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Download and read online Fogstalker in PDF and EPUB Shocked by the brutal murder of a reckless beauty, Nick and Sarah are ripped from the calm of early retirement on the casual coast of Northern California’s Monterey Bay. Discovering the victim is a young friend’s fiancé; they are pulled into a frustrating snarl of hypocrisy and mounting threat. Knowledge brings danger when they can’t tell the Sheriff, and their stubborn search for truth attracts a killer’s interest and pits them against an old enemy. Retirement is more stimulating than they thought! Will they ever relax again?
Download and read online What a Hero Dares in PDF and EPUB www.KaseyMichaels.com Desire and loyalty collide in the riveting conclusion to USA TODAY bestselling author Kasey Michaels's series about the Redgraves—four siblings united by their legacy of scandal and seduction… Punished for his father's crimes and scorned by society, fearless soldier Maximillien Redgrave fights to protect England. But his quest to restore his family's reputation is his own private battle. Trusting the irresistible young Zoe Charbonneau, whose betrayal destroyed his closest comrades and nearly unraveled his covert mission, is a mistake he intends to never repeat. So when the discovery of a smuggling ring compels him to embark on a voyage straight into danger, he's prepared for anything—except to find Zoe on his ship. Believed to be a double agent for England and France, Zoe must clear her name in order to save her life. Convincing Max of her innocence seems impossible, until inescapable desire tempts them both to trust—and love—again. But a circle of enemies is closing in, and their time together might run out before they outrun danger….
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Download and read online Beware of Virtuous Women in PDF and EPUB The perfect daughter…secrets within secrets, lies within lies. Adopted daughter Eleanor Becket is dedicated to her family and its welfare. She is also a commendable commander, and a keeper of secrets, most especially her own. Who would ever expect this fragile beauty, with her quiet ways and her unfortunate limp, to be capable of anything more than her accomplishments at embroidery and her mastery of musical instruments? Only Jack Eastwood feels the need to look more deeply at this self-proclaimed spinster, and what he sees—and the long-ago crime he suspects—lead both Jack and Eleanor to the very edge of desire and danger. As the Beckets feel the outside world looking ever more closely at the nocturnal activities taking place in Romney Marsh, as the Black Ghost rides yet again, Eleanor Becket is forced to risk her family, her chance at love, even her life, in one desperate gamble.
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Download and read online A Celtic Miscellany in PDF and EPUB Including works from Welsh, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Breton and Manx, this Celtic Miscellany offers a rich blend of poetry and prose from the eighth to the nineteenth century, and provides a unique insight into the minds and literature of the Celtic people. It is a literature dominated by a deep sense of wonder, wild inventiveness and a profound sense of the uncanny, in which the natural world and the power of the individual spirit are celebrated with astonishing imaginative force. Skifully arranged by theme, from the hero-tales of Cú Chulainn, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the sensitive and intimate writings of early Celtic Christianity, this anthology provides a fascinating insight into a deeply creative literary tradition.
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