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Unique e-book: 2001
Critics name her “a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller” (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s glowing mix of wit and romance. Now this fabulous author sweeps us again to Regency England, right into a international of harmful secrets and techniques and glittering intrigue, as a rushing lord meets his fit in a fiery attractiveness who vows to be . .. No Man’s Mistress.
The darkish, devastating stranger rode into the village reasonable and wagered twenty kilos on the throwing sales space — for an opportunity to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: “Beware of a tall, darkish, good-looking stranger. He can spoil you — for those who don't first snare his middle. ”
Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him round the Maypole. after which got here his soft, scrumptious kiss. Viola didn't remorse that she had allow down her defend — until eventually the subsequent morning, while he seemed at her door to assert her loved Pinewood Manor.
Lord Ferdinand Dudley gained her domestic in a video game of cards!
Viola hated him for attempting to take every thing, together with her soul. She used to be mistress of Pinewood Manor. but Dudley refused to depart, whilst his moral sense rebelled at compromising this gorgeous blameless whose in basic terms evidence of possession used to be a lifeless earl’s promise. Dudley held the deed, yet at what rate?
Each day lower than a similar roof introduced its proportion of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. yet Viola knew it used to be a conflict she couldn't come up with the money for to lose. Marriage used to be out of the query, and he or she will be no man’s mistress. whilst Dudley’s unnerving presence, his figuring out smile, threatened to soften her resolve.
Against his greater judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley used to be beguiled. This maddening good looks had stirred him as no girl had prior to. And he was once certain and decided to make her his own.
At as soon as sensuous, whimsical, and beautifully romantic, Mary Balogh’s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to lifestyles a love tale that sizzles with ardour and originality.
Unique e-book: 1994
A speeding duke persuades a reserved younger lady to be his spouse, within the purposes FOR MARRIAGE, by means of ny occasions bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens. beautiful historic romance from one in every of today's top-selling authors! Lenore Lester is completely content material along with her quiet nation existence, taking care of her father, and has no wish for marriage. She takes steps to stay inconspicuous and detached, however the Duke of Eversleigh has came across her out. And this actual duke is sort of content material to persuade Lenore of the explanations FOR MARRIAGE.
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Yes, this man was fighting, fighting with words. He was using words as a weapon, using them as one would use a club. Could words be weapons? Well, yes, for here they were. Then, maybe, perhaps, I could use them as a weapon? No. It frightened me. I read on and what amazed me was not what he said, but how on earth anybody had the courage to say it. Richard Wright continues: I ran across many words whose meaning I did not know, and I either looked them up in a dictionary or, before I had a chance to do that, encountered the word in a context that made its meaning clear.
Has fiction today tended to become too fact-bound, too realistic, in spite of magic realism, or post-surrealism, or other varieties of fantasy? That seems possible. It may equally be true that Vidal's impression that everybody wants to write, nobody to read, diagnoses a self-defeating process. For it is impossible to create a novelist's world by DIY methods. However the process is accomplished it remains a mysterious one, which cannot either be taught or learned. A novelist's world can only be recognised w h e n it has come into being, and the novelist himself is probably the last person who can fully explain how it comes about.
R. Leavis. If exposed too rawly, it can offend, even shock. I once declared that I had read so much about Elizabeth Taylor that actually having an affair with her wouldn't add much. This bewildered the old friends whom I was talking to (quite bookish people themselves); for years afterwards, they referred to my declaration with a mixture of derision and disbelief. It is, I suppose the bookman's version of Plato's cave, lived experience a mere shadow-show against the eternal reality of books. I can still remember, at roughly the age I read Animal Farm, the first thrill of the thought that books lived longer than the people who had written them.