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Susan Wiggs The Calhoun Chronicles Books 1-3
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1459295056
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-01-18
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Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these three sweeping, romantic historical tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. THE CHARM SCHOOL An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Sea captain Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. THE HORSEMASTER'S DAUGHTER Hunter Calhoun is a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death; he buries himself in his work of breeding racehorses. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help. Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him. Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to see...that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kindness manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life? HALFWAY TO HEAVEN At a White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested… yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for the stars has left her lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her in the art of seduction. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. He befriends Abigail as a means to a political end, but somewhere along the way the plan goes awry. First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story.
The Charm School
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459247922
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-06-15
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The captain had abandoned society. She was too unrefined for it. An awkward misfit in an accomplished Boston family, Isadora Peabody yearns to escape her social isolation and sneaks aboard the Silver Swan, bound for Rio, leaving it all behind. Ryan Calhoun, too, had a good family name. But he'd purposely walked away from everything it afforded him. Driven by his quest to right an old wrong, the fiery, temperamental sea captain barely registers the meek young woman who comes aboard his ship. To the Swan's motley crew, the tides of attraction clearly flow between the two. Teaching her the charms of a lady, they hope to build the confidence she needs to attract not only their lonely captain's attention, but his heart, as well. For everyone knows the greatest charms are not those of the formal lady, but rather the possibilities of a new world built on love.
Guilt by Silence
Author: Taylor Smith
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460364732
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-10-15
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On a cobbled street in old Vienna, an accident leaves David Tardiff a shadow of his brilliant self and his young daughter, Lindsay, severely injured. On a deserted highway in New Mexico, five of the world's leading scientists disappear in a burst of flames. One woman—David's wife, CIA officer Mariah Bolt—is the link between both tragedies. Confronted by the devastating destruction of her family and too many unanswered questions, she's determined to prove that neither was an accident. As she probes deeper into what really happened in Vienna, she realizes that she can trust no one—not the government, not her mentor, not even her husband. Because now Mariah is the target.
A Summer Affair
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459247817
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-06-15
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A gifted but troubled physician, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving practice from his Nob Hill mansion while raising his son after an unthinkable tragedy. Then one day a fugitive with a gunshot wound appears in Blue's surgery. Though she holds a pistol aimed at his heart, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he is drawn to her fragile beauty, her nerves of steel and the mystery surrounding her. Isabel Fish-Wooten spent most of her life on the run, but everything changes when she forces a stranger to save her life. Yet her rescue comes with an unexpected price. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she is touched by this remarkable man and yearns to reach out to him and his son. From danger-filled back alleys to glittering ballrooms, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound passion. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to discover a rare and special love, and the precious gift of a second chance at happiness.
The Horsemaster's Daughter
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1742918328
Pages: 420
Year: 2011-09-01
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Once a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death. Burying himself in his success with breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he's left his family to crumble and forgotten how to comfort his grieving children. When a prized stallion arrives from Ireland crazed and unridable, Hunter is forced to seek help for the beast. Removed from the world of wealth and social privilege, Eliza Fylte has inherited her father's famed gift for gentling horses. And when Hunter arrives with his wild steed, her healing spirit reaches further yet, drawing her to his shattered family and to the intense, bitter man who needs her, just as she needs him. Eliza understands what Hunter refuses to see––that love is the greatest healer of all. But can her kind, humble being manage to teach such an untethered man what truly matters in life?
Etiquette & Espionage
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031621521X
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-02-05
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It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but the also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
Enchanted Afternoon
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459247868
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-06-15
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Beautiful, charming and respected as the wife of an ambitious senator, Helena Cabot Barnes is the leading lady of Saratoga Springs. But beneath the facade lies a terrible deception. Helena married for all the wrong reasons—and discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Fearing for her safety, she ends her marriage and flees to legendary Moon Lake Lodge, where she creates a refuge for other women in need of a safe haven. And there she finds the courage within to become the woman she was meant to be. But Helena can't outrun her past. In desperation, she turns to Michael Rowan, a man she once loved, a man who broke her heart. A brilliant inventor, Michael is still ruggedly handsome, still defiantly unconventional. For Helena, the road to trusting Michael again is long and hard. And danger lies ahead. But Michael has just discovered a shattering truth…and a reason to stay and fight for the woman he once lost. With a deft hand and a unique voice, acclaimed author Susan Wiggs creates an enchanting story that will take your breath away as it reaffirms the power of love and the magic of forgiveness.
The Lightkeeper
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488086168
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-10-01
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to the past in this classic tale of buried secrets and second chances. Jesse Morgan is a man hiding from the pain of his past, a man who has vowed never to give his heart again. Keeper of a remote lighthouse along a rocky and dangerous coast, he has locked himself away from everything but his bitter memories. Now, the sea has given him a second chance. A beautiful stranger washes ashore, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Penniless and pregnant, Mary Dare is a woman who carries painful memories of her own. With laughter, hope and joy, Mary and her child bring light into the dark corners of Jesse’s world. But when their friendship turns to passion and passion becomes love, secrets from the past threaten to take it all away. Originally published in 1997.
Halfway to Heaven
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459247876
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-06-15
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At a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested…yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for measuring stars has left her woefully lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her…someone who is a master at the art of seduction. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. But secretly he loathes the cynical, manipulative man he's become. Initially, he befriends Abigail as a means to a political end. But somewhere along the way the plan goes awry. First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story. For a man convinced he's incapable of love and a woman who believes she can reach the stars, could this be a match made in heaven?
Waistcoats & Weaponry
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316279617
Pages: 304
Year: 2014-11-04
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Class is back in session.... Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey hijack a suspiciously empty train to return their chum Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. But when Sophronia discovers they are being trailed by a dirigible of Picklemen and flywaymen, she unearths a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos. With her friends in mortal danger, Sophronia must sacrifice what she holds most dear--her freedom. Gather your poison, your steel-tipped quill, and the rest of your school supplies and join Mademoiselle Geraldine's proper young killing machines in the third rousing installment in the New York Times bestselling Finishing School series by steampunk author Gail Carriger.
The Summer Hideaway
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488009775
Pages: 400
Year: 2018-09-01
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Susan Wiggs wrote her way into readers’ hearts with stories of every woman’s hopes and dreams. And The Summer Hideaway is no exception. This is a touching tale of secrets and sacrifice, loss and redemption…and a love too powerful to be denied. Never get attached—Private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way. Never give up—In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to Willow Lake—where it all went wrong for him fifty years ago. Never let go—George’s grandson, Ross, is ruled by a fierce devotion to family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire…yet sparks fly whenever she’s near. In the face of wrenching loss, amid the enchantment of Willow Lake, Ross and Claire dare to risk everything for love.
At the King's Command
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488022410
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-01-01
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Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Frustrated by his own failures at matrimony, King Henry VIII punishes an insolent nobleman by commanding him to marry the vagabond woman caught stealing his horse. Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower, long accustomed to the sovereign's capricious and malicious whims. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient…though undeniably fetching. But Juliana Romanov is no ordinary thief—she is a Russian princess forced into hiding by the traitorous cabal who slaughtered her family. One day she hopes to return to Muscovy to seek vengeance. What begins as a mockery of a marriage ultimately blossoms into deepest love. Originally published in 2009
Miss Becky's Charm School
Author: Becky Rutledge
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806537833
Pages: 256
Year: 2007-08-01
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If you've ever wondered why... Catching a good man is like nailing Jello to a tree Flirting with a man is like riding a bull–just because you stayed on for 8 seconds doesn't mean you've won first prize Making small talk on a first date is harder than eating watermelon in a sundress ...then you've come to the right place! Ladies, welcome to Miss Becky's Charm School! I'm Miss Becky, and in this book, I'll reveal some of my best tips and tricks for landing the perfect man, southern-girl style. Now, I know y'all are busy, and I'm not here to blow smoke up your pretty little skirts, or to otherwise waste your precious time. But when it comes to the art of charming a man, no one does it better than the gals from Dixie. And whether you're a Yankee dame or a California babe, you can learn the secrets Southern Belles have been using for years to find the right man and put him just where you want him. Inside, we'll cover the basics every woman should know: • Are you a Scarlett or a Melanie?–Take my quiz to figure out your Southern Belle alter ego. • Separating the Possums from the Bunnies–Time-tested tricks for telling the Rednecks from the Southern Gentlemen. • I Like My Women a Little on the Trashy Side–Dress to impress for every occasion. • Why Buy the Cow?–Sex and the Southern Belle. • Smooth as Butter–A Southern etiquette primer. • The Deviled Egg Plate–The way to a man's heart really is through his stomach–tasty treats to win him over. So pull up a chair, fix yourself a mint julep (or any strong drink you like), and get ready to learn the secret weapons and Southern Belle sensibilities that will help you snag the man of your dreams!
The Maiden's Hand
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1488078599
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-02-01
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Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Lark’s sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen’s executions. She needs no other excitement—until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman’s door and into her life. As their fates become inextricably bound together in a struggle against royal persecution, both Oliver and Lark discover a love worth saving…even dying for. Originally published in 2009.
The Mistress
Author: Susan Wiggs
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1426863977
Pages: 400
Year: 2010-08-01
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Most days Kathleen O'Leary is a penniless maid. But tonight she takes a risk and masquerades as a glamorous heiress, thanks to a borrowed gown and her friends' sense of adventure. To her surprise, the ruse succeeds—even Dylan Kennedy, Chicago's most eligible bachelor, seems enraptured. But like Kathleen, Dylan isn't who he says he is. And before their true identities can be revealed to one another, fire erupts, sending rich and poor alike running for their lives. Now, though virtually strangers, Kathleen and Dylan must rely on each other for survival. And when the embers cool, they'll find that the greatest risk has been to their hearts….