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Keeper Of The Stone

Author: Lynn Wood
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494259037
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A young Saxon maid. A fierce Norman knight. Can a young maiden's gentle surrender quell the fires raging in the heart of her Norman captor?Captured by the brutal Norman invaders who stole her home, Lady Rhiann is taken to London and wed to the king's loyal vassal, Nathan. Now as she waits in her new husband's quarters for the true consummation of her fateful choice, Rhiann fights her terror at the prospect of the night ahead. She wonders if a man who has spent his life surrounded by war and destruction learn to love? Is it safe to trust her heart and her secrets to him?Prologue:The queen's prediction proved accurate. The heavy door barely closed behind Matilda when Rhiann heard it creak open again. She stood in front of the hearth trying to draw ragged breaths into her suddenly tight throat. She refused to turn around; hoping a few more moments would help her gather her courage to face the terror of the night ahead.Nathan stepped into his room and closed the door behind him, sliding the wood latch into place to bar any interruptions. He saw his wife stiffen at his entrance. He drew in a deep breath in an attempt to calm his raging needs. His bride's slender form was outlined by the light from the fire. The see-through gown did little to hide her naked body from his avid gaze. He needed to gather his discipline before she turned to face him, lest he terrify her with his lustful intent. He drew a steadying breath, willing his thudding heart to slow down. He was never going to be able to summon the patience he was certain would be needed to gain his bride's trust if he couldn't clear his head and slow his body's incessant urging to take the maid and have done with it. “Rhiann.”Her name echoed in the hushed silence of the room. Reluctantly Rhiann turned to face the man who was now her husband. Her arms were wrapped around her stomach in a protective gesture and in what she knew was a foolish attempt to cover herself as much as possible. The way Nathan's glance raked over her she recognized she would be defenseless against his greater strength. Just as she was unable to stop the Norman siege on Heaven's Crest, she would be unable to prevent her husband's assault on her virgin's body. She shivered involuntarily at the thought of what was to come.Not wanting to give the terror his bride was unable to hide from him a chance to take hold, Nathan held her glance and demanded, “Come to me, wife.” He winced at the sound of his harsh command in the silence of the room. He was already struggling to contain his raging desire. He suspected his self-control would be tested tonight in a way he was never tested before. When his innocent wife took an instinctive step back towards the heat of the fire he could almost believe from the blind panic he read in her eyes she found going up in flames a more preferable option to a night spent in his bed. Hoping not to push her any further, he added softly, “Do you remember your vows to the priest?”She nodded reluctantly. “Do you intend to keep them?” He watched the flash of annoyance at his gentle reminder flare across his gentle bride's face a moment before she swallowed nervously and took a hesitant step forward. Nathan stayed where he was by the door. It was important to both of them she come to him willingly.

The Young Madonna

Author: Lynn Wood
ISBN: 9781533165312
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Aspiring artist, Mary Elle McGann has a haunting encounter with the child virgin and is suddenly propelled to the dizzying heights atop the glittering international art scene where she meets Luc Bordeaux, a wealthy Parisian collector. After a fairytale weekend in Paris, Mary Elle returns to the states to pick up the pieces of her former non-glittery life only to realize that some doors once opened are not so easily shut again. The virgin returns, but this time as a young woman on the brink of changing the course of history. Trying to gain a step on the bizarre turn her life has taken, Mary Elle travels to Nazareth and then Bethlehem following the footsteps of the girl who would become the mother of Christ. But the virgin is not the only one pursuing her and with each step she takes in the direction of her destiny, another hand offers Mary Elle a different born of passion, fame, wealth and love.Can she risk reaching for both the virgin's gifts and the heady excitement she finds with Luc or will their competing designs for her future tear her apart? Can she be the star in her own Cinderella story or in the very moment she takes Luc's hand will she forfeit the singular gift that attracted him to her in the first place?A compelling story of fate, of a faith tested and honed in the agonies of indecision, and of the yearning for the fairy tale ending ever woman dreams of...both today...and 2000 years ago...

The River Keeper

Author: Sarah Martin Byrd
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620204134
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Callie Mae McCauley knows a girl’s got to be leathery, or she’ll be tore to pieces by the weight of all her troubles and trials . . . The tragedy Callie endures will forever change her simple, yet full life in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Orphaned at age eight, she must move to her Granny Jane’s, where she soon realizes the shock of what she’s seen has stolen her voice. A new neighbor and Granny Jane’s swarm of honeybees help Callie find her tongue. She soon discovers that, although Chloe Combs may be peculiar, Miss Chloe may be her only friend when her uncles come to claim their share of Granny Jane’s land that straddles the New River. Her uncles have a plan, and they won’t let anything or anyone stand in their way, certainly not their niece Callie. When Callie ends up in an orphanage, she knows a mountain girl can’t be held inside walls of plaster and wood. A mountain girl’s got to feel the earth beneath her feet and listen as the river makes sweet music in her ears. But time is running out for Callie to save the New River—her river—from her greedy uncles’ plan.

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Keeper Of The Dream

Author: Penelope Williamson
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 030756780X
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A spellbinding tale of magic, passion, and destiny • “One of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read.”—Julie Garwood Blessed with the Welsh gift of “sight,” Lady Arianna saw the vision in a golden bowl: a knight with eyes gray as the English sea that had captured her, his sword about to pierce her heart. And she trembled, not with fear, but with a desire that engulfed her very soul. On the treacherous border of Wales, Raine, the Black Dragon, rode his charger toward Castle Rhuddlan and the lady within. Illegitimate son of a Norman nobleman, his past was scarred by denial and mistrust, and now his future lay in the conquest of a fiefdom . . . and a woman’s love. As the battle trumpet sounded, Arianna, her Celtic pride unyielding, saw her dream take flesh: Raine, the enemy who inflamed her blood with desire; Raine, the lover she must gentle and tame, and then, as ancient hatreds threatened their lives, either cherish . . . or betray. “A wonderful read . . . I was hooked from the first page and the magic continues throughout.”—Johanna Lindsey

The Conqueror

Author: Brenda Joyce
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307567291
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Like a pagan god, Rolfe the Relentless rode into Castle Aelfgar to claim it as his prize--and Lady Alice as his bride. Lauded for his bravery in France, in England he was the hated enemy. Once ensconced in his new domain, Rolfe became determined to tame the Saxon beauty Ceidre, Alice's illegitimate sister, whose spirit and sensuality make him risk treason to have her--not Lady Alice--in his bed... Mysterious and seductive, she was no lady but a spy for the rebel cause of her noble half brothers. Refusing to bow to this arrogant warrior who ignited her forbidden passion, Ceidre was swept into a dangerous liaison tied to the fate of England and kings. Yet with his kisses on her lips, his skillful hands on her body, she would have to struggle not to surrender to... The Conqueror. From the Paperback edition.

A Kingdom Of Dreams

Author: Judith McNaught
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501145487
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Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, no matter what he threatens. Boldly she challenges his will—until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. Suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering and seductive web of pride, passion, and overwhelming love. This beloved tale about two defiant hearts clashing in a furious battle of wills in the glorious age of chivalry “will stay in your heart forever and be a classic on your shelves” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

Midnight Warrior

Author: Iris Johansen
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307815706
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A passionate tale of danger, adventure, and romance that sweeps from a Saxon stronghold to a lovers' bower in the cool, jade green forests of Wales. From the Paperback edition.

The Hostage Bride

Author: Jane Feather
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553578904
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In the first story in a trilogy about three women whose vow never to get married is overtaken by destiny, Portia is kidnapped by a handsome, rogue outlaw roaming the English countryside, only to fall madly in love with her challenger. Original.