What is society to do when the diamonds of the first water are caught in compromising situations, one after the other? Can the young ladies survive the season with their reputations intact…or will the scandalous whispers surrounding them bring about the ultimate ruination? Once the toast of the ton, Lady Angelina DeBrooke is no longer known just for her exquisite beauty, but more for her notorious marriages. Dubbed the Dark Angel, she has fallen in love for the first time and wishes to marry, but fears finding herself a widow for the third time. With two poisoned husbands and a cloud of suspicion hanging over her head, she turns to the only man in England who might help her… Benjamin Wallace, Lord Heathton, isn’t interested in playing detective again, but when Lady DeBrooke approaches him in a quest to clear her name, he finds the challenge irresistible. Her second husband was an old friend, and when he takes a closer look, he catches the scent of a foe he has hunted before—and knows this is his chance to finally trap the elusive prey...
Third in the “witty and enchanting”* Ladies in Waiting romance series from critically acclaimed author Emma Wildes. A sophisticated peer and an unfashionable spinster... After four grueling seasons, comely Vivian LaCrosse thought she was finally engaged—until her fiancé elopes with another. But the scandal is dispersed in the nick of time by the unlikely proposal of Lucien Caverleigh, the handsome older brother to her former fiancé. No one is more startled than she is by the unlikely match, but the offer seems genuine—and he is the most eligible bachelor in England... All seems well until the wedding day, when a shocking act of revenge tears Lucien away from the altar and away from British soil. Shattered by what seems an unforgivable betrayal, Vivian vows to never trust a man again. But when Lucien returns, he aims to claim Vivian as his own once more. And he’s willing to do anything to gain her heart—even if he has to steal it… Includes special previews of Ruined by Moonlight and the first book in the Ladies in Waiting series, One Whisper Away—available from Signet Eclipse *Fallen Angel Reviews
Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release Date: 2014-05-13
The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home—physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. A Rumor of War is far more than one soldier’s story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the years since then, it has become not only a basic text on the Vietnam War but also a renowned classic in the literature of wars throughout history and, as the author writes, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to them." "Heartbreaking, terrifying, and enraging. It belongs to the literature of men at war." —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Author: Karen Dubinsky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1993-09-15
Why do men rape women? This is a question for which there are many political, psychological, and sociological answers, but few historical ones. Improper Advances is one of the first books to explore the history of sexual violence in any country. A study of women, men, and sexual crime in rural and northern Ontario, it expands the terms of current debates about sexuality and sexual violence. Karen Dubinsky relies on criminal case files, a revealing but largely untapped source for social historians, to retell individual stories of sexual danger—crimes such as rape, abortion, seduction, murder, and infanticide. Her research supports many feminist analyses of sexual violence: that crimes are expressions of power, that courts are prejudiced by the victim's background, and that most assaults occur within the victims' homes and communities. Dubinsky distinguishes herself from most feminist scholars, however, by refusing to view women solely as victims and sex as a tool of oppression. She finds that these women actively sought and took pleasure in sexuality, but they distinguished between wanted and unwanted sexual encounters and attempted to punish coercive sex despite obstacles in the court system and the community. Confronting a number of key theoretical and historiographic controversies, including recent debates over sexuality in feminist theory and politics, she challenges current thinking on the history of women, gender, and sexuality.
Resisting her family's pressure to wed unrepentant gambler Charles Hastings, beautiful Miranda Troy remains faithful to her passion for landscape gardening, until Charles's tricky advances become less easy to avoid. Original.
Beautiful Lady Verity de Lacy risks revealing her shocking secret--that she has been penning romantic plays under the noses of her upright parents--and sends her latest play to the Marquess of Dorchester. Original.
The discovery of the power to influence and persuade other people can be a shock, especially when it evolves out of a situation that threatens to ruin the life of a young girl. Tess, the heroine of the story, finds herself immersed in a real life situation that few can cope with nor understand. Tess's road to solving her problem requires that she go backward in time, undoing all that she had accepted as fact until she finds a bedrock to build upon. What she discovers is far different than she expected. What she had viewed as a liability becomes her greatest asset as new values replace old beliefs. The solution to her problem becomes an evolving process using this new knowledge to replace the simple views of a young girl. Tess's road to enlightenment can be a shared experience with the reader and hopefully identify values that will carry beyond the last page of this book.