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The Mistress
  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780345531117
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Natasha, the innocent and loyal mistress of Russian oligarch Vladimir Stanislas, strikes up a friendship with gifted artist Theo Luca that opens her eyes to the freedoms she can never have with Vladimir.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0552166332
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection. Believing his generosity will always keep her safe, Natasha is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Until she meets Theo Luca. The son of a famous and difficult artist, Theo and his mother own a restaurant filled with his late father's artwork. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca's artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha's image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that the paintings are not for sale, is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir's mistress . . . Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.

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    The Mistress Manual
  • Author : Mistress Lorelei,Lorelei Powers, Mistress
  • Publisher : Greenery Press (CA)
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1890159190
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Originally published in 1994 in a simple pink guidebook format by an experienced and wickedly creative dominant woman, The Mistress Manual fell out of print when the author moved on to other projects. Now, Greenery Press has brought this underground classic back to life, updated with new ideas and information on 'Learning to Love Command' to 'The Art of Discipline'. Learn how to enact the Five Archetypal Fantasies, how to create your own scenarios and much, much more.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Danielle Steel
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9780425285381
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all. Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered starving on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange. Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo’s widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin. Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of a world of freedom she can never experience as Vladimir’s mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have. From Moscow to the Riviera, London, and Paris, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

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    The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
  • Author : Ariel Lawhon
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780345805966
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia comes a “genuinely surprising whodunit” (USA Today) that tantalizingly reimagines a scandalous murder mystery that rocked the nation. One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell: Stella, his fashionable wife, the picture of propriety; Maria, their steadfast maid, indebted to the judge; and Ritzi, his showgirl mistress, willing to seize any chance to break out of the chorus line. As the twisted truth emerges, Ariel Lawhon’s wickedly entertaining debut mystery transports us into the smoky jazz clubs, the seedy backstage dressing rooms, and the shadowy streets beneath the Art Deco skyline.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Philippe Tapon
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0452280583
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tells the story of Simone, the nurse and mistress of a doctor who is implicated in the death of a Nazi and whose family is also plotting against him.

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    The Mistress of Tall Acre
  • Author : Laura Frantz
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 080072044X
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre? Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal--readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.

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    The Mistress of Spices
  • Author : Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0385482388
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A classic work of magical realism, this bestselling novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Tilo, a young woman from another time who has a gift for the mystical art of spices. Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, Tilo has set up shop in Oakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers. But when she's surprised by an unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, she must choose between everlasting life and the vicissitudes of modern society. Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy, sorrow, and one special woman's magical powers.

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    The Mistress Chronicles
  • Author : Gina Marie Martini
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1644626713
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Flashback to the '70s in electrifying Las Vegas. Angie Russo's eighteenth birthday wish on New Year's Eve, 1970, is to break free from the sheltered life in which she was raised. Following the murder of her father and her sister's overdose, her uncle and guardian, Vince Russo, limits her freedom to protect her from the harsh elements of Sin City and family secrets not to be exposed. Angie has been estranged from her mother for many years. Betty Russo's life and whereabouts is a mystery that slowly unravels, threatening the family dynamic. When Angie meets Tommy Cavallo, a captivating, wealthy, hotel and casino owner who wants to show her the world, she becomes mesmerized with the glamorous life he offers. Against her uncle's wishes, she leaves the security of his home to be with the man she loves. The drawback is, Tommy is married. Tommy whisks Angie away to elaborate places to strengthen their relationship and build his empire, adding more hotels around the world to his chain. Angie chronicles her long-term love affair and worldly adventures with Tommy throughout the highs and lows of their life together. Is their love strong enough to combat the obstacles against them?

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    The Mistress of Husaby
  • Author : Sigrid Undset
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106013788002
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In fourteenth century Norway, Kristin is brought to Husaby, the estate of her foolish, young husband, and where she will face unexpected trials

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Tiffany Reisz
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9780778315704
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Buying each hour of her life with sensual tales, Nora Sutherlin, held captive by two men, soon discovers that she is not as powerless as she thinks as her friends, protectors, and lovers stand ready to do anything to save her.

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    The Mistress Condition
  • Author : Catherine Breslin
  • Publisher : Saturday Review Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008230354
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Single women
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    The Mistress Of Nothing
  • Author : Kate Pullinger
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781847652423
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Lady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London. But when her debilitating tuberculosis means exile, she and her devoted lady's maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the odd mnage marshalled by the resourceful Omar, which travels down the Nile to a new life in Luxor. As Lady Duff Gordon undoes her stays and takes to native dress, throwing herself into weekly salons; language lessons; excursions to the tombs; Sally too adapts to a new world, affording her heady and heartfelt freedoms never known before. But freedom is a luxury that a maid can ill-afford, and when Sally grasps more than her status entitles her to, she is brutally reminded that she is mistress of nothing.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Jill Childs
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781838889685
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • It wasn’t until that night that I found out he had been cheating. I never would have guessed it of Ralph – I was still head over heels in love with him then. I would have done anything for my husband… that is, until I found out what he was really hiding. The night it happened, I was late home from a parent-teacher conference. Things hadn’t been the same between us recently and I was hoping we could start over – make things right over a bottle of wine and an early night like the old days. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I sometimes think I never really knew Ralph at all. Because I never thought he’d be capable of doing what he did. It wasn’t only dangerous, it was very, very wrong. And I’m not talking about the affair with Laura. As I said, I came home that night hoping to finally fix things with the man I love. The very last thing I expected was to find my husband murdered. No marriage is ever what it seems from the outside. A compulsively unputdownable domestic thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Silent Wife. What readers are saying about The Mistress: ‘Dark, twisty compulsive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to find out what is going to happen. I couldn't read fast enough. Excellent!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow such a dark, twisty unpredictable read! Kept me on the edge of my seat with a totally unexpected ending!... A really addictive, compulsive read that will keep you guessing!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘From the first chapter you know that this is going to be a thrilling journey and I was hooked immediately struggling to put the book down… The book was full of surprises and just when you thought you had everything figured out nothing is as it seems, the twists and turns will have you holding your breath. This was my first read by the author and it was a fantastic unputdownable read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I read long into the night to discover all of the secrets and conclusions to this gripping story and the shocking revelation at the end was magnificent. Definitely a full five stars from me for this fabulous book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW!!… What a great book!!!… What an ending! Loved having a good read on a rainy day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Extremely well written with good characters, it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout and had a great ending to a brilliant book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

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    Yours Cruelly, Elvira
  • Author : Cassandra Peterson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0306874385
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Books
  • The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story filled with intimate bombshells--told by the bombshell herself. On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn't good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. While her sisters played with Barbie dolls, Cassandra built model kits of Frankenstein and Dracula, and idolized Vincent Price. Due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Cassandra left home at 14, and by age 17 she was performing at the famed Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. Run-ins with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tom Jones helped her grow up fast. Then a chance encounter with her idol Elvis Presley, changed the course of her life forever, and led her to Europe where she worked in film and traveled Italy as lead singer of an Italian pop band. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, where she joined the famed comedy improv group, The Groundlings, and worked alongside Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens, honing her comedic skills. Nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, she auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for the late night vintage horror movies. Cassandra improvised, made the role her own, and got the job on the spot. Yours Cruelly, Elvira is an unforgettably wild memoir. Cassandra doesn't shy away from revealing exactly who she is and how she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. Always original and sometimes outrageous, her story is loaded with twists, travails, revelry, and downright shocking experiences. It is the candid, often funny, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of a Midwest farm girl's long strange trip to become the world's sexiest, sassiest Halloween icon. Instant New York Times Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publishers Weekly Bestseller A New York Times Best Books to Give This Season selection

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    More than a Mistress
  • Author : Mary Balogh
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780345529985
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In her most captivating novel to date, Mary Balogh, the premier writer of Regency-era romantic fiction, invites you into a world of scandal and seduction, of glittering high society and startling intrigue, as an arrogant duke does the unthinkable-- he falls in love with his mistress. More Than a Mistress He is bad-tempered, reckless, a man superior in his abilities to charm and delight women. The greatest matrimonial prize in all of Christendom, he is the scandalous Duke of Tresham. When a young woman interferes in his Hyde Park duel, causing him to get shot, he hires her as his nurse, vowing that she will share his misery during his convalescence. Far too bold for her own good, Jane Ingleby is the kind of woman a man might find beautiful were it not for her impudence. She questions the duke's every move, scolds his bad manners, breaches his secrets, and touches his soul. When Tresham offers to set Jane up in his London town house, love is the last thing on his mind. And hers. Trying to pretend it is strictly business, an arrangement she must accept in order to conceal a dangerous secret, Jane suspects there is nothing more perilous than being the lover of such a man. Yet as she gets past his devilish facade and sees the noble heart within, she discovers the greatest jeopardy of all--a passion that drives her to risk everything on one perfect month with the improper gentleman who thinks love is for fools. Hailed by critics as "sensual," "unforgettable," "a matchless storyteller,"* Mary Balogh has captured the hearts of readers with her novels of breathtaking romance. In More than a Mistress she dazzles us once again with a love story that sizzles with wit and sensuality--a rare gem of wondrous storytelling that holds readers enthralled from first page to last. *Romantic Times

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    The Mistress of Brae Farm
  • Author : Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101063605156
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  • Genre : Bookbinding
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    The Mistress of Longbourn
  • Author : Jann Rowland
  • Publisher : One Good Sonnet Publishing
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9781987929522
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Mistress of Stantons Farm
  • Author : Marcus Woodward
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9781528784252
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “The Mistress of Stantons Farm” is novel by naturalist and nature writer Marcus Woodward. This charming tale offers the reader an authentic and informative insight into traditional rural life in England, interwoven with interesting facts and tips on how to better appreciate nature. Not to be missed by those with an the English countryside and nature in general. Contents include: “Here Comes Grandma!”, “Life at the Farm”, “Grandma goes to Church”, “Grandma Receives Company”, “Grandma, the Sorcerer”, “Grandma's Herb Garden”, “Rural Worthies”, “Grandma Holds her Court”, “The Good Things of Sussex”, “A Tale of Wash-Tub”, “Baking Day”, “The Household Gods”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on homesteading.

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    The Tudors: The King, the Queen, and the Mistress
  • Author : Anne Gracie,Michael Hirst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9781416947783
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A fan's companion to the Showtime series about the early reign of Henry VIII offers a fictionalized recounting of the iconic monarch's dalliances with Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, as well as his political relationships with such figures as Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey, and Charles Brandon. Original. 15,000 first printing. (A Showtime series, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Natalie Dormer, Jonathan Northam, Henry Cavill, and others) (Historical Fiction)

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    The Mistress of Paris
  • Author : Catherine Hewitt
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781250120670
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret. “A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely autodidact and businesswoman whose product was herself, Valtesse would be totally at home in our self-branding society.” —The New York Times Book Review Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Édouard Manet and inspired Émile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future King Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no comtesse. Valtesse was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid backstreet among the dregs of Parisian society. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possessed a small fortune, three mansions, fabulous carriages, and art the envy of connoisseurs across Europe. A consummate show-woman, she ensured that her life—and even her death—remained shrouded in just enough mystery to keep her audience hungry for more. Spectacularly evoking the sights and sounds of mid- to late nineteenth-century Paris in all its hedonistic glory, Catherine Hewitt’s biography tells, for the first time ever in English, the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who, though her roots were lowly, never stopped aiming high.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Maya Banks,Carol Marinelli
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9780373180615
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In "The Mistress," Chrysander must help his former mistress Marley remember their relationship and their baby she carries; and in "Wanted: Mistress And Mother," Dante begins an affair with Matilda, who is creating a garden for his troubled daughter.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Martine McCutcheon
  • Publisher : Pan Publishing
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 0330504487
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  • Genre : Love stories
  • Mandy Sanderson is turning thirty and has everything going for her - dark ebony hair and flashing black eyes - yet, so far, true love has eluded her. Then, on the night of her birthday party, surrounded by friends she adores, Cupid strikes as Mandy and the Jake Chaplin lock eyes across the restaurant and fall for one another in an instant.

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    The Mistress from Chandernagore
  • Author : A. B. de M. Hunter
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9781803138589
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • What is a poor teenage girl from the French settlement in India to do, betrayed by her husband, her family separated by war and given up by a patron whose duel marked the end of his India career? In seeking a new life, Catherine must learn how to make it in a man’s world. She becomes attached to a young Englishman with troubles enough of his own.

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    THE MISTRESS OF HIS MANOR
  • Author : Catherine George
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9784596687982
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • In the gardens of a baron's historic manor, Jo meets and falls for March, the gardener. But she's rich, and has always been worried men only want her for her money?that is, until she gets to know March. He sees her for her, and that's all. But one night during a quarrel, his true identity comes to light?he's the baron of the manor! But why would someone like him hide his identity and try to woo her? Is he just after her money after all?

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    The Mistress of Nothing
  • Author : Kate Pullinger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781439195062
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The American debut of an award-winning novel about a lady’s maid’s awakening as she journeys from the confines of Victorian England to the uncharted far reaches of Egypt’s Nile Valley. When Lady Duff Gordon, paragon of London society, departs for the hot, dry climate of Egypt to seek relief from her debilitating tuberculosis, her lady’s maid, Sally, doesn’t hesitate to leave the only world she has known in order to remain at her mistress’s side. As Sally gets farther and farther from home, she experiences freedoms she has never known—forgoing corsets and wearing native dress, learning Arabic, and having her first taste of romance. But freedom is a luxury that a lady’s maid can ill afford, and when Sally’s newfound passion for life causes her to forget what she is entitled to, she is brutally reminded she is mistress of nothing. Ultimately she must choose her master and a way back home—or a way to an unknown future. Based on the real lives of Lady Duff Gordon and her maid, The Mistress of Nothing is a lush, erotic, and compelling story about the power of race, class, and love

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    The Mistress of Lilliput, Or, The Pursuit
  • Author : Alison Fell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1862300488
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  • Genre : Great Britain
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    The Mistress of Alderley
  • Author : Robert Barnard
  • Publisher : Scribner Book Company
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023560613
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Retiring from her television acting career and settling down with her teenage children in their English mansion home, Caroline Fawley, who is having an affair with a married man, begins to worry for her security when her lover goes missing under suspicious circumstances.

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    Live Alone And Like It
  • Author : Marjorie Hillis
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781405524896
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Who can resist a book with chapters such as 'A Lady and Her Liquor', 'Pleasures of a Single Bed' and 'Solitary Refinement'? In this priceless gem from a more genteel age, Marjorie Hillis provides no-nonsense advice for the single-but-hoping-not-to-be woman. 'This book is no brief for living alone. Five out of ten of the people who do so can't help themselves, and at least three of the others are irritatingly selfish. But the chances are that at some time in your life, possibly only now and then between husbands, you will find yourself settling down to a solitary existence . . . The point is that there is a technique about living alone successfully, as there is about doing anything really well. Whether you view your one-woman menage as Doom or Adventure, you need a plan, if you are going to make the best of it' And, lest you worry about how to put all the advice into practice, every chapter includes a case study providing examples of women who heeded -- and women who disregarded -- these golden rules.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Susan Wiggs
  • Publisher : Mira
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0778327906
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Most days Kathleen O'Leary is a penniless maid. But tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends' sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago's most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn't who he says he is. And before their true identities can be revealed to one another, fire erupts, sending rich and poor alike running for their lives. Now, though virtually strangers, Kathleen and Dylan must rely on each other for survival. And when the embers cool, they'll find that the greatest risk has been to their hearts….

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    Mistress of the Ritz
  • Author : Melanie Benjamin
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780399182242
  • Reader Reviews : 43
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up residence in one of the city's most iconic sites: The Hotel Ritz. There, under a roof legendary for its unprecedented luxury and for its fabled residents--including Coco Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Balanchine, Doris Duke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Hermann Gèoering--the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city. But two residents of the Ritz refuse to be defeated: its director, Claude Auzello, and his beautiful American actress wife, Blanche. They not only oversee the smooth workings of the hotel, but both Blanche and Claude throw themselves fearlessly into the dangerous and clandestine workings of the French Resistance. This is a true-to-life novel of a courageous woman and her husband who put their marriage--and ultimately their lives--in jeopardy to fight for freedom. Intimate, fearless, and moving, it spins a brilliantly and unforgettably vivid human portrait at a time of unimaginable crisis and sacrifice.

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    Marrying the Mistress
  • Author : Joanna Trollope
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN : 1552781291
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  • Genre : Adultery
  • Romance writer also uses the name Caroline Harvey.

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    The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress
  • Author : Maya Banks
  • Publisher : Silhouette
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9781426826481
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis's former mistress was pregnant? And had amnesia? That meant Marley Jameson didn't remember betraying him by selling company secrets. Or that he'd thrown her out of his life. So he told her a little white lie: they were engaged. Then he swept her away to his Greek island to await the birth of his baby and enjoy her sudden devotion…before tossing her out. But he didn't count on Marley regaining her memory so soon.

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    The Mistress of the Inn
  • Author : Carlo Goldoni
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : UVA:X004349324
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  • Genre : Italian literature
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    The Mistress
  • Author : Victoria Griffin
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0747545847
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  • Genre : Adultery
  • Griffin asks why our society still treats marital infidelity as an unfathomable aberration, studying various arenas including the political mistress, the writer's mistress and the artist's mistress. She examines how the roles of wife and mistress come about, how each may threaten the other, or how they may co-exist.

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    The Mistress of Time
  • Author : M R Sky
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1702069125
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  • Genre : Books
  • The Council of Nine was once the most powerful organization in the universe. Fractured and weakened after many years of war, the Council no longer serves the people. They propagated that the Great War ended but the tyrannical Chauli continue to spread their empire unchecked. The desperate and oppressed people hold onto the prophecy of a new and powerful time guardian to put an end to the wars. Can Volos with the help of his friends keep the child alive until she becomes powerful enough to save them all?

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    Message from a Mistress
  • Author : Niobia Bryant
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781617731112
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From national bestselling author Niobia Bryant comes a sexy, unforgettable novel about love, infidelity, and the importance of keeping your friends close—and your enemies closer. . . Through good times and bad, longtime friends Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have shared just about everything. But all hell breaks loose when Jessa texts them a shocking revelation: she's been sharing her bed—with one of their husbands. Worse, she refuses to name which husband. And all three wives believe they have reason to worry. . . The betrayed trio vow to stick together. But before the identity of Jessa's lover is revealed, each woman's deepest secrets will be exposed for all to see—and they'll need each other more than ever. "A fast-paced, sexy romp." —APOOO Book Club "Grabs your attention from the first page." —The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers "This novel is packed with unbelievable drama that will capture readers from page one." —Books 2 Mention Magazine

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    Mary Boleyn
  • Author : Alison Weir
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780345521347
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  • Genre : History
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE New York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne’s husband, Henry VIII—and one of the most misunderstood figures of the Tudor age. Making use of extensive original research, Weir shares revelations on the ambitious Boleyn family and the likely nature of the relationship between the Boleyn sisters. Unraveling the truth about Mary’s much-vaunted notoriety at the French court and her relations with King François I, Weir also explores Mary’s role at the English court and how she became Henry VIII’s lover. She tracks the probable course of their affair and investigates the truth behind Mary’s notorious reputation. With new and compelling evidence, Weir presents the most conclusive answer to date on the paternity of Mary’s children, long speculated to have been Henry VIII’s progeny. Alison Weir pieces together a life steeped in mystery and misfortune, debunking centuries-old myths to give us the truth about Mary Boleyn, the so-called “great and infamous whore.” Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

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    The Mistress
  • Author : Maya Banks
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781488052026
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A story you won’t forget from #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maya Banks Mistress. It sounded so sordid, so impersonal, so far removed from the kind of relationship Marley Jameson had with Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis. Until it all came crashing down around them. Three months later, Marley awakened in the hospital with no memory of what happened before she got there. She couldn’t remember her past, Chrysander…or the baby she carried. All she knew was that when Chrysander showed up and whisked her away to his private Greek island, being with him felt like home. Until she remembered the truth… “Readers will be swept along in this whirlpool of love, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.” —RT Book Reviews on Wanted The Mistress was originally published as The Tycoon’s Pregnant Mistress in 2009.