At the age of 35, Randall Roderick, Marquess of Reading, decides it's time to trade in his life as the Rake of Reading for the life of a married man. Trouble is, his reputation precedes him, and he's not particularly attracted to the milk water misses who make up the eligible ladies of the ton.
While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She's about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He's intent on buying the very same book, but there's only the one copy. Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story - without letting on he's the author - Jeffrey suggests they read it together.
"I tried but just couldn't finish it- Don't do it!"
You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but what about his mistress? Henry Forster has loved only one woman his entire life. Sarah, a farmer's daughter, bore him a son when he was merely the nephew of the Earl of Gisborn. Despite Henry's numerous proposals, Sarah has refused to marry him, claiming he must seek a wife suitable to his rank. And now that he's inherited the earldom and needs a legitimate heir, he is determined to find a biddable wife but keep Sarah as his lover and his young son in his life.
After four Seasons and no prospects, Lady Samantha is resigned to life as a spinster. Her aunt, Caroline Fitzsimmons, Viscountess Chamberlain, has another option in mind - she insists they set sail to Italy for a tour she hopes might allow her charge to meet and marry a European aristocrat. His coal mines having suffered a multitude of disasters, Ethan Range, Marquess of Plymouth, is determined to secure a recent invention from an Italian count to alleviate the danger of fires.
They say time heals all wounds, but what of those left by love? Having barely survived the fire that killed his family, Joshua Wainwright reluctantly begins his reign as the new Duke of Chichester. He is still recovering from his burns when he returns to Wisborough Oaks, the family seat in Sussex where the fire occurred. With reconstruction underway and a backlog of estate business to complete, the very last thing Joshua can handle is the sudden appearance of Lady Charlotte, the daughter of the Earl of Ellsworth.
"This story was way too long "
If a maid wants nothing but a husband, how can a brother give her everything? As the illegitimate daughter of an earl, Lily Harkins spent her early years toiling as a scullery maid and later as a lady's maid. When her brother, Gabriel Wellingham, paid a call to claim her as his sister, Lily was surprised and a bit overwhelmed. With recognition as the Earl of Trenton's half-sister came the responsibility to learn the ways of the ton as well as the promise of a substantial dowry - an irresistible draw for many a man who might require the income to pay off gambling debts.
Respected and loved, Patrick Troughton is probably best remembered as the second Doctor Who - a role in which he made television history. A prolific actor, he was also a complex and troubled man, constantly wrestling with two lives, one of which he was determined to keep secret. Michael Troughton presents here an entertaining and personal account of his father’s professional and private life.
The coming-of-age story of Shinhon begins with brutal tragedy and takes him through searing desert and high mountains, where he meets a wise master, a beggar and a king, a warrior and a young girl - and the face of the path not taken. Living the Eight Wisdoms can take anyone from poverty to success. Take your own motivational journey with Shinhon as he finds that the Wisdoms can change his life - or keep him from what he loves most.
Eighteen years ago, Sir Richmond le Bec, a knight in the service of Henry of Bolingbroke, was tasked with a mission of great importance. Young Henry had an affair with a married woman who bore him a child, and the woman's husband vowed to kill both his wife and the child she birthed. Richmond was charged with taking the baby to safety and acting as her protector. Even though Richmond has risen to become Henry's greatest knight, the protection of his illegitimate daughter has been his most important task.
Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Tom Caton. Christmas approaches. A killer dressed as a clown haunts the streets of Manchester. For him the City’s miraculous regeneration had unacceptable consequences. This is the reckoning. DCI Tom Caton enlists the help of forensic profiler Kate Webb, placing her in mortal danger.
The body of a young man is discovered in a terraced house in East Manchester. DCI Tom Caton is drawn inexorably into the dark side of the Internet, where nothing is as it seems and where there lurks a threat to his own happiness - and that of those closest to him. In two weeks, Tom and profiler Kate Webb are due to tie the knot. It's an appointment that she fears he may never keep.
In a land steeped in myth and superstition, a raid on a small village leaves a young boy, Khu, its only survivor. Fate paves a strange and mystical path through dark and uncertain times, when the split powers of Upper and Lower Egypt compete for sovereignty over a realm plagued by instability, rebellion, and fear. Two kings and their kingdoms battle over one dream - a dream threatened by shifting allegiances and foreign invasion.
"Excellent story telling"
Roger Standing, commander of the British Empire and the prime minister's special adviser for education, is murdered. DCI Tom Caton is not short of suspects. But if this is a simple mugging gone wrong then why has MI5 ransacked his apartment, and why is Special Branch disrupting the investigation? And why are the widow and her son taking the news so calmly? Roger Standing was not what he seemed...and something is rotten in the corridors of power. Will the killer strike again?
The Roman Empire is in terminal decline, and Prydain has become a land filled with conflict and danger. However there is hope. In the West, the ancient Celtic culture is still strong and vibrant. When Arthnog was a child, his villa was attacked and his family lost. Taken into the protection of the Celts, he grows up secretly blaming himself for the misfortunes that befell his people. Once a young man, he feels compelled to travel the lands in search of meaning.
A solitary fortress isolated in an endless sea. A city of secrets where the elite dominate with an iron fist and ambition ends at the city walls. Ordinarily the city is surrounded by water but one day a month when the moon is at its highest, the water recedes and uncovers the causeways linking the city to the outer towers.
Peter Robbins leads a fairly normal and restful existence. Well, as normal as you can get for a 44 year-old accountant who is a divorced father of three. Contemplating the new challenges that life has thrown at him, a chance meeting one spring day with a plain-speaking Irish dog walker is set to turn his life on its head. A portion from the sale of each copy of this novel will go directly to Pancreatic Cancer Action, a UK charity that aims to improve survival for pancreatic cancer by focusing on early diagnosis.
The enlightened ones had failed to subjugate the people of Prydain through armed force or political manipulation. So they decided to unleash a plague upon our island, a plague that they could use to enforce their Middle Eastern ways upon the free people of the west. However, Prydain was built upon strong foundations and would not succumb easily to conquest.
Awakening: the process of becoming aware. The wielder of the great sword, Caledfwlch, starts to become aware of the true purpose for which the blade was forged. Around Prydain forces gather. The enlightened ones haven't given up on subjugating the Celts. However, the greatest threats emerge close to King Arthnog and perhaps the most dangerous force of all is emerging within the King himself.