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Book I Thee Wed

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2010-01-13
  • ISBN : 0307575640
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book I Thee Wed written by Amanda Quick and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2010-01-13 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears—until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant. Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests—and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma... For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realizes the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams—and even her very life....

Book With This Ring

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2009-12-23
  • ISBN : 0307575721
  • Pages : 386 pages

Download or read book With This Ring written by Amanda Quick and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2009-12-23 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leo Drake, the “Mad Monk of Monkcrest,” is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance. The freethinking authoress of “horrid novels,” Beatrice is searching for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects played a role in her uncle's death. Beatrice finds Leo every bit as fascinating as one of the heroes in her novels—and she's convinced he's the only one who can help her. But after only five minutes in her company, Leo is sure he's never met a woman more infuriating . . . and more likely to rescue him from boredom. Yet the alliance may well prove to be the biggest mistake of their lives. For a villain lurks in London, waiting for the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings—knowing that when they do, that day will be their last. . . . Praise for With This Ring “If you start an Amanda Quick book in the late afternoon, you'll probably spend the night with it.”—The Denver Post “[Amanda Quick is] an exceptional storyteller.”—Daily News of Los Angeles

Book Lie by Moonlight

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-06-07
  • ISBN : 1101214872
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book Lie by Moonlight written by Amanda Quick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-06-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While investigating a suspicious death, private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the grounds of Aldwick Castle—and in the midst of utter chaos. The ramshackle castle is in flames—and a beautiful woman and four young girls are taking flight on horseback. It turns out that the strong-minded Miss Concordia Glade and her four bright students are on the run from a notorious London crime lord who’ll stop at nothing to destroy them. Now, their only hope is Ambrose, a confirmed loner with more than his share of secrets—and more than his share of desire for the unconventional teacher. And as Ambrose and Concordia risk everything to bring down a criminal mastermind, they will also be forced to battle something even greater: the steamy passion that threatens their hard-won independence…

Book The Mystery Woman

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 0515154210
  • Pages : 402 pages

Download or read book The Mystery Woman written by Amanda Quick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second Ladies of Lantern Street novel from Amanda Quick explores the crimes, passions and paranormal secrets of Victorian London. Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment. Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . . . Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. The quest to discover her whereabouts has pulled him away from his mournful impulses to hurl himself into the sea—and engaged his curiosity about the real Beatrice Lockwood, whose spirit, he suspects, is not as delicate as her face and figure. He does know one thing, though: This flame-haired beauty was present the night Roland Fleming died at the Academy of the Occult. Guilty or not, she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .

Book Slightly Shady

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  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0307418332
  • Pages : 354 pages

Download or read book Slightly Shady written by Amanda Quick and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Amanda Quick's bestselling trademark is a combination of suspense and passion in historical tales alight with sparkling wit and brimming with dangerous intrigue. Now she serves up the most tantalizing novel of her career as an enterprising woman allies herself with a mysterious spy, only to be caught in a seething brew of treachery — and temptation.... From the moment he burst into her antiquities shop in Rome, Lavinia Lake knew the stranger was nothing but trouble. He said he was in pursuit of a killer. He swore he was only trying to save her. Yet no matter what he claimed, Lavinia was convinced that Mr. Tobias March was bent instead on destroying her. And when the self-described spy hustled her and her niece out of the shop and back to England, Lavinia could only hope that one day she would would find a way to repay Mr. March in full. But Lavinia never imagined the shocking circumstances under which they would meet again ... or that soon he would become more deadly — and more compelling — with each passing day. In the business of making private inquiries, Tobias March had been hired to trade down a powerful villain who even now was intent on assuming control of a vast criminal organization. Yet in his search he had found nothing but one dead end — and one dead body — after another. And then, just as his investigation was heating up once more, he found his mission and his life complicated by the most ungovernable, unpredictable, exasperating woman he had ever met. Faced with a tangled web of deceit and danger, Tobias had no choice but to form a partnership with Lavinia, a lady whose past could only be described as slightly shady. Yet when he persuaded her to become his associate, neither Tobias nor Lavinia realized that their heated disputes would spark a sizzling desire — or that the deeper they kept digging for the truth, the deeper they were digging their own graves....

Book Don t Look Back

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2003-04-01
  • ISBN : 0553897187
  • Pages : 418 pages

Download or read book Don t Look Back written by Amanda Quick and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2003-04-01 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder. As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren’t enough to distinguish fiercely independent Lavinia Lake from the other women of London’s fashionable Claremont Lane, there is one more feature to set her apart. Lavinia is also well versed in the practice of mesmerism, an extraordinary gift that far surpasses mere charm and physical appeal. Nobody knows this better than the usually coolheaded Tobias March, who seems to have fallen hopelessly under her spell. Fortunately for all, however, Lavinia uses her powers for good. And ever since a tragedy involving one of her subjects, she has even retired them in favor of her work with Lake and March, a joint venture providing “discreet private inquiries for individuals of quality.” Celeste Hudson, the stunningly beautiful young wife of a family friend and fellow mesmerist, would surely count herself among such individuals--were she still alive, that is. While mythology’s Medusa could turn men to stone, lovely Celeste was more accustomed to turning them to jelly. In fact, unbeknownst to her husband, Howard, the ambitious Celeste was planning to use her talents to forge a new future in Society--one that would not include him. Sadly, her plans were cut short when she was murdered. Only a gentleman’s cravat wound around her lovely neck remained for evidence--small compensation for the strange and priceless bracelet that may have been snatched from her wrist as she drew her last breath. As a result, Lake and March are soon in Howard Hudson’s employ on the trail of the killer. But Tobias is convinced the dashing widower is more interested in tracking down the missing relic. If so, Howard is not alone. Any number of ruthless types are after the very same antiquity, whose centerpiece is an unusual blue cameo of inestimable value and supposed legendary powers--powers of immeasurable worth to anyone in Howard’s line of work. Together, Lake and March undertake a tantalizing investigation that leads them from the glittering ballrooms of the ton to London’s seediest taverns to a mesmerist whose therapies include treating ladies suffering from “hysteria” is a a most unconventional method--and, not least of all, to the darkest reaches of men’s psyches. Along the way, Don’t Look Back becomes a completely mesmerizing read as the irrepressible Lavinia and Tobias mix business with pleasure....

Book I Thee Wed

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  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-12-20
  • ISBN : 1405514086
  • Pages : 254 pages

Download or read book I Thee Wed written by Amanda Quick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-20 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Then an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant. Stokes is on a peculiar mission, searching for an anonymous thief who has stolen an ancient book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is among the party's guests - and that the villain is looking for an intuitive woman on whom to test a certain elixir. A woman just like Emma... For Emma, the new post brings unexpected passion and chilling danger. But when murder strikes, she realises the awful truth. Unless she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a merciless killer, she could forever lose the man of her dreams - and maybe her very life....

Book The Paid Companion

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  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-03-29
  • ISBN : 9780515138641
  • Pages : 406 pages

Download or read book The Paid Companion written by Amanda Quick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-03-29 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Once again, the incomparable Quick has whipped up a delectable Regency romance” (Booklist)—about an ice-cold business agreement that turns into something far more heated… The Earl of St. Merryn needs a woman. His intentions are purely practical—he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society. He has his own agenda to pursue, and a false fiancée will keep the husband-hunters at bay while he goes about his business. The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion. After all, the sorry women who must accept such employment are sure to be grateful for any favor... When he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge, he believes his problem is solved. Her dowdy attire and pinned-up hair cannot hide her fine figure and the fire in her golden eyes. And her unfortunate circumstances—and secret dreams of a life onstage—make the Earl’s offer undeniably appealing. But St. Merryn is clearly hiding something, and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy Rain Street home. Elenora is soon to discover that his secrets are even darker than his décor—and this lark will be a more dangerous adventure than she’d been led to believe. And Arthur, Earl of St. Merryn, will find that the meek and mild companion he’d envisioned has become both a partner in his quest to catch a killer—and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart...

Book Waiting For Snow

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  • Author : Marsha Diane Arnold
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • ISBN : 1328684067
  • Pages : 32 pages

Download or read book Waiting For Snow written by Marsha Diane Arnold and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Badger cannot wait one more minute for it to snow. When his friend Hedgehog explains that everything comes in its time, Badger is as unconvinced and impatient as ever. But Badger’s friends have a few tricks up their sleeve to try to get the snow’s attention and distract their pal in the meantime. In the end, Badger sees there’s no trick—only waiting—until at last, it’s time.

Book The Wedding

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  • Author : Julie Garwood
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-07-05
  • ISBN : 1101533552
  • Pages : 323 pages

Download or read book The Wedding written by Julie Garwood and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood brings the soaring adventure, love and rivalry of medieval Scotland to glorious life in this classic historical romance. Journeying from England to Scotland, Lady Brenna has resigned herself to an arranged match with a highlander. But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captures her en route, she fearlessly meets their demand to instead marry their leader—her betrothed’s sworn enemy—the quick-tempered Connor MacAlister. Brenna harbors no illusions that her husband is in love with her, but their shared past gives her hope. Maybe the laird who once visited her father’s castle and charmed her with a dazzling, unexpected smile remains underneath Connor’s stern exterior. But as she sets out to win the man whom she has come to adore, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war—and only her faith in her new husband can save her... Includes an excerpt of another beloved Julie Garwood highland romance, The Bride

Book Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils  An Indian Perspective

Download or read book Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils An Indian Perspective written by Sanjay Arora and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-03-31 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume focuses on the characterization, reclamation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of salt affected soils and waterlogged sodic soils. Innovative technologies in managing marginal salt affected lands merit immediate attention in the light of climate change and its impact on crop productivity and environment. The decision-making process related to reclamation and management of vast areas of salt affected soils encompasses consideration of economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social acceptability of different approaches. The chapters in this book highlight the significant environmental and social impacts of different ameliorative techniques used to manage salt affected soils. Readers will discover new knowledge on the distribution, reactions, changes in bio-chemical properties and microbial ecology of salt affected soils through case studies exploring Indian soils. The contributions presented by experts shed new light on techniques such as the restoration of degraded lands by growing halophyte plant species, diversification of crops and introduction of microbes for remediation of salt infested soils, and the use of fluorescent pseudomonads for enhancing crop yields.

Book Seduction   Scandal

    Book Details:
  • Author : Charlotte Featherstone
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • ISBN : 1459207726
  • Pages : 383 pages

Download or read book Seduction Scandal written by Charlotte Featherstone and published by HQN Books. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lady’s plan to marry a proper match is threatened by a seductive earl—and her own secret desires—in this sexy Victorian romance. With the scandalous nature of her birth to live down, Isabella Fairmont dreams of a proper marriage—even if it must be passionless. She saves her deepest desires for the novel she dares to pen, wherein she is seduced by a handsome lord with dark powers. But then her courtship with an appropriate suitor is threatened by the sudden attentions of the reclusive Earl of Black—whose pale blue eyes and brooding sensuality are exactly as she described in her book. Isabella tries to resist the mysterious earl. Yet as he pursues her, with inexplicable knowledge of her past and kisses that consume her, Isabella fears she will succumb. If only the earl could tell Isabella the truth. With very real, and treacherous, thieves endangering her life, Black will need to protect Isabella from the very people she trusts most . . .

Book Late for the Wedding

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2003-04-29
  • ISBN : 055389756X
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Late for the Wedding written by Amanda Quick and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2003-04-29 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatible--undeniably combustible--pairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake. An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinia’s most exasperating challenge: how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxing--and above all romantic--retreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers’ plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobias’s past. Aspasia Gray’s beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long-deceased fiancé was a friend of his--in addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable. Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobias’s bedchamber... It seems Aspasia is seeking protection--and solace--after receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossip--and far more deadly.When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killer’s methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigation--and each other--as their leads take them from Society’s most elegant haunts--and most discreet hideaways--to London’s shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous. And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs.

Book Wait Until Midnight

    Book Details:
  • Author : Amanda Quick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780515138627
  • Pages : 374 pages

Download or read book Wait Until Midnight written by Amanda Quick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-01-25 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A wonderful story of mystery and romance.… Amanda Quick is the queen of romance. All of her books are keepers, and Wait Until Midnight is no exception.”—A Romance Review The sins of Adam Hardesty’s past have been discovered. And if he does not hunt down his blackmailer quickly, his secrets will be revealed to all. But there is an obstacle in his way: sensation novelist Caroline Fordyce. She knows that Adam’s quest for justice could shatter her own reputation—and mire her family in lethal scandal. And she fears what he may find.... Together, they will navigate the shadow side of London, venturing into an underworld of cutthroats, connivers, and illusionists. And as the mystery grows ever deeper and the danger circles ever closer, they must guard not only their secrets but their lives and hearts as well.

Book Conversations in Black

Download or read book Conversations in Black written by Ed Gordon and published by Legacy Lit. This book was released on 2020-01-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill). Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, T.I., Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as: Will the black vote control the 2020 election? Do black lives really matter? After the Obama presidency, are black people better off? Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood? How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America? Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon sets out to dispel what black power and black excellence really look like today and offers a way forward in a new age of black prosperity and pride.

Book Wannsee House and the Holocaust

Download or read book Wannsee House and the Holocaust written by Steven Lehrer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although Hitler's extermination of the Jews was well underway by the end of 1941, it was at the Wannsee Conference of January 1942 that Reinhard Heydrich officially announced the Nazi's infamous "final solution." This conference was held at a luxurious villa, and both house and conference have a fascinating history. This book traces that history from 1914--the year that saw the foundations laid for both the house and the Holocaust--to the present. Appendices provide a wealth of historical documents.

Book With This Ring

Download or read book With This Ring written by Natasha Knight and published by . This book was released on 2022 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This set contains With This Ring & I Thee Take, the complete story of Cristiano and Scarlett, an Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance ... Cristiano Grigori brought his army of soldiers to kidnap Scarlet De La Cruz on the day she'd be wed to his enemy. He took her to his mansion on a secluded island and made her his bride and his pawn against his enemies. This is their love story. With This Ring Scarlett When Cristiano Grigori came for me, he didn't come alone. He brought his army to kill the soldiers at my door and took me for himself. He put his ring on my finger and marked me as mafia property. His property. My brothers thought they had wiped out the Grigori family, but Cristiano is very much alive. And he has one purpose. Revenge. Cristiano The De La Cruz brothers were pawns to my real enemy. They were nothing but foot soldiers. Killing them was easy enough. Taking their sister, well, that's another story. And she doesn't know the half of it. Scarlett is mine. My bride. My pawn. She's the daughter of a once-powerful Cartel King. And through her I will flush out the rest of the rats who sought to wipe out the Grigori name. Keeping her is just a bonus. I Thee Take Scarlett Cristiano is my enemy. He's also the only man with whom I've ever felt safe. Protected. But I have to remember that he married me with one purpose in mind. Revenge. I would be the bridge to his real enemies. I can't let myself forget that he isn't the hero of this story. His hands are covered in blood. I saw that with my own eyes. Cristiano I thought I knew Scarlett's past, but I didn't know anything. I thought I knew the worst of monsters, but I hadn't seen anything yet. Sometimes you have to lie to yourself to survive. Sometimes it's those closest to you who will bury their knives in your back. Too many times it's the innocents who pay for your mistakes. For your refusal to see. I can't let Scarlett pay for mine. But I may be too late to stop it.