The Wise Woman

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143910199X
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves an unforgettable tale of a young woman’s sorcery and desire in Henry VIII’s England, where magic, lust, and power are forever intertwined. Growing up as an abandoned outcast on the moors, young Alys’ only company is her cruel foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman who is whispered to practice the dark arts. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty and loneliness she has felt all her life, but all too soon her sanctuary is destroyed. King Henry VIII’s followers burn the holy place to the ground, and Alys only just manages to escape with her life, haunted by the screams of her sisters as they burned to death. She finds work in a castle not far from where she grew up as an old lord’s scribe, where she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo. But Hugo is already married to a proud woman named Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach taught her, but quickly the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own—a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own power.

Fallen Skies

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102007
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Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past? Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve. Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.

Enticing The Earl

Author: Christie Kelley
Publisher: eKensington
ISBN: 1601831676
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Only His Passion. . . With his estate near bankruptcy, Simon Blakesworth, Earl of Hartsfield already has a perilous secret to keep. Still, when he finds Mia Featherstone badly beaten, he doesn't hesitate to shelter her in his home. . .and offer marriage to protect the lovely healer from her attacker. But Mia is concealing a danger this honorable earl never imagined--and can't resist. . . Can Save Her Love. . . Mia's valuable discovery on Simon's land saved her patients' lives. Now the only way she can help the man she's always loved save his home is to secretly find the rest of a cache of hidden artifacts. But their passion is making it impossible for Mia to ever walk away--even from a love that may not survive the truth. . . Praise for the novels of Christie Kelley "A passionate and sexually charged tale. . ." --Romantic Times Book Reviews on One Night Scandal "A sexy Cinderella story--racy and romantic!" --Anna Campbell on Scandal of the Season "Rollicking, sexy. . .you'll enjoy this one!" --Kat Martin on Every Time We Kiss "Kelley joins the ranks of Cheryl Holt, Pamela Britton and Lisa Kleypas." --I>RT Book Reviews on Every Night I'm Yours 77,000 Words

A Respectable Trade

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416538547
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Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife. Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.

Vexing The Viscount

Author: Christie Kelley
Publisher: eKensington
ISBN: 1601831684
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Only Her Fire . . . As the reluctant new Viscount Middleton, Braden Tavers already has several reputations to save--including his own. So it's imperative he rescue his estate's healer Tia Featherstone from her impetuous plan to find his rakehell brother Jonathon. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her determined spirit and unworldly charms at arm's length. But protecting this stubborn beauty from himself is only stoking an irresistible desire--and an insidious danger threatening them both . . . Can Win His Heart . . . Tia must get Jonathon back under her care before his unforgiving brother discovers how ill he truly is. But searching London's most scandalous hellholes and staying two steps ahead of Braden is uncovering the viscount's deepest secrets--and a longing to make his wounded heart her own. To save him, she must risk a deception that could put his past to rest--or separate them forever . . . Praise for the novels of Christie Kelley "A passionate and sexually charged tale. . ." --RT Book Reviews on One Night Scandal "A sexy Cinderella story--racy and romantic!" --Anna Campbell on Scandal of the Season "Rollicking, sexy. . .you'll enjoy this one!" --Kat Martin on Every Time We Kiss "Kelley joins the ranks of Cheryl Holt, Pamela Britton and Lisa Kleypas." --RT Book Reviews on Every Night I'm Yours 82,000 Words

Earthly Joys

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074328660X
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the passionate, turbulent times of seventeenth-century England as seen through the eyes of the country’s most famous royal gardener. John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in seventeenth-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court. Tradescant’s talents soon come to the attention of the most powerful man in the country, the irresistible Duke of Buckingham, the lover of King Charles I. Tradescant has always been faithful to his masters, but Buckingham is unlike any he has ever known: flamboyant, outrageously charming, and utterly reckless. Every certainty upon which Tradescant has based his life—his love of his wife and children, his passion for his work, his loyalty to his country—is shattered as he follows Buckingham to court, to war, and to the forbidden territories of human love.

Virgin Earth

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272536
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A sequel to Earthly Joy follows the life of John Tradescant the Younger, who works as a gardener to King Charles I before fleeing to the Royalist colony of Virginia in order to protect his family, a decision that tests his botanical talents and involves him in the plight of Native Americans whose lives are threatened by colonial settlers. Reprint. 85,000 first printing.

Alice Hartley S Happiness

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000738016X
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Social mores come under bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s acute scrutiny in this reissue of a long-unavailable novel of betrayal, revenge and liberation...

Wideacre

Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416589554
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory comes the stunning first novel of a thrilling trilogy about the Lacey family, and the captivating woman at the heart of a power-hungry estate willing to go to any means to protect her family name. Beatrice Lacey, as strong-minded as she is beautiful, refuses to conform to the social customs of her time. Destined to lose her heritage and beloved Wideacre estate once she is wed, Beatrice will use any means necessary to protect her ancestral name. Seduction, betrayal, even murder—Beatrice’s passion is without apology or conscience. “She is a Lacey of Wideacre,” her father warns, “and whatever she does, however she behaves, will always be fitting.” Yet even as Beatrice’s scheming seems about to yield her dream, she is haunted by the one living person who knows the extent of her plans...and her capacity for evil. Sumptuously set in Georgian England from the “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY), Wideacre is intensely gripping, rich in texture, and full of color and authenticity. It is a saga as irresistible in its singular magic as its heroine.

Bewitching The Duke

Author: Christie Kelley
Publisher: eKensington
ISBN: 9781601831729
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Only Her Desire. . . After losing his wife in childbirth, Colin Barrett, Duke of Northrop, does not trust healers. So when he discovers Selina White cleansing his home, he is livid. As duke, Colin is accustomed to his charges taking orders from him. But the fiery Selina has the audacity to defy him when he asks her to leave his lands. More infuriating, he cannot stop thinking about the seductive sway of her hips when she walks. Can Heal His Heart. . . The sick tenants of Northrop Park depend on Selina, and she's not about to let a man tell her she must leave her village--even if he is a duke. And while Selina does not fear Colin's temper, she is afraid of the secrets she keeps from him and of the desire he sets off in her every time he is near.