It is New Year's Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm's wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife's death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. Then, something extraordinary begins to happen.
Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe in Paris. And then, when life is kind to her, Zoya moves on to a new and glittering life in New York. The days of ease are all too brief as the Depression strikes, and she loses everything yet again. It is her career, and the man she meets in the course of it, which ultimately save her, as she rebuilds her life through the war years and beyond. And it is her family that comes to mean everything to her. From the roaring twenties to the 1980's, Zoya remains a rare and spirited woman whose legacy will live on.From the Paperback edition.
Page Clarke is a good mother to 15-year-old Allyson. But when Allyson and her friend Chloe are involved in a car crash, five families' lives are shattered. Page leans on Chloe's father Trygve for strength while her husband Brad is away. This is a story of lives changed and love that never dies.
After her husband leaves her, Samantha is torn between her high-powered New York career and a life of freedom in California with a passionate cowboy. Reckless and impulsive, she is prepared to risk everything she once thought mattered.
Devoting himself to his young daughter and his five-star hotel after his divorce, Hugues Martin reevaluates his prospects when his daughter eventually pursues an education in France and he falls in love with a woman who understands his professional passions.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in her beloved Regency-set series featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family-- Look for BRIDGERTON, coming soon to Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince--while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society--just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend''s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm--at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London''s elite, there is only one certainty: Love ignores every rule...
Continuing the Beautiful Bastard series, this new novella finds Chloe, tired of wedding preparations, wanting to elope, while her bridegroom Bennett is only focused on the wedding night. Original.
The stars of a new TV series called "Manhattan" share their secrets with millions. Offstage they are ordinary people with hopes and dreams, lives and loves, every bit as real, and as the viewers watch the dream unfold the actors share their passions and pains in the performance of their lives.
FictionAward-winning author Tabitha Suzuma is never one to shy away from challenging subject-matter. This new novel deals with the taboo of incest, as a teen brother and sister left to fend for themselves and their younger siblings find they are falling in love.
Moving to New York City for graduate school, Hanna Bergstrom turns to her brother's best friend, womanizing venture capitalist Will Sumner, for dating advice as she transforms herself from a bookworm academic into a seductive beauty who every man seems to notice - especially Will. Original.
Que feriez-vous si un inconnu surgissait dans votre vie pour la changer à tout jamais ?
Damon Lennox, motard tatoué et mystérieux, débarque dans la vie rêvée d'Adèle et jette son dévolu sur elle. La Française pensait tout avoir et ne rien désirer de plus : un fiancé brillant et fortuné, un restaurant français qui cartonne à San Francisco, des employés qu'elle considère comme la famille qu'elle n'a pas... Et pourtant ! L'attraction entre Damon et Adèle est trop forte et le danger est trop grand.
La jeune cuisinière aux yeux de chat va-t-elle tout risquer ?
Que cachent les tatouages et les silences du beau brun au regard troublant ? Qu'est-il vraiment venu chercher ? Si la vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid, la passion, elle, se dévore tant qu'elle est brûlante.
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she''d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton''s famed masquerade ball--or that "Prince Charming" would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight. Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other--except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid''s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?
História surpreendente !
O percurso duma jovem de Amarante que, depois de ir para o Porto «ganhar a sua vida», para ajudar os pais, aí encontra o homem que a salvará da miséria moral e a levará para França...
Durante um cruzeiro, o navio tem grave avaria e acaba por ir pelo fundo... centenas de mortos e desaparecidos...
A jovem mulher - que agora é mãe - escapa à morte mas fica em estado de coma durante anos...
Vivendo numa casa de saúde, ali vai começando a recuperar a memória e acabará, graças ao destino, por encontrar o filho... que ignorando quem ela é, se ocupa da sua saúde...
« A vida continua » e o último volume da saga de uma família indiana vinda instalar-se em Reims no comércio dos vinhos de champanhe.
No último romance, deixámos Préty no limiar do seu novo destino.
Aqui, vamos vivê-la com ela e partilhar a sua coragem, a sua obstinação e o seu sucesso que ela deve não só aos avós, mas sobretudo a si própria através da sua sabedoria, da sua cultura e do seu amor pela família, da qual se torna a única herdeira.
O seu empenho será total e o seu sucesso um «fogo de artifício».
Préty, a filha de Maya e Carlos e neta de Raul e Angély terá um destino particular, especialmente após a morte da mãe.
Ela será criada e guiada por Raul e sua esposa Poja, que a ama ternamente, pois Carlos, seu pai, passa a maior parte de seu tempo nos ministérios em Paris.
Estudou medicina «para encontrar cura para a doença que vitimou sua mãe», e obteve excelentes resultados, que terminaram com um doutoramento em medicina e um mestrado em virologia.
Mas o destino - como para sua mãe e sua avó - mudará radicalmente o curso da sua vida.
Laurinda Rocha, depois de nos ter oferecido a primeira parte deste « Amor eterno », decidiu - e com certeza teve razão! - dar uma continuação lógica a esta história de amor quase impossível: ela vai agora contar-nos o destino particular de Maya Angély, a filha Raul e de Angély.
Este amor eterno foi transmitido a Maya, como se tivesse sido hereditário, e é desta hereditariedade que o autor irá agora falar.
« Um amor eterno » é o primeiro romance de Laurinda Rocha. Ela conta - depois de um início autobiográfico - a história de uma família indiana que veio instalar-se em Reims, na França, para comercializar vinhos de Champanhe e o amor « impossível » do filho mais velho desta família e da filha da criada portuguesa...
A história é cativante e comovente...