Camile, Deirdre, Edith, Leonor y ahora Phillipa son las protagonistas de la saga romántica ambientada en la época victoriana «Las feas también los enamoran», cinco historias que demuestran que el amor se rige por su propia lógica. Llega Leonor para enamorarnos con su historia... Leonor vive en Inglaterra entregada a su labor de dama de compañía de la duquesa viuda de Dunham. Allí ha conocido a Jonathan, un hombre que parecía interesado en ella, pero que siempre ha amado a otra. Ahora, su pasado vuelve obligándola a reconocer que pertenece a una clase mucho más privilegiada y que es imperativo volver a su tierra natal, Boston, de la que huyó siete años antes al negarse a una boda que no la haría feliz. En su viaje de vuelta la acompañan la duquesa viuda y Jonathan. Allí se enfrentará a su antiguo prometido, su esposa, una madre que cree muy enferma y a un compromiso que Jonathan ha inventado para ellos. Las lectoras han dicho... «La escritura de Elizabeth Urian es sencilla, fresca y divertida. Su humor es sutil pero mordaz e irónico, algo que, lo confieso, me entusiasma.» «Una novela muy sencilla, fácil de leer y con una historia que te llega al corazón... Una delicia.» «Me encanta el sentido del humor de Elizabeth Urian y siempre que cojo una novela suya sé que las risas están aseguradas.» En los blogs... «Me ha gustado la forma en la que las autoras han finalizado esta magnífica serie de historias cortas. Esta última es algo más larga, y no sobra ni una sola coma.» Lady Zarek, El rincón de la novela romántica «Leonor es una novela preciosa y muy romántica con la que estoy casi segura de que disfrutaréis tanto como yo.» Isabel, Blog Vuelve la página
En 1919, en una peque�a ciudad aplastada por el calor del verano,un h�roe de guerra se halla encerrado en un cuartel desierto. Al otro lado de la puerta, su perro ladra d�ay noche. No muy lejos, una joven agotada por el trabajo en el campo, y sin embargo demasiado instruida para ser una simple campesina, espera y alberga esperanzas. El juez que llega para desentra�ar el caso de ese h�roe, ahora prisionero, es un arist�crata que ha relajado sus principios a ra�z de la contienda... Tres personajes, adem�s de un perro, son la clave de El collar rojo, una novela llena de poes�a y de una sencillez deslumbrante, que se convierte en un inolvidable canto a la fidelidad, de la mano de Jean-Christophe Rufin, el aclamado autor de El abisinio, dos veces galardonado con el premio Goncourt y miembro de la Academia Francesa. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION It's 1919, a war hero is being held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. In front of the door to his prison, a mangy dog barks night and day. In the French countryside, a young woman works the land and hopelessly awaits a better life. A judge whose principles have been sorely shaken, travels to an unknown location. In their midst, is a dog who holds the key to their destinies and to this intriguing plot.
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Vintage Canada
“The Liz Dunns of this world tend to get married, and then twenty-three months after their wedding and the birth of their first child they establish sensible lower maintenance hairdos that last them forever. Liz Dunns take classes in croissant baking, and would rather chew on soccer balls than deny their children muesli… I am a traitor to my name.” Liz Dunn is one of the world’s lonely people. She’s in her late thirties and has a boring cubicle job at a communications company, doing work that is only slightly more bearable than the time she spends alone in her depressingly sterile box of a condo. Her whole life, she’s tried to get to the root of her sadness, to figure out what she’s been doing wrong, with little success. But then, one night in 1997, everything changes: while standing in the parking lot of a video store, arms full of sappy movies she’s rented to help her convalesce from oral surgery, she witnesses the passing of the Hale-Bopp comet. For Liz, this streak of light across the sky is a portent of radical change — and for her, radical change means finally accepting her lot: “I realized that my life, while technically adequate, had become all it was ever going to be … No more trying to control everything — it was now time to go with the flow.” In that moment, and for the first time, Liz feels truly free. A day after Liz makes the decision to seek peace in her life rather than control, along comes another comet, in the form of a stranger admitted to the local hospital with her name and number inscribed on his MedicAlert bracelet. For the new Liz, the phone call from the hospital feels like “the fulfillment of a prophecy”; the young man, it turns out, is her son, whom she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Jeremy shows the scars of his years as a foster child and his most recent drug reaction, but is otherwise beautiful and charming. And when he moves in with Liz to recuperate, it’s as if both of them had been waiting for this moment all their lives. A lost soul and occasional visionary, Jeremy upends Liz’s quiet existence — shocking her coworkers and family, redecorating her condo, getting her to reevaluate her past and take an active role in her future. But he’s also very ill with multiple sclerosis. Her son’s life-and-death battle induces a spiritual awakening in Liz — then triggers a chain of events that take her to the other side of the world and back, endangering her life just as an unexpected second chance at happiness finally seems within reach. With Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland has given us a powerful and entertaining portrait of a woman who could be any one of us — someone who thinks it is too late to make anything of her life, who feels defeated by the monotony of her days, yet who also holds within her the potential for monumental change and for great love. When Liz asks, “What happens when things stop being cosmic and become something you can hold in your hand in a very real sense?” she’s not just talking about stray meteors anymore. The excitement of not really knowing the answer is what life’s all about. In the end, Liz discovers that life is no longer a matter of keeping an even keel until you die, or settling for peace and quiet, but of embracing faith and hope and change.
RITA® Award-winning author Sarah MacLean reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel's final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series . . . By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.
Author: Mary Balogh
"Moira Hayes hadn't seen Kenneth Woodfall in nearly eight years. Nor did she want to see this man who stirred such feelings of anger in her. After all, their families had been rivals since their great-grandfathers' day. And he was the reason--though indirectly--for her own brother's death. But Kenneth has returned from war and is home for good. And he isn't willing to forget the past--a time he shared with his first and only love, Miss Moira Hayes. The moment he sees her again, he knows his future"--
Let Love Find You
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey delivers the “potent, sexy chemistry” (Booklist) and witty repartee for which she is adored in this dazzling regency romance about a desperate debutante whose family hires an innovative matchmaker to ensure her marriage. London society has its very own Cupid. Renowned horse breeder and occasional matchmaker Devin Baldwin pairs eligible young ladies with suitable gentlemen based on his theory of animal magnetism. Unafraid of ruffling feathers, this darkly handsome Cupid doles out tips for bettering one’s chances of meeting a mate that are as pointed as the love legend’s sharpest arrows! Lovely Amanda Locke, the daughter of a duke, is everything a nobleman could desire, yet she enters her third Season still searching for a match. Gossipmongers’ tongues are wagging, and her mystified family is considering drastic measures to find her a husband. But the insufferable advice of this Cupid fellow is the last thing Amanda wants. When an earl passionate about horses becomes the target of her husband hunt, Amanda knows it’s time to overcome her fear of riding. With her sister-in-law Ophelia hastening the romance along by arranging riding lessons, Amanda is soon taking instruction from infuriating Devin Baldwin. Astonishingly, in her daily encounters with Devin—who treats her as an ordinary young woman, not a prize to be won at the marriage mart—Amanda experiences passion for the first time. Now, her search for a match takes her in an unexpected direction as she finds herself falling in love with Cupid himself.
Author: Robin Kaye
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"A sparkling new voice! If you love witty dialogue, great characters and a lot of fun in your books, this is the writer for you!" - Maureen Child, USA Today bestselling author Rosalie Ronaldi doesn't have a domestic bone in her body ... All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch ... Nick Romeo is every woman's fantasy - tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean ... He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he's cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog ... So what's the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort ...
An intimate chronicle of the three-year "Zoo TV" world tour taken by the popular rock band U2 records such events as the band's encounters with Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, and Frank Sinatra. Reprint.
How to Be a Proper Lady
Author: Katharine Ashe
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.” —Lisa Kleypas “You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.” —Sabrina Jeffries Following her sensational debut novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, author Katharine Ashe was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by the American Library Association publication Booklist. With each new book she has proven them right—and never more so than with her novel How to be a Proper Lady. Continuing her phenomenal Falcon Club series, Ashe enchants with this tale of a woman kidnapped as a child by pirates and returned years later to her English family. She must now learn how to be a cultured lady...and to navigate the treacherous waters of love with the notorious sea captain who brought her, kicking and screaming, back to society. This is witty, emotionally rich, and wonderfully imaginative storytelling that readers of Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, and Johanna Lindsey will absolutely adore.
Wicked Becomes You
Author: Meredith Duran
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
She’s been burned not once but twice by London’s so-call ed gentlemen . . . Gwen Maudsley is pretty enough to be popular, and plenty wealthy, too. But what she’s best known and loved for is being so very, very nice. When a cad jilts her at the altar—again—the scandal has her outraged friends calling for blood. Only Gwen has a different plan. If nice no longer works for her, then it’s time to learn to be naughty. Happily, she knows the perfect tutor—Alexander Ramsey, her late brother’s best friend and a notorious rogue. So why won’t a confirmed scoundrel let her be as bad as she wants to be? Unbeknownst to Gwen, Alex’s aloof demeanor veils his deepest unspoken desire. He has no wish to see her change, nor to tempt himself with her presence when his own secrets make any future between them impossible. But on a wild romp from Paris to the Riviera, their friendship gives way to something hotter, darker, and altogether more dangerous. With Alex’s past and Gwen’s newly unleashed wildness on a collision course, Gwen must convince Alex that his wickedest intentions are exactly what she needs.
Chronicling the history of two New York City provocateur groups—Black Mask and Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker—this account complies the complete 10 issues of the newspaper Black Mask; numerous leaflets, articles, and flyers generated by Black Mask; the Up Against the Wall Motherfucker Magazine; and Free Press and Rolling Stone reports on Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker. Founded in the mid-1960s, the Black Mask group melded the ideas and inspiration of Dada with the anarchism of the Spanish Revolution, and this volume demonstrates how they heavily influenced the art, politics, and culture of the decade as they briefly shut down the Museum of Modern Art, protested Wall Street, battled at Students for a Democratic Society conferences, and defended the shooting of Andy Warhol. This history then details how in 1968 Black Mask reorganized as Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker, which combined the confrontational theater and tactics of Black Mask with a much more aggressive approach in dealing with the police and authorities. A lengthy interview with founder Ben Morea provides context and color to this fascinating documentary legacy.
Mysteries of the Rectangle
Author: Siri Hustvedt
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
In this book, Hustvedt gives us nine essays on the significance of particular works of art, replete with original insights and a few startling discoveries. In her essay on Giorgione's The Tempest, a painting that has mystified art critics for hundreds of years, the author reinterprets the canvas as a work about art and voyeurism. While looking at The Third of May, she was astonished to discover that Goya had hidden his own self-portrait in a shadowy corner of his iconic masterwork. More than anything, the essays in this book display a true passion for art, from the still lifes of Jean-Baptiste Chardin and Giorgio Morandi to the contemporary works of Joan Mitchell and Gerhard Richter. Hustvedt captures perfectly the pleasure found in giving oneself up to the complexities and ambiguities of painting, discovering new subtleties and surprises the longer one takes the time to look.--Back cover.
Author: Nora Roberts
Rivals turn to lovers in this novel of passion and suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Laurel Armand is a Southern belle on a mission—to be the best reporter in New Orleans. Matthew Bates is determined to beat her at her own game, while flirting his way into her bed. With their dangerous attraction simmering just below the surface, both Laurel and Matthew feed off their rivalry—until they’re forced to work together on a case of murder and madness. Caught up in their jobs and each other, resistance doesn’t stand a chance. They’re about to go all out in seeking the truth, finding justice, and firing up the passion between them… A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Author: Guillermo Cabrena Infante
With bitter irony, the author tells a story sadly repeated during this century. A dictatorship that silences the intellectuals, a regime that lies and kills, and a propaganda war that has yet to end. One of the best compilations of documents on recent Cuban history.
She couldn't remember who she was . . . A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself in the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else . . . He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth - no matter what.