Dream Lake

Author: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748119949
Size: 77.32 MB
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Zoë Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come, and when she meets the startlingly handsome Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. But something about him intrigues Zoë, so she attempts to make Alex open his mind to the possibility that love isn't for the foolish. Alex Nolan is about as bitter and cynical as they come, battling his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, until he is visited by a mysterious ghost. Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity? The ghost doesn't know who he is, or why he is stuck in the Nolans' Victorian house. All he knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoë hold the key to unlocking the mystery that keeps him trapped there.

Choosing The Right Man Can T Resist Series

Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Violet Duke
ISBN: 0989163326
Size: 60.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The third and final book of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl Trilogy" that began the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling CAN'T RESIST series. The one she never thought she could keep. The one she never hoped she could have. A decision she never dreamed she'd have to make. "Emotional, sexy, and so unique. I could NOT put these books down." -- NYT Bestselling Author Carly Phillips "Found my heart melting at every turn...I was put through an emotional roller coaster I wish I could ride again and again." -- Coffee and Characters NOTE TO READERS: This is Book #3 in a three-part 600-pg SERIAL (also available as a bundled box set). Each book in the trilogy has a separate story arc in the greater love triangle, and need to be read in order. Book #4 (the other brother's happily ever after) is a separate standalone novel that can be read on its own. THE CAN'T RESIST SERIES BOOK 1: RESISTING the Bad Boy* BOOK 2: FALLING for the Good Guy* BOOK 3: CHOOSING the Right Man* BOOK 4: FINDING the Right Girl *Also available as a three-book bundle -- the Nice Girl trilogy boxed set

Happily Ever After Box Set

Author: Ellie St. Clair
ISBN: 9781723113499
Size: 37.54 MB
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Unconventional heroines meet dashing dukes in the first three books in Ellie St. Clair's Happily Ever After series. Fall in love with the lords, ladies, rogues, and heroines of these regency romances!The Duke She Wished ForTabitha Blackmore is a woman who knows what she wants. A life of her own, one free from her hostile stepmother and gold-digging stepsister, and the ability to profit from her own talent. Working out of the shop her father began, Tabitha creates some of the most noteworthy hats and accessories in London, and looks forward to the day she can attend millinery school in Paris and break free of her current life. An opportunity arises to outfit and protect the Duchess of Stowe, leading to a chance meeting with her son, the Duke.Nicholas Fairchild is a duke in name but not at heart.As his mother returns to society following her mourning period for his father, Nicholas dreads his responsibility to entertain vapid, fortune-seeking socialites and, eventually, find a wife. He happens upon Tabitha, who is everything he would have hoped for but nothing that he would have ever expected.He's a duke who holds honesty above all; she's a commoner hiding her true identity. Can they find their happily ever after at the masquerade, or will what separates them be too much to overcome when the final chime sounds at midnight? Someday Her Duke Will ComeTillie Andrews lives life on her own terms. She is determined not to give in to the charms of the Duke of Barre, despite the attraction that continues to pull her to him. She wants a life of her own -- one in which she is living her dreams as one of London's most successful, sought-after dressmakers. Her parents, however, have other plans. They wish to see her wed, and soon, to a boorish man who would stifle all her dreams. Tillie needs time to set her plans into motion, and when she is made the perfect offer from the duke she so wanted to avoid, she cannot refuse. Alexander Landon, Duke of Barre, wants one thing -- Tillie Andrews.He must prove to her that he is not the rake she believes him to be. When he sees her across the room at a gala, he presents an offer. He needs protection for his heart when his former love, Eliza Masters, visits his family estate during the Christmas season. Eliza was the fairest of all in Warfield until the arrival of Tillie Andrews, and she is determined to be rid of her once and for all. She wants a way out. He needs a way in. Will Alexander's charade convince Tillie he is everything she ever wanted, or will his deception prove to be their undoing? Can Alexander wake Tillie from her deep sleep to find their happily ever after? Once Upon a Duke's DreamBradley Hainsworth, Duke of Carrington, has no time for the ton or their games, let alone finding a wife. He's a man consumed with revenge and clearing his best friend's name. All roads lead to one Gerard Durand, and Bradley won't rest until he brings the man responsible to justice. When the opportunity to investigate further through Gerard's alluring stepsister presents itself, Bradley can't resist.Isabella Marriott knows better than anyone that her stepbrother Gerard is not above lying and cheating to get his hands on what he wants. She must find her grandmother's long-lost diary without raising his suspicions in order to find the jewels that will provide her the ticket to freedom.Bradley is captivated by the beautiful Isabella, though he isn't sure if he can trust the stepsister of the man he suspects. When they find the truths they are searching for, will they determine their feelings for one another are real, or simply a means to their own ends?The Happily Ever After stories are regency romances with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and -- of course -- a guaranteed happily ever after. For readers 18+ due to some steamy love scenes.

Loved By A Duke

Author: Christi Caldwell
Publisher: Christi Caldwell Ink
ISBN: 1944240055
Size: 37.40 MB
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For ten years, Lady Daisy Meadows has been in love with Auric, the Duke of Crawford. Ever since his gallant rescue years earlier, Daisy knew she was destined to be his Duchess. Unfortunately, Auric sees her as his best friend's sister and nothing more. But perhaps, if she can manage to find the fabled heart of a duke pendant, she will win over the heart of her duke. Auric, the Duke of Crawford enjoys Daisy's company. The last thing he is interested in however, is pursuing a romance with a woman he’s known since she was in leading strings. This season, Daisy is turning up in the oddest places and he cannot help but notice that she is no longer a girl. But Auric wouldn’t do something as foolhardy as to fall in love with Daisy. He couldn’t. Not with the guilt he carries over his past sins... Not when he has no right to her heart...But perhaps, just perhaps, she can forgive the past and trust that he’d forever cherish her heart—but will she let him?

American Musical Theatre

Author: Gerald Martin Bordman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199729708
Size: 45.28 MB
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Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.

Fairy Tale Films Beyond Disney

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134628137
Size: 51.88 MB
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The fairy tale has become one of the dominant cultural forms and genres internationally, thanks in large part to its many manifestations on screen. Yet the history and relevance of the fairy-tale film have largely been neglected. In this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers the first book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing together twenty-three of the world’s top fairy-tale scholars to analyze the enormous scope of these films, Zipes and colleagues Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston present perspectives on film from every part of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational adaptations of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen. Contributors explore filmic traditions in each area not only from their different cultural backgrounds, but from a range of academic fields, including criminal justice studies, education, film studies, folkloristics, gender studies, and literary studies. Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney offers readers an opportunity to explore the intersections, disparities, historical and national contexts of its subject, and to further appreciate what has become an undeniably global phenomenon.

Sanfte Rache

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641171547
Size: 33.91 MB
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Eine junge Frau, die spurlos verschwindet, ein geheimisvoller Fremder und ein Schneesturm, vor dem es kein Entkommen gibt ... An einem eisigen Wintermorgen verschwindet die Kinderärztin Emory Charbonneau bei einer Joggingrunde auf einer einsamen Bergstraße spurlos. Ihr Mann Jeff meldet sie als vermisst, doch als die Ermittlungen endlich beginnen, ist die Spur bereits kalt. Während die Polizei Jeff selbst verdächtigt, erwacht Emory in Gefangenschaft eines geheimnisvollen Mannes. Sie versucht alles, um ihm zu entkommen, muss aber schnell feststellen, dass die wahre Bedrohung für ihr Leben nicht von ihrem Entführer ausgeht. Und obwohl sie weiterhin Angst vor ihm hat, sprühen zwischen den beiden bald auch die Funken der Leidenschaft ...

My Daring Duchess

Author: Julie Johnstone
Publisher: Darbyshire Publishing
Size: 20.88 MB
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When a lady bent on ruining rogues and a duke set on revenge attempt to derail each other’s plans, passion erupts into a love for the ages. After being left brokenhearted by a duplicitous rake, Anne Adair no longer desires a husband—she wants justice. She’s traded in her foolish dream of happily-ever-after for the much more sensible one of thwarting the blackhearted lords who prey on innocent debutantes. But her first mission proves rather complicated when the dashing, devilish Duke of Kilmartin comes to the aid of her target. Simon Sedgewick, the newly titled Duke of Kilmartin, never thought he would return to England, let alone attend a ball full of simpering lords. But when his oldest friend’s reputation is being smeared and Simon discovers that the perpetrator is none other than his enemy’s granddaughter, his long-festering desire for vengeance flares to life. The moment Simon spies Miss Anne Adair across the glittering ballroom, he knows that the ravishing beauty is the perfect instrument for the retribution he thought lost to him. He does not know, however, that Anne has devised a scheme of her own. And soon, these two wary hearts will discover that the best laid plans are no match for love. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LONG NOVELLA.

Edinburgh Companion To Shakespeare And The Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649344
Size: 65.81 MB
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This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Size: 19.10 MB
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.