When Lord Frampton dies in a skiing accident, a beautiful young woman named Phaedra appears at his funeral - claiming to be the Lord’s illegitimate daughter. In his will, Lord Frampton has left the priceless Frampton suite of sapphires to this interloper, confirming her claim and outraging his three adult sons and widow. Eventually, however, Phaedra’s sweet nature thaws the frosty relationships. She becomes the daughter that Antoinette Frampton never had and a wise and compassionate granddaughter to the formidable Dowager Lady Frampton.
"Worth the time..."
When her husband dies in a tragic accident, Antoinette's world falls apart. He was her rock and the man she thought she knew better than she knew herself. But as she arrives at the church for George's funeral, she sees an unfamiliar woman. Phaedra loved George too, and could not bear to stay away from his funeral. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change their lives forever….
When Audrey makes a devastating discovery about her husband, she is forced to re-examine everything she thought she knew about their forty-year marriage. Their children will soon have to come to terms with this unsettling secret, but for the meantime, they are trying to cope with their own dilemmas.
When Georgiana and her maid, Kitty, make the long sea journey from their native East Yorkshire to America, they are seeking a new life of freedom. But in New York Georgiana encounters a man passing himself off as her brother-in-law Edward Newmarch, a local mill-owner’s son who has abandoned her sister and fled to America. Edward himself seems to have vanished....
Thea Luckmore believes in love, the magic spark of true, old-fashioned, romantic love. She's determined only to fall head over heels, or rather, heart over head. Alice Heggarty, her best friend, is always falling in lust, with dashing rogues who invariably break her heart. As yet another disastrous relationship ends, Alice makes a decision. It's time to marry and she knows just the man.
"Love Rules was Great!"
The brilliant thriller from the incomparable Karen Rose, in which an arson leads to murder and blackmail, and David Hunter, who first appeared in Don't Tell, leads a desperate search for those responsible. Firelight, fire bright... Four kids set fire to a supposedly empty condominium block. But when they see the girl at an upper-floor window desperately banging on the glass, they realise their mistake. Although they don't all agree, the group leave the girl to her certain death, little realising that someone is watching their every move. Someone who has a nasty habit of blackmail...
Someone is tormenting psychiatrist Tess Ciccotelli's patients, pushing them to commit suicide, and setting her up to take the blame. But even police pressure won't make her break her oath to protect their secrets. Detective Aidan Reagan understands Tess's need to safeguard her clients, but all the clues suggest that a nameless, faceless enemy is set on destroying her career, her family, and finally, Tess herself. As Reagan and Tess race to stop the killer, one thing becomes clear - the noose is tightening around Tess's neck.
Shocked by his unexpected death, Kate becomes drawn into an investigation uncovering secrets about the grandmother she thought she knew and the man she never did. And she soon realises her questions are putting lives in danger.
Packed with nail-baiting thrills, Nothing To Fear introduces Karen Rose's most dangerous killer. Ready or not, here Sue comes...Sue Conway is out of control. Recently released from prison she is determined to find the people responsible for putting her there and to give them a taste of what she has had to endure.
"Another winner by Karen Rose"
Screenwriter Megan Silver is a waitress in an L.A. burger joint, and her life is going nowhere fast. But she has an idea worth a million dollars - if only she can get someone to read her script. Supermodel Roxana Felix is the richest, bitchiest catwalk queen of them all. But it's not enough; she wants to be a movie star, and she'll let nothing get in her way. Studio president Eleanor Marshall is the most powerful woman in Hollywood, yet the romantic inside her longs for love - and a baby.
"Takes a while to get into"
For years District Attorney Susannah Vartanian has refused to allow anyone close to her. Her life changed overnight when she was brutally raped by a vicious gang of youths. Detective Luke Papadopoulus is fast approaching burn-out. As a detective working on sex-crimes against children, he will do anything to find those responsible for such atrocities. Monica Cassidy is terrified. Kidnapped and held in a bunker with eleven other girls, she barely escaped with her life. Will Luke and Susannah be able to crack the ring?
"What is with the main male lead's horrible voice?"
Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic, until she grew up and faced reality. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate. But now they’ve been together four years, people are asking when they’ll hear wedding bells, and Nick is keeping secrets. Can an ordinary girl like Laura make it work with one of the most eligible men in the country?
Friends and relations of the Noble family have gathered for two weeks in the enchanting Tuscan hills. American academic, Daniel; Ellen, a successful shoe designer; Hermani, a doctor and single mother and Ivo, trickster and charmer are among the characters who play out their scenes of love, generosity, and hope. But the differing perceptions of the English and Americans add some surprising twists.
Tasia McFarland is a washed-up singer desperate to get back to the top of the charts. As her star begins to rise again, the tabloids uncover the fact that Tasia is the ex-wife of the US president - which is one reason the world takes notice when she is killed by a bullet to the neck in front of a crowd of fans. Suicide is suspected, but when the ballistics report comes up empty, the authorities call on Jo Beckett to do a psychological autopsy. As Jo sifts through the facts, she only finds more questions....
Forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett is called to the scene of an aircraft to help deal with an erratic passenger. She figures out that he’s got anterograde amnesia, and can’t form new memories. For every cryptic clue he is able to drag up from his memory, Jo has to sift through a dozen nonsensical statements. Suddenly a string of clues arises, something to do with a deadly biological agent, a missing wife and son, and a secret partnership gone horribly wrong.
Jo Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims' lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, she is confronted by a scene of pure carnage: four dead and five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word "dirty" written in lipstick on her thigh. Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases.
When Julia Bennett leaves her abusive fiancé at the altar, she knows life will never be the same again. Seeking comfort, she heads to her Aunt Lydia's farmhouse where she is welcomed by an eccentric, warm and wise group of women. Meeting once a week for drinks and the baring of souls, it becomes clear that every woman holds secrets that keep her from happiness.
After a family tragedy, the old Alaskan homestead lay abandoned for two decades, until the one person who need it most came looking. What Kache found was more than a house full of old memories and buried secrets: he found Nadia, who had been hiding from the world, unseen, for ten years.
Summer 1940. For Stevie Steiber, a young American journalist in Hong Kong, the war in Europe is a world away. Major Harry Field is investigating suspicious activity inside the colony, focusing Jishang a sophisticated Chinese publisher. But it is Stevie, Jishang's outspoken, beautiful correspondent who really fascinates him. When the Japanese army seizes the island, Stevie and Harry are faced with terrifying challenges. What will they sacrifice to stay alive, and how far will they go to protect each other?
When Kaz Elmore is told her five-year-old daughter, Jamie, has died in a car crash; she struggles to accept that she'll never see her little girl again. Devlin, a security consultant and witness to the terrible accident scene, inadvertently reveals that Kaz's daughter might not have been the girl in the car. What if Jamie is still alive? With no evidence, the police aren't interested, so Devlin and Kaz have little choice but to investigate themselves. Devlin never gets involved with a client, but the more time he spends with Kaz, the more he desires her....