Description : Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new quarters, Rachel plants a garden, takes up writing, and impresses everyone she meets with her extraordinary optimism. But as Rachel sings and jokes the days away, her new neighbors begin to wonder if she might be taking her transformation just a bit too far. In Wish Her Safe at Home, Stephen Benatar finds humor and horror in the shifting region between elation and mania. His heroine could be the next-door neighbor of the Beales of Grey Gardens or a sister to Jane Gardam’s oddball protagonists, but she has an ebullient charm all her own.
Description : A vicar is disbelieving when two teenagers in his parish claim to have been given a message by the archangel Gabriel, but gradually changes his mind and decides he must do something about it.
Description : This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Novels: Under the Greenwood Tree Far from the Madding Crowd The Return of the Native The Mayor of Casterbridge The Woodlanders Tess of the d'Urbervilles Jude the Obscure A Pair of Blue Eyes The Trumpet-Major Two on a Tower The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid The Well-Beloved Desperate Remedies The Hand of Ethelberta A Laodicean Short Stories: Wessex Tales An Imaginative Woman The Three Strangers The Withered Arm Fellow-Townsmen Interlopers at the Knap The Distracted Preacher Life's Little Ironies The Son's Veto For Conscience' Sake A Tragedy of Two Ambitions On the Western Circuit To Please His Wife The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four The Fiddler of the Reels A Few Crusted Characters Tony Kytes, the Arch-deceiver The History of the Hardcomes The Superstitious Man's Story Andrey Satchel and the Parson and Clerk Old Andrey's Experience as a Musician Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir The Winters and the Palmleys Incident in Mr. Crookhill's Life Netty Sargent's Copyhold A Group of Noble Dames The First Countess of Wessex Barbara of the House of Grebe The Marchioness of Stonehenge Lady Mottisfont The Lady Icenway Squire Petrick's Lady The Lady Penelope The Duchess of Hamptonshire The Honourable Laura A Changed Man and Other Tales Other Stories Drama: The Dynasts Poetry Collections: Wessex Poems and Other Verses Poems of the Past and the Present Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses Satires of Circumstance Moments of Vision Late Lyrics and Earlier Other Works: The Dorsetshire Labourer The Rev. William Barnes, B.D. The Science of Fiction The Profitable Reading of Fiction ... Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism.
Description : Mr. and Mrs. Darcy have an exceedingly passionate marriage in this continuing saga of one of the most exciting, intriguing couples in the Jane Austen Literature. As the Darcy's raise their babies, enjoy their conjugal felicity and manage the great estate of Pemberley, the beloved characters from Jane Austen's original are joined by Linda Berdoll's imaginative new creations for a compelling, sexy and epic story guaranteed to keep you turning the pages and gasping with delight. What people are saying about Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife, the bestselling Pride and Prejudice sequel. "A breezy, satisfying romance." -Chicago Tribune "While there have been other Pride and Prejudice sequels, this one, with its rich character development, has been the most enjoyable." -Library Journal "Wild, bawdy and utterly enjoyable sequel." -Booklist
Description : Is the baby Caterina, Countess of Rasen, brought back from Portugal hers and her dead husband's? The new Earl, Nicholas, is attracted to her, but suspicious. Catarina, in order to protect her young sister Joanna, cannot reveal the truth. And then Cousin Matthew insists that the baby is his and Joanna’s, that their marriage was legitimate. Nicholas will have to prove him a liar. Regency Romance by Sally James writing as Marina Oliver; originally published by Robert Hale [UK]
Description : Letters from one of the most fascinating women of her age illuminate her wide range of social, business and intellectual pursuits.
Description : "Adrianna Cavello's life changed in an instant when a break-in at her restaurant took the life of her boyfriend and left her too traumatized to return to work. Months later, with everything she's ever wanted on the line, Adrianna makes a wish by tossing a coin into a fountain known for making miracles.Wyatt Randall is also in need of a miracle. Two years earlier, his ex-wife kidnapped their daughter, and Wyatt is desperate to find his little girl. A new lead raises his hopes, but quickly fizzles out. When his coin clashes with another, he sees what little hope he has flying away. Adrianna and Wyatt soon learn that they have more in common than two coins that collided. In fighting for the lives they lost, they must learn how to trust again. Only then will they discover that meeting each other might not be what they wished for, but exactly what they need..."--Back cover.