A lush, bewitching novel about poisonous secrets, powerful love, and the magic we all carry."Think Alice Hoffman...spell-binding!" ―Midwest Book ReviewFaith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, aplace where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Queen Anne withturrets, cantilevered gables, and a wraparound porch. In a concealedroom beneath the Queen Anne's twisting stairs lies the Book of Secrets,the repository of the wisdom the Catalain women have gathered since thebeginning of time.Ursula Catalain, current keeper of the Book of Secrets, is content to concoct spells in her garden cottage until thesoul of the man she killed decades earlier appears at her door as awickedly sexy bluesman. His resurrection pulls Jasmine, Ursula'sdaughter, back into the fold. Once the most potent of the Catalains,Jasmine foreswore her family and her power to bury a shameful secret.But his true target is fragile, beautiful Katrine, Ursula's youngest.Katrine fled all the way to London to escape her Catalain gift. When the bluesman's seductive magic lures her home, the clashing Catalain womenmust settle their feuds or lose her forever.This sensual, gripping novel weaves alchemy, hope, tragedy, and true love to spin a tale in the style of Practical Magic, A Discovery of Witches, Garden Spells, and The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic.BONUS: Includes exquisitely-illustrated spell pages from the ancient Book of Secrets.Read this bestseller today!"FASCINATING. I ADORED this book! I loved the way the characters and plot drew me inand didn't want me to leave; yes, reading this involved a few very, very late nights! Frankly, at the end, the book left me feeling happy!" ―jank421 (Amazon reviewer, five stars)"We all need a little magick in our lives - This book gives it to us andreminds us that we all have some whether we know it or not. An empowering tale full of mystery, love and hope." ―Coppermoon (Amazon reviewer, five stars)"MESMERIZING. Once this story had me in its grip I couldn't stop reading. A beautiful tale of family, secrets and love." ―Erica (Amazon reviewer, five stars)Life-affirming, thought-provoking, heart-warming, it's one of those books which―if you happen to read it exactly when you need to―will heal your wounds as you turn the pages." ―CatrionaMcPherson, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Bruce Alexander-winning author"Prolific mystery writer Lourey tells of a matriarchal clan of witches joining forces against age-old evil...The novel is tightly plotted, and Lourey shines when depicting relationships―romantic ones as well as tangled links between Catalains." ―Kirkus Reviews"Lourey expertly concocts a Gothic fusion of long-held secrets, melancholy, and resolve...Exquisitely written in naturally flowing, expressive language, the book delves into the special relationships between sisters, and mothers and daughters." ―Publishers WeeklyIf you'd like to spend more time with the Catalain women, check out Seven Daughters, a Catalain novella.
USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke’s continues her Victorian-era historical series with the tale of an affair gone wrong—and a second act for true love.
Henry, Duke of Torquil, wouldn’t be caught reading the wildly popular “Dear Lady Truelove” column, but when its advice causes his mother to embark on a scandalous elopement, an outraged Henry decides the author of this tripe must be stopped before she can ruin any more lives. Though Lady Truelove’s identity is a closely guarded secret, Henry has reason to suspect the publisher of the notorious column, beautiful and provoking Irene Deverill, is also its author.
For Irene, it’s easy to advise others to surrender to passion, but when she meets the Duke of Torquil, she soon learns that passion comes at a price. When one impulsive, spur-of-the-moment kiss pulls her into a scorching affair with Henry, it could destroy her beloved newspaper, her career, and her independence. But in the duke’s arms, surrender is so, so sweet . . .
A bride wasn’t in his plans . . .
The last thing Marcus, the Duke of Autenberry, expects to see after sleeping off a night’s drunken shenanigans is a woman being auctioned in the village square. Before he can think about the ramifications, he buys her, thinking he’s winning the girl her freedom. Instead, he discovers he’s bought a wife.
A duke wasn’t in hers . . .
Alyse Bell is almost rid of the shackles that bound her in a name-only marriage, but the day her friend promised to purchase her in a wife auction, he vanishes, leaving her to face a mob of unsavory bachelors intent on owning her body and soul. But the appearance of a wicked, wealthy stranger changes her path forever.
The road to ruin . . .
Marcus doesn’t know what to do with the impertinent chit who clearly isn’t duchess material! Insisting their marriage isn’t legitimate, they leave for his estate in Scotland, hoping to devise a plan to get rid of each other. However, on a journey fraught with misadventure, their attraction grows and Marcus realizes he’ll do anything to keep this fiery woman for his own.
NAMED ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST ROMANCES OF THE MONTH!
Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing…until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal.
Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed.
With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other.
Small-town lawyer Karen O’Connell believes that all of her clients who have found themselves recklessly embroiled in scandal and trouble have done so foolishly because of love. She has heard far too many times that the heart wants what it wants.
But one night, Karen receives a call from Jack Curtis, her vengeful ex-husband, whom she’s never told anyone in her family about. He’s found himself in a world of trouble, arrested and in jail, charged with murder.
He says he’s innocent, and he needs her help.
Her first response is to say no, but Karen knows Jack isn’t the kind of guy to ask for help from anyone, especially not from the ex-wife he openly despises and hasn’t seen in years. She knows there must be more to the story—but what she doesn’t know is that the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder could be the reason her hasty marriage ended so badly.
Dear Lady Truelove . . .
My twin brother and I need a new mother, though Papa insists he’ll never marry again. Must be nice, brainy, and fond of cats . . .
Lady Truelove may be London’s most famous advice columnist, but James St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, knows his wild young sons need a tutor, not a new mother. They need a man tough enough to make his hellions tow the line, and James is determined to find one.
Miss Amanda Leighton, former schoolteacher and governess, knows she has all the qualifications to be a tutor. And while female tutors are unheard of, Amanda isn’t about to lose the chance at her dream job because of pesky details like that. If Lord Kenyon insists on hiring a man, then she has only one option . . .
Jamie isn’t sure what to make of his new employee, until he realizes the shocking truth—beneath the ill-fitting suits, his boys’ tutor is a woman. An unconventional, outspoken, thoroughly intriguing woman. Despite Amanda’s deception, he can’t dismiss her when his boys are learning so much. Yet Jamie, too, is learning surprising lessons—about desire, seduction, and passionate second chances . . .
Five well-bred sisters, one sensational scandal. Now the Duke of Marymount’s daughter Ida is about to find love in the most unconventional way . . .
It was easy for society to overlook Lady Ida Howlett; they found her bookish, opinionated, and off the marriage mart. But little did they know that behind a calm exterior beats the heart of an adventuress, one who, determined to discover her runaway sister’s whereabouts, steals a carriage and sets off on a daring mission. Then she discovers she’s not alone! Bennett, Lord Carson, is inside, and he refuses to leave.
Lord Carson’s plans had always been to find a soft, gentle wife who would run his home and raise his children. Still, he makes a bargain with Ida—he won’t desert her during her mad adventure. He’ll make sure she’s safe, and then find a suitable lady to fall in love with. But when rules (and garments) become discarded during this long, intimate journey, it’s soon clear that this surprisingly daring lady is the woman he’s needed all along.
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