Lucianna

Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101622490
Size: 17.51 MB
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In this sweeping new series of Renaissance Italy, Bertrice Small does it again with all the passion and historical splendor that has captured the imagination of her legion of fans…. After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d’Angelo is in the difficult position of finding a wealthy man who will have her for his wife. She has little choice but to accept the proposal of an aging bookseller—a not entirely disagreeable union in which Lucianna comforts the dear man in his final years. When he passes away, she inherits his shop and, with it, a sizable fortune. Lucianna is content with comfortable widowhood—until Robert Minton, Earl of Lisle, visits her bookshop. The Englishman is not only dashing and handsome—he’s a trusted courtier of Henry VII. The Pietro d’Angelos cannot deny the spark of attraction between their daughter and the earl, so they scheme to send her to London. There, Lucianna steps out of the shadow of her quiet Florentine life, pursuing a love of which she never dreamed and rising in London society all the way to court of the new Tudor king.

Serena

Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: N A L Trade
ISBN: 045141375X
Size: 20.49 MB
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Preparing for her arranged marriage and life in her intended's chateau, dutiful daughter Serena is heartbroken by her fiancé's indecent proposal and runs away to England, where her love for a romantic courtier is challenged by her parents. Original.

Francesca

Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101615096
Size: 19.95 MB
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New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues her glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds…. When the Duke of Terreno Boscoso sends word that he’s seeking a wife for his heir, Rafaello, Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife encourage a meeting for their headstrong daughter Francesca. She refuses to even consider it until her father makes her a promise: If Rafaello does not suit, you may return. She is therefore shocked when Rafaello chooses her as his bride and her parents agree to his proposal—without her consent. Furious and feeling betrayed, Francesca flees into the forest and takes shelter at an inn. There, she earns her keep as a servant—and meets an unlikely suitor who steals her heart. But how certain can the future be for the runaway bride, who is still promised to another?

Bianca

Author: Bertrice Small
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101607510
Size: 17.21 MB
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Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son is implicated in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter, Bianca, who must pay the price—by marrying the powerful and debauched Sebastiano Rovere in exchange for his silence. Bianca flees the cruel union and seeks shelter in a seaside villa where she discovers the possibility of love at last. But Florentine society will never approve of the man she’s chosen: Prince Amir, grandson of Mehmet the Conqueror. Two passionate lovers. Two different worlds determined to keep them apart.

The Man Who Would Not Die

Author: Paul Andrews
Publisher: Smashwords
ISBN: 9781310547652
Size: 13.78 MB
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A Historical Mystery Thriller of a real life Monte Cristo! A Riveting Blend of Ken Follett & Alexandre Dumas Who is the Count of Saint-Germain? A mysterious, ageless adventurer who dabbles in alchemy, composes operas, and spies for kings. Throughout the 18th century, he always appears EXACTLY the same, a handsome & wealthy gentleman around 30 years of age. The Count is forever entwined in pivotal events -- from the doomed Scottish Rebellion to the bloody French Revolution, but always from the shadows ... He was Francis Rakoczi, last son of an exiled Hungarian prince. Falsely accused by the Italian Inquisition, he must surrender all; including his very identity, and Luciana, his only love. He searches the globe, from the Persia to the Himalayas, desperately seeking answers to a cryptic destiny. But those who betrayed him will not get off scot free. For time is now on his side, and the clock is ticking for his enemies! A Grand Adventure, written on the canvas of the globe with an hourglass lasting centuries. Rich in historic detail, The Man Who Would Not Die follows one of the most intriguing enigmas in history, the never-aging le Comte de Saint-Germain. From his early years as an exiled prince to his Marco Polo-like quest for answers. The past comes wonderfully alive through the eyes of one of histories greatest mysteries. What was his secret? Was he truly immortal?

Der Geheimnisvolle Highlander

Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641111779
Size: 10.14 MB
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Die Highlands – ungezähmt und voller Leidenschaft Ein historischer Liebesroman, wie er sinnlicher nicht sein könnte. Die schöne Schottin Meg Mackinnon weiß, was ihre Pflicht ist. Daher ist sie fest entschlossen, einen Mann zu heiraten, der über genug politische Macht verfügt, um ihrem Bruder die Clansführung zu erhalten. Da lernt sie den leidenschaftlichen Söldner Alex MacLeod kennen. Von nun an fällt ihr die Suche nach einem geeigneten Ehemann schwer – denn jede Nacht träumt sie von dem kühnen Alex, von seinen blauen Augen und seiner fesselnden Männlichkeit ...