Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Truth Seekers - cover

We are sorry! The publisher (or author) gave us the instruction to take down this book from our catalog. But please don't worry, you still have more than 500,000 other books you can enjoy!

The Truth Seekers

Mavvy Vasquez

Publisher: Verity Group

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

He wants to change the world; she wants to embrace it. 
Welcome to the world of the Victorian upper class: a vibrant, strictly ordered society that encourages gentle, intellectual pursuits but condemns those who reject its conventions. 
In a community created to celebrate the Arts, gothic novelist Geoffrey Hawes finds himself coerced into lecturing to the idle rich. Reluctant to abandon his solitude, he must concede or risk offending his wealthy patrons. Bitter and disenchanted with the privileged and wealthy, Geoffrey hides his scorn as best he can, but he refuses to let the social conventions of the time determine the course of his life. 
The last thing he expects to find in this rarified world is someone who understands his unconventional views. Budding artist Miranda Claridge, the Governor’s intelligent and vivacious daughter, uses her unique perspective to open Geoffrey’s eyes to all that is beautiful and good in the world. Wise beyond her years, she is able to see beyond the trappings of society to the wonder of small, every day details, but unlike Geoffrey, she is unwilling to reject the conventional duties of rank and family. 
Her calm acceptance of her life’s predetermined path frustrates and bewilders the fiery, passionate Geoffrey, but she does not hesitate to challenge his beliefs with equal determination. In the midst of their many heated debates on the mores of the upper class, this unlikely friendship blossoms into a passionate, impossible love. Although Geoffrey does not deny his longing for Miranda, he cannot convince her to abandon what she believes to be right. In order to win her, he will have to sacrifice his own pride and convictions. 
To find a solution, they must discover where their true destinies lie. In a battle between principles and passion, can there be a victor?
Available since: 07/05/2016.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Bridemaker - cover

    The Bridemaker

    Rexanne Becnel

    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    A devilish rake will do anything to learn the secret of a straitlaced schoolmarm in this Regency romance by the bestselling author of The Troublemaker. Word has it that every awkward young lady sent to Mrs. Hester Poitevant’s Mayfair Academy inevitably becomes marriage material. With her students going on to have any eligible bachelor they wish, Hester is able to live comfortably and in the background. And no one knows that under the guise of a stuffy widow, she is a beautiful woman who has never been married. Although Adrian Hawke is a dashing and successful businessman, his scandalous birth makes him a less-than-ideal candidate for a husband. When he draws attention from one of Hester’s favorite students, the prim Mrs. Poitevant forcefully puts a stop to it—and falls victim to his charms herself. Adrian, meanwhile, is not fooled by the feisty widow’s facade. Intrigued, the clever rogue is determined to uncover what Hester is hiding in more ways . . . than one. Perfect for fans of the Bridgerton series! “With this sparkling romance between a highly regarded widow and a thoroughly charming rake, Becnel . . . breathes life into the rigid Regency-era romance genre. . . . Hester’s spirited personality and Adrian's devil-may-care attitude will appeal to a broad readership. Playful in tone and rich in character, this book is fun, breezy entertainment.” —Publishers Weekly “A real treat.” —Booklist
    Show book
  • The Runaway Heiress - 'Reads like a hot Georgette Heyer' - Daily Mail - cover

    The Runaway Heiress - 'Reads...

    Emma Orchard

    • 1
    • 9
    • 0
    'This beautifully observed Regency romance, with hints of Heyer, had me hooked.' - Jessica Bull, author of Miss Austen Investigates
    London, 1815. Cassandra Hazeldon is on the run.
    Under duress to marry a repellent friend of her uncle, Cassandra has made her escape, but now she is very much alone. With luck and quick thinking, she finds a refuge in a grand mansion in Mayfair, and a protector in Lord Irlam, or Hal to his friends.
    Posing as a friend of Hal's sister, Cassandra is swept up into the social whirl of a Brighton summer. But the attraction between her and Hal is starting to scorch, and when jealousy is added to the mix, things are set to reach boiling point.
    Dear Reader, this wonderfully romantic story has passionate and steamy scenes, enjoy .
    Show book
  • The Window - cover

    The Window

    Kellista Rae Keaton

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    After making the biggest mistake of her life, Olivia wasn’t comfortable anywhere — ever. Except in her dreams.
     
    Is he really real? For so many years, I’ve wondered if I imagined him. I’ve lived too many years in fear of never being free. It wasn’t even about happiness. Everyone always asks, “Are you happy?” Does anyone really want happiness? We all just want to be able to breathe. We all just want to be comfortable in our own skin. I was completely comfortable in mine, until I married Christopher Brewer. After making the biggest mistake of my life, I wasn’t comfortable anywhere, ever. Well, except in my dreams.
     
    Rarely do you find a book that deals with alcoholism/addiction and a fantasy element.
    Show book
  • A Lady's Guide to Marvels and Misadventure - cover

    A Lady's Guide to Marvels and...

    Angela Bell

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Miss Clara Marie Stanton's family may be eccentric, but they certainly aren't insane. 
     
    London, England, 1860 
    When Clara's ex-fiancé begins to spread rumors that her family suffers from hereditary insanity, it's all she can do to protect them from his desperate schemes, society's prejudice, and a lifetime in an asylum. Then Clara's Grandfather Drosselmeyer brings on an apprentice with a mechanical leg, and all pretense of normalcy takes wing. 
     
    Theodore Kingsley, a shame-chased vagabond haunted by the war, wants a fresh start far from Kingsley Court and the disappointed father who declared him dead. Upon returning to England, Theodore meets clockmaker Drosselmeyer, who hires him as an apprentice, much to Clara's dismay. When Drosselmeyer spontaneously disappears in his secret flying owl machine, he leaves behind a note for Clara, beseeching her to make her dreams of adventure a reality by joining him on a merry scavenger hunt across Europe. Together, Clara and Theodore set off to follow Drosselmeyer's trail of clues, but they will have to stay one step ahead of a villain who wants the flying machine for himself--at any cost. 
     
    "Utterly charming! What an original and adorable story. Angela Bell's debut is a book I can, without hesitation, highly recommend."--JEN TURANO, USA Today bestselling author 
     
    "Bell's voice will draw you immediately into her world, and her characters will hold you there. A must-read!"--ROSEANNA M. WHITE, Christy Award-winning author
    Show book
  • A Heart is Broken - cover

    A Heart is Broken

    Barbara Cartland

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Jilted by her fiancé Tim, Mela MacDonald felt nothing but despair. Desperate to heal her wounded heart she travels from Canada to war torn England, to work for her Uncle, an important government official in the war effort. But on her arrival she finds her Uncle has been murdered – set on unravelling the mystery of his death, she teams up with Peter Flacton, an up-and-coming politician. As their investigations put them in a compromising position, and still too miserable to care what happens to her, Mela makes a reckless decision. But what she hadn’t counted on was meeting Tim again. Told in her own words, Mela describes how they solve the mystery of her Uncle’s death and how she discovers where her true love lies, in this passionate adventure of love and intrigue.
    Show book
  • Cupid Rides Pillion - cover

    Cupid Rides Pillion

    Barbara Cartland

    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    Rivalled only by the King's mistress, Lady Panthea Vyne was the most widely adored young beauty at the sumptuous Court of Charles II. But she could only think of the mysterious highwayman who had once saved her from a harrowing life of misery and shame - and now she learned he was under a sentence of death. Just as she despaired of ever clearing his name, she felt the full fury of the King's mistress. With all evidence pointing to her, she, Panthea, was being charged with murder! And the only way to clear herself was to betray the man she loved....
    Show book