Girl on the Golden Coin

A Novel of Frances Stuart

Author: Marci Jefferson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037212

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3919

Impoverished and exiled to the French countryside after the overthrow of the English Crown, Frances Stuart survives merely by her blood-relation to the Stuart Royals. But in 1660, the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy in England returns her family to favor. Frances discards threadbare gowns and moves to gilded Fontainebleau Palace, where she soon catches the Sun King's eye. But Frances is no ordinary court beauty—she has Stuart secrets to keep and her family to protect. King Louis XIV turns vengeful when she rejects his offer to become his Official Mistress. He banishes her to England with orders to seduce King Charles II and secure an alliance. Armed in pearls and silks, Frances maneuvers the political turbulence of Whitehall Palace, but still can't afford to stir a scandal. Her tactic to inspire King Charles to greatness captivates him. He believes her love can make him a better man, and even chooses Frances to pose as Britannia for England's coins. Frances survives the Great Fire, the Great Plague, and the debauchery of the Restoration Court, yet loses her heart to the very king she must control. The discovery of a dangerous plot will force her to choose between love for herself and war for her beloved country. Debut author Marci Jefferson's Girl on the Golden Coin brings to life a captivating woman whose beauty, compassion, and intellect impacted a king and a nation.

Tomas the Bard

A Short Story

Author: J.Y. Klermaine

Publisher: Rainmaker Publishing

ISBN: 9810940386

Category: Fiction

Page: 11

View: 8335

Long before Tomas of Gabora sang in the capital, he would follow the traveling minstrels from village to village whenever they passed through the highlands. Everything was as bright as the sunshine bouncing off the highland flowers, as crisp as the fresh air blowing through the leaves, and as carefree as the mountain folks in their rickety huts, who went about their businesses with happy whistles. But everything changes the day the barbarians attacked...

The Daughter of Belgium

A Short Story from Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War

Author: Marci Jefferson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062476491

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

View: 7317

An extraordinary short story from Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin, about the fierce determination of one young mother to save her child, and her herself, as World War I comes to a perilous end. There is only patient left at the Institut Cavell. After having her life ripped apart in every imaginable way by the Germans who have occupied Brussels, having to care for this enemy soldier is Amélie’s worst nightmare. But the note of recognition in the shell-shocked man’s eyes when she speaks makes her wonder. As whispers of rebellious soldiers overthrowing the Kaiser grow louder and louder every day, Amélie will have to trust in the man she believes to be her enemy and risk everything she has to fight for the promise of a new life. Originally published in the moving collection Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Jefferson’s novel Enchantress of Paris, available now.

Adieu, Sir Merivel

Roman

Author: Rose Tremain

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458731776

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 9420

Die Aussichten sind nicht rosig: Sir Robert Merivel, Medicus, Lebemann und Vertrauter Charles’ II., hat bessere Zeiten gesehen. War er nicht der Mann, der den König von England zum Lachen brachte? Soll er sich jetzt mit nur 57 Jahren bereits zurückziehen und auf seinem Landgut Trübsal blasen? Merivel denkt nicht daran und begibt sich nach Frankreich, zum Sonnenkönig in dessen soeben erbautes Wunderwerk Versailles. Statt mit Pomp und Zeremoniell empfangen zu werden und gar zum Leibarzt Ludwigs XIV. aufzusteigen, muss er sich jedoch im Gesindehaus den Nachttopf mit einem holländischen Uhrmacher teilen! Als er der charmanten Louise de Flamanville begegnet, glaubt er an einen zweiten Frühling – der jäh zu enden droht, als ihn ein Ruf des englischen Hofes erreicht: Sir Merivel soll umgehend ans Krankenbett Charles’ II. eilen ...

Die Lebenden reparieren

Roman

Author: Maylis de Kerangal

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740547

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 3394

Simon lebt, jedenfalls schlägt sein Herz noch. Doch die Ärzte stellen den klinischen Tod des Neunzehnjährigen fest. Simons Eltern müssen nun entscheiden, ob sie seine Organe zur Spende freigeben wollen, ob ein anderer mit Simons Organen weiterleben darf. In einer rasanten Folge von emotional aufwühlenden Szenen erzählt Die Lebenden reparieren von einem Tod mitten im Leben und der vielleicht schwersten Entscheidung, die Eltern treffen müssen. Ein spannender und bewegender Roman, der erschüttert und zugleich tröstet. »Ein Roman, der buchstäblich unter die Haut geht.« Wolfgang Schneider, Deutschlandradio Kultur »Ein spannender, anrührender, ein wichtiger Roman.« Niklas Bender, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »So also ist gloriose Literatur. Kein Journalismus, kein Film käme auch nur in die Nähe jener Zone, in der sie sich bewegt ...« Peter Praschl, Die Welt

The Girl With The Roman Coin

Author: Alastair Macleod

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730906895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

View: 3473

"The seal was close now, swimming parallel to the shore. "Enter," it said, "Enter". She watched in amazement as, starting at her toes her feet, then legs, began to turn silver. She could feel under her clothes the rest of her body changing too. She pulled off her trousers and pants, then her top. Her whole body was silver now right up to her necklace. Beautiful iridescent silver scales. She looked down. She could not move her legs apart, her feet were becoming fused together into into ..a tail. She felt an urge, a terrible urge to slip into the sea. She turned and without fear slid into the water. It was not cold to the touch but warm. She began to swim out to the seal. As she neared, it spoke. "On the land you are a Finn girl, here in the sea you are a mermaid, you can swim wherever you wish but beware of the currents. I will teach you."

The Unforgiving

Author: Ernesto Uribe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146539561X

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 7949

THE UNFORGIVING is set in the Dominican Republic during the heyday of direct U.S. military intervention in the Caribbean. There are military actions, betrayals, intrigue, good humor and romantic encounters between an American Marine captain and the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest Dominican on the island. The novel takes place immediately after the end of the First World War and depicts the impact of an occupying military force of Americans in the affairs of a small nation. At issue is the conflict between the rights of small farmers and powerful landowners. Marine officers and men find themselves in a critical position between peasants lending support to guerrilla insurgents and ruthless sugar barons. This insightful book examines the unwelcome and unexpected role of American Marines trying to resolve an age-old problem of exploitation of the weak and helpless by the rich and powerful.

Das Geheimnis der Mademoiselle Lyon

Author: Madeline Hunter

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802598504

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 5617

Marielle Lyon hütet ein Geheimnis, und Gavin Norwood, der Viscount Kendale, ist überzeugt davon, es zu kennen. Er hält die zarte, mysteriöse Französin für eine Spionin im Dienste Frankreichs und beschattet sie regelmäßig, um sie im richtigen Moment entlarven zu können. Als sie von zwielichtigen Gaunern angegriffen wird, ist er daher sofort zur Stelle und rettet sie. Bereit alles zu tun, um ihr Geheimnis zu lüften, lässt er sich auf ein Spiel der Verführung ein, doch die tiefen Gefühle, die Marielle in ihm auslöst, treffen ihn völlig unerwartet. Ebenso wie die Erkenntnis, dass ihr Geheimnis weitaus düsterer ist, als er vermutet hätte ...

Die Hure des Kaisers

Historischer Roman

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3960480962

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7400

Rom, 82 n. Chr.: Die junge Sklavin Thea muss ihre Herrin zu den Gladiatorenkämpfen begleiten, die sie verabscheut. Doch diesmal zieht ein neuer Kämpfer alle Zuschauer in seinen Bann: Arius, genannt »der Barbar«. Thea fühlt sofort eine innere Verbundenheit, und tatsächlich sind sie und Arius Seelenverwandte – beide haben so viel Mord und Grausamkeit erlebt, dass sie den Tod verachten. Doch sie können ihre Liebe nicht leben, denn der Kaiser persönlich begehrt Thea für sich.

The Girls

Roman

Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254048

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5614

Kalifornien, 1969. Evie Boyd ist vierzehn und möchte unbedingt gesehen werden – aber weder die frisch geschiedenen Eltern noch ihre einzige Freundin beachten sie. Doch dann, an einem der endlosen Sommertage, begegnet sie ihnen: den „Girls“. Das Haar, lang und unfrisiert. Die ausgefransten Kleider. Ihr lautes, freies Lachen. Unter ihnen ist auch die ältere Suzanne, der Evie verfällt. Mit ihnen zieht sie zu Russell, einem Typ wie Charles Manson, dessen Ranch tief in den Hügeln liegt. Gerüchte von Sex, wilden Partys, Einzelne, die plötzlich ausreißen. Evie gibt sich der Vision grenzenloser Liebe hin und merkt nicht, wie der Moment naht, der ihr Leben mit Gewalt für immer zerstören könnte.

Coins of Gold

Author: Barbara Raue'

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453519890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 5558

"Coins of Gold" is a heart-warming story of a woman, May Todd, which leads us through the journey of her life. The first three decades of her life were the eventful times of World War I and its after effects, the great depression, and World War II. After that, the story continues of her search for love and to provide love, which left her a young widow with five small children to raise, having also lost a set of twins. These disasters did not crush her, but through them all she learned to enjoy the small things in life which gave her great joy and pleasure. She learned to live within her means on a meagre pension. She was blessed with the second love of her life and the responsibilities of a larger family that came along with it, followed by many more years of life lived on her own, but with the added blessing of coins of gold to share those years with. In "Coins of Gold", see, hear and learn from the worth of a woman of gold.

The Moon Chronicles

Author: Stephanie E. Chambers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469144018

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 6744

The land of Kraal has been under the influence of a dark lord for 3000 years. Lumaris is a farmers daughter and sees herself as just that. On her fourteenth birthday, however, everything changes. She is the only human in her world that can perform magic and so is the only one to save it. With an elf and immortal mercenary by her side, she travels the world she never knew training for the prophecized battle. Along the way, she discovered about the origins of her powers and what the real evil deeds of the tyrant are...

Juchitan

Author: Graciela Iturbide,Judith Keller,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369058

Category: Photography

Page: 64

View: 2720

Presents an exhibition of photographs of the Zapotec Indian women of Juchitâan, Mexico, taken between 1979 and 1988 by Graciela Iturbide, and discusses the women's distinctive culture--a national symbol--and the photographer's artistry.

The Kraken King Part III

The Kraken King and the Fox's Den

Author: Meljean Brook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101639229

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 5093

Experience the incredible adventure and heart-stopping romance of the Iron Seas in this thrilling steampunk tale from New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook. The Kraken King, Part III The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den After a harrowing escape, Zenobia, Ariq, and their company take refuge in a gold rush town—but their temporary port is just a respite before traveling to the dangerous smugglers’ dens. Ariq is determined to uncover the men responsible for the threat to Krakentown, even if it means confronting the notorious den lords. But when he discovers evidence in Zenobia’s letters connecting her to the Horde rebellion, he realizes that the threat is far greater than he had suspected. His loyalties torn, Ariq must distance himself from the fascinating woman he desperately wants to hold closer. Stunned and hurt by Ariq’s inexplicable coldness, Zenobia prepares to leave the dens and continue her journey to the Red City. But in the smugglers’ dens, danger lurks around every corner, and all of her protection is gone… Includes a bonus excerpt of Meljean Brook’s Heart of Steel. More to come…Don’t miss The Kraken King, Part IV Praise for the novels of the Iron Seas: “A stunning blend of steampunk setting and poignant romance.”—Ilona Andrews, New York Times bestselling author “Every glimpse of this alternate history leaves me fascinated and hungry for more.”—All Things Urban Fantasy “Meljean Brook has brilliantly defined the new genre of steampunk romance.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Guardian paranormal romance and Iron Seas steampunk series.

The Kingmaker's Daughter

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207504

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4907

Number 1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory continues her series, The Cousins' War, with Jacquetta Woodville, mother of the White Queen 'I have lost my father in battle, my sister to Elizabeth Woodville's spy, my brother-in-law to Elizabeth Woodville's executioner, my nephew to her poisoner, and now my son to her curse...' The gripping and ultimately tragic story of Anne Neville and her sister Isabel, the daughters of the Earl of Warwick, the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he ruthlessly uses the two girls as pawns but they, in their own right, are thoughtful and powerful actors. Against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne turns from a delightful child growing up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard Duke of York to become ever more fearful and desperate as her father's enemies turn against her, the net closes in and there is, in the end, simply nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust with her life. * 'Popular historical fiction at its finest, immaculately researched and superbly told' The Times * 'The contemporary mistress of historical crime' Kate Mosse * 'Gregory at her engrossing, exhilarating, enlightening best'' Good Housekeeping

Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Jan MacKell

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082634612X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8348

Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.

Ein Gentleman in Moskau

Roman

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716196

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 4727

Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Rostov mit seinen 30 Jahren ist ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen. Aber ihm bleibt nur der Blick aus dem Fenster, während draußen Russland stürmische Dekaden durchlebt. Seine Stunde kommt, als eine alte Freundin ihm ihre kleine Tochter anvertraut. Das Kind ändert Rostovs Leben von Grund auf. Für das Mädchen und sein Leben wächst der Graf über sich hinaus. "Towles ist ein Meistererzähler" New York Times Book Review "Eine charmante Erinnerung an die Bedeutung von gutem Stil" Washington Post "Elegant, dabei gleichzeitig filigran und üppig wie ein Schmuckei von Fabergé" O, the Oprah Magazine

ESCAPE - Wenn die Angst dich einholt

Psychothriller

Author: Nina Laurin

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426441187

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6582

Das Thriller-Debüt von Nina Laurin - das Neueste für Fans dunkler, rasanter Psychospannung aus den USA. Eigentlich hat Lane Moreno längst aufgegeben. Seit zehn Jahren versucht die 24-Jährige im Drogennebel zu vergessen, was man ihr angetan hat: wie sie als Kind entführt und vier Jahre lang missbraucht wurde, bis ihr hochschwanger die Flucht gelang; dass man ihren Peiniger nie gefasst hat, weil sie sich nicht erinnern konnte; dass ihre Tochter zur Adoption freigegeben wurde. Doch als Lane eines Tages an einem Vermisstenplakat vorbeistolpert, starrt ihr die Vergangenheit mitten ins Gesicht: Die Gesuchte – Olivia Shaw, 10 Jahre alt – ist praktisch ihr Ebenbild. Um Olivia zu retten, muss Lane sich ihren Dämonen stellen – und einer Wahrheit, die sie zerstören könnte.

The Girl from the Adirondack Mountains

Author: Edith Parker Willette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 8001

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Espalemit

Author: Ana Lee Whint

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595262597

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2417

Penelope Anderson never liked her family and life. Deciding to leave it all behind, she and her trusted white stallion, Willow, escape from their home. They eventually gain a traveling partner, Mitch, but their travels are all but ordinary. Now the three of them are faced with the challenge of returning to the place, and time, from which they came. Ana Lee Whint sprinkles on some humor to a story of people searching for truth in their lives. Although she is a terrible cook, Ana Lee proves her talent with words through this wonderful story.