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A Knight For Love

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Haunted by memories of the 7th Crusade, Warin de Taillur vows to lay down his sword and embrace the monastic life. But first, rescuing an urchin abandoned by a French roadside will be the initial step in his absolution. When he discovers the urchin is a young noble woman in need of protection, against his better judgment he agrees to return her home to England. Love for her soon overwhelms him but it’s a love he must hold at bay for he has nothing to offer her other than a scarred heart. Driven from her home, Caperun Keep, by a deceitful aunt, Alyna Caperun must place her trust in the brooding Crusader who rescues her. As the only means to recover her castle and at the king’s command, she consents to marrying the knight, Warin de Taillur, even though she knows he could never love her for anything other than the lands and castle she brings to the marriage. Knows too, he battles demons not even she can fathom.

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Lovely story of a courageous but troubled knight who picks up a "lad" on his way to a monastery to dedicate his life to God. Of course the lad is a lass and they are forced to wed by the king. Of course their lives are turbulent with a load of baggage and a malice and vengeful Aunt adding to the mountains they need to climb to make it to a happily ever after. I really enjoyed this book, good plot and a depth of character that leaves you wanting to know more.

 
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Eine gefährliche Liebe in der Provence und eine junge Frau auf der Suche nach Vergeltung

Provence, 1545: Nach dem brutalen Überfall ihres Heimatdorfes gelingt der jungen Jeanne nur knapp die Flucht. Verängstigt und fast zu Tode gequält, findet die rothaarige Schönheit Zuflucht bei der Gauklertruppe des Tantris, der selbst ein tragisches Schicksal zu beklagen hat. Bald schon ist Jeannes erotischer Tanz ein Ereignis in den Städten Südfrankreichs. Auch Tantris bleiben ihre Reize nicht verborgen. Schließlich macht sich die Truppe auf den Weg zum Schloss jenes Mannes, der das Massaker in Jeannes Heimat befahl. Doch als sie ihr Ziel erreichen, zeigt sich, dass Tantris nicht der ist, für den Jeanne ihn gehalten hat ...

Ein farbenprächtiger Historienroman und die berührende Geschichte einer starken, selbstbewussten Frau - jetzt als eBook lesen.

Der Roman erschien 2005 unter dem Pseudonym Sophia Palmer.

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Kingsbridge-Roman


England 1123-1173. Es ist eine Zeit blutiger Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Adel, Klerus und einfachem Volk, das unter Ausbeutung und Not leidet.

Philip, ein junger Prior, dessen Eltern von marodierenden Söldnern abgeschlachtet wurden, träumt den Traum vom Frieden: der Errichtung einer Kathedrale gegen die Mächte des Bösen. Er und sein Baumeister Tom Builder, dessen Stiefsohn Jack und die Grafentochter Aliena müssen sich in einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod gegen ihre Widersacher behaupten, ehe Kingsbridge Schauplatz des größten abendländischen Bauwerks, der "Säulen der Erde" wird ...

 
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Arizona Sky

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The wagon carrying Odessa Clay and her father overturns, killing him. Alone and scared in the middle of the desert, she faces finding her way to Phoenix and her Aunt Susan. Food and water run out, and Odessa is near death when Zach Johnson finds her. Squinting up into his tanned and handsome face, Dessie believes she’s died and gone to heaven. Would-be-outlaw, Zach Johnson finds an unconscious woman alone in the middle of nowhere. Where did she come from? First glance: she appears young, but the curves beneath the dusty gingham say otherwise. He didn’t plan to become someone’s hero, but how can he leave her stranded? He’s on his way to join a gang of bank robbers and he has no time to spare. Will the promise of Odessa’s sweet lips lure Zach from the secret mission that has his gut twisted into a knot? His father’s ranch isn’t the only thing at stake—now it’s his heart.

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Ginger Simpson's latest novel, Odessa,is the story of a brave, young woman who loses her father in a tragic accident while searching for her aunt, but finds true love in the process. Simpson brilliantly uses humor, lovable characters, and detailed description to transport the reader back to the Old West. When Zach, a would be outlaw under duress, meets Odessa in the desert and saves her life, little does he know that he would be in for the adventure of his life. After a short time together, there is nothing he wouldn't do to keep the pretty little spitfire safe. And, keeping Odessa safe, could be quite trying especially when the little spitfire is determined to risk her life to return the favor! With much determination and a spirit only found in the courageous pioneer women of the time, Odessa fulfils her dreams. This story is a delightful read. So, hold on tight to your horse, for you will experience the ride of your life!

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Multi-published author, Ginger Simpson, retired from the University of California, Davis in 2003 after twenty-three years of working with students. She relocated to Tennessee, along with her husband, Kelly, in order to spend time writing and be caretaker to their grandson, Spencer. In her spare time, she blogs, chats, promotes, Facebooks, Tweets, posts on loops, and creates video trailers for her books. She's been published since 2003 and hopes to be around for a long time. With eight new releases coming in 2011, she's looking forward to a busy year. The continuous stream of characters who use the revolving door to her mind keep in works-in-progress folder full. It's a good thing she loves to write.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | The Buxton Chronicles


Lady Serena Buxton follows her husband from England to Cold Creek, a gold mining town in northern Californian. But, when she arrives, Randolph is missing. The sheriff seems to be keeping a watchful eye on her. She cannot trust Douglas King, the mine manager, who treats her as if she is already a widow. The bank manager refuses her request for access to Randolph’s account. With no husband and no money, what is a girl to do? Serena has an unsuspected and quite shocking talent. Two enterprising local ladies help Serena prepare for a public performance, but the only suitable venue in town belongs to Douglas King, a man she mistrusts but with whom she strikes a deal. The whole town turns out to see the show. The venue is packed. But who is in the crowd, watching? Will King insist on exacting his fees? And will Serena be reunited with the husband she loves?

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funny and hilarious but full of suspense and mystery too! Plus, it's a love story, what else can you ask for?

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Being born in Bristol, England, Victoria Chatham grew up in an area rife with the elegance of Regency architecture. This, along with the novels of Georgette Heyer, engendered in her an abiding interest in the period with its style and manners and is one where she feels most at home. Apart from her writing, Victoria is an avid reader of anything that catches her interest, but especially Regency romance. She also teaches introductory creative writing. Her love of horses gets her away from her computer to volunteer at Spruce Meadows, a world class equestrian centre near Calgary, Alberta, where she currently lives.

 
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Black Magic

BWL Publishing Inc. | Magic Colors


Disappointed in love, weary of war, Goran von Hagen retreats to his idyllic alpine estate. He does not know the dark and ancient secret of the looming mountain--or that it will change his life forever. From Artemis and Apollo to Frey and Freya, on through all known pantheons, there are magical twins, so this sparked the tale of Mina and Goran, the von Hagen's first born. "Black Magic" is Goran's tale, dealing with the ancient secrets of his home place. Threads which were part of the original Red Magic story are elaborated, especially when some very old "chickens" come home to roost, turning the lives of the brother and sister upside down. I wanted very much to link the shape-shifter experience to the prehistoric -- a.k.a. sublime -- images discovered on the walls of caves all over the world. In "Black Magic," both the horned god and the wolf man enter our reality.

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So much more than the garden-variety shapeshifter v. vampire story, as the hero engages with the day-to-day realities of his post-transformation self..."

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Eine Frau folgt Gottes Plan: Margaret von Ashbury und ihre Vision

England, 1355. Die Hebamme und Heilerin Margaret von Ashbury will ein Buch über ihr Leben schreiben - ein äußerst ungewöhnliches Vorhaben für eine Frau im Mittelalter. Als Analphabetin sucht sie sich einen Schreiber: Bruder Gregory, der Frauen für naturgegeben dumm hält und dies auch gerne kundtut - aber dringend Geld braucht.

Doch was Margaret zu erzählen hat, berührt den Mönch: Ihr Glaube, Humor und ein Hang zu Pragmatismus haben ihr geholfen, die Große Pest und die Hexenverfolgung zu überleben. Und vor allem: Sie schreibt dieses Buch, weil Gott es ihr aufgetragen hat. Trotz seiner anfänglichen Ablehnung beginnt Bruder Gregory sich zu fragen: Ist es möglich, dass Gott, dessen Stimme er bislang vergeblich zu hören versucht, zu dieser Frau spricht?

Humorvoll, authentisch und fesselnd geschrieben: Dieser historische Roman bildet den Auftakt der beliebten Trilogie über die fiktive Heldin Margaret von Ashbury und ihr faszinierendes Leben im Spätmittelalter. Von Judith Merkle Riley, Autorin des Bestsellers "Die Hexe von Paris".

Die Margaret-von-Ashbury-Trilogie: Die Stimme. * Die Vision. * Die Zauberquelle.

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Das Geheimnis von San Lorenzo

Venedig 1521. Die junge Isabella reist ins Kloster San Lorenzo. Hier soll sie ihre Tante treffen - doch diese ist tot, und sie ist keines natürlichen Todes gestorben! Isabella forscht nach und stößt auf eine Spur von kryptischen Zeichen in Bildern und Skulpturen. Welchen Schatz hütet das Kloster?

Diese Frage stellt sich auch Padre Antonio. Er wurde vom Papst entsandt, den Klöstern die Macht Roms zu zeigen. Und mit jedem Schritt, den der Inquisitor und das Mädchen der Lösung des Rätsels näher kommen, wächst die Gefahr. Denn San Lorenzo verbirgt ein Geheimnis, das tödlich ist für die Kirche - und für jeden, der davon weiß ...

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Angel's Flight

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Angelica is a Patriot heiress, stalked by a brutal, fortune-hunting British officer. She is forced to trust Jack, the mystery man who pledges to take her on a dangerous war-time journey up river to her Albany home, she expects to encounter brigands, Tories and Indians. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her heart along the way.

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"...It's rather like biting into a cake covered with sweetened whipped cream and instead of having it turn out to be something light and crisp, discovering that there is a historical novel underneath, like a dense and solid slice of fruitcake.

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Krone der Welt

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Ein großer Historischer Roman über den Ausbau Amsterdams zur Weltmetropole, über Liebe und Hass und den Drang, die Welt zu einem besseren Ort zu machen

Vincent will als Architekt prächtige Stadthäuser bauen. Ruben sehnt sich nach Abenteuern auf hoher See. Betje ist eine begnadete Köchin. Zusammen sind die Geschwister in Amsterdam gestrandet, einem Ort der märchenhaften Möglichkeiten. Doch es ist auch die Zeit der großen Auseinandersetzungen. Katholiken und Calvinisten streiten um den rechten Glauben, Engländer und Spanier um den Einfluss auf das Land am Meer, Kaufleute um die wirtschaftliche Macht. Können sich die Geschwister in dieser schwierigen Situation behaupten?

Folgen Sie Sabine Weiß' Helden ins spannende 16. Jahrhundert, und erleben Sie Amsterdam, wie Sie es noch nie gesehen haben!

 
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