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Love Letters From a Duke
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061747120
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • He's at her service . . . Though she can't afford the coal to heat her drafty Mayfair mansion, Felicity Langley still clings to her dream of marrying a duke—one she's had since her very first curtsy. After all, she's been promised to the very lofty Duke of Hollindrake for the last four years. Now all she has to do is meet him. But what Felicity doesn't realize is that she has met her duke—he's the altogether too handsome man who Felicity has just mistaken . . . for her new footman! By rights, Thatcher should immediately set this presumptuous chit straight and tell her he has no intention of honoring the arranged betrothal. But he's quickly smitten by Felicity's delightful determination, her irrepressible charm . . . and her breathtaking sensuality. Yes, she'd wed him in an instant were his true identity revealed—but Thatcher's vowed to marry only for love. So begins his deception and his conquest of this uncommon woman who doesn't believe in romance, but is about to find her heart and passion set aflame by the unlikely man she's sworn to resist.

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    Love Letters from a Duke
  • Author : Gina Conkle
  • Publisher : NYLA
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9781641971775
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • There comes a time in every man's life when he must do the unthinkable—write love letters The Duke of Richland must find a duchess. One of the young ladies attending his house party should suffice. But he's drawn to his widowed neighbor, Mrs. Chatham, an older woman who laughs too much, smiles too often, and smells too good. After they share a devasting kiss, the widow flees. Now, the duke has but one way to win her heart—show his love with pen and paper.

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    Letter from a Rake
  • Author : Sasha Cottman
  • Publisher : Sasha Cottman
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Millie Ashton thinks London society is full of empty-headed, arrogant fools, but when she meets Alex Radley she falls desperately in love with him. Fearing humiliation and rejection, she decides the only sensible thing to do is take her pride and go home to India. Men like Alex do not fall for girls like her, whereas every girl loses her heart to Alexander the Great. Alex Radley, Marquess of Brooke rules the ton like a god, but even gods are known to fall for mere mortals. With his wealth and title, wooing Millie should be an easy task. But when his passionate love letter to her goes astray, Alex’s life becomes more than a little complicated. A free historical regency romance for those who love Bridgerton Sasha's regency historical romance novels cover such themes as secret love, secret babies, second chance, unrequited love, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, bad boys, lords, duke, earl, prince, royalty, secret engagements, marriages of convenience, first love, secret love, runaway bride, ugly duckling, and adventure.

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    Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)
  • Author : Aphra Behn
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9781427082343
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Published in 1684, Aphra Behn's Love-Letters Between a Noble-Man and his Sister is a fascinating novel written in epistolary form. Set in seventeenth century England, the narrative showcases the relationship between a nobleman, Lord Philander, and his naive sister-in-law, Sylvia. Behn beautifully portrays their emotional intimacy. The work is a blatant commentary on the hypocrisy of a society that forces people to pretend and deceive and draws attention to the deep gulf that existed between the sexes.

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    Confessions of a Little Black Gown
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9780373601547
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With her latest book, "New York Times"-bestselling author Boyle begins a two-book, back-to-back romance set in Regency England. Original.

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    Mad About the Duke
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062013989
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Mad about the Duke is a rollicking good romp, filled with mischief and mayhem and delicious characters.” —Sabrina Jeffries Rita Award-winner, USA Today and New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Boyle delights once more with Mad About the Duke, the second book in her wonderfully creative, wickedly fun Widows of Standon historical romance series. It is a delectable tale of an intrepid young woman who employs an incognito duke—whom she mistakenly believes to be a common solicitor—in her quest to land a titled second husband. Featuring characters from her popular Bachelor Chronicles, Boyle proves once again to be one of today’s most imaginative writers of romantic fiction. Fans of the sensual, fast-paced historical romance of Lisa Kleypas and Christina Dodd will, likewise, be Mad About the Duke.

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    Daring Duke
  • Author : Anyta Sunday
  • Publisher : Anyta Sunday
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 394790908X
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  • Genre : Books
  • D is for Duke Lawrence-Decker. Distracted by his older cousin, Duke yearns for what he cannot have. Dare he risk admitting his true feelings? Or should he conceal them in his aching heart forever? Desire this deep, though, cannot be extinguished. Dreaming about his forbidden love, Duke wonders if it's destiny-or just a delusion. Do they dare dance with the devil and risk losing it all? D is for Daring Duke. Tropes: forbidden love Themes: Cousin love (second cousins), coming out, forgiveness Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance - - Feisty. Nerdy. Sexy. Secretive. Greenville has them all. A small town with big hearts, Greenville awakens at the mercy of Millionaire Row, the wealthy neighborhood across the tracks from Poplar Low. Bad-tempered boys meet cheeky lovers. Colliding worlds spark a fire of emotion. Heat rages. Hearts mend. Love is lost. And found. Love Letters are playful, sexy, contemporary M/M stories that can be read as standalones.

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    Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Kristin Ramsdell
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN : 9781610692359
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

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    The Duke of Strathmore
  • Author : A. C. Quinn
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780595396573
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Do you play?" he asked. She touched the keys and pressed lightly on them. "A little." Her fingers spread out naturally and she closed her eyes as the instrument echoed softly. Demetrius recognized the composition and brought his arm around her so that his fingers rested above hers, gliding them along as she played. Then she suddenly paused and turned to look at him. How confused and lost she looked, but not anymore than he was. Their attraction grew stronger each time they encountered and no matter the dilemma making them take opposition, the animosity couldn't subdue the burning in their hearts. He leaned forward to kiss her when she turned her head downward. Caressing her chin, he raised it so that their lips lightly touched. Then he slowly brought his mouth to hers, prolonging the intense throb in her heart. The softness of her lips lured him in and he pulled her closer. He kissed her softly at first and when he found her tongue, his kiss intensified. Jen wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him back harder. Then they withdrew and looked into each other's eyes without an understanding of where they were leading themselves.

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    A Duke's Promise
  • Author : Jamie Carie
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9781433673245
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alexandria is the new Duchess of St. Easton. Her husband Gabriel has promised a wedding trip to take them to the place where her imperiled parents were last seen-- Italy and the marble caves of Carrara-- but a powerful Italian duke plots against Alex andher treasure-hunting parents. Their journey will require steadfast faith in God and each other-- a risk that will win them everything they want or lose them everything they have.

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    Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061866647
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lady Philippa Knolles has loved Captain Thomas "Dash" Dashwell since he first stole a kiss from her on a smuggler's beach near Hastings. Now after what seems like a lifetime of waiting, Pippin is offered a chance to renew her scandalous affair with Dash. But the man from that first heady kiss and the man she rediscovers all these years later are hardly the same. Tucked away in the back of her closet is a red dress, the one she wore long ago to win his heart . . . . Could it have enough memories left inside it to rekindle a passion she's never forgotten?

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    To Sir Phillip, With Love
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780061793066
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?

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    The Duke And I
  • Author : Julia Quinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780061741388
  • Reader Reviews : 81
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town′s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn′t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon′s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

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    Something About Emmaline
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061752469
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alexander Denford, Baron Sedgwick, is a gentleman to be envied. He lives a rakish life of well-celebrated ease and contentment and has one person to thank for his perfectly ordered existence—his dearest wife, Emmaline. She never complains about his mistresses or his penchant for late nights out. His friends are envious, but they don't know the truth—Emmaline doesn't exist. But when he starts receiving bills from London for clothes, shoes, hats and a staggering amount of other female accoutrements, he realises something is decidedly amiss. Posing as Emmaline isn't a stretch for the newly arrived Lady Sedgwick, she's been conning gentry for years. But as the popular baron's wife, she now has the one thing that has eluded her—entree into London's inner circles. Against Alexander's better judgment, Emmaline is impossibly fixed in his life. And suddenly Emmaline is challenging him to be the husband she deserves.

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    The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J., 1834-1851
  • Author : Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HX3PMM
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J., 1834-1851

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    The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn; With Notes
  • Author : King Of England Henry VIII
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 035311636X
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  • Genre : History
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851
  • Author : Wellington
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9783732648337
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851 by Wellington

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    How To Love A Duke in Ten Days
  • Author : Kerrigan Byrne
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781250318855
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne! These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees... Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms. “Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

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    Epsom-Wells. A Comedy, Acted at the Duke's Theatre: Written by Tho. Shadwell
  • Author : Thomas Shadwell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N11705926
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Epsom-Wells. A Comedy, Acted at the Duke's Theatre: Written by Tho. Shadwell

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    Along Came a Duke
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062089038
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Wit, passion, and adventure, Elizabeth Boyle has it all!” —Julia Quinn New York Times bestselling RITA® Award winner Elizabeth Boyle is a wonder, and with Along Came a Duke—the first book in her delectable Rhymes with Love series based on well-known nursery rhymes—she proves once more that no one writes wittier, more endearing and original historical romance. Returning once more to England during the colorful Regency Era, Boyle transports readers to the small town of Kempton, where a local curse prevents the female residents from wedding—a fact that cannot deter a plucky young heiress who needs to marry to inherit her fortune, as she strikes out for London to wed a rakish and unsuspecting duke. Funny, touching, and wonderfully sensuous, Along Came a Duke is a prime example of the exceptional romantic magic that puts Elizabeth Boyle in the same master class as Lisa Kleypas and Christina Dodd.

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    The Bride Bet
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0062672185
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • How to lose a duke in ten years...without losing your heart. Once upon a time, two sworn enemies--the bookish daughter of a scholar and the devilish heir to a duke--made a pact: If they were both still single in ten years, they would marry each other. It was a joke, Nicola thought. A duchess? Her? But when the Duke of Westleigh returns a decade later, he's serious. He needs an heir, so he's holding her to their marriage bargain--diamond ring, lavish gown, engagement ball, and more. Nothing Nicola says can dissuade him. When she calls him arrogant, he praises her honesty. When she makes social stumbles, he catches her fall. And when she gets exasperated, the duke can't seem to get enough. For reasons she can't fathom, he claims that no other woman will do. He's betting he can change her mind, with logic and passion. She's betting she can change his mind, just by being herself. And as the clock ticks down to a wedding day, neither is counting on losing their heart.

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    Along Came a Lady
  • Author : Christi Caldwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780593334911
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The brooding, illegitimate son of a duke meets his match in the determined woman hired to transform him into a gentleman from USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell—perfect for fans of Bridgerton. Rafe Audley lives to thwart his father, the Duke of Bentley. The ne’er do well who abandoned his children claims he wants to make up for his failures, but Rafe only cares about protecting the people of his mining community and providing for his three siblings, who've been his sole responsibility since childhood. So far, Rafe has turned away the duke's man of affairs, solicitor, and other interlopers, until the clever duke sends the unlikeliest of people to convince Rafe to join English High Society—a bold and intriguing woman. Edwina Dalrymple has never failed a charge. She's quite adept at successfully transforming young women of the gentry and daughters of newly minted lords to take their place in society. Taming a bastard son of a duke will be child's play, plus this job promises to enhance her reputation within the ton. All she has to do is fetch the wayward Rafe and groom him to be presentable to Polite Society. As the tenacious teacher and her domineering, stubborn, refuses-to-be-taught pupil engage in a fiery battle of wills, their chemistry ignites and the true lesson becomes clear: opposites attract and hearts must be heard.

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    The Royal Secret
  • Author : Lucinda Riley
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781982115067
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title The Love Letter. In this suspenseful and heart-pounding novel from New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, an ambitious young journalist unravels a dangerous mystery that threatens to devastate the British monarchy. Keeping secrets is a dangerous game. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam, an up-and-coming reporter, is assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral, attended by glitzy celebrities of every background. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind—the contents of which many have been desperate to keep concealed for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that she’s close to uncovering something deadly serious—and the royal family may be implicated. Before long, someone is on her tracks, attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does. Full of salacious scandal, shocking twists, and captivating romance, and written in Lucinda Riley’s signature “vividly drawn and lushly atmospheric” (RT Book Reviews) prose, The Royal Secret is “a full-throttle escapist adventure” (Lancashire Evening Post).

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    Any Duchess Will Do
  • Author : Tessa Dare
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062240132
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • What's a duke to do, when the girl who's perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can't live without? Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother's "duchess training"… and fail miserably. But in London, Pauline isn't a miserable failure. She's a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff's desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won't be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

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    Royal Friendships
  • Author : Caroline Gearey
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : UVA:X002450335
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  • Genre : Books
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    Letters from a Prince
  • Author : Edward Duke of Windsor,Rupert Godfrey,Freda Dudley Ward
  • Publisher : Little Brown GBR
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0751525901
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • While the letters exchanged between the man who was to become King Edward VIII/ Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson/ Duchess of Windsor have been preserved and published, it had long been thought that many of the Prince of Wales' letters to his earlier mistress, Mrs Freda Dudley Ward, had been destroyed by her some time before her death. But in November 1996, editor Rupert Godfrey came across by chance while holidaying abroad: 262 letters, dating from 1918 to 1921, over 100 photographs and assorted cards and memorabilia. They covered the last year of the First World War and the Prince's official tours of Canada, New Zealand and Australia, when he was in his early twenties. Revealing and touching, the letters will alter our perception of the man born to give up the throne for the woman he later came to love.

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    The Silver Swan
  • Author : Sallie Bingham
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780374711863
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "Men who inherit great wealth are respected, but women who do the same are ridiculed. In The Silver Swan, Sallie Bingham rescues Doris Duke from this gendered prison and shows us just how brave, rebellious, and creative this unique woman really was, and how her generosity benefits us to this day.” —Gloria Steinem A bold portrait of Doris Duke, the defiant and notorious tobacco heiress who was perhaps the greatest modern woman philanthropist In The Silver Swan, Sallie Bingham chronicles one of the great underexplored lives of the twentieth century and the very archetype of the modern woman. “Don’t touch that girl, she’ll burn your fingers,” FBI director J. Edgar Hoover once said about Doris Duke, the inheritor of James Buchanan Duke’s billion-dollar tobacco fortune. During her lifetime, she would be blamed for scorching many, including her mother and various ex-lovers. She established her first foundation when she was twenty-one; cultivated friendships with the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Imelda Marcos, and Michael Jackson; flaunted interracial relationships; and adopted a thirty-two year-old woman she believed to be the reincarnation of her deceased daughter. This is also the story of the great houses she inhabited, including the classically proportioned limestone mansion on Fifth Avenue, the sprawling Duke Farms in New Jersey, the Gilded Age mansion Rough Point in Newport, Shangri La in Honolulu, and Falcon’s Lair overlooking Beverly Hills. Even though Duke was the subject of constant scrutiny, little beyond the tabloid accounts of her behavior has been publicly known. In 2012, when eight hundred linear feet of her personal papers were made available, Sallie Bingham set out to probe her identity. She found an alluring woman whose life was forged in the Jazz Age, who was not only an early war correspondent but also an environmentalist, a surfer, a collector of Islamic art, a savvy businesswoman who tripled her father’s fortune, and a major philanthropist with wide-ranging passions from dance to historic preservation to human rights. In The Silver Swan, Bingham is especially interested in dissecting the stereotypes that have defined Duke’s story while also confronting the disturbing questions that cleave to her legacy.

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    Never Kiss a Duke
  • Author : Megan Frampton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062867438
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of Cosmopolitan's Best Romance Novels of 2020! One of Orpah Mag's Best Romance Novels of 2020! A disinherited duke and a former lady are courting much more than business in the first novel in Megan Frampton’s newest titillating series, Hazards of Dukes. Everything he had ever known was a lie… Sebastian, Duke of Hasford, has a title, wealth, privilege, and plenty of rakish charm. Until he discovers the only thing that truly belongs to him is his charm. An accident of birth has turned him into plain Mr. de Silva. Now, Sebastian is flummoxed as to what to do with his life—until he stumbles into a gambling den owned by Miss Ivy, a most fascinating young lady, who hires him on the spot. Working with a boss has never seemed so enticing. Everything tells her he’s a risk she has to take… Two years ago, Ivy gambled everything that was precious to her—and won. Now the owner of London’s most intriguing gambling house, Ivy is competent, assured, and measured. Until she meets Mr. de Silva, who stirs feelings she didn’t realize she had. Can she keep her composure around her newest employee? They vow to keep their partnership strictly business, but just one kiss makes them realize that with each passing day—and night—there’s nothing as tempting as what is forbidden…

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    Twelfth Night, Or, What You Will
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0140714898
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Drama
  • The new Pelican Shakespeare series incorporates the more than thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the acclaimed original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. The general editors of the new series of forty volumes-the renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA-have assembled a team of eminent scholars who have, along with the general editors themselves, prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original, including an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the individual play, and a note on the text used. The new Pelican Shakespeare will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the twenty first century.

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    How to Forget a Duke
  • Author : Vivienne Lorret
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062685490
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember . . . unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia. The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets. All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic . . . and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . . When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.

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    The Works of Aphra Behn: v. 2: Love Letters
  • Author : Janet Todd
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9781351259309
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  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was one of the most successful dramatists of the Restoration theatre and a popular poet. This is the second volume in a set of seven which comprises a complete edition of all her works.

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    I Will Always Write Back
  • Author : Martin Ganda,Caitlin Alifirenka
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780316241342
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • The New York Times bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

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    The Duke I Love
  • Author : Roxie Brandon
  • Publisher : Roxie Brandon
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Amazing value Regency five-story collection. Charming dukes with attitudes and kind hearts. Lovely ladies who want to find love. This Regency romance collection is a sweet read with a guaranteed happily ever after. The full collection includes: 1. Duchess for the Charming Duke 2. The Lady and the Beast 3. The Rogue’s Bride 4. The Duke’s Margaret 5. The Duke’s Violet

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    Duke
  • Author : Stacy,Beverly Linet
  • Publisher : New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0671507796
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The woman who shared the last seven years of John Wayne's life writes about the joys and sorrows of their relationship and the actor's courageous struggle with cancer

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    And the Miss Ran Away With the Rake
  • Author : Elizabeth Boyle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062089076
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle’s popular Rhymes with Love series, comes And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake, a fast-paced, sensual historical romance. Miss Daphne Dale isn’t looking for love, but when she reads an advertisement looking for a “sensible lady,” she can’t resist. The tender dialogue with the mysterious “Mr. Dishforth” is a welcome respite from the time she must spend with Lord Henry Seldon, an infuriating rogue she can’t stop thinking about. Which one will capture her heart? RITA Award–winning author Elizabeth Boyle offers up another magical story filled with sensuality, passion, and wit. A sexy page turner, And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake is a lively and clever romance that you won’t want to put down.

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    Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain
  • Author : Shankar Vedantam,Bill Mesler
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780393652215
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Psychology
  • From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing. Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous? In Useful Delusions, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. The lies we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They can explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, why some nations hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of what it really means to be human.

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    Happily Letter After
  • Author : Vi Keeland,Penelope Ward
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1542025133
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Erotic stories
  • "My love story all started with a letter. Only it wasn't from the man I'd eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who'd written to the magazine that I worked for. You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn't start up again for months. So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless, so I thought. Until one day I took things too far."--Provided by publisher.

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    The Duke Who Loved Me
  • Author : Jane Ashford
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781728217260
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with this sparkling Regency romance from bestselling author Jane Ashford featuring: A duke accustomed to getting his own way A lady determined to teach him a thing or two about love Delicious opposites-attract romance Glittering detail and banter First in a new series! James Cantrell, the new Duke of Tereford, has inherited a dukedom in disarray and is overwhelmed by his unaccustomed responsibilities. Then he gets an idea. Cecelia Vainsmede served as liaison between James and her father, and she knows a great deal about business matters, his own in particular. She's also quite pretty. Ever the pragmatist, he suggests a marriage of convenience. Cecelia has always been good at working with James, but she doesn't understand how he can be so obtuse. He clearly doesn't realize that he's the duke she's always wished for, or that his offer is an insult. But when a German prince arrives in London and immediately sets out to woo Cecelia, James will have to come to terms with what he really feels for her. Is running away worth the cost of losing her, or will the duke dare to win her once and for all? Praise for Jane Ashford's historical romances: "Humor, drama, mystery, romance, intrigue, and a surprising ending. I can't wait to read the other books in the series."—Harlequin Junkie Top Pick for How to Cross a Marquess "[A]n irresistibly sweet literary confection."—Booklist for Earl to the Rescue "Filled with wit and charm."—Fresh Fiction for Nothing Like a Duke