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Author:Jane Feather, Kenneth C. Johnson, A.C. Crispin, Tim Sullivan, George W. Proctor, Somtow Sucharitkul, Allen L. Wold, Jayne Tannehill, Howard Weinstein, Deborah A. Marshall First Book Publish:1984 Books in series: 16 Avg. Book Rating:7.1 Characters: Vice (V Book 1) First published: April 27th 1985Rating: 6.92 stars GoodReads:Vice Review: From the incomparable Jane Feather, author of national bestsellers Vanity, Violet, and Valentine, comes this enthralling new romance of daring deception and forbidden passion.Juliana drew the line at becoming a harlot. She had already begun the week as a bride…and ended it as a murderess. She was sure no one would believe that she’d hit her elderly groom with a bed warmer and knocked him quite dead by accident. So she did the only thing she could – she ran. Yet now she was in no position to turn down a shocking proposition from the dangerously handsome Duke of Redmayne: that she become one man’s wife and another man’s mistress – his mistress. Could she play such a role? Could she live up to such a bargain? And once she had tasted the pleasures of Redmayne’s bed, would she ever want anything else. V: The Second Generation (V Book 2) First published:…

The Orphan Trains Trilogy – read online free book series
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Author:Al Lacy, JoAnna Lacy First Book Publish:2002 Books in series: 3 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: All My Tomorrows (The Orphan Trains Trilogy Book 1) First published: June 6th 2003Rating: 7.88 stars GoodReads:All My Tomorrows Review: When 62 orphans and abandoned children leave New York City on a train headed out West, they have no idea what to expect. Will they get separated from their friends or siblings? Will their new families love them? Will a family even pick them at all? Future events are wilder than any of them could imagine — ranging from kidnappings and whippings to stowing away on wagon trains, from starting orphanages of their own to serving as missionaries to the Apaches. No matter what, their paths are being watched by someone who cares about and carefully plans all their tomorrows. The Little Sparrows (The Orphan Trains Trilogy Book 2) First published: December 31st 2002Rating: 7.34 stars GoodReads:The Little Sparrows Review: The authors of this series are attentive to some historical details, yet have a larger purpose in writing the novels: to make very clear the way of salvation. The Little Sparrows is a tear jerker. However, the sense of life in Nebraska and Wyoming, the…

The Lover – read online free book series
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Author:Robin Schone First Book Publish:1985 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: Gabriel, Victoria Childers, Anne Aimes, Michael/ Michel des Anges Gabriel’s Woman (The Lover Book 1) First published: July 31st 2001Rating: 7.74 stars GoodReads:Gabriel’s Woman Review: Moody, Gothic, and So Very Sexy…Robin Schone once again challenges our notions of female sexuality and male power with Gabriel’s Woman. Like her previous short works and novels, neither Gabriel or Victoria are the stereotypical romance couple. Gabriel, a former prostitute and now owner of an exclusive brothel that bears his name, is a man tormented by an act so tragic, that it has shaped him into the untouchable being he now is. Wealthy women will pay any price for his services, but he knows they would never pay the price for loving the man he truly is, nor would they wish to see that part of him.Victoria is a dimissed governess whose only crime was not responding to a former employer’s advances–a situation that was quite the norm in Victorian England. She boldly offers her virginity up for auction inside The House of Gabriel, and commands a staggering sum in the process.Ms. Schone’s use of the gothic style harkens one back…

The Morland Dynasty – read online free book series
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Author:Cynthia Harrod-Eagles First Book Publish:1981 Books in series: 29 Avg. Book Rating:8.3 Characters: The Long Shadow (The Morland Dynasty Book 1) First published: May 31st 1994Rating: 8.16 stars GoodReads:The Long Shadow Review: 1670 – Charles II and James IIMorland Place has flourished under Ralph’s stewardship, while Annunciata is a great lady of the Court. Splendid futures seem to be promised for her children; but the religious rift opened by Henry VIII has never been fully healed, and conflict resurfaces at the accession of the Catholic James II. Frightening times ensue, when it is impossible to know who to trust. Annunciata herself is put on trial, while jealousy, betrayal and sudden death threaten her family. And in the shadow of revolution comes a new love to Annunciata, one that can only lead to tragedy. The Tangled Thread (The Morland Dynasty Book 2) First published: August 31st 1987Rating: 8.66 stars GoodReads:The Tangled Thread Review: 1788 – The French Revolution; beginning of Industrial RevolutionIn France, as the revolution begins, Henri, the bastard offshoot of the Morland family, strives to protect his family. He binds his daughter Heloise in loveless marriage to a Revolutionary, and allies himself with the vigorous Danton. But in the…

Inspector Ian Rutledge – read online free book series
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Author:Charles Todd, First Book Publish:1998 Books in series: 19 Avg. Book Rating:8 Characters: , Ian Rutledge, Lettice Wood, Mark Wilton, Catherine Tarrant, Bert Mavers, Daniel Hickam, Laurence Royston, Helena Sommers, Sally Davenant A Long Shadow (Inspector Ian Rutledge Book 1) First published: January 2nd 2006Rating: 8.16 stars GoodReads:A Long Shadow Review: If a movie is going to be made from these books – this should be the one!! This book is a great mystery and keeps one guessing until the very last chapter.A mystery solved without CSI!! The book plods along – and whenever I think it could have gone quicker I realize that the book takes place in 1919 and there is no CSI. They couldn’t even take a fingerprint. Surprised that it could be determined whether something was poisoned!!The one annoying thing – is that it is very obvious that the book was not written by an Englishman – because the word honor is Americanized. Other then that – you can hear the accent and see the English countryside.This is my favorite Ian Rutledge book. By this book he has become a well established detective.Things I love:-tUsing people’s body language to obtain information-tShort chapters-tSmall town characters-tIan Rutledge’s use…

The Power Of One – read online free book series
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Author:Bryce Courtenay, First Book Publish:1989 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.6 Characters: "Doc" Bradley Stanwick, Peekay, Geel Piet, Morris Levy, The Judge, Mrs. Boxall, Miss Bornstein, The Power of One (The Power Of One Book 1) First published: June 10th 1989Rating: 8.66 stars GoodReads:The Power of One Review: I thoroughly enjoyed many elements of this book, and I learned a tremendous amount about boxing and the history of South Africa, through a child’s eye view. However, my opinion took a downward plunge toward the end of the book — specifically the final 5 pages of the book. I don’t want to include any spoilers, but what on earth was the author thinking?!? I interpreted the book’s message so differently from what is depicted in the final scene. Perhaps I owe the author a second reading. STRANGE!!!Update:Just downgraded my review from 3 to 2 stars. The more I think about the story and try to derive meaning from it, the madder I get! Tandia (The Power Of One Book 2) First published: August 30th 1998Rating: 8 stars GoodReads:Tandia Review: Tandia sat waiting anxiously for the fight to begin between the man she loved the most in the world and the…

Daughters Of England – read online free book series
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Author:Philippa Carr, First Book Publish:1975 Books in series: 18 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: , Claudine de Tourville, Jonathan Frenshaw, David Frenshaw, Linnet Pennlyon, Colum Casvellyn, Tamsyn Casvellyn The Changeling (Daughters Of England Book 1) First published: May 2nd 1989Rating: 7.8 stars GoodReads:The Changeling Review: Fifteenth in the Daughters of England historical fiction series in the gothic romance vein. The focus in this one is on a Victorian-era daughter, Rebecca Mandeville and her family.My TakeA typical gothic romance with cozy overtones that thwart Carr’s attempts to create tension and drama. I’m not sure if my frustration with this is due to how long ago this story was first released and the silly tropes used in this were typical of the writing styles when this was written or if this was an aberration. I know I liked Victoria Holt, one of Carr’s pseudonym’s, when I was a kid. That said, the protagonist, Rebecca, annoyed the hell out of me. She’s such a snot. Granted, she has reason for her unhappiness, but even as she grows, she doesn’t acknowledge how unfair she’s been, although she’s quite keen to disparage others for doing exactly what she’s doing. She is so incredibly clueless… And I…

Heidi – read online free book series
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Author:Johanna Spyri, Angelo Rinaldi, Beverly Cleary, Ваня Пенева, Йохана Спири First Book Publish:1963 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: Heidi (Heidi Book 1) First published: December 28th 1963Rating: 7.9 stars GoodReads:Heidi Review: I just finished reading Heidi aloud to the kids. What a sweet story! Heidi is a happy, optimistic girl. She loves nothing more than being on the mountain, enjoying the flowers and goats, as well as her beloved grandfather and neighbors.When she is taken away to live in the city with a wealthy family, to keep Clara company, both Heidi and her grandfather are very unhappy. Still, Heidi is able to form a deep friendship with Clara, who is ill and cannot walk.Soon enough, though, Heidi is able to return to her beloved mountain air.This Pollyanna-type book is full of joyful raptures, references to God and why he sometimes doesn’t answer our prayers right away, loving relationships, forgiveness, and the joy of simple living.We loved this book. I have to say, it can get a little slow at times, so I recommend it for experiences listeners (whether young or old) who can delight in passages about beautiful flowers and such. Хайди и Клара (Heidi Book 2)…

Rose Trilogy – read online free book series
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Author:Heidi Betts, Claire Delacroix First Book Publish:1985 Books in series: 3 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Cinnamon and Roses (Rose Trilogy Book 1) First published: August 31st 1985Rating: 7.38 stars GoodReads:Cinnamon and Roses Review: A plain, hardworking seamstress, Rebecca had no business being attracted to wealthy Caleb Adams. Born fatherless in a brothel Rebecca knew what males were made of. And Caleb was clearly as faithless as they came, scandalizing their Kansas cowtown with his fancy city women. Though his carnal lips tempted Rebecca beyond reason, she couldn’t afford to love a man like Caleb. For the price might be another fatherless babe….Why, Caleb mused, would he be drawn to a calico-clad dressmaker when sirens in silk were his for the asking? Still, innocent Rebecca unaccountably stirred him. Left him indifferent to costly perfumes. Made him crave her simpler scents of cinnamon and roses. Caleb vowed to trust no woman with his heart. But he had to have sweet Rebecca no matter what the cost…. Almost a Lady (Rose Trilogy Book 2) First published: November 30th 1994Rating: 7.92 stars GoodReads:Almost a Lady Review: A wild and passionate love affair brings our hero and heroine together. Neither can resist the attraction they…