"Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle. After earning a degree in English, she turned her attention to writing about distant times and places. She lives in Utah with her husband and children. You can find her online at www.juliannedonaldson.com"--
Having decided she will never marry, Kate Worthington plans to escape her meddlesome family by travelling to India. Her mother agrees on the condition that she gets--and rejects--three marriage proposals. To fulfill her end of the bargain Kate travels to the manor of Blackmoore in northern England, where her plans go awry.
Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she'll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke. Review A heart-pounding love story. I couldn t stop turning the pages until I finished it. A must read for all romantics! --Mary Mull, wife of New York Times bestselling author, Brandon Mull Edenbrooke is so much more than a page-turning tale of love and intrigue. It s the kind of book you read time and time again and recommend to everyone. --Kodi Wright, wife of New York Times bestselling author, Jason F. Wright Edenbrooke combines charming characters and a lovely setting for a delightful read. It was hard to put down! --Lynette Dashner, wife of New york Times bestselling author, James Dashner About the Author Debut novelist Julianne Donaldson is a hopeless romantic. Her degree in English has only fueled her passion to write. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, Utah, with their four children, but she takes every opportunity she can to travel the English countryside.
Author: Sarah L. McConkie
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-08-14
CHRISTINE HARRISON wants nothing more than to marry a man of good standing and wealth—and to achieve this goal, she has been collecting useful acquaintances for years. Her strategic social navigation seems to have paid off in the form of one Mr. Oliver Davenport. Their relationship has been building steadily, and surely a proposal cannot be far off . But when Christine and her friends travel to Cassfield Manor to secure their futures, a pair of brothers enter the scene and threaten to disrupt Christine’s perfect plans. Their arrival brings to light more than Christine could have ever expected—haunting pasts, blackmail, unpaid debts, dangerous circumstances, and secrets that will one day affect them all. As plots are revealed, Christine must learn to see beyond wealth and status and instead look for love with her own heart. But can the man who loves her most realize how much he cares for her before it’s too late?
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? In this addictive, charming and compassionate story, Shannon Hale brings out the Jane Austen obsessive in all of us.
Author: Julianne Donaldson
Publisher: Libros de Seda
Release Date: 2016-01-05
¡La precuela de Edenbrooke, la novela de la autora revelación Julianne Donaldson! Philip Wyndham nunca ha envidiado a su hermano mayor por ser el heredero de Edenbrooke. Prefiere ser dueño de su destino y vivir sin las obligaciones que dicha posición impone. Sin embargo, cuando su hermano fallece de manera inesperada, su vida se pone patas arriba y su deber le obliga a dejar de lado la vida con la que siempre había soñado. Entre otras cosas, deberá casarse y, por tanto, buscar una esposa adecuada. Se convierte así en el soltero más codiciado de Londres, un papel que a ratos le aburre a ratos le cansa. Se siente como el zorro al que persiguiera una jauría de jovencitas casaderas que siempre parecen desmayarse en sus brazos… Finalmente, decide huir, y por casualidades del destino, acabará en una posada del camino en la que conocerá a la incomparable Marianne Daventry.
Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com). Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive. A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world. Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Supports the Common Core State Standards
It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster. Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover.
Author: Mary Balogh
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2012
Believing her romantic prospects are over after losing her husband in an accident and suffering a fall that leaves her with a limp, young Lady Gwendoline strives to be happy for others and finds an unexpected second chance at love. By the best-selling author of the Huxtable series. 60,000 first printing.
In this intriguing new series from New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams, a quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book . . . Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain. So when a visiting businessman reaches out for guidance, Nora knows exactly how to help. But before he can keep their appointment, he’s found dead on the train tracks . . . Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to earn redemption by helping others. To join, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Now, determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cozy bookstore. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . . “Anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.” —Library Journal, Starred Review
Author: Jim Kelly
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Release Date: 2018-02-15
1939, Cambridge: The opening weeks of the Second World War, and the first blackout – The Great Darkness – covers southern England, enveloping the city. Detective Inspector Eden Brooke, a wounded hero of the Great War, takes his nightly dip in the cool waters of the Cam. Daylight reveals a corpse on the riverside, the body torn apart by some unspeakable force. Brooke investigates, calling on the expertise and inspiration of a faithful group of fellow ‘nighthawks’ across the city, all condemned, like the detective, to a life lived away from the light. Within hours The Great Darkness has claimed a second victim. War, it seems, has many victims, but what links these crimes of the night?
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Publisher: Covenant Communications Incorporated
Release Date: 2012-01-01
After five years of tracking and capturing spies on English soil, Philip Jonquil, Earl of Lampton, is in pursuit of his last quarry--a dangerous French spy. But when Sorrel Kendrick inadvertently stumbles upon a crucial piece of the puzzle (making her indispensable to the mission), can these two proud hearts negotiate a ceasefire when cooperation matters most?
Marianne Daventry würde alles dafür geben, der Langweile in Bath zu entkommen, wo ein lästiger Verehrer immer wieder versucht, sie für sich zu gewinnen. Deswegen zögert sie nicht, als sie eines Tages eine Einladung von ihrer Zwillingsschwester Cecily erhält, sie auf dem großen Landsitz Edenbrooke zu besuchen. Marianne hofft, dort in aller Ruhe entspannen und die schöne Landschaft erkunden zu können, während ihre Schwester damit beschäftigt ist, den attraktiven Erben von Edenbrooke zu umwerben – doch spätestens, als sie dem sehr unfreundlichen, aber sehr gut aussehenden Sir Philip in die Arme läuft, wird Marianne allmählich klar, dass man manche Dinge einfach nicht planen kann. Denn der geheimnisvolle Mann wird nicht nur ihr Herz in Aufruhr versetzen, sondern auch ihr ganzes Leben durcheinanderwirbeln ...