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A Husband for Margaret (Nebraska Historicals, #3)

When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband she expected Paul Connealy to arrive But Paul couldn t make it because of a fatal accident However Paul had a brother and that brother needed a wife in the worst possible way br br Joseph Connealy jumped at the chance to marry Margaret Sure he didn t know her but he saw her ad and figured she d suit him just fine His only hope was that when he arrived she d accept his proposal and his four young boys that came with it


The Pilgrim’s Progress Simplified (Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index)(Translated)

There are many books you should read before you die there are few that you have to The Pilgrim s Progress is one of the books you have to read It has been translated into language never been out of print and has often been called on of the greatest works ever wrote in English There s only one problem it was written over years ago and it can be difficult to understand Let BookCaps help with this modern translation br br A comprehensive study guide is also included br br The original English text is also presented in the book along with a comparable version of both text br br We all need refreshers every now and then Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final or someone just trying to understand a book more BookCaps can help We are a small but growing company and are adding titles every month


Bittersweet (California Historical Series, #2)

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Ivanhoe: A Classic Historical Fiction (Illustrated)

Ivanhoe A Classic Novel by Scottish Writer Annotated by Sir Walter Scott br includes author s biography and active table of content br br Scott s first success was his poetry Since childhood he had been fascinated by stories in the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders This drew him to explore the writing of prose Hitherto the novel was accorded lower and often scandalous social value compared to the epic poetry that had brought him public acclaim In an innovative and astute action he wrote and published his first novel Waverley under the guise of anonymity It was a tale of the Jacobite rising of in the Kingdom of Great Britain Its English protagonist was Edward Waverley by his Tory upbringing sympathetic to the Jacobite cause Becoming enmeshed in events however he eventually chooses Hanoverian respectability There followed a succession of novels over the next five years each with a Scottish historical setting Mindful of his reputation as a poet Scott maintained the anonymity he had begun with Waverley always publishing the novels under the name Author of Waverley or attributed as Tales of with no author Even when it was clear that there would be no harm in coming out into the open he maintained the fa ade apparently out of a sense of fun During this time the nickname The Wizard of the North was popularly applied to the mysterious best selling writer His identity as the author of the novels was widely rumoured and in Scott was given the honour of dining with George Prince Regent who wanted to meet the author of Waverley br br This edition includes free audio book for download


The Last of the Mohicans. Historical Novel by: J. Fenimore Cooper.

The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences The Pathfinder published years later in is its sequel The Last of the Mohicans is set in during the French and Indian War the Seven Years War when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America During this war both the French and the British used Native American allies but the French were particularly dependent as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists The novel is primarily set in the upper New York wilderness detailing the transport of the two daughters of Colonel Munro Alice and Cora to a safe destination at Fort William Henry Among the caravan guarding the women are the frontiersman Natty Bumppo Major Duncan Heyward and the Indians Chingachgook and Uncas the former of whom is the novel s title character These characters are sometimes seen as a microcosm of the budding American society particularly with regards to their racial composition According to the Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America the novel has been one of the most popular novels in English since its publication and it remains widely read in American literature courses


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (The Greatest Historical Novels)

ISBN is despite conflict in GoodReads database


The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, Amended and Enlarged Edition

i The White Goddess i is perhaps the finest of Graves works on the psychological amp mythological sources of poetry In this tapestry of poetic amp religious scholarship he explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities the White Goddess of Birth Love amp Death who was worshipped under countless titles He also uncovers the obscure amp mysterious power of pure poetry amp its peculiar amp mythic language br Foreword br Poets amp gleemen br The battle of the trees br Dog roebuck amp lapwing br The white goddess br Gwion s riddle br A visit to spiral castle br Gwion s riddle solved br Hercules on the lotus br Gwion s heresy br The tree alphabet br The tree alphabet br The song of Amergin br Palamedes amp the cranes br The roebuck in the thicket br The seven pillars br The holy unspeakable name of god br The lion with the steady hand br The bull footed god br The number of the beast br A conservation at Paphos AD br The waters of the styx br The triple muse br Fabulous beasts br The single poetic theme br War in heaven br The return of the goddess br Postscript br Index


The Raven: With Literary and Historical Commentary

In Gustave Dor one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late h century Edgar Allan Poe s renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter Dor s dreamlike otherworldly style tinged with melancholy seems ideally matched to the bleak despair of Poe s celebrated work among the most popular American poems ever written br br This volume reprints all of Dor s detailed masterly engravings from a rare th century edition of the poem Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text is also included Admirers of Dor will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial form


Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Are Islamic societies inherently oppressive to women Is the trend among Islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional clothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a pure Islam that was just and fair to both sexes In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present br br br br In order to distinguish what was distinctive about the earliest Islamic doctrine on women Ahmed first describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East before the rise of Islam She then focuses on those Arab societies that played a key role in elaborating the dominant Islamic discourses about women and gender Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded Iraq during the classical age when the prescriptive core of legal and religious discourse on women was formulated and Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when exposure to Western societies led to dramatic social change and to the emergence of new discourses on women Throughout Ahmed not only considers the Islamic texts in which central ideologies about women and gender developed or were debated but also places this discourse in its social and historical context Her book is thus a fascinating survey of Islamic debates and ideologies about women and the historical circumstances of their position in society the first such discussion using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies


Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations

From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory war crimes and the spoils of war He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved participants decision makers and victims In his introduction to this new edition Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity


The Passion of Darius: A Gothic Tale of Love and Seduction (Somerset Historicals #1)

Somerset br br Ti amo mia cara br br The fine art of persuasion Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman The gentle Marianne as beautiful as she is mysterious br br When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride Darius takes it and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him br br Or will she br br Marianne carries a secret Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man even the masterful Darius despite the fact he captivates her utterly br br A look A caress A kiss A brooding sensuality A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other s sins and secrets As Darius and Marianne embark upon the journey together they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender br br A man who knows what he wants br br A woman who needs him in order to know her worth br br Ti amo mia cara br br gt gt gt This book is an erotic romance intended for readers years and older Aspects of BDSM lt lt lt br br br nd edition br Raine Miller Romance September br Originally published with the title His Perfect Passion


The Killer Angels: The John Jakes Library of Historical Fiction (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation s history two armies fought for two dreams One dreamed of freedom the other of a way of life Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle There were memories There were promises There was love And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields Shattered futures forgotten innocence and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war i The Killer Angels i is unique sweeping unforgettable a dramatic re creation of the battleground for America s destiny


A Historical Christmas Present

i Throughout the ages Christmas has been a time of love and rejoicing Now from Dorchester Publishing comes a selection of three classic tales to warm the hearts of historical romance readers everywhere i br br RITA Award winning I Will br LISA KLEYPAS br When a Georgian bluestocking is propositioned by a rakish noble she finds the unlikely deal he proposes is the gift of a lifetime br br Three French Hens br LYNSAY SANDS br A twelfth century scullion gets the chance to play a lady s maid and win the true love of an impoverished lord br br Father Christmas br LEIGH GREENWOOD br Delivering a young widow s baby during the holiday season transforms the heart of a lonely drifter in the nineteenth century Arizona Territory


Ovid's Metamorphoses, Translated Into English Prose: With the Latin Text and Order of Construction on the Same Page, and Critical, Historical, Geographical, and Classical Notes in English (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Ovid s Metamorphoses Translated Into English Prose With the Latin Text and Order of Construction on the Same Page And Critical Historical Geographical and Classical Notes in English br Delivered in the Royal Institution on successive Sea sons and read subsequently at the Russell Institution br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works


THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER (World's Classics Series): Historical Romance Novel

The Sorrows of Young Werther is a Europian literature classic This autobiographical novel by Goethe is presented mostly as a collection of letters written by Werther a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament to his friend Wilhelm These give an intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple ways Werther meets Charlotte a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother and falls in love with her although knowing beforehand that she is engaged Despite the pain it causes him Werther keeps spending time with Charlotte but his pain eventually becomes so great that he is forced to leave After a short absence he comes back to find Charlotte married and his agony becomes a threat Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman best known for his tragic play Faust His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of meters and styles prose and verse dramas memoirs literary and aesthetic criticism novels numerous literary and scientific fragments and many more A literary celebrity by the age of Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe Weimar Karl August following the success of his first novel The Sorrows of Young Werther He was also an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement


The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

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JUDE THE OBSCURE (World's Classics Series): Historical Romance Novel

This English literature classic tells the story of Jude Fawley a stonemason who dreams of becoming a scholar and Sue Bridehead his cousin and also his central love interest The novel is concerned in particular with issues of class education religion and marriage Jude is a working class young man who lives in a village in southern England who yearns to be a scholar at Christminster a city modelled on Oxford As a youth Jude teaches himself Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time while working in his great aunt s bakery with the hope of entering university After a failed marriage Jude moves to Christminster and supports himself as a mason while studying alone There he meets and falls in love with his free spirited cousin Sue who also experiences failed marriage The couple end up living together and have children but they are socially ostracized and experience great deal of trouble Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism especially William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens Like Dickens he was highly critical of much in Victorian society though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society While Hardy regarded himself primarily as a poet initially he gained fame as the author of novels including Far from the Madding Crowd Tess of the d Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Most of his fictional works were set in the semi fictional region of Wessex They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances


Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith

Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith Now in em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ one that is critical and at the same time sustaining br br Drawing on his own journey from a na ve unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life one not rooted in creed or dogma but in a life of spiritual challenge compassion and community br br In straightforward accessible prose Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith bringing alive the many levels of Jesus s character spirit person teacher of alternative wisdom social prophet and movement founder He also reexamines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith


Historical Lovecraft

Historical Lovecraft a unique anthology blending historical fiction with horror features tales spanning centuries and continents This eclectic volume takes the readers through places as varied as Laos Greenland Peru and the Congo and from antiquity until the th century pushing the envelope of Lovecraftian lore William Meikle s inquisitor tries to unravel the truth during a very hostile questioning Jesse Bullington narrates the saga of a young Viking woman facing danger and destruction E Catherine Tobler stops in Ancient Egypt where Pharaoh Hatshepsut receives an exquisite and deadly gift Albert Tucher discovers that the dead do not remain silent in th century Rome These are tales that reimagine history and look into the past through a darker glass Tales that show evil has many faces and reaches through the centuries Tales that will chill your heart Join us in our journey through horror and time if you dare Stories by Regina Allen Jesse Bullington Nathalie Boisard Beudin Mason Ian Bundschuh Andrew G Dombalagian Mae Empson Nelly Geraldine Garcia Rosas Orrin Grey Sarah Hans Travis Heermann Martha Hubbard Nathaniel Katz Leigh Kimmel Meddy Ligner William Meikle Daniel Mills Aaron Polson Y Wahyu Purnomosidhi Alter S Reiss Josh Reynolds Julio Toro San Martin Bradley H Sinor Molly Tanzer Albert Tucher E Catherine Tobler Bryan Thao Worra


Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism Many of these works long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male dominated literary tradition are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism Included are more than forty selections coveting years of writings on women s struggle for freedom from the American Revolution to the first decades of the twentieth century br br This updated wide ranging collection encompasses the crucial issues of women s oppression A surprising degree of continuity between the ideas of the old and the new feminism is evident throughout In her selection Miriam Schneir has by passed writings that deal exclusively with the outdated topic of suffrage in an effort to focus attention on the still unsolved feminist problems marriage as an instrument of oppression woman s desire to control her own body the economic independence of women the search for selfhood br br This richly diverse collection contains excerpts from books essays speeches documents letters as well as poetry drama and fiction Extensive commentaries by the editor help the reader see the historical context of each selection


The Muse (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #1)

What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it s been told to be What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation The story of a painting The motivation behind the work Flaming June Romanticist painter Lord Frederic Leighton s magnum opus a woman sleeping in a chair Hauntingly beautiful but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past br br br Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt an unwilling Lord Rothvale one b Graham Everley b returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny but find her he does b Imogene Byron Cole b a girl as lovely as her past is tragic Graham can t walk away from her and so he marries her instead in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence br br As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together they express their love through a series of portraits The art ensnares them completely and in the end becomes their salvation bearing them through their deepest pain of loss and inspiring a masterwork br br This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series br br The Muse Book I Graham Everley br The Rogue Book II Clive Gravelle br The Stargazer Book III Colin Everley


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; With Historical and Analytical Prefaces, Comments, Critical and Explanatory Notes, Glossaries, a Life of Sh

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated edition Excerpt under the year Dr King s Lectures upon Jonas delivered at Yorke in the year of our horde The general characteristics of the play lead to nothing very definite as far as its date is concerned the rhymetest is obviously no criterion for the comedy is intentionally lyrical but the blank verse with its paucity of doubleendings and general regularity the carefully elaborated plan and symmetrical arrangement of the plot the comparative absence of real characterisation the many reminiscences of country life the buoyancy of its tone all these elements manifestly connect A Midsummer Night s Dream with the group of early love plays Love s Labour s Lost The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Comedy of Errors and it may reasonably fee placed between this group and the play to which they all seem to serve as preparatory efforts the love tragedy of Romeo and Juliet i e about the years In all probability it passed through various revisions before its appearance as we have it in the First Quarto The Sources i Shakespeare may well have evolved A Midsummer Night s Dream from Chaucer s Knight s Tale to which he is obviously indebted for many elements The general framework of the play viz the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta must have been suggested by the Tale but Shakespeare ingeniously opens the Dream before the marriage so that this event may round off the whole play Chaucer introduces us to the pair at their home coming after the marriage In the Tale we have Palamon and Arcite rivals for the hand of Emelie in obedience to the symmetrical plan of Shakespeare s early plots these give place to two pairs of lovers with their more complex story of crossed love Emelie in fact resolves


The History Of Herodotus - A New English Version Edited With Copious Notes And Appendices Illustrating The History And Geography Of Herodotus From The Most Recent Sources Of Information And Embodying The Chief Results, Historical And Ethnographical

Many of the earliest books particularly those dating back to the s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable high quality modern editions using the original text and artwork


The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant

He comes as yet unknown into a hamlet of Lower Galilee He is watched by the cold hard eyes of peasants living long enough at a subsistence level to know exactly where the line is drawn between poverty and destitution He looks like a beggar yet his eyes lack the proper cringe his voice the proper whine his walk the proper shuffle He speaks about the rule of God and they listen as much from curiosity as anything else They know all about rule and power about kingdom and empire but they know it in terms of tax and debt malnutrition and sickness agrarian oppression and demonic possession What they really want to know can this kingdom of God do for a lame child a blind parent a demented soul screaming its tortured isolation among the graves that mark the edges of the village br br from The Gospel of Jesus overture to em The Historical Jesus em br br em The Historical Jesus em reveals the true Jesus who he was what he did what he said It opens with The Gospel of Jesus Crossan s studied determination of Jesus actual words and actions stripped of any subsequent additions and placed in a capsule account of his life story The Jesus who emerges is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant a radical social revolutionary with a rhapsodic vision of economic political and religious egalitarianism and a social program for creating it br br The conventional wisdom of critical historical scholarship has long held that too little is known about the historical Jesus to say definitively much more than that he lived and had a tremendous impact on his followers There were always historians who said it could not be done because of historical problems writes Crossan There were always theologians who said it should not be done because of theological objections And there were always scholars who said the former when they meant the latter br br With this ground breaking work John Dominic Crossan emphatically sweeps these notions aside He demonstrates that Jesus is actually one of the best documented figures in ancient history the challenge is the complexity of the sources The vivid portrayal of Jesus that emerges from Crossan s unique methodology combines the complementary disciplines of social anthropology Greco Roman history and the literary analysis of specific pronouncements anecdotes confessions and interpretations involving Jesus All three levels cooperate equally and fully in an effective synthesis that provides the most definitive presentation of the historical Jesus yet attained


Hard Times (Illustrated, With Maps and Historical Details)

Hard Times For These Times commonly known as Hard Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens first published in The book appraises English society and is aimed at highlighting the social and economic pressures of the times br br Hard Times is unusual in several respects It is by far the shortest of Dickens novels barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it Also unlike all but one of his other novels Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations Moreover it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown a generic Northern English mill town in some ways similar to Manchester though smaller Coketown may be partially based upon th century Preston br br One of Dickens s reasons for writing Hard Times was that sales of his weekly periodical Household Words were low and it was hoped its publication in installments would boost circulation as indeed proved to be the case Since publication it has received a mixed response from critics Critics such as F R Leavis George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Macaulay have mainly focused on Dickens s treatment of trade unions and his post Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalist mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era


The Iliad & The Odyssey, with Historical & Geographical background

Homer s two epics of the ancient world The Iliad amp The Odyssey tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B C The Iliad which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War This edition employs Samuel Butler s classic translations of both texts br br The Iliad amp The Odyssey is part of Barnes amp Noble s series of quality leatherbound volumes Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in durable bonded leather These books make elegant additions to any home library


A Princess of Mars: (Illustrated Historical Edition - Edited and Foreward by Lord Easton)

Edgar Rice Burroughs failed at a number of business ventures before he wrote his first short story Under the Moons of Mars published in All Story magazine It was so successful that Burroughs turned to writing full time All Story had just raised its price to fifteen cents and needed a novel strong enough to hold its readers despite the price increase The editor suggested that Burroughs submit a sequel to Under the Moons of Mars Instead Burroughs submitted Tarzan The delighted editor decided to run Tarzan complete in one issue Six years later in the Chicago publisher A C McClurg Company printed Burrough s story Under the Moons of Mars in book form under its new name A Princess of Mars The company reportedly published just over copies of the book br D R Publishing presents Edgar Rice Burrough s books as part of our Historical Classics Collection with original th and th century illustrations and with a special Foreword and edited by Lord Easton


Kidnapped: (Novel) Historical Fiction Adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson written as a boys novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James Jorge Luis Borges Hilary Mantel and Seamus Heaney citation needed A sequel Catriona was published in


Touch of the Wolf (Historical Werewolf, #1)

His heart could be captured but his passion could never be tamed br br From the acclaimed author of b Prince of Shadows b and b Body and Soul b comes the first novel in a powerful new trilogy the story of a noble clan whose elegance belies a savage secret and a man who will stop at nothing to preserve his family s dynasty forevermore br br Braden Forster Earl of Greyburn has devoted his life to restoring the purity of his clan s werewolf blood He spent years searching in vain for a distant American cousin a woman whose pure wolf bloodline is a vital link in his family s heritage Braden had thought Cassidy Holt was lost forever until she appeared one rainy night on the steps of his London mansion her raven hair in disarray her skin scented with sunlight and sagebrush As Braden whisks young Cassidy to his family s secluded country estate both can sense their undeniable attraction But Cassidy soon learns that they can never satisfy their mutual passion Braden has already betrothed her to another Her only hope of claiming the one man she ll always love is to unravel the dark and lustful secrets of his past


A King Ensnared: A Historical Novel of Scotland

On the dangerous stage of medieval Scotland one man in an English dungeon stands between the Scots and anarchy br br Robert III King of the Scots is dead and Scotland in is balanced on a knife s edge As he eyes the throne King Robert s ruthless half brother the Duke of Albany has already murdered one prince and readies to kill young James Stewart prince and heir to the crown br br James flees Scotland and his murderous uncle Captured and imprisoned by the English he grows to be a man of contradictions a poet yet a knight a dreamer yet fiercely driven Hardened by his years in the Tower of London and haunted by his brother s brutal murder James is determined to find some way to recover his crown and end his uncle s misrule But the only way may be to betray Scotland and everything he believes in


A Husband for Margaret (Nebraska Historicals, #3)

When Margaret Williams posted an ad for a husband she expected Paul Connealy to arrive But Paul couldn t make it because of a fatal accident However Paul had a brother and that brother needed a wife in the worst possible way br br Joseph Connealy jumped at the chance to marry Margaret Sure he didn t know her but he saw her ad and figured she d suit him just fine His only hope was that when he arrived she d accept his proposal and his four young boys that came with it


The Pilgrim’s Progress Simplified (Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index)(Translated)

There are many books you should read before you die there are few that you have to The Pilgrim s Progress is one of the books you have to read It has been translated into language never been out of print and has often been called on of the greatest works ever wrote in English There s only one problem it was written over years ago and it can be difficult to understand Let BookCaps help with this modern translation br br A comprehensive study guide is also included br br The original English text is also presented in the book along with a comparable version of both text br br We all need refreshers every now and then Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final or someone just trying to understand a book more BookCaps can help We are a small but growing company and are adding titles every month


Bittersweet (California Historical Series, #2)

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Ivanhoe: A Classic Historical Fiction (Illustrated)

Ivanhoe A Classic Novel by Scottish Writer Annotated by Sir Walter Scott br includes author s biography and active table of content br br Scott s first success was his poetry Since childhood he had been fascinated by stories in the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders This drew him to explore the writing of prose Hitherto the novel was accorded lower and often scandalous social value compared to the epic poetry that had brought him public acclaim In an innovative and astute action he wrote and published his first novel Waverley under the guise of anonymity It was a tale of the Jacobite rising of in the Kingdom of Great Britain Its English protagonist was Edward Waverley by his Tory upbringing sympathetic to the Jacobite cause Becoming enmeshed in events however he eventually chooses Hanoverian respectability There followed a succession of novels over the next five years each with a Scottish historical setting Mindful of his reputation as a poet Scott maintained the anonymity he had begun with Waverley always publishing the novels under the name Author of Waverley or attributed as Tales of with no author Even when it was clear that there would be no harm in coming out into the open he maintained the fa ade apparently out of a sense of fun During this time the nickname The Wizard of the North was popularly applied to the mysterious best selling writer His identity as the author of the novels was widely rumoured and in Scott was given the honour of dining with George Prince Regent who wanted to meet the author of Waverley br br This edition includes free audio book for download


The Last of the Mohicans. Historical Novel by: J. Fenimore Cooper.

The Last of the Mohicans A Narrative of is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences The Pathfinder published years later in is its sequel The Last of the Mohicans is set in during the French and Indian War the Seven Years War when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America During this war both the French and the British used Native American allies but the French were particularly dependent as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists The novel is primarily set in the upper New York wilderness detailing the transport of the two daughters of Colonel Munro Alice and Cora to a safe destination at Fort William Henry Among the caravan guarding the women are the frontiersman Natty Bumppo Major Duncan Heyward and the Indians Chingachgook and Uncas the former of whom is the novel s title character These characters are sometimes seen as a microcosm of the budding American society particularly with regards to their racial composition According to the Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America the novel has been one of the most popular novels in English since its publication and it remains widely read in American literature courses


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (The Greatest Historical Novels)

ISBN is despite conflict in GoodReads database


The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, Amended and Enlarged Edition

i The White Goddess i is perhaps the finest of Graves works on the psychological amp mythological sources of poetry In this tapestry of poetic amp religious scholarship he explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities the White Goddess of Birth Love amp Death who was worshipped under countless titles He also uncovers the obscure amp mysterious power of pure poetry amp its peculiar amp mythic language br Foreword br Poets amp gleemen br The battle of the trees br Dog roebuck amp lapwing br The white goddess br Gwion s riddle br A visit to spiral castle br Gwion s riddle solved br Hercules on the lotus br Gwion s heresy br The tree alphabet br The tree alphabet br The song of Amergin br Palamedes amp the cranes br The roebuck in the thicket br The seven pillars br The holy unspeakable name of god br The lion with the steady hand br The bull footed god br The number of the beast br A conservation at Paphos AD br The waters of the styx br The triple muse br Fabulous beasts br The single poetic theme br War in heaven br The return of the goddess br Postscript br Index


The Raven: With Literary and Historical Commentary

In Gustave Dor one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late h century Edgar Allan Poe s renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter Dor s dreamlike otherworldly style tinged with melancholy seems ideally matched to the bleak despair of Poe s celebrated work among the most popular American poems ever written br br This volume reprints all of Dor s detailed masterly engravings from a rare th century edition of the poem Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text is also included Admirers of Dor will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial form


Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Are Islamic societies inherently oppressive to women Is the trend among Islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional clothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a pure Islam that was just and fair to both sexes In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present br br br br In order to distinguish what was distinctive about the earliest Islamic doctrine on women Ahmed first describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East before the rise of Islam She then focuses on those Arab societies that played a key role in elaborating the dominant Islamic discourses about women and gender Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded Iraq during the classical age when the prescriptive core of legal and religious discourse on women was formulated and Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when exposure to Western societies led to dramatic social change and to the emergence of new discourses on women Throughout Ahmed not only considers the Islamic texts in which central ideologies about women and gender developed or were debated but also places this discourse in its social and historical context Her book is thus a fascinating survey of Islamic debates and ideologies about women and the historical circumstances of their position in society the first such discussion using the analytic tools of contemporary gender studies


Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations

From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory war crimes and the spoils of war He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved participants decision makers and victims In his introduction to this new edition Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity


The Passion of Darius: A Gothic Tale of Love and Seduction (Somerset Historicals #1)

Somerset br br Ti amo mia cara br br The fine art of persuasion Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman The gentle Marianne as beautiful as she is mysterious br br When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride Darius takes it and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him br br Or will she br br Marianne carries a secret Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man even the masterful Darius despite the fact he captivates her utterly br br A look A caress A kiss A brooding sensuality A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other s sins and secrets As Darius and Marianne embark upon the journey together they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender br br A man who knows what he wants br br A woman who needs him in order to know her worth br br Ti amo mia cara br br gt gt gt This book is an erotic romance intended for readers years and older Aspects of BDSM lt lt lt br br br nd edition br Raine Miller Romance September br Originally published with the title His Perfect Passion


The Killer Angels: The John Jakes Library of Historical Fiction (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation s history two armies fought for two dreams One dreamed of freedom the other of a way of life Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle There were memories There were promises There was love And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields Shattered futures forgotten innocence and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war i The Killer Angels i is unique sweeping unforgettable a dramatic re creation of the battleground for America s destiny


A Historical Christmas Present

i Throughout the ages Christmas has been a time of love and rejoicing Now from Dorchester Publishing comes a selection of three classic tales to warm the hearts of historical romance readers everywhere i br br RITA Award winning I Will br LISA KLEYPAS br When a Georgian bluestocking is propositioned by a rakish noble she finds the unlikely deal he proposes is the gift of a lifetime br br Three French Hens br LYNSAY SANDS br A twelfth century scullion gets the chance to play a lady s maid and win the true love of an impoverished lord br br Father Christmas br LEIGH GREENWOOD br Delivering a young widow s baby during the holiday season transforms the heart of a lonely drifter in the nineteenth century Arizona Territory


Ovid's Metamorphoses, Translated Into English Prose: With the Latin Text and Order of Construction on the Same Page, and Critical, Historical, Geographical, and Classical Notes in English (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Ovid s Metamorphoses Translated Into English Prose With the Latin Text and Order of Construction on the Same Page And Critical Historical Geographical and Classical Notes in English br Delivered in the Royal Institution on successive Sea sons and read subsequently at the Russell Institution br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works


THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER (World's Classics Series): Historical Romance Novel

The Sorrows of Young Werther is a Europian literature classic This autobiographical novel by Goethe is presented mostly as a collection of letters written by Werther a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament to his friend Wilhelm These give an intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple ways Werther meets Charlotte a beautiful young girl who takes care of her siblings after the death of their mother and falls in love with her although knowing beforehand that she is engaged Despite the pain it causes him Werther keeps spending time with Charlotte but his pain eventually becomes so great that he is forced to leave After a short absence he comes back to find Charlotte married and his agony becomes a threat Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman best known for his tragic play Faust His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of meters and styles prose and verse dramas memoirs literary and aesthetic criticism novels numerous literary and scientific fragments and many more A literary celebrity by the age of Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe Weimar Karl August following the success of his first novel The Sorrows of Young Werther He was also an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement


The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

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JUDE THE OBSCURE (World's Classics Series): Historical Romance Novel

This English literature classic tells the story of Jude Fawley a stonemason who dreams of becoming a scholar and Sue Bridehead his cousin and also his central love interest The novel is concerned in particular with issues of class education religion and marriage Jude is a working class young man who lives in a village in southern England who yearns to be a scholar at Christminster a city modelled on Oxford As a youth Jude teaches himself Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time while working in his great aunt s bakery with the hope of entering university After a failed marriage Jude moves to Christminster and supports himself as a mason while studying alone There he meets and falls in love with his free spirited cousin Sue who also experiences failed marriage The couple end up living together and have children but they are socially ostracized and experience great deal of trouble Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism especially William Wordsworth and Charles Dickens Like Dickens he was highly critical of much in Victorian society though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society While Hardy regarded himself primarily as a poet initially he gained fame as the author of novels including Far from the Madding Crowd Tess of the d Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Most of his fictional works were set in the semi fictional region of Wessex They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances


Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith

Of the many recent books on the historical Jesus none has explored what the latest biblical scholarship means for personal faith Now in em Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time em Marcus Borg addresses the yearnings of those who want a fully contemporary faith that welcomes rather than oppresses our critical intelligence and openness to the best of historical scholarship Borg shows how a rigorous examination of historical findings can lead to a new faith in Christ one that is critical and at the same time sustaining br br Drawing on his own journey from a na ve unquestioning belief in Christ through collegiate skepticism to a mature and contemporary Christian faith Borg illustrates how an understanding of the historical Jesus can actually lead to a more authentic Christian life one not rooted in creed or dogma but in a life of spiritual challenge compassion and community br br In straightforward accessible prose Borg looks at the major findings of modern Jesus scholarship from the perspective of faith bringing alive the many levels of Jesus s character spirit person teacher of alternative wisdom social prophet and movement founder He also reexamines the major stories of the Old Testament vital to an authentic understanding of Jesus showing how an enriched understanding of these stories can uncover new truths and new pathways to faith


Historical Lovecraft

Historical Lovecraft a unique anthology blending historical fiction with horror features tales spanning centuries and continents This eclectic volume takes the readers through places as varied as Laos Greenland Peru and the Congo and from antiquity until the th century pushing the envelope of Lovecraftian lore William Meikle s inquisitor tries to unravel the truth during a very hostile questioning Jesse Bullington narrates the saga of a young Viking woman facing danger and destruction E Catherine Tobler stops in Ancient Egypt where Pharaoh Hatshepsut receives an exquisite and deadly gift Albert Tucher discovers that the dead do not remain silent in th century Rome These are tales that reimagine history and look into the past through a darker glass Tales that show evil has many faces and reaches through the centuries Tales that will chill your heart Join us in our journey through horror and time if you dare Stories by Regina Allen Jesse Bullington Nathalie Boisard Beudin Mason Ian Bundschuh Andrew G Dombalagian Mae Empson Nelly Geraldine Garcia Rosas Orrin Grey Sarah Hans Travis Heermann Martha Hubbard Nathaniel Katz Leigh Kimmel Meddy Ligner William Meikle Daniel Mills Aaron Polson Y Wahyu Purnomosidhi Alter S Reiss Josh Reynolds Julio Toro San Martin Bradley H Sinor Molly Tanzer Albert Tucher E Catherine Tobler Bryan Thao Worra


Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism Many of these works long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male dominated literary tradition are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism Included are more than forty selections coveting years of writings on women s struggle for freedom from the American Revolution to the first decades of the twentieth century br br This updated wide ranging collection encompasses the crucial issues of women s oppression A surprising degree of continuity between the ideas of the old and the new feminism is evident throughout In her selection Miriam Schneir has by passed writings that deal exclusively with the outdated topic of suffrage in an effort to focus attention on the still unsolved feminist problems marriage as an instrument of oppression woman s desire to control her own body the economic independence of women the search for selfhood br br This richly diverse collection contains excerpts from books essays speeches documents letters as well as poetry drama and fiction Extensive commentaries by the editor help the reader see the historical context of each selection


The Muse (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #1)

What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it s been told to be What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation The story of a painting The motivation behind the work Flaming June Romanticist painter Lord Frederic Leighton s magnum opus a woman sleeping in a chair Hauntingly beautiful but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past br br br Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt an unwilling Lord Rothvale one b Graham Everley b returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny but find her he does b Imogene Byron Cole b a girl as lovely as her past is tragic Graham can t walk away from her and so he marries her instead in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence br br As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together they express their love through a series of portraits The art ensnares them completely and in the end becomes their salvation bearing them through their deepest pain of loss and inspiring a masterwork br br This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series br br The Muse Book I Graham Everley br The Rogue Book II Clive Gravelle br The Stargazer Book III Colin Everley


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; With Historical and Analytical Prefaces, Comments, Critical and Explanatory Notes, Glossaries, a Life of Sh

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated edition Excerpt under the year Dr King s Lectures upon Jonas delivered at Yorke in the year of our horde The general characteristics of the play lead to nothing very definite as far as its date is concerned the rhymetest is obviously no criterion for the comedy is intentionally lyrical but the blank verse with its paucity of doubleendings and general regularity the carefully elaborated plan and symmetrical arrangement of the plot the comparative absence of real characterisation the many reminiscences of country life the buoyancy of its tone all these elements manifestly connect A Midsummer Night s Dream with the group of early love plays Love s Labour s Lost The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Comedy of Errors and it may reasonably fee placed between this group and the play to which they all seem to serve as preparatory efforts the love tragedy of Romeo and Juliet i e about the years In all probability it passed through various revisions before its appearance as we have it in the First Quarto The Sources i Shakespeare may well have evolved A Midsummer Night s Dream from Chaucer s Knight s Tale to which he is obviously indebted for many elements The general framework of the play viz the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta must have been suggested by the Tale but Shakespeare ingeniously opens the Dream before the marriage so that this event may round off the whole play Chaucer introduces us to the pair at their home coming after the marriage In the Tale we have Palamon and Arcite rivals for the hand of Emelie in obedience to the symmetrical plan of Shakespeare s early plots these give place to two pairs of lovers with their more complex story of crossed love Emelie in fact resolves


The History Of Herodotus - A New English Version Edited With Copious Notes And Appendices Illustrating The History And Geography Of Herodotus From The Most Recent Sources Of Information And Embodying The Chief Results, Historical And Ethnographical

Many of the earliest books particularly those dating back to the s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable high quality modern editions using the original text and artwork


The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant

He comes as yet unknown into a hamlet of Lower Galilee He is watched by the cold hard eyes of peasants living long enough at a subsistence level to know exactly where the line is drawn between poverty and destitution He looks like a beggar yet his eyes lack the proper cringe his voice the proper whine his walk the proper shuffle He speaks about the rule of God and they listen as much from curiosity as anything else They know all about rule and power about kingdom and empire but they know it in terms of tax and debt malnutrition and sickness agrarian oppression and demonic possession What they really want to know can this kingdom of God do for a lame child a blind parent a demented soul screaming its tortured isolation among the graves that mark the edges of the village br br from The Gospel of Jesus overture to em The Historical Jesus em br br em The Historical Jesus em reveals the true Jesus who he was what he did what he said It opens with The Gospel of Jesus Crossan s studied determination of Jesus actual words and actions stripped of any subsequent additions and placed in a capsule account of his life story The Jesus who emerges is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant a radical social revolutionary with a rhapsodic vision of economic political and religious egalitarianism and a social program for creating it br br The conventional wisdom of critical historical scholarship has long held that too little is known about the historical Jesus to say definitively much more than that he lived and had a tremendous impact on his followers There were always historians who said it could not be done because of historical problems writes Crossan There were always theologians who said it should not be done because of theological objections And there were always scholars who said the former when they meant the latter br br With this ground breaking work John Dominic Crossan emphatically sweeps these notions aside He demonstrates that Jesus is actually one of the best documented figures in ancient history the challenge is the complexity of the sources The vivid portrayal of Jesus that emerges from Crossan s unique methodology combines the complementary disciplines of social anthropology Greco Roman history and the literary analysis of specific pronouncements anecdotes confessions and interpretations involving Jesus All three levels cooperate equally and fully in an effective synthesis that provides the most definitive presentation of the historical Jesus yet attained


Hard Times (Illustrated, With Maps and Historical Details)

Hard Times For These Times commonly known as Hard Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens first published in The book appraises English society and is aimed at highlighting the social and economic pressures of the times br br Hard Times is unusual in several respects It is by far the shortest of Dickens novels barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it Also unlike all but one of his other novels Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations Moreover it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown a generic Northern English mill town in some ways similar to Manchester though smaller Coketown may be partially based upon th century Preston br br One of Dickens s reasons for writing Hard Times was that sales of his weekly periodical Household Words were low and it was hoped its publication in installments would boost circulation as indeed proved to be the case Since publication it has received a mixed response from critics Critics such as F R Leavis George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Macaulay have mainly focused on Dickens s treatment of trade unions and his post Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalist mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era


The Iliad & The Odyssey, with Historical & Geographical background

Homer s two epics of the ancient world The Iliad amp The Odyssey tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B C The Iliad which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War This edition employs Samuel Butler s classic translations of both texts br br The Iliad amp The Odyssey is part of Barnes amp Noble s series of quality leatherbound volumes Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in durable bonded leather These books make elegant additions to any home library


A Princess of Mars: (Illustrated Historical Edition - Edited and Foreward by Lord Easton)

Edgar Rice Burroughs failed at a number of business ventures before he wrote his first short story Under the Moons of Mars published in All Story magazine It was so successful that Burroughs turned to writing full time All Story had just raised its price to fifteen cents and needed a novel strong enough to hold its readers despite the price increase The editor suggested that Burroughs submit a sequel to Under the Moons of Mars Instead Burroughs submitted Tarzan The delighted editor decided to run Tarzan complete in one issue Six years later in the Chicago publisher A C McClurg Company printed Burrough s story Under the Moons of Mars in book form under its new name A Princess of Mars The company reportedly published just over copies of the book br D R Publishing presents Edgar Rice Burrough s books as part of our Historical Classics Collection with original th and th century illustrations and with a special Foreword and edited by Lord Easton


Kidnapped: (Novel) Historical Fiction Adventure by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson written as a boys novel and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July The novel has attracted the praise and admiration of writers as diverse as Henry James Jorge Luis Borges Hilary Mantel and Seamus Heaney citation needed A sequel Catriona was published in


Touch of the Wolf (Historical Werewolf, #1)

His heart could be captured but his passion could never be tamed br br From the acclaimed author of b Prince of Shadows b and b Body and Soul b comes the first novel in a powerful new trilogy the story of a noble clan whose elegance belies a savage secret and a man who will stop at nothing to preserve his family s dynasty forevermore br br Braden Forster Earl of Greyburn has devoted his life to restoring the purity of his clan s werewolf blood He spent years searching in vain for a distant American cousin a woman whose pure wolf bloodline is a vital link in his family s heritage Braden had thought Cassidy Holt was lost forever until she appeared one rainy night on the steps of his London mansion her raven hair in disarray her skin scented with sunlight and sagebrush As Braden whisks young Cassidy to his family s secluded country estate both can sense their undeniable attraction But Cassidy soon learns that they can never satisfy their mutual passion Braden has already betrothed her to another Her only hope of claiming the one man she ll always love is to unravel the dark and lustful secrets of his past


A King Ensnared: A Historical Novel of Scotland

On the dangerous stage of medieval Scotland one man in an English dungeon stands between the Scots and anarchy br br Robert III King of the Scots is dead and Scotland in is balanced on a knife s edge As he eyes the throne King Robert s ruthless half brother the Duke of Albany has already murdered one prince and readies to kill young James Stewart prince and heir to the crown br br James flees Scotland and his murderous uncle Captured and imprisoned by the English he grows to be a man of contradictions a poet yet a knight a dreamer yet fiercely driven Hardened by his years in the Tower of London and haunted by his brother s brutal murder James is determined to find some way to recover his crown and end his uncle s misrule But the only way may be to betray Scotland and everything he believes in