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: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Delacorte Press
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress. New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh returns to the seductive world she knows so well–Regency England–in a new novel filled with her trademark wit, sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. With this, the first in a dazzling new quartet of novels, Balogh invites us into a special world–a select academy for young ladies– a world of innocence and temptation. Drawing us into the lives of four women, teachers at Miss Martin’s School for Girls, Balogh introduces this novel’s marvelous heroine: music teacher Frances Allard–and the man who seduces her with a passion no woman could possibly forget.… They meet in a ferocious snowstorm. She is a young teacher with a secret past. He is the cool, black-caped stranger who unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Between these two unlikely strangers, desire is instantaneous…and utterly impossible to resist. Stranded together in a rustic country inn, Lucius Marshall, who is the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard share a night of glorious, unforgettable passion. But Frances knows her place–and it is far from the privileged world of the sensual aristocrat. Due to begin her teaching position at Miss Martin’s School in Bath, Frances must try to forget that one extraordinary night–and the man who touched her with such exquisite tenderness and abandon. But Frances cannot hide forever. And when fate once again throws them together, Lucius refuses to take no for an answer. If Frances will not be his wife, he will make her his mistress. So begins an odyssey fraught with intrigue, one that defies propriety and shocks the straitlaced ton. For Lucius’s passionate, single-minded pursuit is about to force Frances to give up all her secrets–except one–to win the heart of the man she already loves. Once again this incomparable storyteller captures a time and a place like no other. And in Lucius and Frances, Mary Balogh gives us her most unlikely lovers yet–a nobleman in search of the perfect wife and an unconventional woman willing to risk everything for an unforgettable love.
The Goldsmith's Secret
Author: Elia Barcelo
Publisher: MacLehose Press
One snowy night in New York City, a successful but solitary goldsmith reflects on his life, and his unreliable memories intertwine and collide. Returning to the village where he grew up, he hopes with some trepidation that he will encounter Celia, "the Black Widow," a beautiful and mysterious friend of his mother with whom he had a short and passionate affair when he was a teenager, before she rejected him. But instead he meets a young woman who opens doors onto a strange world, and takes him back in time. The Goldsmith's Secret is a remarkable story with a magical twist, of a love trapped between two parallel times, set Spain in the fifties, seventies, and in the last year of the twentieth century. In beautifully economical language, and with a structure as intricate and refined as a bevelled jewel, The Goldsmith's Secret is filled with intense nostalgia, memories and desires. Elia Barcelo has come to be known across Europe as a truly original voice, and her books as poetic works of great subtlety.
Catch a Falling Heiress
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
Publisher: Harper Collins
She's an American heiress. He's a devilish earl. When these two collide, the sparks ignite a shocking scandal in USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke's unforgettable Victorian-era romance. Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she's determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she's about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss . . . Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet's "intended," and he's determined she won't fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty . . . and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.
Author: Shea Olsen, Elizabeth Craft
These are the things that I've always wanted: To get the top grades in my class. To make my grandmother proud. And most of all, proof that I could succeed where the rest of my family had not: a Stanford acceptance letter, early admission. My mother and my sister were obsessed with boys and love and sex. So obsessed that they lost sight of their futures, of what they wanted. And in the end, they lost everything. I'll never let a boy distract me. I promised myself that. But that was before Tate. Before the biggest pop star on the planet took an interest in me. Before private planes and secret dates and lyrics meant for me alone. There's so much I don't know. Like why he left music. Where he goes when we're not together. What dark past he's hiding. But when we kiss, the future feels far away. And now…I'm not sure what I want.
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.
Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Lachlan Maclean will do whatever it takes to protect his clan–even if it means abducting the most willful woman in the Highlands with the secret intention of wooing her for marriage. A born searing sensual leader possessing brute strength, and an imposing command, Lachlan is unprepared for the beautiful spitfire Flora MacLeod, who jeopardizes his plans to save his clan, and digs beneath his hard, chiseled exterior to expose a tenderness that may be his undoing. The greatest marriage prize in the Highlands, Flora is determined at all costs to avoid her mother’s fate of being bartered away as a political pawn. Vowing to make her captor pay for his ruthlessness, she boldly engages him in a battle of wills, sweetening the challenge with dangerous passion–even as the lingering curse and deadly ghosts of a past tragedy reach out to thwart a tender love that has yet to be spoken. From the Paperback edition.
In THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE, Rosemary Altea tells the remarkable story of awakening to her psychic gifts as a medium and healer. As simple and honest as the story is remarkable, THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE describes how Rosemary Altea is chosen to be the voice of the spirit world¿how she is taken under the wing of a Native American spirit guide named Grey Eagle and taught to use her astonishing power to heal, go astral-travelling, and perform soul rescue. Grey Eagle calls Rosemary "his Rose" as he helps nurture her gift. In the casebook section of THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE are 10 stories of astonishing impact - how a woman decapitated in a train wreck relives her traumatic death in Rosemary Altea's body in order to adjust to life in the hereafter; how a tragic boating accident is predicted months before the fact by Rosemary Altea on a live radio show; how a dead child convinces his mother that he is safe with relatives on the spirit plane. Behind all these moving communications is Grey Eagle, Rosemary's mentor, constant companion, and friend. His spirit pervades this book as he focuses the spotlight on an important teaching: Life may continue after death, but how we behave on the Earth Plane does count. Grey Eagle elevates the message in this book to a transcendent level. He says, "We are all souls and must treat each other with kindness." We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Into the Storm
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann blends high adventure, harrowing drama, and heart-racing passion into thrilling novels of suspense. Whether tackling danger or wrestling with desire, her elite heroes and heroines never fail to give their all, in stories that soar above and beyond expectations. Now, in this electrifying novel, Brockmann takes us Into the Storm. In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters, Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark “Jenk” Jenkins and former cop turned Troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then, suddenly, Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters’ new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation. Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery– a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer– one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn’t play by the rules of engagement. In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Rising everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy–and each other. From the Hardcover edition.
Millions of readers have come to value the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch, which has now been translated into twenty-six languages. Many thousands of those readers have had questions for him--questions about religion, good and evil, physical and mental health, death, prophecy, the nature of God and the universe, prayer, angels and devils, spiritual paths, relationships, and much more. In Questions and Answers on Conversations with God, Neale, with characteristic wit and wisdom, responds to the most compelling and provocative of these letters; and the result is a book that is profoundly enlightening and inspiring. By relating the messages in the dialogues of CWG to the personal issues and everyday experience of individuals, Neale's answers illustrate the direct link between spiritual and physical reality, clearly demonstrating how what we do and who we are in our lives is a result of how we think and what we believe. This book gives us all the opportunity to look at ourselves, to change ourselves, and thus, perhaps, to change the world.
An exploration of love, lust and betrayal. The central character is Diana Soren, an elegy for a decade that refused to die. She is a predator set on self-destruction, and a casualty of her own times and beauty. Carlos Fuentes is the author of "Terra Nostra" and "Old Gringo".
Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two—confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé—is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all—a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address—but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris’s name. All is well—that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
The Naked Woman
Author: Desmond Morris
A tour of the female body by the best-selling behaviorist author of Manwatching places a particular emphasis on the evolutionary functions of various physiological traits, in a volume that also addresses societal perceptions of the ideal female form. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.