Mistress To The Marquis

Autor: Margaret McPhee
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373297467
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She may grace his bed, but she will never wear his ring They whisper her name in the ballroom's shadows—the marquis's mistress! It will take all of Alice Sweetly's renowned acting skills to play this part: smile until it no longer hurts, until they believe your lie, until you believe. Pretend he means nothing. If the Marquis of Razeby thinks he can let his mistress go easily, he is so very wrong. Each night she appears before a rapturous Covent Garden audience, taunting him with her beauty. But Razeby must marry, and while Alice could grace his bed she can never grace his arm.

Two Selkies Stories From Scotland

Autor: Kate Forsyth
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ISBN: 9780992283872
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The strange and magical world of the shape-shifting selkies is brought to enchanting life in these two fairy tales from Scotland, The Selkie Bride and In the Kingdom of the Seals, hauntingly retold by best-selling author Kate Forsyth. Illustrations by Fiona McDonald.

The Faerie Hills

Autor: Susan McDuffie
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ISBN: 9780984790074
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Autumn 1373: The grandson of the powerful Lord of the Isles vanishes on the windswept island of Colonsay, and rumors fly that he has been spirited away by the faerie. Muirteach MacPhee investigates, suspecting the boy's disappearance has more to do with the mysterious piece of gold the lad found before he vanished. Mariota Beaton arrives from Islay to aid Muirteach, but she struggles with demons of her own. The island of Colonsay is rife with tales of faerie changelings and the buried bones of an infant found in a nearby cave. Muirteach's investigation brings past grievances and old wounds to light, but can he save the life of the missing boy, or his burgeoning relationship with Mariota? This paperback edition includes a bonus novelette. In "The Watergate" Muirteach MacPhee accompanies the Lord of the Isles to meet with King Robert II at Urquhart Castle where the death of a beautiful woman draws Muirteach into an even deeper mystery.

The Highlander S Dangerous Temptation

Autor: Terri Brisbin
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373297629
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SHE IS SIN PERSONIFIED… Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people—and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir… Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsome facade of the clan chief. But with his formidable reputation, he is strictly forbidden. Being together can only lead them into danger, yet the temptation to risk all for their perilous passion is impossible to ignore.

Outlander

Autor: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385674678
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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Strange Stones

Autor: Peter Hessler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062206249
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Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage—a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions. This unusual perspective distinguishes Strange Stones, which showcases Hessler’s unmatched range as a storyteller. “Wild Flavor” invites readers along on a taste test between two rat restaurants in South China. One story profiles Yao Ming, basketball star and China’s most beloved export, another David Spindler, an obsessive and passionate historian of the Great Wall. In “Dr. Don,” Hessler writes movingly about a small-town pharmacist and his relationship with the people he serves. While Hessler’s subjects and locations vary, subtle but deeply important thematic links bind these pieces—the strength of local traditions, the surprising overlap between apparently opposing cultures, and the powerful lessons drawn from individuals who straddle different worlds.

Waycaller

Autor: D. J. McPhee
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ISBN: 9780994242570
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Seventeen year old Jack Gordon thinks he's going mad, just like his mother who believed in mythical beings like elves, dragons and monsters. He's even started hearing voices. But then he and his little sister Harriett are attacked by a monster that is definitely real. Jack and Harriett find themselves magically transported to the hidden realm of Anwynn. In Anwynn, Jack learns that elves, dragons and Druids are very real and that he is a Waycaller: he has the power to part the veil between the hidden realm of Anwynn and the human realm. Jack faces the challenges that come with being in an unfamiliar world that is as dangerous as it is magical. To survive, he must overcome his doubts and fears and learn to accept and use the power that resides within him. That might be a little easier if he weren't also struggling with his feelings for the mysterious Anarra, a part-elvish girl whose beauty is matched only by her skill with a sword. Waycaller is Book 1 of The Faeden Chronicles. For lots of extra, free material about Waycaller (including a map of the magical realm of Anwynn) go to: www.waycaller.com

Ella S Choice

Autor: Ruby Merritt
Publisher: Ruby Merritt
ISBN: 0990817024
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When Ella Hastings is captured by the Blackfeet Indians at age nine, then adopted by the Lakota Indians, she is thrust into a new way of life and transformed into Little Brave, adopted daughter of their revered and peaceful chief, Grey Owl. Ten years later the white man returns. Their soldiers storm her tribe’s village and bring reminders of a world she’d almost forgotten. Suddenly, she is confronted by the question: To which world does she now belong? Her only hope in discovering who she really is lies with the enigmatic army scout, Beech Richoux. Son of a French trapper and Lakota mother, Beech Richoux was raised in a white man’s world after his mother’s death. Acting as an army scout to raise money for his horse ranch, he’s unaware of the Army’s true intent to annihilate his mother’s people until it’s too late. And the white woman he finds living among the Lakota only adds to his desperation to save his people. Now the narrow path he has created to balance himself between these two worlds is tipped by the mysterious white woman known to the Lakota as Little Brave. Can two people robbed of their own childhood learn to live together in such differing worlds? Can Little Brave and Beech forge a new path into a life where they both are finally set free?

The Bartender S Mail Order Bride

Autor: Cindy Caldwell
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517241476
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Nutmeg Archer has had enough of being invisible in a family of six girls-especially since the man she's pining for doesn't notice her, either. When she finds out he needs a mail-order bride in a hurry, she hatches a plan to get him to notice her, one way or another. Sam Allen gave up his career ambitions and left New York for Tombstone, Arizona, and a new start. He enjoys his job as a bartender-and is very good at it. But because he knew his mother would not approve, he told a white lie that he never thought would be found out. When his high-society mother unexpectedly decides to make a trip to visit, he needs to make that fib a reality-and fast. Sam is dismayed to discover that he has only one positive response to his ad-and to say that he is surprised by who it is is an understatement. It also presents him with a dilemma-what to do when the only person who will marry him is someone he shouldn't be marrying?