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A Rose In Winter

By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • ISBN Code: : 0061753327
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the enchanting, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. Charming, spirited and exquisitely lovely, she is beset on all sides by suitors, any one of whom would pay a king's fortune for a place in her heart. But Erienne has eyes for only one: the dashing and witty young Yankee, Christopher Seton. But marriage for love is not to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled by gambling debts, is intent on auctioning off his beautiful daughter to the highest bidder. And in the end, Erienne is devastated to find it is the strange and secretive Lord Saxton who has purchased her--a mysterious, tragic figure who wears a mask and a cloak at all times to hide disfiguring scars gained in a terrible fire some years back. But in the passing days, Saxton's true nature is revealed to her. A gentle and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with warmth and abiding tenderness, yet appears to her only by daylight. She, in turn, vows to be a good and loyal wife to him. And then Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's world. Conflicted by emotions she cannot suppress, Erienne valiantly attempts to remain honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband but feels herself irresistibly drawn to Seton's passion, his fire, and his secrets. Entangled in intrigues she doesn't yet understand, Erienne Fleming will soon have to make a devastating choice: between love and honor...between her duty and her heart.

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The Creature Garden is an illustrator’s step-by-step sourcebook for drawing and painting 50 real and imagined creatures in a whimsical folk-art style. With an embossed cover, striking endpapers, and extraordinary interior illustrations, this beautifully crafted book is a unique piece of art in itself. Husband-and-wife illustrator team Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, the founders of Papio Press, teach you how to make vibrant paintings of these beautiful beasts and fictional fauna: Mammals, including big cats, wolves, sloths, and red pandas Marine life, including whales, sea dragons, narwhals, and giant Pacific octopi Birds, including peacocks, cranes, owls, and flamingos Insects, including butterflies, moths, bumblebees, and damselflies Mythical creatures, including mermaids, unicorns, dragons, phoenixes, centaurs, and hippogriffs And more! The Creature Garden begins with the basics, first instructing you on which tools to use, how to create patterns, the importance of keeping a sketchbook, and even avoiding comparison with other artists. The book then navigates through each illustration in a step-by-step manner that is manageable and easy to understand. Each project carefully guides you through each phase of the artistic process, from creating an outline to adding a realistic animal pattern. You’ll also learn how to draw botanical patterns from different environments—the garden, forest, jungle, and ocean—that enable you to surround your animal drawings with a natural environment. Full of lush warmth and fairy-tale wonder, The Creature Garden is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of both seasoned artists and novices alike.

A Rose in Winter

By Janis Jakes
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  • Publisher : Pelican Ventures Book Group
  • Book Code : 1522303774
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: a-rose-in-winter.pdf

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Lucy and Elton are neighbors—but not very neighborly... He's jealous of his wife's friendship with Lucy, and she thinks he's an overbearing ruffian, but when her friend suddenly dies, Lucy agrees to marry Elton—but only for the sake of the children. Lucy is still grieving her own loss and is steadfast in her faith, while Elton is an unbeliever, bitter over his wife's death and the murder of his parents by natives. When Elton is elected by Mossy Ridge residents to oversee the native relocation program, he finds himself protecting those he once despised. With Lucy's help, he uncovers a secret plot to incite violence against the natives, and takes a journey toward forgiveness that leads him to the Lord. Just when Lucy dares to love again, Elton makes a confession that breaks her heart. Will love cause him to stay? Or, cause him to go?

Peter and Polly in Winter

By Rose Lucia
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465506845
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Readers (Elementary)
  • Members : 948
  • Pdf File: peter-and-polly-in-winter.pdf

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A Nail, A Rose

By Madeleine Bourdouxhe
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  • Publisher : Pushkin Collection
  • Book Code : 1782275142
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: a-nail-a-rose.pdf

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Enchanting stories of women's inner lives by the rediscovered Belgian author Madeleine Bourdouxhe The seven stories in A Nail, A Rose confirm Madeleine Bourdouxhe's status as an under-appreciated master of the form. Like her critically lauded novels Marie and La Femme de Giles, these stories tunnel into the conflicted hearts of their female characters in fluid, beautiful prose. These are stories of longing and dissatisfaction, of mundane lives ruptured by strange currents of feeling. A woman, wandering alone and heartbroken, is first attacked and then romantically pursued by a stranger, who returns to her house to offer her gifts. A maid wears her mistress's expensive coat to meet her lover, but finds herself more preoccupied with fantasies of intimacy with her mistress. With piercing insight and candour, Bourdouxhe offers seven unforgettable portraits of the expansive inner lives of ordinary women.

Beauty's Curse

By Tamara Hughes
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Scandalous
  • Book Code : 163375295X
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: beauty-s-curse.pdf

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England, 1722. Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia's harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow... Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she's pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself... Now their fortunes-for good or ill-are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves... Each book in the Love on the High Seas series is STANDALONE: * Tempting the Pirate * Beauty's Curse * His Pirate Seductress

Rose in Bloom

By Louisa May Alcott
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 917639364X
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: rose-in-bloom.pdf

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After traveling around the world for several years, Rose Campbell returns home to find her boy cousins all grown up. In this upbeat sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose has become an attractive heiress and is now drawing the attention of several male suiters. But like Pride & Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables, Rose in Bloom (1876) shows a woman ahead of her time with her own ideas about her future. Besides, who would love Rose for her and not her money? The answer might surprise her. Heart-warming and swoony, Rose in Bloom is the story of a little girl who has grown into a young woman with her own great love story. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer and feminist. She grew up poor, but among intellectualists, and started writing at an early age. Her most famous novel, Little Women (1868), was inspired by her upbringing.

His Pirate Seductress

By Tamara Hughes
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Scandalous
  • Book Code : 1633754367
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: his-pirate-seductress.pdf

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With her son's life in the balance, Catherine Fry is forced to locate and steal the priceless Ruby Cross of the Knights Templar. She knows who has it—it's just a matter of coercing Thomas Glanville, the handsome and incredibly stubborn captain into telling her the exact location. Fortunately, Catherine knows that there are many ways to get a man to talk... Captain Thomas Glanville will be damned if he's going to hand the cross over now that he finally has the means to buy a ship of his own. He may be at the mercy of a fiery woman who will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, but Catherine has no idea who she's dealing with—and Thomas has his own means of charming a woman into his mercy and his bed... Each book in the Love on the High Seas series is STANDALONE: * Tempting the Pirate * Beauty's Curse * His Pirate Seductress

No Place Like Home

By Linda Lael Miller,Kat Martin,Mary Carter,Laura Florand
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 1420132571
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: no-place-like-home.pdf

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There’s nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heartwarming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise . . . “The 24 Days of Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Raynor and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There’s no way the miracles of Christmas—and the magic of true love—could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they? “Christmas Angel” by Kat Martin When Angel Summers’s first love, Josh Coltrane, joined the Army, she vowed to hate him forever. But now he’s back in Savannah for the holidays—wishing for a miracle that could heal both their hearts. “The Christmas Carousel” by Mary Carter Single mom Georgia Bradley can’t afford to fight the developers who want to tear down her beloved Rhode Island auction house—especially Adam Cavalier. But when she receives a mysterious gift, Adam becomes intrigued with its origin—and with Georgia . . . “A Rose in Winter” by Laura Florand Allegra Caldrone knew the rule never to talk to strangers. But on a cold winter night in Provence, she breaks that rule—and more—with an irresistible man. Raoul Rosier seems thrillingly dangerous, yet why does Allegra feel so safe with him—even when she believes he’s a thief?

The Story of Rose

By Jon Katz
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345542657
  • Total of Pages : 125
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-rose.pdf

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From the acclaimed author of A Good Dog, Dog Days, and Going Home comes this eBook original—a poignant memoir that celebrates Jon Katz’s beloved border collie, Rose, and their transformative years together on Bedlam Farm. “I like to say you get the dog you need,” Jon Katz writes, “and I don’t think any human ever needed a dog more than I needed Rose in the fall of 2003.” That year, Katz embarked on a quixotic quest, moving from the suburbs of New Jersey to a sprawling farm in upstate New York to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. And by his side was Rose, his unswervingly loyal and unflappable new dog. Whether herding sheep on the rolling hillsides, rounding up the neighbors’ stray cows, or rescuing lambs on a freezing winter night, Rose had a nimble mind and a great love for work. Never wanting to be coddled, she watched over Bedlam Farm with singular focus and efficiency, protecting Katz and his menagerie from wild coyotes and menacing storms. Yet Rose saved Katz in more ways than he ever imagined. As he struggled to manage the farm’s daily dramas—and continued to seek his true sense of purpose—Rose connected him to his deeper humanity and a more authentic life. With warmth, insight, and emotional honesty, Jon Katz has written a joyful remembrance of a one-of-a-kind dog. The Story of Rose reaffirms the profound bond people share with their pets, and the ways that animals indelibly shape our lives. “Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. . . . With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful insights.”—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me Includes moving excerpts from Going Home, and from Jon Katz’s upcoming short-story collection, Dancing Dogs.

Parsons on the Rose

By Samuel Browne Parsons
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: parsons-on-the-rose.pdf

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"Parsons on the Rose" by Samuel Browne Parsons. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Deliciously Wicked

By Robyn DeHart
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061747912
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: deliciously-wicked.pdf

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When wildly independent Meg Piddington finds herself locked in her father's chocolate factory after hours with a most disarmingly attractive gentleman, she doesn't realize that she is his alibi—proof that Gareth Mandeville did not commit a dastardly crime. But admitting as much would destroy her reputation, which gallant Gareth refuses to do. Besides, he believes even prison would be preferable to marriage, which is what their revelation would certainly demand! At last, here's the perfect opportunity for Meg to don her sleuthing hat to get to the root of the secretive stranger's troubles! Besides, the man sends oh-so-pleasant shivers coursing through her body. And though heaven may well await in Gareth's embrace, danger may dwell there also . . . if the determined lady embarks on a grand mission to win his love.