By Christy English
A ancient novel of the mythical Eleanor of Aquitaine and the single individual she enjoyed greater than power-her rival for the throne.
At merely 9, Princess Alais of France is shipped to stay in England until eventually she is of age to wed Prince Richard, son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alais is an blameless pawn at the chessboard of dynastic marriage, her betrothal meant to dealer an uneasy truce among the countries.
Estranged from her husband, Eleanor sees a kindred spirit during this decided younger woman. She embraces Alais as a daughter, educating the princess what it takes to be a girl of strength in an international of guys. yet as Alais grows to adulthood and develops goals of her personal, Eleanor starts to work out her as a threat-and their love for every different turns into overshadowed via their sour contention, darkish betrayals, conflicting passions, and a conflict for revenge over the throne of britain itself.
By Jean Plaidy
Mythical ancient novelist Jean Plaidy brings to existence the tale of Princess Mary Tudor, a celebrated good looks and born insurgent who could defy the main strong king in Europe—her older brother.
Princess Mary Rose is the youngest sister of Henry VIII, and one of many few humans whom he adores unconditionally. recognized all through Europe for her attraction and beauty, Mary is the golden baby of the Tudor relatives and is granted her each wish.
Except by way of marriage. Henry VIII, locked in a political showdown with France, makes a decision to provide up his pampered child sister to safe peace among the 2 amazing kingdoms. blameless, teenage Mary needs to turn into the spouse of the aged King Louis, a toothless, sick guy in his sixties. Horrified and livid, Mary has no selection yet to sail for France. There she hones her political talents, bides her time, and continues to be secretly in love with Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk. while King Louis dies, after in basic terms years of marriage, Mary is decided to not be offered into one other unsatisfied union. She needs to act speedy; if she desires to be with the guy she really loves, she needs to defy the legislation of church and nation by means of marrying with no her brother’s permission. jointly, Mary and Charles devise a scheme to outwit the main ruthless king in Europe and achieve their hearts’ hope, no longer realizing if it is going to result in marital bliss or definite loss of life.
By James R. Benn
Compliment for the Billy Boyle sequence:
“The brash child from Southie continues to be open, direct and fearless in his demeanour (and in his splendidly loose-jointed use of the English language) and in no probability of wasting his hide as a ‘happy-go-lucky Yank.’ yet even amid the buzz of the lively wartime storytelling, Benn permits Boyle’s studies to alter him in methods either refined and dramatic.”—Marilyn Stasio, The long island occasions e-book Review
“Thoroughly enjoyable.”—The Seattle Times
“This sequence brings WWII alive.”—Deadly Pleasures
“Great enjoyable. Benn is aware his warfare history.”—The Globe and Mail
“Kudos to writer Benn . . . and here’s hoping that Billy will proceed to make his method via his Uncle Ike’s global for lots of titles to come.”—Bookslut.com
Billy Boyle awakens in a box health facility in Sicily with amnesia. In his pocket is a yellow silk handkerchief embroidered with the preliminary L. progressively he recollects: he has been despatched ashore prior to the troops with this token from fortunate Luciano to touch the pinnacle of the Sicilian Mafia. yet he also needs to thwart a murderous band of counterfeiters of military scrip led through Vito Genovese.
James R. Benn is the writer of Billy Boyle: an international warfare II Mystery, chosen through ebook feel as one of many best 5 mysteries of 2006 and nominated for a Dilys Award. The First Wave was once a e-book experience striking identify. Benn is a librarian and lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
By Anne Perry
Anne Perry’s bestselling Victorian novels supply readers an elixir as addictively wealthy as Devonshire cream or English ale–enticing thousands right into a literary international virtually as genuine because the unique. whereas flower , costermongers, shopkeepers, and hansom drivers ply their trades, the London police watch over all. Or so humans think. . . .
Early one morning, Thomas Pitt, dauntless mainstay of the exact department, is summoned to lengthy Spoon Lane, the place anarchists are plotting an assault. Bombs explode, destroying the houses of many bad humans. After a chase, of the culprits are captured and the chief is shot . . . yet via whom?
As Pitt delves into the case, he unearths that there's extra to the terrorism than the harmful gestures of erroneous idealists. The police are operating a profitable safety racket, and clues recommend that Inspector Wetron of Bow road is the mastermind. because the shadowy chief of the internal Circle, Wetron is utilizing his effect with the clicking to whip up fears of extra attacks–and to hurry a invoice via Parliament that may seriously curtail civil liberties. this is able to make him the main strong guy within the country.
To defeat Wetron, Pitt reveals that he needs to run in harness along with his outdated enemy, Sir Charles Voisey, and the not likely allies are joined by way of Pitt’s smart spouse, Charlotte, and her nice aunt, woman Vespasia Cumming-Gould. Can they be successful? As they attempt to avoid destiny destruction, not anything under the destiny of the British Empire hangs in precarious balance.
From the 1st sentence to the final, Long Spoon Lane is a miracle of suspense, of plot and counterplot, bluff and counterbluff, in a take-no-prisoners conflict among stable and evil. it's very likely some of the best of the entire tremendous Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Ellis Peters
This e-book is recorded on 6 cassettes for 8.75 hours of listening excitement. it is a library version. Meriet Aspley entered the Shrewsbury monastery within the autumn of 1140 with a dedication and resolution a ways past his nineteen years. regardless of the scowling father who left him on the gates with a curt and funky farewell, Merier remained underterred from his function. donning his vow of humility as incongruously as his new behavior, the younger novitiate utilized himself to successful the approval of the Brothers who could make him one in every of their very own. however the Brothers are uneasy approximately their new recruit, who retains himself aside and looks secretive and overeager to delight. while the lad's nighmares pierce throughout the monastery's expedient peace, there are murmurings of his alliance with demonic forces, incomes him the nickname, Devil's beginner. If it was once now not the reminiscence of sin, Cadfael surmised, what terrible disease persevered to go to itself upon one so younger and blameless, forcing him to scream out his darkish anquish at midnight
By Douglas Jackson
The Roman grip on Britain is weakening. Emperor Nero has grew to become his face clear of this far-flung outpost. The Druids are at the upward push, spreading seeds of uprising one of the British tribes. Roman cruelty and exploitation has angered their British matters. The warrior queen Boudicca will lead the tribes to conflict. status opposed to the emerging tide of Boudicca's uprising is Roman Tribune, Gaius Valerius Verrens, Commander of the veteran legions at Colonia. Valerius leads the veterans in a final stand opposed to the unstoppable horde of Boudicca's insurgent military. step-by-step, the bloodied survivors are pressured again into the Temple of Claudius. it truly is the following that Valerius wins lifelong status and the accolade Hero of Rome.
By P.D. James
Books on Tape- Collector's variation- nine- ninety min tapes. An Adam Dalgliesh secret. whilst Dr Lorrimer performed scientist, he was once chilly and cold. whilst he performed corpse, he was once chilly and bloody. What did he be aware of that made anyone kill him?.... input Adam Dalgliesh, leader inspector of Scotland backyard. Dalgliesh appears to be like at humans and occasions clinically. For him there is regularly extra to human habit, quite homicide, than the obvious....."Murder and secret: considered one of her most sensible yet." ( Publishers Weekly)
By Mollie Mathews
What if the individual that is so, so, so incorrect for you is de facto so, so, so correct, yet you’re too afraid to offer love a chance?
final Christmas, paintings therapist Issy Riley used to be jilted via her fiancé. This Christmas she’s operating away. every week with a shopper on his deepest Fijian island delivers to save lots of her from dishonest males and the London festive season. but if the customer seems to be a stunning and magnetic Italian billionaire, he threatens her unravel to by no means back belief her middle to the inaccurate man.
Milan model condominium chief and avowed bachelor Massimiliano Balforni has no goal of taking a holiday, regardless of his sister’s insistence that he topic himself to an artwork remedy retreat following a minor middle assault. With a big assortment due, he intends to fireside his therapist and paintings, as a substitute. however the decided and notable Issy supplies his center palpitations of a much more harmful kind.
The something Max and Issy agree on: they're as incorrect for every different as improper will get. He’s a workaholic playboy who believes emotion is a weak spot. She’s a romantic who yearns for a fortunately ever after.
As the tropical warmth soars, they notice that during this conflict among paintings and play, resistance in simple terms fuels attraction—and occasionally wrongs make a truly passionate right.
Set in attractive paradises—Milano, Italy and the tropical Pacific islands of Fiji.
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“I couldn’t escape for a vacation this yr yet used to be fortunate adequate to stumble throughout Mollie Mathews ebook Married by way of Christmas. With inviting backdrops of Italy and Fiji to set the scene and passionate yet angst ridden prime characters, it makes the best vacation reading.” ~ Laura Virgo
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By Graham Ison
The hot secret that includes Detective Inspector Hardcastle during this well known First international warfare sequence - September 1916. A Zeppelin with a dangerous payload is geared toward Victoria station, but if the bombs omit their mark and in its place damage a close-by condominium in Washbourne road, secret ensues for DI Hardcastle. The physique of a lady is came upon, who was once not just unknown to the tenants of the development but additionally appears to be like to have died prior to the bombs have been even dropped…
By William W. Johnstone
Preacher joins a wagon teach so that it will capture the Pardee Brothers--human vultures who prey on blameless pilgrims--and while Preacher's team will get caught at the Continental Divide, Preacher is prepared and expecting the Pardees' assault. unique.