The Secret Wife

Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459262188
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A marriage of misunderstanding Nothing could have prepared Rosie for Greek tycoon Constantine Voulos. He asked Rosie to marry him—well, he insisted: "You will go through a ceremony of marriage," he said, "and in return you will receive a big fat check and a divorce as soon as I can arrange it." Rosie agreed to the clandestine wedding because of her late father's wishes, but was anguished that Constantine had got her all wrong. The longer she spent with him, the more she knew she just couldn't be his temporary wife. There was only one thing for it—her secret would have to be told!

The Secret Wife Of King George Iv

Author: Diane Haeger
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312273743
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Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England, who claimed his heart. In the hands of author Diane Haeger, their relationship becomes a mesmerizing love story, filled with intrigue and passion. The characters and drawing rooms of 18th Century England come alive to create a portrait of the age that is colorful and resonant with historical detail.

The Secret Wife

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460342800
Size: 16.82 MB
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Once, Cole Stephenson had loved his young wife with a passion so hot it nearly burned itself out. But Elissa had saved him the trouble. Shaken by his intensity, she'd abandoned their marriage. Too proud to pursue her, reluctant to divorce, for five years Cole secretly struggled to exorcise Elissa from his heart. But now she was back, driving him to sensual distraction as only his shy, virgin bride could. Loving Elissa had been heaven. Losing her had been hell. Could Cole survive a second chance at happiness?

The Secret Wife

Author: Carrie Weaver
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459224421
Size: 20.36 MB
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How did this nice girl end up as the other woman? Even worse, how did she end up the other wife? Until she met Eric, Maggie McGuire had been above reproach. Now she's been forced to drive cross-country to ask for help—for her child, not for her—from Eric's family. And there, to her horror, she discovers that Eric is already married. J. D. McGuire is used to cleaning up his brother's messes, but this is the worst one yet. Before he can even start, Eric is killed and Maggie is under suspicion. Even though he'd like to walk away, he finds he wants to help her. But how can he believe Maggie is innocent when he knows she's lying about his brother being the father of her child?

The Secret Wife Of Louis Xiv

Author: Veronica Buckley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429934718
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Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon and secret wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV, was born in a bleak French prison in 1635, her father a condemned traitor and murderer, her mother the warden's seduced daughter. A timely pardon and a hopeful Caribbean colonial venture failed to mend the family's fortunes, and Françoise was reduced to begging in the streets. Yet, armed with beauty, intellect, and shrewd judgment, she was to make her way to the center of power at Versailles, the most opulent and ambitious court in all Europe. At fifteen, she was married off to the forty-two-year-old satirical poet Paul Scarron, a former roué now grievously deformed by rheumatism—"a sort of human Z," as he described himself. Despite his ailments, Scarron presided over the liveliest and most scandalous literary salon in Paris, and Françoise quickly became its most prized ornament. After Scarron's death, she enjoyed a merry widowhood in the fashionable Marais district, in the company of the courtesan Ninon de Lenclos and the King's splendid mistress, Athénaïs de Montespan, who made the young widow governess to her brood of illegitimate children. The appointment transformed Françoise's life, but was fatal to the temperamental Athénaïs herself, with the King soon turning his attentions to the graceful governess. Françoise was raised to the nobility as Madame de Maintenon—and, unofficially, "Madame de Maintenant," the lady of the moment. The acclaimed biographer Veronica Buckley traces the extraordinary story of Françoise's progress from pauper child to salonnière to the compromised position of Louis's secret wife and uncrowned Queen. An absolute ruler, Louis turned away his many other mistresses to live with Françoise only, trusting her as his closest confidante and remaining in love with her for forty years. Sparkling with the irresistible wit of contemporary chroniclers such as Madame de Sévigné, this exactingly researched biography is a pinnacle of the form. In vibrant colors, The Secret Wife of Louis XIV paints a portrait of Europe in an age of violent change, and the Sun King's France in the process of becoming its modern self.

The Secret Wife

Author: Gill Paul
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 0008254249
Size: 13.41 MB
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'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world's greatest mysteries . . .