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My American Duchess

Author : Eloisa James
ISBN : 9780062389442
Genre : Fiction
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The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.

An American Duchess

Author : Sharon Page
ISBN : 9780373779291
Genre : Fiction
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In order to access her father's fortune, brazen beauty and New York heiress Zoe Gifford, who is taking England by storm in 1922, must take a husband and devises a foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce until her scheme is thwarted by the brother of the man she intends to marry. Original.

The American Heiress

Author : Daisy Goodwin
ISBN : 1250068347
Genre : Fiction
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Enter a world in which American millionaires marry British aristocrats-in return for title and social status-and discover why this blockbuster bestselling novel continues to enchant millions of readers. Be careful what you wish for... Newport heiress Cora Cash-beautiful, spirited, and the richest girl in the country-is the closest thing that American society has to a princess in 1893. But her mother wants more, and whisks Cora away to England for the one thing money can't get a woman in the States: a title. When it comes to love Cora makes a dazzling impression on English society-followed by a brilliant match-but finds the chill in the air of magnificent ancestral homes is not solely due to the lack of central heating. Faced with the traps and betrayals of an old-world aristocracy that can trip up even the most charming, accomplished outsider, can Cora grow from a spoiled rich girl into a woman of substance? Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "Superior...shrewd, spirited historical romance."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Vibrant. . .archly entertaining."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The Glitter And The Gold

Author : Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
ISBN : 9781444731002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home - Blenheim Palace. The 9th Duchess gives unique first-hand insight into life at the very pinnacle of English society in the Edwardian era. An unsnobbish, but often amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs at Blenheim Palace, she is also a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties and major state occasions she attended or hosted. Here are her encounters with every important figure of the day - from Queen Victoria, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the young Winston Churchill. Causing a scandal by separating from the Duke after 11 years, Consuelo began her new life as philanthropist, public speaker and campaigner for women's suffrage. Her literary soirees would include H G Wells, JM Barrie and George Bernard Shaw. In 1921 she remarried aviator Jacques Balsan moving with him to a chateau in the South of France. This intimate, richly enjoyable memoir is a wonderfully revealing portrait of a golden age.

Couture Sewing Techniques

Author : Claire B. Shaeffer
ISBN : 9781600853357
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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When it comes to cooking authentic cuisine, who better to follow than the most trusted name in cooking -- Fine Cooking. This collection of 200 Italian dishes has it all, from appetizers to soups, pastas to pizzas, and mains to desserts. Readers will enjoy the variety of recipes; many coming from well-known Italian cooks, including Marcella Hazan, Biba Caggiano, and Lidia Bastianich. From hearty classics like pasta e fagioli and chicken saltimbocca, to simple and light fare such as fennel and orange salad and lemon sabayon with blueberry sauce, Fine Cooking Italian features the magazine's blend of delicious, triple-tested recipes and solid how-to information. With pro secrets, ingredient profiles and step-by-step technique sidebars, home cooks will be making the best Italian this side of Rome.

Because Of Miss Bridgerton

Author : Julia Quinn
ISBN : 9780062388155
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places... This is not one of those times. Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday. Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should... Or not. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he's arrogant, annoying, and she's absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can't stand the sight of him, either. But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor... Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can't abide is the one person they can't live without...

Cold Hearted Rake

Author : Lisa Kleypas
ISBN : 9780062371836
Genre : Fiction
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Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance! Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas to historical romance—and now she's back with her most breathtaking yet. A twist of fate . . . Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own. A clash of wills . . . Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains: Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?

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