A Regency romance driven by secret longings and scandalous crimes—from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Agatha Raisin mysteries.
Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire, was a virtual prisoner of a cruel husband who romanced his mistress right under the duchess’s nose. Her only joy was dreaming of the handsome Earl of Torridon—for he, like her, was trapped in a horrid marriage and longed to find true love and happiness.
Though she secretly wished for the death of her unkind husband, Matilda never imagined the guilt that would plague her when the illustrious duke was befittingly murdered by his own regular lady! When Matilda turned to Torridon for comfort, she discovered a few surprises in store for both of them . . .
Praise for M.C. Beaton
“A romance writer who deftly blends humor and adventure . . . [sustaining] her devoted audience to the last gasp.” —Booklist
“Veteran author Marion Chesney (aka M.C. Beaton) delivers top-notch Regency fare.” —RT Book Reviews
Not all of war's destruction takes place on the battlefield.
Violet's heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won't ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet's days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles.
Becoming Mrs. Smith is the inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman's struggle to reclaim what she lost. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart--perhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating.
Amber Haldane, doughty campaigner for contraceptive rights, wishes to free the masses from the chains of sexual repression and nasty-mindedness. As she gathers contributions for her new periodical, Birth Control Monthly, she encounters the luminaries of the age: H.G. Wells, preoccupied by the appearance of mysterious green spheres in his apple trees; T.S. Eliot, eager to pick her brains about glandular secretions; and Wilhelm Reich, whose theory of orgastic potency is fundamentally Misleading, Damaging and Wrong. Dexter's outrageous new comedy of manners will be relished by all devotees of sexual history and politi.
Atlantic Holocaust 346 Years takes you on a journey through a very dark passage in history that still affects us today. You join the story from capture in Africa, through slavery in The Americas and eventually freedom. It is an historical account told in a way you have never experienced. The narrator invites you to become a slave and feel the life of a slave. He challenges you to listen from beginning to end as he tells you he did not have the choice to get up and leave when it got to hard for him. It is a work of fiction but it is based on historical facts many of us do not know because it was never taught to us. Through words and music to the sounds of the slaves and the in-slavers, you are taken on a very emotional journey. Across The Sea of Sorrow.
An uneasy friendship turns into a dangerous game when the love of a woman is on the line.
Just when Tom Breckinridge has decided to propose marriage to Diana Marshall, a rival has come out of the woodwork: Reginald Popplewell, a childhood neighbor of Diana's, and now heir to a viscountcy. Diana's father much prefers Reginald, but Tom believes Reginald has something to hide.
When Mrs. Marshall invites Tom to a house party at their home near Brighton, Tom finds even more to dislike about "dear Reggie," but Diana won't hear a word against him and goes so far as to wring a pledge from Tom that he will make a friend of Reginald. Knowing just how risky it can be to befriend a con man, Tom will discover to what lengths he is willing to go to win Diana.
At the dawn of the seventeenth century everyone believed that the sun revolved around the earth. Yet some men knew that the heavens did not move as they should. And some men began to suspect that this heresy was in fact the truth. As Europe convulsed in conflict between Catholic and Protestant, these men prepared to die for that truth. This is the story of Kepler and Galileo, two men whose struggle with themselves, with the evidence and with the forces of reaction changed not simply themselves but our world.
The Sky's Dark Labyrinth is the first of a trilogy of novels inspired by the dramatic struggles, personal and professional, and key historical events in man's quest to understand the Universe.
Zachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, re-imagines Homer’s classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy.With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer’s original that, taken together, open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations.The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary work that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.A Macmillan Audio production.
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