just stumbled onto the nicest surprise" - Susan Abraham
 
"an atmospheric novel with thought provoking themes" - Bookish Magpie
 
"A good read" - Book Pleasures
 
"For those who know me, giving a book a 5 is something I don't do. My belief is if a book receives a 5 rating, it better be worthy of a Nobel Prize in literature. The Eloquence of Desire is one such book. Ms. Sington-Williams has written a book that flows rhythmically, lyrically, like poetry or a song, but touches on every facet of human nature. This is not an easy read. Filled with emotion and every facet of human nature laid bare before the reader, this story will grip your heart and bring your emotions to the foreground. I don't think anyone will come away from this story untouched." - Romance Writers United.
 
"an engrossing and atmospheric novel... has the sharp edge, clarity and narrative drive of Somerset Maugham... Thoroughly recommended!" - Dr. Stephen Wyatt, Award-winning writer of Memorials to the Missing.
 
Set in the 1950s, The Eloquence of Desire explores the conflicts in family relationships caused by obsessive love, the lost innocence of childhood and the terror of the Communist insurgency in Malaya. Richly descriptive and well-researched, the story told by Amanda Sington-Williams unfolds as George is posted to the tropics in punishment for an affair with the daughter of his boss. His wife, Dorothy, constrained by social norms, begrudgingly accompanies him while their twelve year old daughter Susan is packed off to boarding school. Desire and fantasy mix with furtive visits, lies and despair to turn the family inside out with Dorothy becoming a recluse, George taking a new lover, and Susan punishing herself through self-harm. The Eloquence of Desire is written in Sington-Williams' haunting and rhythmical prose.

Who read this book also read:

  • With This Kiss: The Complete Collection - cover

    With This Kiss: The Complete...

    Eloisa James

    • 3
    • 15
    • 0
    With This Kiss: Part One  
    Lady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a dashing young lieutenant serving his country in the Royal Navy. When he returns home to exuberant celebrations, will he even notice the quiet wallflower he grew up with … or will he fall for Grace's sparkling, gorgeous sister? 
    With This Kiss: Part Two  
    Lady Grace Ryburn has accepted another man's proposal after the love of her life, Lieutenant Colin Barry, asked for her own sister's hand in marriage. 
    But when Colin returns home from the wars, injured in body and spirit, will she be able to turn her back and marry another? Or will she throw away every rule her mother taught her and try to seduce a man who has shown no interest in her kisses? 
    With This Kiss: Part Three  
    Lieutenant Colin Barry returns from the wars knowing that he has no right to steal Grace from the arms of her fiancé. Yet the same warrior's spirit that won so many battles at sea is prompting him to throw propriety to the winds, imitate his pirate father, and simply take what he most desires!
    Show book
  • A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus #1) - cover

    A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus...

    Tina Folsom

    • 2
    • 9
    • 0
    Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods
    
    Selfish and gorgeous Greek God Triton is cast out of Olympus after seducing Zeus' mistress and can only gain reentry if he finds a woman who loves him for his kindness and selflessness, not his beauty. When the mortal Sophia - recovering from an eye operation and virtually blind - needs a home healthcare worker, he takes on the role, hoping she will be his ticket home.
    
    While defending Sophia from an unknown adversary, Triton's protective instinct emerges. At the same time rival Gods do everything to doom him to failure. And even if Triton can win Sophia's love, will he throw it away to return home, or will he lose his own heart to the only woman who truly sees him?
    
    A Touch of Greek is the first book in the humorous and sexy paranormal romance series Out of Olympus following the romantic adventures of four Gods: Triton, Dionysus, Eros, and Hermes.
    
    Out of Olympus Series (A romantic comedy series about Greek Gods):
    Book 1: A Touch of Greek
    Book 2: A Scent of Greek
    Book 3: A Taste of Greek
    Book 4: A Hush of Greek (coming in 2016)
    
    Scanguards Vampires Series:
    Book 1: Samson's Lovely Mortal
    Book 2: Amaury's Hellion
    Book 3: Gabriel's Mate
    Book 4: Yvette's Haven
    Book 5: Zane's Redemption
    Book 6: Quinn's Undying Rose
    Book 7: Oliver's Hunger
    Book 8: Thomas's Choice
    Book 8 1/2: Silent Bite (A Scanguards Wedding)
    Book 9: Cain's Identity
    Book 10: Luther's Return
    Novella: Mortal Wish
    Book 11: Blake's Pursuit (Spring 2016)
    
    Venice Vampyr Novella Series:
    Venice Vampyr (#1)
    Venice Vampyr (#2): Final Affair
    Venice Vampyr (#3): Sinful Treasure
    Venice Vampyr (#4): Sensual Danger
    
    Stealth Guardians Series:
    Lover Uncloaked (#1)
    
    Eternal Bachelors Club (contemporary romance):
    Lawful Escort
    Lawful Lover
    Lawful Wife
    One Foolish Night
    One Long Embrace
    One Sizzling Touch
    Show book
  • Scandal in Spring - cover

    Scandal in Spring

    Lisa Kleypas

    • 3
    • 21
    • 0
    Quirky and fun-loving American heiress Daisy Bowman is the last unmarried Wallflower. Her exasperated father has informed her that if she can’t find a husband by the end of her third London season, she will be forced to marry a man she hates—the ruthless entrepreneur Matthew Swift. 
    Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, so she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. What she doesn’t count on, however, is Matthew’s unexpected charm, or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams. 
    But when a scandalous secret is uncovered, it could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.
    Show book
  • The Night Belongs to Fireman - A Bachelor Firemen Novel - cover

    The Night Belongs to Fireman - A...

    Jennifer Bernard

    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    Daring . . . Sexy . . . Irresistible . . . They're the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel 
    When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the "Bachelor Hero." But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she's none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire. 
    Rachel can't deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin' hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she's made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard—and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.
    Show book
  • It Had to Be You - cover

    It Had to Be You

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    • 0
    • 19
    • 0
    The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars' head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despises—a meddling bimbo who doesn't know a pigskin from a pitcher's mound. 
    So why is Dan drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does the coach's good ol' boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied . . . and ready to fight? 
    The sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious "prequel" to This Heart of Mine—Susan Elizabeth Phillips's New York Times bestselling blockbuster—It Had To Be You is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps.
    Show book
  • Mikhail - A Royal Dragon Romance - cover

    Mikhail - A Royal Dragon Romance

    Lauren Smith

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    A dragon never leaves his hoard unguarded. His heart is another matter.The second eldest in an ancient line of Russian dragon shifters, Mikhail Barinov had one job: protect one of the family hoard of jewels. Distracted by the English virgin queen Elizabeth, who was as dazzling as she was devious; he lost everything. Five centuries of exile later, news that a construction crew has unearthed a massive trove of gold and jewels sends him racing to London, determined to steal back his family’s treasure…and his honor. Professional gemologist Piper Linwood can’t wait to bury herself in her newest project, evaluating a hoard of Elizabethan-era treasure. But both her life and career are threatened when a mysterious, brooding man with a dangerous smile—and an even more dangerous kiss—snatches the lot.Unwillingly swept along for the ride, Piper discovers Mikhail is no mere thief. And the dragon on his back is more than a tattoo. It’s a living, breathing extension of a bad boy she’s finding harder and harder to resist. But his heart is a treasure she can never own…because to save her career, she’ll have to betray his trust. Twilight meets Games of Thrones in this hot new dragon shifter romance by USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Smith!Scroll up and one-click your copy today!
    Show book