A beloved historical romance by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Miss Katherine Merivale desperately needs to marry, to gain her inheritance and help her financially stricken family. Her old childhood friend is the perfect solution, if only he’d propose! Notorious rake Alexander Black, Earl of Iversley, desperately needs a wealthy bride—and he’s not about to let some lackluster suitor stand in his way to this rich prize. But when he seduces Katherine in the moonlight, he intends only to capture her heart—he never expects to be captured in return.
Novice stage actress Mina loses her heart to a man in the audience. After the show, the extremely sexy man introduces himself as Aksel, and the two rush into a night of passion. The next morning, however, Mina learns that Aksel is the archduke of the northern monarchy of Storvhal. On top of that, she finds out that pictures of the two of them entering the hotel have been leaked online. Aksel mistakenly assumes Mina has used him to make a name for herself, so he denounces her and disappears!
"Beautiful Mina Hart has overcome her hearing impairment to become a leading theater actress. But one stolen night with a gorgeous stranger turns into headline news when it's revealed he is the prinec of Storvhal."--P.  of cover.
Hatshepsut overcame all obstacles and ruled as a pharaoh for more than twenty-one years, ushering in Ancient Egypt’s golden age. She had defied thousands of years of the tradition that only men could be kings. At the age of twelve, when she married her half-brother, Thutmose, she became queen. After his death, the Oracle in the great Temple of Amun in Karnak, proclaimed that she was Pharaoh Maatkare and Mistress of the Two Lands. This historical novel, tells the story of her life and her many accomplishments: the building of her glorious and beautiful mortuary temple, Djeser-djeseru, the twelve-hundred-mile trip to the fabled land of Punt, the erection of two magnificent golden one-hundred-foot tall obelisks, her secret and forbidden life-long love affair with a remarkable commoner, Senenmut, and her relationship with a multi-talented initiated priestess, a seer-prophet, whose life paralleled and eventually interwove with that of Hatshepsut. The reader will learn about the process of mummification, the history and construction of the Great Pyramid of Khufu and those of his descendents’, the Sphinx, and the four solar boats at what is now Giza, past lives, astral projection or out-of-body travel, herbal medicine and much more in this story of murders, a rape, intrigues, an assassination attempt, a ruthless master hypnotist, who was a physician-priest, Princess Neferure, Hatshepsut’s daughter,and many other fascinating characters. Non-top drama enthralls the reader from the very first page to the last one.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.
A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 5 covers Albert's final years, from 1859 to his protracted illness and death in 1861 at the age of forty-two.
I wrote this version of the book “Rumpelstiltskin” and the Prince to show that there are two sides to every coin. In each version of the book “Rumplestiltskin” ever written, he is portrayed as the greedy, evil imp who schemes a helpless woman to obtain possession of her first-born child. However, from the moment I first read “Rumplestiltskin” in elementary school, I always thought of Rumplestiltskin as the hero in the Queen’s world. “Rumplestilskin and The Prince” reveals a side of the strange little man that allows us to celebrate this unique fairy-tale with a new perspective as Rumplestilskin and the Prince eventually unite on their own terms.