Noblesse devoir et autres balivernes
Si j'étais une duchesse TOME 1 Un poste de préceptrice chez un duc ? Voilà une offre que Lily ne peut pas laisser passer, si elle veut asseoir la réputation de son agence de placement. Certes, elle n’a aucune candidate à lui envoyer, mais hors de question de renoncer pour si peu : elle ira elle-même se présenter à l’entretien, quitte à s’inventer des références. Seulement, Lily ne s’attendait pas à une demeure aussi grandiose, ni à un duc si... impressionnant. Et, alors qu’elle se tient sous le regard scrutateur de cet homme qui pourrait anéantir d’un mot l’avenir de son agence, son mensonge lui paraît soudain beaucoup moins opportun. Sauf qu’il est maintenant trop tard pour reculer... Dans un style pétillant et espiègle, Megan Frampton nous offre une vision dépoussiérée de la Régence anglaise, qui fait la part belle à l’humour. A propos de l'auteur :Megan Frampton publie des romances historiques sous son vrai nom, et des romances contemporaines sous le pseudonyme de Megan Caldwell. Elle aime la couleur noire, le gin, les beaux Anglais aux cheveux sombres et les boucles d’oreille volumineuses – mais pas dans cet ordre. Elle vit à Brooklyn avec son mari et son fils.
Duchesse malgr elle
Si j'étais une duchesse TOME 2 Lady Isabella a été élevée dans un seul et unique but : devenir un jour duchesse. Elle était à deux doigts d’y parvenir quand son fiancé, lord Collingwood, se voit soudain retirer son titre de duc de Gage. Même si elle n’ose l’avouer tout haut, Isabella est soulagée : elle n’avait aucune inclination pour cet homme froid et ambitieux, et porter son nom était davantage le rêve de sa mère que le sien. Mais, à sa grande stupeur, elle apprend que le titre a été remis à Nicholas Smithfiled, un débauché connu pour ses multiples conquêtes, qui devra honorer l’engagement pris par son prédécesseur... A propos de l'auteur :Megan Frampton publie des romances historiques sous son vrai nom, et des romances contemporaines sous le pseudonyme de Megan Caldwell. Elle aime la couleur noire, le gin, les beaux Anglais aux cheveux sombres et les boucles d’oreille volumineuses – mais pas dans cet ordre. Elle vit à Brooklyn avec son mari et son fils. Suivez son actualité sur son site officiel : www.meganframpton.com.
The Duke s Guide to Correct Behavior
All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil. As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior. But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything…
Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. More than a quarter of the novel is devoted to essays that argue a moral point or display Hugo's encyclopedic knowledge. The topics Hugo addresses include cloistered religious orders, the construction of the Paris sewers, argot, and the street urchins of Paris. Even when not turning to other subjects outside his narrative, Hugo sometimes interrupts the straightforward recitation of events, his voice and control of the story line unconstrained by time and sequence. The story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years' imprisonment in the galleys—five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts—is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter. Digne's benevolent Bishop Myriel gives him shelter. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel's silverware. When the police capture Valjean, Myriel pretends that he has given the silverware to Valjean and presses him to take two silver candlesticks as well, as if he had forgotten to take them. The police accept his explanation and leave. Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, and that he should use money from the silver candlesticks to make an honest man of himself. Six years pass and Valjean, using the alias Monsieur Madeleine, has become a wealthy factory owner and is appointed mayor.
Seven Years to Sin
"The book that inspired Bared to You."--Sylvia Day "Day plays on sensual themes with a lush grace."--RT Book Reviews Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scene so scandalous she could not erase it from her memory. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she nevertheless walked down the aisle into a life serene yet unremarkable. But what she kept hidden fueled wildly imaginative and very illicit dreams. . . "Her books are a luxury every woman deserves."--Teresa Medeiros Alistair Caulfield ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante--all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth Jessica once knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years' worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk--and the certainty that surrender will consume them both. . . With a special letter from Sylvia Day
Journey to the End of the Night
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
One Eyed Dukes Are Wild
When does proper behavior deserve a deliciously improper reward? The scandalously unmarried Lady Margaret Sawford is looking for adventure—and is always up for a challenge. Her curiosity is aroused by a dangerous-looking stranger with an eye patch, an ideal companion for the life she longs for, no matter what Society might say. So when the piratical gentleman turns out to be a duke—and just as boringly proper as any other nobleman—she can't help but incite him to walk on the wild side. Well-heeled, well-mannered, and well beyond any interest in society's expectations, the Duke of Lasham is tired of being perfect. Margaret's lush beauty and gently laughing eyes are an irresistible temptation to embrace the imperfect—and her. But if a little misbehavior is appealing, unleashing his wild side is completely seductive—as long as the lovely Margaret is the object of his passion . . .
Son of the Morning
New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard captivates readers in the deeply romantic tale of a contemporary woman who unravels an extraordinary mystery from the past—by living it. A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time . . . to fourteenth-century Scotland . . . and to Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. . . .
Fall from India Place
Reunited by chance five years after a shared night of passion and a devastating abandonment, Marco struggles to prove his remorse and love to a heartbroken Hannah, who discovers a secret that challenges their reconciliation. By the best-selling author of Before Jamaica Lane. Original.
Maggie is tempted to enter the dark world of young vampire prince Delos, who took her captive before falling in love with her and setting her free, but she is determined to find and destroy the person responsible for her brother's death. Original.