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Quattro sorelle tutte regine
Author: Sherry Jones
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854153109
Pages: 441
Year: 2013-05-30
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La storia vera di quattro sorelle che hanno cambiato il mondoIntrighi, amori, lussuria: la storia di quattro donne destinate a conquistare il cuore dei re e a cambiare la sorte di intere nazioniTra le dolci vallate e i fragranti profumi della Provenza, Margherita, Eleonora, Sancha e Beatrice crescono sotto la severa ma affettuosa tutela della madre, la contessa Beatrice di Savoia.L’ambiziosa nobildonna si assicura che le figlie imparino le buone maniere, l’arte di affascinare, l’oratoria, ma soprattutto che accettino e condividano il suo motto: “La famiglia viene prima di ogni altra cosa”. Perché, con la Provenza sotto il costante attacco dei nobili confinanti, il destino e la sicurezza della casata dipendono dalle preziose alleanze che la famiglia riuscirà a stringere grazie ai matrimoni delle quattro sorelle con i potenti d’Europa. Così Margherita viene data in sposa al giovane, mistico Luigi IX, diventando una grande regina di Francia, e l’indomita Eleonora è promessa a Enrico III d’Inghilterra. Poco tempo dopo anche la bellissima, timida e devota Sancha e la vivace Beatrice sposano nobiluomini che faranno di loro delle regine. Ben presto però appare chiaro che una corona non basta a garantire protezione. I nemici sono dappertutto: l’infida suocera di Margherita, la gelida Bianca di Castiglia, gli amanti delusi, i baroni senza scrupoli... A tutto ciò si aggiungono le tensioni interne, che emergono quando la lealtà tra sorelle si trasforma in rivalità per ottenere ciò che ognuna pensa le spetti di diritto: la Provenza. Dalle insidiose corti di Francia e d’Inghilterra alle sanguinose battaglie in Terrasanta, lo straordinario romanzo di Sherry Jones ripercorre la vita di quattro donne che con le loro passioni hanno cambiato il corso della storia.Dall'autrice di A'isha, l'amata di MaomettoOltre 150.000 copie«L’impeccabile gusto della Jones per i dettagli e la trama ben articolata rendono quest’opera non solo uno straordinario affresco storico, ma anche un eccezionale romanzo in sé, a prescindere dal genere.»Publishers Weekly«Gli appassionati di storia delle casate reali europee divoreranno questo ottimo romanzo ambientato in un’epoca affascinante. Il rapporto tra le sorelle è estremamente credibile e riesce a commuovere.»Library JournalSherry JonesScrittrice e giornalista, è autrice del bestseller A’isha, l ’amata di Maometto, che ha provocato scandalo e minacce da parte di gruppi estremisti islamici, e di La sposa guerriera. A’isha e la rivolta islamica, entrambi pubblicati in Italia da Newton Compton.
Four Sisters, All Queens
Author: Sherry Jones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451633254
Pages: 464
Year: 2012-05-08
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Rich in intrigue and scheming, love and lust, Sherry Jones’s vibrant historical novel follows four women destined to sway the fate of nations and the hearts of kings… Amid the lush valleys and fragrant wildflowers of Provence, Marguerite, Eléonore, Sanchia, and Beatrice have learned to charm, hunt, dance, and debate under the careful tutelage of their ambitious mother—and to abide by the countess’s motto: “Family comes first.” With Provence under constant attack, their legacy and safety depend upon powerful alliances. Marguerite’s illustrious match with the young King Louis IX makes her Queen of France. Soon Eléonore—independent and daring—is betrothed to Henry III of England. In turn, shy, devout Sanchia and tempestuous Beatrice wed noblemen who will also make them queens. Yet a crown is no guarantee of protection. Enemies are everywhere, from Marguerite’s duplicitous mother-in-law to vengeful lovers and land-hungry barons. Then there are the dangers that come from within, as loyalty succumbs to bitter sibling rivalry, and sister is pitted against sister for the prize each believes is rightfully hers—Provence itself. From the treacherous courts of France and England, to the bloody tumult of the Crusades, Sherry Jones traces the extraordinary true story of four fascinating sisters whose passions, conquests, and progeny shaped the course of history.
The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241975905
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-02-25
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NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds... 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core... Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Author: Bernie Su, Kate Rorick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763216
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-06-24
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A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award–winning YouTube series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Twenty‑four‑year‑old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight. When rich and handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck‑up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. But not everything happens on‑screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzie’s world and well beyond the confines of her camera—from the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carter’s bar, and much more. Lizzie’s private musings are filled with revealing details about the Bennet household, including her growing suspicions about her parents’ unstable financial situation, her sister’s budding relationship with Bing Lee, the perils of her unexpected fame, and her uncertainty over her future—and whom she wants to share it with. Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before.
The Saturday Supper Club
Author: Amy Bratley
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330519689
Pages: 407
Year: 2012-05-10
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Wanted: four amateur cooks to compete in a supper club contest Rules: four strangers, four weeks, four houses, four dinner parties You might win: a cash prize You might lose: your heart Eve had her world torn apart three years ago, when the love of her life Ethan disappeared, and she never found out why. But now, her life is rosy. With a lovely new boyfriend, Joe, and a café opening on the cards, things finally seem to be falling into place. ... until she agrees to take part in a supper club competition for a local newspaper. Eve is cooking the first dinner and who should turn up on her doorstep expecting a three-course meal, but her long lost love Ethan?
Christmas in the Snow
Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1743534736
Pages: 300
Year: 2014-11-01
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From the internationally bestselling author of Christmas at Tiffany's and Christmas on Primrose Hill comes another spellbindingly beautiful story. "As sassy and glamorous as a champagne cocktail" Daily Mail Marina has everything but time as a female MD in a big City bank, battling her competition for a place on the board. But a mysterious phone call about a house lost in the snow changes everything. In Zermatt, Switzerland, Marina finds she has a long-lost relative that her family have never spoken of. In 1951, a 3-day-long avalanche buried a cabin in the woods in snow, with her great aunt inside. But how did she come to be there? As Marina sifts through her great-aunt's belongings she begins to unravel an old family secret that has been hidden for generations... With glamorous locations and heartbreaking twists, this is all you need in your stocking for a truly decadent Christmas. The perfect gift - even if it's just to yourself. PRAISE FOR KAREN SWAN "Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic ..." Hello! "Hide indoors with a glass of wine and lose yourself in this" Heat "I loved it ... I was caught on page one and didn't put it down until I finished it" Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House "Sheer escapism" Bella magazine
Kissed in Paris
Author: Juliette Sobanet
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN: 1477805907
Pages: 292
Year: 2013
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Kiss by heated kiss in the City of Light and Love…When event planner Chloe Turner wakes up penniless and without a passport in the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, she only has a few fleeting memories of Claude, the suave French man who convinced her to have that extra glass of wine . . . before taking all of her possessions and slipping out the door. As the overly organized go-to gal for her drama-queen younger sisters, her anxiety-ridden father, and her needy clients, Chloe is normally prepared for every disaster that comes her way. But with her wedding to her strait-laced lawyer fiancé back in DC only days away and a French con man on the loose with her engagement ring, this is one catastrophe she never could have planned for.As Chloe tries to figure out a way home, she runs into an even bigger problem: the police are after her due to suspicious activity now tied to her bank account. Chloe's only hope of retrieving her passport and clearing her name lies in the hands of Julien, a rugged undercover agent who has secrets of his own.As Chloe follows this mysterious and — although she doesn't want to admit it — sexy French man on a wild chase through the sun-kissed countryside of France, she discovers a magical world she never knew existed. And she can't help but wonder if the perfectly ordered life she's built for herself back home is really what she wants after all…
Prisoner of Ice and Snow
Author: Ruth Lauren
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681195909
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-02-13
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In this thrilling middle-grade fantasy debut that's Prison Break meets Frozen, a girl will do anything to break her sister out of prison--even get arrested on purpose.
Take Me Home
Author: Daniela Sacerdoti
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
ISBN: 184502768X
Pages: 294
Year: 2013-12-18
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of Watch Over Me, the million copy selling author Daniela Sacerdoti returns to the magical and atmospheric Glen Avich in the Scottish Highlands. Inary Monteith's life is at a crossroads. After a stolen night with her close friend Alex, she's just broken his heart by telling him it was all a terrible mistake. Then she has to rush home from London to the Scottish Highlands when her little sister's illness suddenly worsens – in returning she must confront the painful memories she has been trying so hard to escape. Back home, things become more complicated than she could ever have imagined. There's her sister's illness, her hostile brother, a smug ex she never wants to see again and her conflicted feelings about Alex in London – and a handsome American she meets in Glen Avich. On top of that, she mysteriously loses her voice but regains a strange gift from her childhood – a sixth sense that runs in her family. And when a voice from the past keeps repeating "Take me home," she discovers a mystery that she knows she must unlock to set herself free. Perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse, Dorothy Koomson and Susan Lewis, Take Me Home is a beautiful story of love, loss, discovering one's true abilities and, above all, never forgetting who you really are. What readers have to say about Take Me Home: "The contemporary romance is beautifully balanced with elements of mystery and endearing characters that both break and capture the heart. A stunning talent, Sacerdoti writes beautiful fiction that feeds the soul." – Shari Low, Daily Record "Daniela Sacerdoti is fast becoming one of my favourites – and here she has written another extraordinary and beautiful story." – The Sun "This is one of the most emotional stories I think I've read... Just completely beautiful!" – Kim the Bookworm "A beautifully written, emotionally engaging narrative following Inary on a journey of loss, trauma and love ... I can’t recommend this book enough." – Compelling Reads (5/5) "It has been a very long time, if ever, that I have read a book so beautifully written and been so absolutely spellbound." – Room for Reading (5/5) "A truly beautiful story; it’s gripping and it’s moving. And it will leave you wanting more from Daniela Sacerdoti." – Book Love Bug Praise for Daniela Sacerdoti: "Heartwarming and mysterious with great atmosphere." – Kate Forde on Keep Me Safe "Heartwarming and intriguing." – Dani Atkins on Keep Me Safe "The author, in her first novel, Watch Over Me, achieves what more experienced novelists always hope to. In Glen Avich she creates a world you wish you didn’t have to leave." – The Scots Magazine "An absolute joy to read, the story is engaging, the characters are believable and the writing is lovely... is definitely a book to add to the summer reading list, and one that you won’t be able to put down." – The Press and Journal on Set Me Free
Children of Eden
Author: Joey Graceffa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501146572
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-10-04
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The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel from YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa dares to ask the question: What would you do in order to survive if your very existence were illegal? Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron Al-Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world. As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away from the ruthless Center government in her family’s compound for sixteen years. Now, desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Children of Eden is a thrilling and completely absorbing work from one of social media’s brightest young storytellers. Taking the genre of dystopian fiction far beyond where it has traveled before, viral sensation Joey Graceffa’s first novel introduces us to an empowering and endearing young protagonist and a world that contains as many perils as it does illuminating surprises, perfect for fans of the Divergent and Maze Runner series.
The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship
Author: Lisa Verge Higgins
Publisher: 5 Spot
ISBN: 0446575127
Pages: 352
Year: 2011-01-26
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What makes a wife a lover? For Kate, the spark went out of her marriage long ago but her husband doesn't seem to notice. Their role as parents consumes their lives so they need to rekindle the romance they once shared. What makes a woman a mother? For Jo, a high-powered career has led her to believe that she doesn't have a single maternal instinct. When an orphan unexpectedly enters her life, she is forced to confront her own unhappy childhood and the walls it has built around her heart. What makes a man the love of your life? For Sarah, home is the steamy jungles of Africa while the man of her dreams waits in the air-conditioned confines of Los Angeles. Her longing for this man from the past is blinding her to a new love standing right in front of her. What these women all have in common is a friend with a generous soul, an irrepressible spirit- and a serious illness. In her final letters, Rachel raises one last question: What makes a friend live in our hearts forever?
The Devil's Queen
Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312368437
Pages: 480
Year: 2009-07-21
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Catherine de Midici, a wealthy heiress after the death of her parents, is married off by her family to Henry II of France, as she learns to cope with her husband's conniving mistress and, in later life, becomes determined to keep her sons on the throne.
An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize
Author: Oliver Goldsmith, Randolph Caldecott
Pages: 22
Year: 1885
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The King's Sister
Author: Anne O'Brien
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1488797358
Pages: 576
Year: 2015-01-01
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Elizabeth of Lancaster Sister. Wife. Traitor. One betrayal is all it takes to change history... June, 1380: Elizabeth Plantagenet – seventeen years old, spoilt, headstrong, fun-loving and intelligent — is about to be married. The Earl of Pembroke is an advantageous choice for all concerned, except Elizabeth, as the Earl is only eight years old. June, 1386: Scandalously pregnant by Sir John Holland, Duke of Exeter, whilst still married to the Earl, Elizabeth is hastily married again. As half-brother to King Richard II, Sir John is a man known to all for both his charm and self-interested scheming. Soon Elizabeth is drawn into the heart of a dangerous rebellion with her brother, King Henry IV, on one side, and her husband on the other. As tensions become a matter of life or death, Elizabeth is presented with an impossible choice of where to give her loyalty... “One of the best writers around... she outdoes even Philippa Gregory.” — The Sun “Extremely compelling historical fiction.” — Cosmopolitan “...packed with powerful emotions and tumultuous unfolding of an affair that changed the course of royal history, this is a novel in which to enjoy the past in all it rich colour and dramatic detail...” — Lancashire Evening Post “Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists.” — Sunday Express
A Night of Death
Author: Marie Bregendahl
Pages: 182
Year: 1931
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