An Elegant Fa ade

An Elegant Fa  ade
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0764218255
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Bethany House Publishers

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An Exciting New Voice in Regency Romance Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl. With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance. What Colin doesn't know is that Georgina's desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina's plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.

An Elegant Fa ade Hawthorne House Book 2

An Elegant Fa  ade  Hawthorne House Book  2
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781441229984
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Baker Books

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An Exciting New Voice in Regency Romance Lady Georgina Hawthorne has worked tirelessly to seal her place as the Incomparable for her debut season. At her first London ball, she hopes to snag the attention of an earl. With money and business connections, but without impeccable bloodlines, Colin McCrae is invited everywhere but accepted nowhere. When he first encounters the fashionable Lady Georgina, he's irritated by his attraction to a woman who concerns herself only with status and appearance. What Colin doesn't know is that Georgina's desperate social aspirations are driven by the shameful secret she harbors. Association with Colin McCrae is not part of Georgina's plan, but as their paths continue to cross, they both must decide if the realization of their dreams is worth the sacrifices they must make.

A Noble Masquerade Hawthorne House Book 1

A Noble Masquerade  Hawthorne House Book  1
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781441228857
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Baker Books

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Sparkling Regency Romance from a Captivating New Voice Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, a duke--with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she's heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marlow, her brother's new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned. When Marlow accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men--one she's never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marlow is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda's heart is far from all that's at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.

An Uncommon Courtship Hawthorne House Book 3

An Uncommon Courtship  Hawthorne House Book  3
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781441230898
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Bethany House

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"Engaging Regency romance to sweep you away."--USA Today Happy Ever After Blog Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. Even with thepressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation. Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, which includes grand plans of wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honor bound to marry a woman he doesn't know, his dream of a marriage like his parents' seems lost forever. Already starting their marriage on shaky ground, can Adelaide and Trent's relationship survive the pressures of London society?

Band of Sisters

Band of Sisters
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Author: Cathy Gohlke
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1414376936
Release: 2012-08-17
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Maureen O’Reilly and her younger sister flee Ireland in hope of claiming the life promised to their father over twenty years before. After surviving the rigors of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His family, refusing to own his Civil War debt, casts her out. Alone, impoverished, and in danger of deportation, Maureen connives to obtain employment in a prominent department store. But she soon discovers that the elegant facade hides a secret that threatens every vulnerable woman in the city. Despite her family’s disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father’s debt but can’t find Maureen. Unexpected help comes from a local businessman, whom Olivia begins to see as more than an ally, even as she fears the secrets he’s hiding. As women begin disappearing from the store, Olivia rallies influential ladies in her circle to help Maureen take a stand against injustice and fight for the lives of their growing band of sisters. But can either woman open her heart to divine leading or the love it might bring?

An Inconvenient Beauty

An Inconvenient Beauty
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 552
ISBN: 1432844563
Release: 2017
Editor: Hawthorne House

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The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, his perfect bride eludes his suit, while the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

The Elegant Facade of Macao

The Elegant Facade of Macao
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Author: Franklin Roudybush
Pages: 53
ISBN: OCLC:810780905
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown

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Winning the Gentleman Hearts on the Heath

Winning the Gentleman  Hearts on the Heath
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781493429950
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Baker Books

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Aaron Whitworth hasn't had control over most aspects of his life, but he's always taken pride in being an honorable businessman and better-than-average horseman. When both of those claims are threatened, he makes the desperate decision to hire the horse trainer of a traveling circus as a temporary jockey for his racehorses. Sophia Fitzroy knows that most horsemen don't take her seriously because she's a woman, but she can't pass up the opportunity to get away from the tumultuous world of travel and performing. As she fights for the right to do the work she was hired for, she learns the fight for Aaron's guarded heart might be an even more worthwhile challenge. As secrets come to light and past vulnerabilities are confronted, will Aaron and Sophia sacrifice their former dreams and forge a new one together--against all odds?

A Lady of Esteem Hawthorne House

A Lady of Esteem  Hawthorne House
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781441228796
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Baker Books

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Amelia Stalwood lives in a London townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility. Then, by chance, she meets the Hawthorne family, who welcome her into their world. When a nasty rumor is circulated, threatening her reputation, society turns its back on her. Will her new friends--and the marquis she's fallen for--do the same?

Legacy of Love Christmas Heirloom Novella Collection

Legacy of Love  Christmas Heirloom Novella Collection
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781493412853
Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Baker Books

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When Sarah Gooding returned a valuable brooch to the elderly Dowager Countess of Densbury, she had no idea it would lead to a job as the lively woman's companion. Nor did she expect to admire the Dowager's youngest grandson so much, even though the difference in their stations means nothing will ever come of her daydreams. With two older brothers taking up the roles of heir and spare as well as his parents' attention, Randall Everard spent much of his youth with his beloved grandmother. Knowing he'll soon be moving away from his family estate and won't see as much of her, he particularly wants to make this Christmas special for the Dowager. As Sarah and Randall find themselves spending the holidays together with the Dowager, will their shared festivities lead to a bond that lasts beyond the Christmas season?

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
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Author: Addy Osmani
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781449334871
Release: 2012-07-08
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

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With Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll learn how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying classical and modern design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you. Explore many popular design patterns, including Modules, Observers, Facades, and Mediators. Learn how modern architectural patterns—such as MVC, MVP, and MVVM—are useful from the perspective of a modern web application developer. This book also walks experienced JavaScript developers through modern module formats, how to namespace code effectively, and other essential topics. Learn the structure of design patterns and how they are written Understand different pattern categories, including creational, structural, and behavioral Walk through more than 20 classical and modern design patterns in JavaScript Use several options for writing modular code—including the Module pattern, Asyncronous Module Definition (AMD), and CommonJS Discover design patterns implemented in the jQuery library Learn popular design patterns for writing maintainable jQuery plug-ins "This book should be in every JavaScript developer’s hands. It’s the go-to book on JavaScript patterns that will be read and referenced many times in the future."—Andrée Hansson, Lead Front-End Developer, presis!

Bradshaw s illustrated hand book to Italy

Bradshaw s illustrated hand book to Italy
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Author: George Bradshaw
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555000538
Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown

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Challenging Glass 4 COST Action TU0905 Final Conference

Challenging Glass 4   COST Action TU0905 Final Conference
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Author: Christian Louter,Freek Bos,Jan Belis,Jean-Paul Lebet
Pages: 852
ISBN: 9781138001640
Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: CRC Press

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This proceedings volume of the Challenging Glass 4 & COST Action TU0905 Final Conference, held 6-7 February 2014 at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, represents the Final Action Publication of the European research network COST Action TU0905 “Structural Glass – Novel design methods and next generation products”. It contains nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers – published by more than 180 authors from 22 different countries – that focus on the architectural and structural applications of glass in structures and facades. As such, it provides a profound state-of-the-art of structural glass design and engineering. A must-read for all architects, engineers, scientists, industry partners and other enthusiasts interested in this rapidly evolving and challenging domain.

Style is Matter

Style is Matter
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Author: Leland De la Durantaye
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0801445639
Release: 2007
Editor: Cornell University Press

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"How should we read Lolita? The beginning of an answer is that we should read it the way all great works deserve to be read: with attention and intelligence. But what sort of attention should we pay and what sort of intelligence should we apply to a work of art that recounts so much love, so much loss, so much thoughtlessness—and across which flashes something we might be tempted to call evil? To begin with, we should read with the attention and intelligence we call empathy. A point on which all readers can agree is that great literature offers us a lesson in empathy: it encourages us to feel with the strange and the familiar, the strong and the weak, the vulgar and the cultivated, the young and the old, the lover and the beloved. It urges us to see our own fates as connected to those of others, to link the starry sky we see above us with whatever moral laws we might sense within."—from Style is Matter "Some of my characters are, no doubt, pretty beastly, but I really don't care, they are outside my inner self like the mournful monsters of a cathedral facade—demons placed there merely to show that they have been booted out."—Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions With this quote Leland de la Durantaye launches his elegant and incisive exploration of the ethics of art in the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov. Focusing on Lolita but also addressing other major works (especially Speak, Memory and Pale Fire), the author asks whether the work of this writer whom many find cruel contains a moral message and, if so, why that message is so artfully concealed. Style is Matter places Nabokov's work once and for all into dialogue with some of the most basic issues concerning the ethics of writing and of reading itself. De la Durantaye argues that Humbert's narrative confession artfully seduces the reader into complicity with his dark fantasies and even darker acts until the very end, where he expresses his bitter regret for what he has done. In this sense, Lolita becomes a study in the danger of art, the artist's responsibility to the real world, and the perils and pitfalls of reading itself. In addition to Nabokov's fictions, de la Durantaye also draws on his nonfiction writings to explore Nabokov's belief that all genuine art is deceptive—as is nature itself. Through de la Durantaye's deft and compelling writing, we see that Nabokov learned valuable lessons in mimicry and camouflage from the intricate patterns of the butterflies he adored.

The Facade

The Facade
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Author: Michael S. Heiser
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780979295102
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Acid Test Press

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A Search for Refuge Haven Manor

A Search for Refuge  Haven Manor
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Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781493412846
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Baker Books

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Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can't seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield. All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life--no risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won't let him leave this determined woman without assistance. But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love? A Search for Refuge is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter's new Regency historical romance series, Haven Manor! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, A Defense of Honor.

The Bride Wore Pearls

The Bride Wore Pearls
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Author: Liz Carlyle
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062136428
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Harper Collins

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“Intriguing…engaging…an illicit delight” --Stephanie Laurens “Liz Carlyle weaves passion and intrigue with a master’s touch.” --Karen Robards Beneath the elegant façade of Victorian high society, the rules of danger and desire are the only rules that apply for the mysterious men of the St James Society. New York Times bestseller Liz Carlyle carries readers deep into this realm of intrigue and passion once more in her breathtaking historical romance sizzler, The Bride Wore Pearls. The third book in her sexy, compelling, action-packed series, The Bride Wore Pearls is a scorching story of a very proper lady who flees her home in a far corner of the British Empire, entrusting her safety and her heart to a dangerous outlaw in Victorian London. Amanda Quick and Gaelen Foley fans will most certainly be enthralled.

A Bride by Moonlight

A Bride by Moonlight
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Author: Liz Carlyle
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062097576
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harper Collins

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Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in A Bride by Moonlight, another deliciously intriguing romance by Liz Carlyle that features the dangerous men of the mysterious St. James Society. Faced with murder charges, Lisette Colburne never imagined aligning herself with Scotland Yard—not with the scandalous life she’s led. But when Commissioner Royden Napier proposes—that in exchange for her freedom—she pretend to be his wife so he can unravel a brutal mystery, she agrees. What neither counts on is their sizzling, undeniable attraction. Sexy and action-packed, Liz Carlyle’s A Bride by Moonlight is a beautiful love story set in Victorian high society with compelling characters and elegant, emotional prose that will appeal to readers of historical romance.

Toronto Then and Now

Toronto Then and Now
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Author: Doug Taylor
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1910904074
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Pavilion

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Toronto has long been a financial powerhouse in North America, and this is represented by its many grand bank buildings. Canada's capital may be Ottawa, but the financial power emanates from this thriving city, the fourth most populous in North America. Sites include: Toronto Harbour, Fort York, Queen's Quay Lighthouse, Toronto Island Ferries, Queen's Quay Terminal, Canadian National Exhibition, Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion, Princes' Gates, Royal York Hotel, Union Station, City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, St. James Cathedral, Canadian Pacific Building, Bank of Montreal, Dineen Building, Elgin Theatre, Arts and Letters Club, Old Bank of Nova Scotia, Ryrie Building, Masonic Temple, Osgoode Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Gurney Iron Works, Boer War Monument, CN Tower, Old Knox College, Victory Burlesque Theatre, Maple Leaf Gardens, University of Toronto and much more.

The Big Oyster

The Big Oyster
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Author: Mark Kurlansky
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781588365910
Release: 2007-01-09
Editor: Random House

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Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants–the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city’s economy, gastronomy, and ecology that the abundant bivalves were Gotham’s most celebrated export, a staple food for the wealthy, the poor, and tourists alike, and the primary natural defense against pollution for the city’s congested waterways. Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight–along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos–this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the island hunting ground of the Lenape Indians to the death of the oyster beds and the rise of America’s environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan’s Gilded Age dining chambers. Kurlansky brings characters vividly to life while recounting dramatic incidents that changed the course of New York history. Here are the stories behind Peter Stuyvesant’s peg leg and Robert Fulton’s “Folly”; the oyster merchant and pioneering African American leader Thomas Downing; the birth of the business lunch at Delmonico’s; early feminist Fanny Fern, one of the highest-paid newspaper writers in the city; even “Diamond” Jim Brady, who we discover was not the gourmand of popular legend. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, and delicious.