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In this classic, a fiendish plot forces the rightful king of Ruritania to miss his coronation. Rudolf Rassendyll, a dashing English lookalike, is persuaded to impersonate the monarch — only to find himself drawn into a struggle to save the country and obtain the release of a false accused prisoner. A gripping novel brimming with adventure and romance.

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When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son, Ida sees in Roger a chance to begin a new life. But Ida pays an agonizing price when she leaves the king, and as Roger's importance grows and he gains an earldom, their marriage comes under increasing strain. Based on the true story of a royal mistress and the young lord she chose to marry, is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. "The best writer of medieval fiction currently around.­" -­Richard Lee , "An author who makes historical fiction come gloriously alive.­" - "Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right.­" - "I rank Elizabeth Chadwick with such historical novelist stars as Dorothy Dunnett and Anya Seton.­" -­Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of

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To save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia must marry the first wealthy man to propose. Her choices narrow to a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret. Cole believes he is beyond redemption, yet cannot deny his attraction for the girl who touches his heart. He must protect her from the murderer killing her family before she becomes the next target.

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Series : Book 4 of "Sharpe"
The seventeenth Sharpe novel sees Sharpe returning from India to London to join the newly formed Green Jackets.

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Series : Book 1 of "Cleopatra's Daughters"
Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-­or die ?

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Romance/Historical Fiction. 104798 words long. First published in 2010-­08-­07, 2010

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Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke of Avon, has established a rakish reputation that rivals his father's, living a life of excess and indulgence. Banished to the Continent after wounding his opponent in a duel, Vidal schemes to abduct the silly aristocrat bent on seducing him into marriage and make her his mistress instead. In his rush, however, he seems to have taken the wrong woman… Determined to save her sister from ruin, virtuous Mary Challoner intercepts the Marquis's advances and throws herself into his path, hoping Vidal will release her upon realizing his error. But as the two become irrevocably entangled, Mary's reputation and future lie in the hands of a devilish rake, who finds her more fascinating every day… "This is my favorite Heyer… It has action, romance, and humor. I couldn't put it down.­" "A sequel to These Old Shades, being about the son of the Duke of Avon and Leonie… this is a must read for Heyer fans.­" "Stylish, romantic, . . .

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A new and vibrant translation of Alexandre Dumas's renowned The Three Musketeers, following the adventures of the valiant d'Artagnan and his three loyal comrades.­In March of 1844, the Parisian paper The Century began publishing installments of a new tale by France's favorite author, Alexandre Dumas. Week after week readers thrilled to the adventures of the brave and clever d'Artagnan and his loyal comrades. Collected for book publication at the end of that year, and quickly translated into a dozen languages, The Three Musketeers was a worldwide sensation—­nowhere more so than in the United States. Citizens of the brash new republic recognized kindred spirits in the bold musketeers, and the book and its sequels found an eager American readership.­The novel's fast-­moving story is set in the royal court of Louis XIII, where the swaggering King's Musketeers square off against their rivals: the crimson-­clad Guards of the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. The Red Duke...

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