Victoria (Women of Magnolia Hill Saga

Author: Stephanie Payne Hurt

Publisher: Stephanie Hurt

ISBN: 1301576840

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 2178


Victoria Slaughter was a strong willed young woman. She knew what she wanted in a husband and it wasn’t going to be a prearranged marriage as her parents had. When the Civil War looms near, her father has to take matters into his own hands. In comes Zane Camden, a hard-working, handsome shipping magnate from Boston. Victoria immediately turned her back on him. Could he win her over? Would her father force her hand? Would the Civil War change things forever at Magnolia Hill Plantation?

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The Lady From Colorado

Author: Steven Douglas Glover

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491781238

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 6425


Women also won the West. They were a hardy lot, willing to give all to make a go for themselves in a harsh land that knew no bounds of punishment. Of necessity, they learned the land, how to read men, and to use firearms. They learned their lessons well. Laura Sumner is such a woman. 1878 proves an eventful year for Laura. Her cousin Victoria, from New York City visits the Sumner Horse Ranch in the Colorado Territory. The Easterners soon find themselves out of their element. Laura proves that she is not only a Lady, but also well accustomed to life on the frontier. Laura returns to her birthplace, Dallas, Texas to help her parents save their small farm from foreclosure. An unscrupulous rancher wants the Sumner farm for less than honest reasons. When the rancher threatens violence, she takes steps to protect them in spite of overwhelming odds. The lady horse rancher’s year continues as she and her best friend, Cole Stockton, travel by rail to San Francisco. Another adventure unveils as Laura again proves her mettle under desperate circumstances. In mid-November, Laura is overdue back at the ranch and her wranglers fear for her life as Mickey, Laura’s mount, gallops wildly into the ranch yard with reins trailing. A wild blizzard is hot on his heels. Laura is hurt and alone in the wilderness, and must use all means at her disposal to survive. A novel of the Old West, packed with the drama and suspense of interpersonal relationships, outlaws handled with determination and six-gun justice, as well as personal hardship, and adventure.

Beyond the Sunset

A powerfully evocative Victorian saga of love and hope

Author: Margaret Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472205243

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4676


After tragedy, her life takes an unexpected turn. Can she ever hope for happiness? In Beyond the Sunset, Margaret Thornton writes a delightful historical saga set in Victorian Blackpool. Perfect for fans Sheila Newberry and Margaret Dickinson. 'This flowing novel by a Blackpool-born author interlaces cruelty and great passion in the story of a gipsy's curse' - Coventy Evening Telegraph Before Molly Rimmer loses her parents in 1897, her future had seemed full of promise. Through her dream to own a shop in exclusive Jubilee Terrace in Blackpool and her budding relationship with charming gentleman, Joss, Molly hoped to raise herself above the poverty she was born into. But now Molly must take responsibility for her siblings and leave her ambitions, and, Joss, behind. She marries Hector Stubbins, leading light of the local Methodist church, searching for love and security. But Hector is not the man he first appears to be. Will Molly ever be able to find the happiness that once seemed to be within her grasp? What readers are saying about Margaret Thornton: '[Margaret Thornton is] one of those writers with a sure skill in creating characters who become real to the reader. Indeed, so much so that they seem to leap out of the pages and make the story of which they're a part even more compelling' 'Margaret Thornton is a brilliant storyteller. Her books draw you in, so you feel you know the characters. Hard to put down' 'Five stars'

Are We Thinking Straight?

The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

Author: Daniel K. Cortese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135509239

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 1614


This book highlights the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization. Cortese explores the ways in which activists strategically use a "straight" identity as a social movement tool in order to successfully achieve the movement objectives.

King Of Camberwell

A Novel of the Adams Family Saga

Author: Mary Jane Staples

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446488411

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4566


Sammy was the sharp one of the Adams family.Since he was nine-years-old - when he'd charged his mother interest on a loan to make up the rent money - he'd been busy setting up deals and expanding the family business - a china stall in East Street market. But as his mighty empire grew - two shops and a factory in Shoreditch - so did the determination of his assistant, Susie Brown. Susie adored Sammy - although she thought he needed a bit of work done on him, a few rough spots knocked off - and she had decided, quite early on, that Sammy was going to marry her.But Sammy, rapidly becoming the King of Camberwell, and dreading that marriage was going to cost him money, decided to put up a fight.It was a battle he hadn't a hope of winning - especially when all the rest of the Adams family were on Susie's side. Here again are all the magnificent characters from Down Lambeth Way and Our Emily - Chinese Lady, keeping her family in order and contemplating matrimony for the second time.Emily and Boots, facing a serious rift in their marriage - a rift not helped by the hovering Polly Sims.Tommy, daring to woo Cousin Vi when he 'wasn't quite good enough for her', and Sammy, pulling his wonderful Walworth family into the good times at last.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

Author: Christine Berberich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474232582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 7420


Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

Lost Wolf

Author: Stacy Claflin

Publisher: Stacy Claflin


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8212


She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once. Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories finally spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something terrible happened. The shock on his face affirms her fears. Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten the past, she doesn’t even know who she is. He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever? USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Claflin, brings you Lost Wolf, the first book in the Curse of the Moon series. It’s a paranormal romantic suspense saga that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, and heart-pounding romance. Read Lost Wolf today to satisfy your craving for a fast-paced paranormal tale.