The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446457249

Total Pages:448

Viewed:1041

GET EBOOK

Books Description:

The Battle of Waterloo. A heart-racing tale of adventure, love and fate against the backdrop of one of the most decisive battles in history by one of the greatest and best-selling romantic novelists of all time. In 1815, beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest town in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo ... Georgette Heyer was the creator - greatest practitioner - of the Regency romance, and An Infamous Army shows why she has won the hearts of a whole new audience with her sweeping historical fiction.

Related Titles:

Devil's Cub

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1492688371

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1266

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

"You're in for a treat."—NORA ROBERTS, #1 New York Times bestselling author The Marquis of Vidal always gets his own way. Until he meets Mary Challoner... Praise for Devil's Cub: "If you've never read Heyer's books before, prepare to be charmed. Or come rediscover her magic."—LINDA HOWARD, author of Up Close and Dangerous "[C]olorful and eccentric characters." —Library Journal

These Old Shades

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456552

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1285

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT '[My] generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud. Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score. When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingénue who may just steal Justin's heart. Can Leonie win the Duke's affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both? __________________________ 'Léonie, hot-tempered and very much her own woman, is one of Heyer's best female leads [...] The novel remains a witty, vivid page turner' MELANIE REID 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Regency Buck

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446457494

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1774

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT '[My] generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ Beautiful heiress Judith Taverner has her pick of London suitors. But her luck takes a turn for the worse when her hapless brother, Peregrine, becomes the target of a would-be-assassin. To Judith's great annoyance, their mysterious guardian - the handsome Earl of Worth - seems far more intent on wooing her than saving her brother, but all is not as it seems... When the truth is revealed, Judith will finally discover if the Earl is after her money or her heart. __________________________ 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Fabulously witty' STEPHEN FRY 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

The Black Moth

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513276921

Total Pages:268

Viewed:1825

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

The Black Moth (1921) is a historical romance novel by Georgette Heyer. Initially devised as a series of stories for her younger brother Boris, who suffered from hemophilia, The Black Moth became Heyer’s debut novel following its discovery by her father, who recognized its merits and sought publication. Published in Britain and the United States, The Black Moth was a commercial success that launched the career of one of twentieth-century England’s most popular writers of fiction. Set during the Georgian era of the 1750s, the story follows Lord Jack Carstares, a disgraced nobleman who turns to a life of crime after taking the blame for his brother’s persistent dishonesty at cards. Branded a cheater and a thief, Jack briefly flees England before returning under the name of Sir Anthony Ferndale. Forced into the shadows, he becomes a highwayman notorious for robbing the carriages of the rich. Following his father’s death and his brother’s ascent to the head of the family estate, Jack is caught while robbing the carriage of a man who turns out to be Miles O’Hara, an old friend and Justice of the Peace. Arrested, Jack is forced to reveal his identity, and is promptly forgiven. Retaining his disguise and unready to rejoin the social life of England’s elite, Jack becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the abduction of Miss Diana Beauleigh, whom he rescues from the wicked Duke of Andover. Unable to remain anonymous for much longer, Jack is pulled by his innate goodness toward the friends and family he has long since left behind, allowing him one last chance at redemption. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth is a classic work of English historical romance reimagined for modern readers.

Beauvallet

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456781

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1229

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen. 'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the Queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den...

The Foundling

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456668

Total Pages:400

Viewed:453

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A pulse-racing story of Regency romance from one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists. The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents, Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware (Gilly for short) has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling form his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. No sooner has he entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure ... For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical, romantic fiction. The Foundling shows all of her wonderful talents at their best, and how she won a huge audience that continues to this day.

The Convenient Marriage

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1407089021

Total Pages:288

Viewed:1803

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

_____________ ‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris _____________ Horry Winwood doesn’t play by the rules. So when her family are near ruin and her sister is about to enter a loveless marriage to a wealthy man to settle the family debts, young and headstrong Horry proposes to marry him in her sister's place. As her new husband's attentions fall elsewhere, Horry begins to feel increasingly unhappy. Then she meets the attractive and dangerous Lord Lethbridge and her days suddenly become more exciting. But there is bad blood between Horry's husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick. Will Horry’s gamble cost her everything she holds most dear? _____________ WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: "Handsome hero, beautiful heroine, nasty baddie, beautiful gowns and all misunderstandings sorted out by the last page. If you've never read Georgette Heyer before - why?" "This was my first Georgette Heyer novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and dastardly deeds, insult and revenge, misunderstandings and mishaps." "You really find yourself getting inside the characters and caring about them." "These Regency novels of Georgette Heyer are a constant delight and in a world class of their own. They can all be re-read time and time again" "This book brings the period to life... the description of the dresses and carriages makes you imagine you the scenes vividly" "Her attention to detail brings the pages alive and you can imagine yourself back in Regency England for a couple of hours. Absolutely love her books!" "Heyer is the queen of this genre." "Packed with entertainment, good historical detail and all the twists and turns." "A story which has everything: romance, highwaymen, duels at dawn and countless parties"

Venetia

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456455

Total Pages:336

Viewed:837

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT '[My] generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ In all her twenty-five years, Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Nor has she enjoyed the attentions of any man aside from her two wearisomely persistent suitors. Then, in one extraordinary encounter, she meets a neighbour she only knew by reputation - the infamous Jasper Damerel. Before she realises it, Venetia is encouraging a man whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years. __________________________ 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

A Civil Contract

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1402269587

Total Pages:432

Viewed:1366

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

"A five-star job of sheerly delightful romance writing."- Chicago Sunday Tribune Can the wrong bride become the perfect wife? Adam Deveril, the new Viscount Lynton, is madly in love with the beautiful Julia Oversley. But he has returned from the Peninsular War to find his family on the brink of ruin and his ancestral home mortgaged to the hilt. He has little choice when he is introduced to Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a City man of apparently unlimited wealth and no social ambitions for himself-but with his eyes firmly fixed on a suitable match for his only daughter, the quiet and decidedly plain Jenny Chawleigh. What Readers Say: "Heyer always writes brilliantly and is capable of conveying the deepest emotions in the briefest of phrases and subtlest dialogue." "One of Heyer's most skillfully written novels." "Has all of Heyer's usual wit, vivid characters, and attention to detail." "One of my very favourite Heyers - and one of her most profound. Wise and heartwarming." "Thoughtful and thought-provoking ... reveals depths to Heyer's writing." "Truly a gem." Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

Cotillion

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456471

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1226

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris ____________________________ Kitty Charing’s life-changing inheritance comes with a catch. Her eccentric and childless guardian, Mr. Penicuik, is leaving Kitty all of his vast fortune – but with one condition. She must marry one of his five grand-nephews. However, Kitty’s clear favourite – the rakish Jack Westruther – doesn’t appear at all interested in the arrangement. To make Jack jealous, Kitty impulsively convinces his cousin, the kind-hearted and chivalrous Freddy Standen, to enter into a pretend engagement. But the more time she spends with Freddy, the more Kitty wonders whether Jack is the right choice after all... ____________________________ ‘Fabulously witty’ Stephen Fry ‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times 'One of my favourites . . . a clever subversion of a romantic trope, with a typically ingenious Heyer-style heroine, a marvellously Wodehouse-ish hero. To be read in the bath, with scented candles burning' Joanne Harris

The Talisman Ring

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456390

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1327

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A witty and enthralling Regency romance by one of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists. The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice ... Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

My Lord John

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456773

Total Pages:400

Viewed:1187

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Perfect period detail and rapturously romantic, from one of the best known and beloved historical novelists of all time. John, Duke of Bedford, grew to manhood fighting for his father, King Henry IV of England, on the wild and lawless Northern Marches. A prince of the royal blood, loyal, strong, the greatest ally that his brother - the future Henry V - was to have. Filled with the clash of bitter rivalries and deadly power struggles, this is Georgette Heyer's last and most ambitious novel.

The Great Roxhythe

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1952438748

Total Pages:382

Viewed:395

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Lord Roxhythe is a patriot. He loves his king and his county . . . in that order with an undying passion. When faced with a mission for his king, King Charles, that many would quaver at accepting Roxhythe accepts without hesitation. While those around him question if what is good for Charles is indeed good for England Roxhythe does not. He is a royalist of a different age. Masterfully written with cutting dialog and dazzling prose. Full intrigue, adventure, and rich details of the time and place. A must read for all Georgette Heyer fans.

Simon the Coldheart

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504066162

Total Pages:337

Viewed:1663

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A valiant orphan rises to knighthood—and finds love with an enemy—in this historical romance of chivalry and adventure during the Hundred Years’ War. At the dawn of the fifteenth century, England is locked in a bitter war with France. Simon, the illegitimate son of Geoffrey of Malvallet, finds a home in the service of the Earl of Montlice. Distinguishing himself on the field of battle, Simon rises through the ranks until he becomes a friend to the Prince of Wales himself. But Simon’s true test will come when he is sent to overtake the French territory of Belremy. Though Simon conquers the city, the castle proves difficult to penetrate. Coming face-to-face with the beautiful and defiant Lady Margaret, Simon sees in this bold enemy a spirit to match his own. But can he convince this woman of his love when she would sooner die than surrender?

The Circle

Author:Dave Eggers

Publisher:Knopf Canada

ISBN:0345808606

Total Pages:528

Viewed:1649

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Faro's Daughter

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:144645648X

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1614

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Sparkling characterisation, inventive plot - Georgette Heyer is queen of the genre... Renowned gamester and the first to admit that he is entirely void of a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference and unconcern. But when he meets the woman his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying - the beautiful Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's gaming house - he finds that none of his experience in risk and gambling has prepared him for such a worthy opponent.

The Leavenworth Case

Author:Anna Katharine Green

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513285564

Total Pages:344

Viewed:664

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

One of New York City’s richest retirees is found dead in his library, making his family and closest friends the focus of the investigation. This is a classic case of whodunit that forces the reader to expect the unexpected. Horatio Leavenworth was a successful merchant fatally shot in his own home. His murder is brought to the attention of Inspector Ebenezer Gryce and Leavenworth’s attorney, Everett Raymond. Due to the victim’s wealth, many people stand to benefit from his premature death. Gryce and Raymond compile a list of suspects, including family members set to inherit the bulk of the estate. Together, the men look at the evidence to uncover the identity of the real killer. The Leavenworth Case is one of Anna Katharine Green’s most engaging novels. It’s a realistic detective story filled with complex clues and nuanced characters. It is a unique mystery where its questions are just as compelling the answers. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Leavenworth Case is both modern and readable.

Black Sheep

Author:Georgette Heyer

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1446456285

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1278

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ Abigail Wendover has no time for love. She is far too busy protecting her niece, who has fallen madly in love with a suspected fortune-hunter. But her efforts become vastly more complicated with the arrival of Miles Calverleigh, the black sheep of his family - a reckless bachelor with a scandalous past. Abby soon discovers that, despite successfully managing her niece's love life, she has far less control over her own unruly heart. __________________________ '[My] generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Author:Kristin Ramsdell

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:0313054053

Total Pages:466

Viewed:1922

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

As the first encyclopedia solely devoted to the popular romance fiction genre, this resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of the subject. • Provides the basics about authors, works, themes, and other topics related to romance fiction using alphabetically arranged reference entries • Offers suggestions for further reading and other works of romance fiction via reading list • Written by contributors who are scholars, librarians, and industry experts with broad knowledge of the genre