The Girl in the Gatehouse

The Girl in the Gatehouse

Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441214119

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans. The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?
Categories: Fiction

The Gate House

The Gate House

A friendship between his wife and the girl in the Gate House could only mean more opportunities for him to learn about the house. He wondered where Jack was. Then he remembered that the man had been undergoing treatments for cancer, ...

Author: Kathleen Heady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611602470

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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The old gate house where Nara Blake and her father lived in the English Midlands was cold and filled with secrets. And Nara wasn't the only one who felt its mystery. Although Nara's aunt insisted the building held nothing more than useless trinkets and cheap copies of nineteenth century art work, someone had attempted to break in, until Nara caught them in the act. And the police force of the small English town where nothing ever happened was suddenly besieged with burglaries and a murder. As the net of British law began to close in on the art thieves, Nara found herself and her family caught in the net. And the new man to whom she has opened her heart, is helping the police to close in on them.
Categories: Fiction

Chance

Chance

The journalist writing the VF article quoted an anonymous source who said several of the young men at the party were told by Daisy's brother that there was a drugged girl in the gatehouse whom they could rape if they wanted.

Author: Grace Lennox

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781602823136

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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At twenty-six, Chance Delaney decides her life isn't working so she swaps it for a different one. On a quest for adventure, meaning and a girlfriend, she finds herself transported from her safe job in a San Francisco gay and lesbian bookstore to No.1 on the charts, as lead vocalist for the all-women band Virgin Blessing. An instant celebrity, Chance is surrounded by hot women, especially her fellow band members Peaches, Siren and cigar smoking Lucrezia. Finding sexual partners is not a problem, yet true love seems more elusive than ever. When the band's hit songwriter, Layla Wilde refuses to date her, let alone sleep with her, Chance sets out to change her mind. Chock full of unforgettable characters, Chance is the sexy, funny, touching story of two women who, in finding themselves, also find one another.
Categories: Fiction

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

Booklist about The Girl in the Gatehouse “This story captured me in the veryfirst pages and there was absolutelyno putting it down. Ihighly recommend The Girl in the Gatehouse as well as Klassen's other three novels.

Author: Julie Klassen

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441269928

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding? On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."
Categories: Fiction

In the Shadow of Mountains The Lost Girls

In the Shadow of Mountains  The Lost Girls

They all ran as fast as they could, desperate to reach the safety of the gatehouse where Craig and the girls were easily seen as they jumped up and down, waving their arms and shouting. Jemma had joined them, and now even Rowena came ...

Author: David George Richards

Publisher: Booksandstories.com

ISBN: 9781419680045

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Anne Jenkins is a PE teacher with a girl's hockey team in her charge. How she ends up in a forest on the planet of Ellerkan pursued by Knights in armour with nets and swords she cannot imagine. Knocked out, the next time she wakes up she finds herself in a castle dungeon with the Crown Prince of Halafalon and only half of her girls. Prince Carl was as arrogant as he was charming. But he had a particular habit, a habit that would come close to killing him. Prince Harold had planned a pleasant afternoon on a picnic, now he was despatched by his father, the King, to search for his missing elder brother. It would be another futile venture, ending with Carl being discovered in some tavern, or in the arms of some wench. Lord William L'Roth should have been King. He knew it, and everyone else knew it. Now, when the artifact was complete, he would make it so. Sir Henry L'Crief shared Lord L'Roth's cause, and at one time he would have feared the consequences of his treason against the King. But with his wife at his side and the artifact to call upon, he now feared nothing, not even L'Roth himself. Sir Henry's wife was not his real wife, but she was an unusual lover. Concubine, mistress, some even called her his pet. It was an apt description. She was large, malevolent and ever hungry. She was called Gil-Yan, and she was a dragon. Five years before, Rolf L'Epine had been on a hunt with the Crown Prince. What he saw that day so horrified him that it changed his life forever. Since then, his life had been peaceful. Now that was set to change. Ancient technology, a war that spanned the galaxy and the consequences of a barbaric tradition returned to haunt them all, and even threatened to eat them...
Categories: Fiction

Billie s Kiss

Billie s Kiss

Still, a respectable woman would have asked why the girl was in the gatehouse, and noticed that, with me gone, the girl must be in the gatehouse alone' – Fiona gave Murdo a mollifying but totally unmeant smile – 'with one gentleman, ...

Author: Elizabeth Knox

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864737274

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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With an Edwardian twist on The Tempest, and surprising, earthy, and magical qualities, this irresistible novel is set on the remote, divided Scottish island of Kissack and Skilling, one half of which looks historically and geographically towards Catholic Ireland, the other toward the Protestant north and Scandinavia. In the spring of 1903 a ship explodes as it docks on the island, drowning many of the passengers and crew in the icy waters of Stolnsay harbor. Young, strawberry-blonde-haired Billie Paxton is among the only survivors. Clumsy, illiterate, and suddenly alone, Billie will not say why, before the explosion, she jumped from ship to shore, and so falls under the immediate suspicion of her fellow passenger, Murdo Hesketh, and his cousin and employer, Lord Hallowhulme, who owns the island—and has controversial plans for improving the lives of its inhabitants. Gloriously inventive and vividly atmospheric, Billie’s Kiss conjures up a way of life hurtling toward a brave new world in an enchanting novel that brings together murder and eugenics, progress, prejudice, and the loss of innocence.
Categories: Fiction

The Allotment Girls

The Allotment Girls

'What woman?' Rose said, swamped with confusion and despair. 'The woman what gave birth to you. She was a coward an' all. ... Inlaid into the brick wall of the gatehouse was a terracotta panel of beasts clutching flaming torches.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509822263

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Allotment Girls is an inspiring and heartwarming novel of wartime hardship, friendship and fortitude from Kate Thompson, author of the Secrets of the Sewing Bee. During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign, Annie persuades the owners to start Bryant & May allotment in the factory grounds. With plenty of sweat and toil, the girls eventually carve out a corner of the yard into a green plot full of life and colour. In the darkest of times, the girls find their allotment a tranquil, happy escape. Using pierced dustbin lids to sieve through the shrapnel and debris, they bring about a powerful change, not just in the factory, but their own lives. As the war rages on, the garden becomes a place of community, friendship – and deceit. As the garden thrives and grows, so do the girls' secrets . . .
Categories: Fiction

A Time of Mourning

A Time of Mourning

Only he'd been arrested for some minor offence, got a couple of months in prison and the girls – the children – had ... Through the little window in the park's gatehouse a young woman in glasses and several layers of clothing was ...

Author: Christobel Kent

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848877528

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A Time of Mourning introduces Sandro Cellini, ex-cop and private detective: Florence's answer to Donna Leon's Guido Brunetti When a young English girl goes missing from among Florence's hard-drinking, high-living community of foreign art students, ex-policeman, good husband and newly-minted private detective Sandro Cellini is at first unwilling to see any connection with his investigation of the suicide of an elderly Jewish architect. But as he investigates the circumstances of Claudio Gentileschi's death more closely, the connections between the cases multiply, and Sandro's first case turns out to be darker and more complex than he could have imagined...
Categories: Fiction

Simon Peter s Denial and Jesus Commissioning Him as His Successor in John 21 15 19

Simon Peter s Denial and Jesus  Commissioning Him as His Successor in John 21 15 19

Matthew at this point rewrites to: "When he went out to 'the gate-house, another servant- / slave-girl saw him" (26:71). ... the other disciple present went out (of the courtyard) and spoke to "the woman who guarded the gate" (18:16).

Author: Roger David Aus

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761860693

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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This study uses early Jewish sources to analyze the significance of Day of Atonement and High Priest imagery in the narrative of Simon Peter’s threefold denial of Jesus. It then describes the influence of other early Jewish sources on Jesus’ commissioning Simon Peter as his own successor in John 21:15-19.
Categories: Religion