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|Author||: Danielle Steel|
Natasha Leonovas beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimirs ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late fathers artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Lucas artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natashas image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimirs mistress ...
|Author||: Terrance Williamson|
Based on the harrowing life of Eleonore Hodys, The Mistress of Auschwitz follows the true story of a political prisoner detained in the notorious concentration camp. While experiencing all the horrors of the holocaust, Eleonore turns to friendship for survival. Through companionship with another female prisoner, Eleonore must decide if she has the courage to join the resistance movement which is planning the overthrow of their wicked oppressors. Matters are only complicated when Eleonore unwittingly attracts the attention of the Commandant and she is forced to decide between her own comfort or her principles.
|Author||: Catherine Hewitt|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret. “A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely autodidact and businesswoman whose product was herself, Valtesse would be totally at home in our self-branding society.” —The New York Times Book Review Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Édouard Manet and inspired Émile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future King Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no comtesse. Valtesse was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid backstreet among the dregs of Parisian society. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possessed a small fortune, three mansions, fabulous carriages, and art the envy of connoisseurs across Europe. A consummate show-woman, she ensured that her life—and even her death—remained shrouded in just enough mystery to keep her audience hungry for more. Spectacularly evoking the sights and sounds of mid- to late nineteenth-century Paris in all its hedonistic glory, Catherine Hewitt’s biography tells, for the first time ever in English, the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who, though her roots were lowly, never stopped aiming high.
|Author||: Jill Childs|
It wasn’t until that night that I found out he had been cheating. I never would have guessed it of Ralph – I was still head over heels in love with him then. I would have done anything for my husband… that is, until I found out what he was really hiding. The night it happened, I was late home from a parent-teacher conference. Things hadn’t been the same between us recently and I was hoping we could start over – make things right over a bottle of wine and an early night like the old days. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I sometimes think I never really knew Ralph at all. Because I never thought he’d be capable of doing what he did. It wasn’t only dangerous, it was very, very wrong. And I’m not talking about the affair with Laura. As I said, I came home that night hoping to finally fix things with the man I love. The very last thing I expected was to find my husband murdered. No marriage is ever what it seems from the outside. A compulsively unputdownable domestic thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Silent Wife. What readers are saying about The Mistress: ‘Dark, twisty compulsive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what is going to happen. I couldn't read fast enough. Excellent!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow such a dark, twisty unpredictable read! Kept me on the edge of my seat with a totally unexpected ending!... A really addictive, compulsive read that will keep you guessing!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘From the first chapter you know that this is going to be a thrilling journey and I was hooked immediately struggling to put the book down… The book was full of surprises and just when you thought you had everything figured out nothing is as it seems, the twists and turns will have you holding your breath. This was my first read by the author and it was a fantastic unputdownable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read long into the night to discover all of the secrets and conclusions to this gripping story and the shocking revelation at the end was magnificent. Definitely a full five stars from me for this fabulous book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW!!… What a great book!!!… What an ending! Loved having a good read on a rainy day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Extremely well written with good characters, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and had a great ending to a brilliant book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
|Author||: Susan Wiggs|
Most days Kathleen O'Leary is a penniless maid. But tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends' sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago's most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn't who he says he is. And before their true identities can be revealed to one another, fire erupts, sending rich and poor alike running for their lives. Now, though virtually strangers, Kathleen and Dylan must rely on each other for survival. And when the embers cool, they'll find that the greatest risk has been to their hearts….
|Author||: Lynne Graham,Yukako Midori|
|Editor||: Harlequin / SB Creative|
Vivien is dumbfounded by a tabloid piece that says the affair her husband had two years ago was a lie. After that scandal she’d left her playboy husband, but it turns out he was innocent! She seeks him out to apologize for her past mistake, but the husband she hasn’t seen for years just gives her cold stare. Will he ever be able to forgive her?
|Author||: Philippe Tapon|
|Editor||: Plume Books|
Tells the story of Simone, the nurse and mistress of a doctor who is implicated in the death of a Nazi and whose family is also plotting against him.
|Author||: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni|
Tilo, an Indian clairvoyant, becomes queen of the pirates who kidnapped her for her powers, and she gains immortality and the skills of a mistress of spices, which she uses to help mortals before falling in love with Raven
|Author||: Michelle Reid|
Read this classic, passionate romance from USA Today bestselling author Michelle Reid, now available for the first time in e-book! Pregnant with the Sheikh’s heir… Sheikh Raschid Al Kadah and Evie Delahaye’s high-profile affair has lasted for two intensely passionate years. But their relationship must come to an end when Raschid is expected to marry an Arabian princess. Until Evie discovers she’s pregnant with his child… Originally published in 1999
|Author||: Gina Marie Martini|
Flashback to the '70s in electrifying Las Vegas. Angie Russo's eighteenth birthday wish on New Year's Eve, 1970, is to break free from the sheltered life in which she was raised. Following the murder of her father and her sister's overdose, her uncle and guardian, Vince Russo, limits her freedom to protect her from the harsh elements of Sin City and family secrets not to be exposed. Angie has been estranged from her mother for many years. Betty Russo's life and whereabouts is a mystery that slowly unravels, threatening the family dynamic. When Angie meets Tommy Cavallo, a captivating, wealthy, hotel and casino owner who wants to show her the world, she becomes mesmerized with the glamorous life he offers. Against her uncle's wishes, she leaves the security of his home to be with the man she loves. The drawback is, Tommy is married. Tommy whisks Angie away to elaborate places to strengthen their relationship and build his empire, adding more hotels around the world to his chain. Angie chronicles her long-term love affair and worldly adventures with Tommy throughout the highs and lows of their life together. Is their love strong enough to combat the obstacles against them?
|Author||: Mary Balogh|
|Editor||: Dell Publishing Company|
Lady Angeline Dudley, who harbors a secret desire for a simple marriage in spite of expectations that she marry a wealthy, titled man, must must come up with a plan when she falls for an earl who does not return her feelings.
|Author||: Mary Balogh|
In her most captivating novel to date, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency-era romantic fiction, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and startling intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable-- he falls in love with his mistress. More Than a Mistress He is bad-tempered, reckless, a man superior in his abilities to charm and delight women. The greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom, he is the scandalous Duke of Tresham. When a young woman interferes in his Hyde Park duel, causing him to get shot, he hires her as his nurse, vowing that she will share his misery during his convalescence. Far too bold for her own good, Jane Ingleby is the kind of woman a man might find beautiful were it not for her impudence. She questions the duke's every move, scolds his bad manners, breaches his secrets, and touches his soul. When Tresham offers to set Jane up in his London town house, love is the last thing on his mind. And hers. Trying to pretend it is strictly business, an arrangement she must accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret, Jane suspects there is nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she gets past his devilish facade and sees the noble heart within, she discovers the greatest jeopardy of all--a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thinks love is for fools. Hailed by critics as "sensual," "unforgettable," "a matchless storyteller,"* Mary Balogh has captured the hearts of readers with her novels of breathtaking romance. In More than a Mistress she dazzles us once again with a love story that sizzles with wit and sensuality--a rare gem of wondrous storytelling that holds readers enthralled from first page to last. *Romantic Times
|Author||: Mary Balogh|
Critics call her “a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller” (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s sparkling blend of wit and romance. Now this dazzling writer sweeps us back to Regency England, into a world of dangerous secrets and glittering intrigue, as a dashing lord meets his match in a fiery beauty who vows to be ... No Man’s Mistress. The dark, devastating stranger rode into the village fair and wagered twenty pounds at the throwing booth — for a chance to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: “Beware of a tall, dark, handsome stranger. He can destroy you — if you do not first snare his heart.” Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him around the Maypole. And then came his delicate, delicious kiss. Viola did not regret that she had let down her guard — until the next morning, when he appeared at her door to claim her beloved Pinewood Manor. Lord Ferdinand Dudley won her home in a game of cards! Viola hated him for trying to take everything, including her soul. She was mistress of Pinewood Manor. Yet Dudley refused to leave, even as his conscience rebelled at compromising this beautiful innocent whose only proof of ownership was a dead earl’s promise. Dudley held the deed, but at what cost? Each day under the same roof brought its share of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. But Viola knew it was a battle she could not afford to lose. Marriage was out of the question, and she would be no man’s mistress. Even as Dudley’s unnerving presence, his knowing smile, threatened to melt her resolve. Against his better judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley was beguiled. This maddening beauty had stirred him as no woman had before. And he was bound and determined to make her his own. At once sensuous, whimsical, and wonderfully romantic, Mary Balogh’s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to life a love story that sizzles with passion and originality.
|Author||: Kate Pullinger|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When her mistress departs from Victorian London society to seek relief from tuberculosis symptoms in Egypt, maid Sally throws herself into their new culture and comes to know freedoms she has never experienced before she is harshly reminded of her humble station in life. 75,000 first printing.
|Author||: Martine McCutcheon|
Mandy is turning 30 and has a lot of love to give, but that special person has so far eluded her. Then, at her birthday party with close friends at the Wolseley, Cupid strikes from across a crowded room. It's love at first sight, but Jake, the man she's fallen for, is happily married. Mandy is determined to stick to her principles and not enter into such dangerous territory, but her resistance is to prove futile. But can she make it as a mistress? Can it work for someone to love two people? A romance with a twist, The Mistress, has an unusual, modern take on what women want. It's a warm, fun, highly commercial novel by one of Britain's best-loved actresses.
|Author||: Ariel Lawhon|
|Editor||: Anchor Books|
A steamy reimagining of the scandal-marked 1930 disappearance of Justice Joseph Crater explores events decades later from the perspectives of the three women who knew him best, including his Chanel-draped wife, his showgirl mistress and his dutiful housemaid.
|Author||: Joanna Trollope|
An English family copes with its patriarch's announcement that he intends to leave his wife of forty years to marry the young woman who has been his mistress for seven years.