From author Reina M. Williams comes the first book in the A Gentleman´s Daughter series, traditional regencies for fans of sweet period dramas. Regency England: rakes and radicals, poets and patriots, the hardy and the hedonistic. What is a gentleman´s daughter to do in these changing and challenging times? She will skirmish for love, ever polite, though sometimes her white kid gloves must come off. Cecilia Wilcox´s frustrating and unsettling encounter with a handsome stranger is soon pushed from her thoughts by the appearance of her first love, the rakish, elegant best friend of her older brother. Disapproving of her daughter´s choice, her domineering mother takes her to London to find a husband. She introduces Cecilia to a charming rogue and the stranger, whose commanding and inscrutable presence both disturbs and captivates her. Amidst London balls and country house parties, Cecilia must wade through false assumptions, betrayals, and revenge to reclaim the man she loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caprisha Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021651/bk_acx0_021651_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Amazon Regency best-selling author Reina M. Williams comes the final book in A Gentleman´s Daughter trilogy, sweet ´´Austenesque´´ romances. Jack Brightwell is home. For years, he´s distanced himself from his only love, and sought justice for his murdered shipmates. Now he must take his place as heir to his family´s estate, a position he did not think to find himself in. And his mama, the only family he has left, urges him to marry. When he comes across Emily Latimer crying over her cousin´s plan to marry her off to a half-wit, Jack sees a solution for them both, even though it risks his heart, and the love he´s kept secret. Emily Latimer agrees to marry Jack, to save herself, and her cousin Susan, from being forced to marry. Jack had been Emily´s childhood hero, and tormentor. She believes she can protect her heart - and Susan - from the machinations of men. But marrying Jack forces her to confront her past, her lies, and her true feelings. While they work to save her cousins, Emily and Jack begin to hope their love can redeem them, and create a new beginning for all they hold dear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027589/bk_acx0_027589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two men imprisoned. One in body, the other in mind. Caught in the throes of passion with another man, scholar John Gilliam agrees to asylum treatment for perversion at the request of his worried parents. He intends to fake a cure then return to his normal life, but an attack on his person leads him down a darker path. Transferred to another facility, he is denied any devices by which he might harm himself - even books and writing materials. Half crazed by isolation John finds an unexpected friend in his caretaker, Sam Tully. Tully feels sorry for the patient everyone calls ´´the professor”, but he must keep his head down and perform his duties. His family relies on his earnings. He refuses to acknowledge the stirring of excitement inside him every time he is in Gilliam’s presence. Thirst for the knowledge the scholar offers wars with the carnal hunger he must deny. In John’s small cell, learning and mental freedom blossom as the two forge a friendship. Forbidden attraction evolves into physical action. But in the asylum there is more than curative treatment taking place. The pair uncover a terrible secret and must fight not only for their freedom but their very lives. A Rainbow Award winner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146422/bk_acx0_146422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renowned actress Ruby Chadwick, the Darling of Drury Lane, has long planned and prepared for her final performance. With exceptional beauty comes the unwanted attention of men, and after years of fending off odious suitors, Ruby is ready to leave it all behind in favor of a quiet life. The first step is to reclaim a piece of her past: her true identity as Lavinia Fernley. But leaving town unnoticed proves impossible, and in one desperate moment, she embarks on the greatest act of her life when she throws herself into the arms of a stranger to avoid recognition. Lucas Jennings is shocked to find the stunning redhead in his arms, but something moves him to play along with her ruse when she calls him her husband. This charade marks the start of an unpredictable journey as he escorts the lovely Lavinia and her traveling companions to Primrose Farm, far from the glaring lights of London. Soon, the tables are turned when Lucas introduces Lavinia to his family - as his fiancée. Before long, their mutual deception begins to feel all too real. But when the truth of her past is revealed, will Lavinia’s dream of a happy ending slip through her fingers? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luone Ingram. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000623/bk_dsrt_000623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Derrik is about to have the worst Christmas of his life. Three days before the holiday, he finds out the father he doesn´t get along with is arriving on Christmas Eve, his ex-lover and new brother-in-law will be staying at his estate until the New Year, and his beloved brother, Edmund, has died. Luckily, Edmund´s last holiday scheme may well save Thomas´s Christmas: Henry Appleby, a young lord fresh from the Continent, has arranged to court Thomas. But the family tragedy and jealous exes may put an end to the romance before it begins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024903/bk_acx0_024903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mega-best seller with more than 1.5 million listeners and readers that is soon to be a major television series ´´The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate.´´ (The Wall Street Journal) He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times best-selling author of Rules of Civility - a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002823/bk_peng_002823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling author, Mary Jo Putney has won two RITAs and two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards. In No Longer a Gentleman, the gentleman in question, Grey Sommers, is conducting a bit of light espionage in France when a dalliance with a government official’s wife gets him thrown into a dungeon. Enter beguiling spy Cassie Fox, sent to free the suffering lord - and perhaps to liberate his heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005738/bk_reco_005738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack McNulty is a ´temporary gentleman´, an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never made permanent. In 1957, in his lodgings in Accra, he sets out to write his story. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. He has wandered the world - as a soldier, an engineer, a UN observer - following his childhood ambition to better himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Grimes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001905/bk_howe_001905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough - a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes. Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon´s war on Spain. She braved horrific perils and undertook dangerous missions on behalf of those fighting against the invading French army. But her greatest battle still lies ahead: after being separated from her family, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose. As Jason and Mariposa are drawn together by the case, they come to know the people beneath the masks they both wear. When the truth of Mariposa´s quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage - and expose the true desire of their hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aubrey Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dsrt/000097/bk_dsrt_000097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He Couldn’t Refuse John Parker-Roth cannot believe that marriage is necessary for his happiness. He would far rather pursue his interest in horticulture, but if one day he should find a female who shared his passion for flowers - a level-headed, calm sort of female - he might reconsider. Certainly the lovely young woman who has just tumbled into his lap will not do, as she possesses neither of those admirable qualities. Yet Miss Margaret Peterson does have many things in her favor. To begin with, she is a true English rose, blushing a delectable pink. And she is not entirely clothed. Her full mouth begs to be kissed. If only she would not wriggle so…oh, dear. He cannot ignore the sudden vision of her in his bed, but he must. What? Is Meg actually asking him to kiss her? Well, well, well. John Parker-Roth is a gentleman, first and foremost. And he cannot turn down a lady’s request… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ashford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013596/bk_adbl_013596_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.