Searching for: "Elizabeth Jasicki"

  • Lucasta Miller

    A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark side of sexuality--by the acclaimed author of The Brontë Myth ('wonderfully entertaining . . . spellbinding'--New York Times Book Review; 'ingenious'--The New Yorker). 'None among us dares to say / What none will choose to hear'--L.E.L., 'Lines of Life'      Letitita Elizabeth Landon--pen name L.E.L.--dared to say it and made sure she was heard.      Hers was a life lived in a blaze of scandal and...read more

  • Elizabeth Everett

    What is a Victorian lady's formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry--it's elemental. Lady Violet is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England's most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland. Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club...read more

  • Shrabani Basu

    Now a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears. History’s most unlikely friendship—this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearest companion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of her two great loves—Prince Albert and John Brown—Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen’s teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the...read more

  • Evie Dunmore

    “With her sterling debut, Evie Dunmore dives into a fresh new space in historical romance that hits all the right notes.”—Entertainment Weekly A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford suffragists in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order. England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of...read more

  • Evie Dunmore

    'Rich with subplot, historical detail and beautifully descriptive writing that keeps the pages turning until the delightfully unconventional happy ending.'—NPR An Indie Next/LibraryReads pick! An Apple Must Listen Audiobook for September! A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart.   Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But...read more

  • Nancy Moser

    Nancy Moser N arrated by Liz Jasicki Christy Award winner Nancy Moser here spotlights Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her struggle for love against all odds. Long confined by baffling ailments, Elizabeth dispels her gloom through Bible meditation, prayer, and writing. But as she and a kind gentleman exchange letters in 1845, his fondness for her poetry takes an unexpected turn-inspiring her secret sonnets and dreams. 'A delight . suspenseful, sad, and very interesting.'-Romantic...read more

  • Sandra Byrd

    From the acclaimed author of To Die For comes a stirring novel told that sheds new light on Elizabeth I and her court.Like Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Sandra Byrd has attracted countless fans for evoking the complexity, grandeur, and brutality of the Tudor period. In her latest tour de force, she poses the question: What happens when serving a queen may cost you your marriage--or your life? In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England. Her fiance has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies an adventure that will take her to the dizzying heights of Tudor power. Transformed...read more

  • Julie Klassen

    Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong. While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors--Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him. As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover...read more

  • Julie Klassen

    With the stunning prose and engaging characters of The Silent Governess, Christy Award finalist Julie Klassen whisks listeners away to Regency England for a compelling tale of romance and intrigue. Thinking she's guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home and stumbles upon a grand estate-and a damaging secret. To ensure her silence, Lord Bradley insists she serve in his opulent manor. 'Klassen expertly infuses her . inspirational tale with a gothic atmosphere, resulting in a sweetly intriguing romance worthy of Victoria...read more

  • Virginia Henley

    New York Times best-selling author Virginia Henley transports listeners to Victorian England for this delicious tale. The future Earl of Lichfield Thomas Anson is determined to restore his ruined ancestral estate to its former glory. To do this, he'll need to marry an heiress. The beautiful Lady Harriet Hamilton may be just the woman for the job, but she refuses to marry for anything but true love. 'The characters are refreshingly fun and the story is a delightful romp from beginning to end .'-Publishers...read more

  • Julie Klassen

    RITA finalist Julie Klassen has earned numerous awards for her popular historical romance novels. In The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, pampered Margaret Macy flees her home in London to avoid marrying a dishonorable man. Now, with no money and no place to stay, Margaret does the unthinkable: she takes a job as a housemaid in the home of two brothers- both of whom are former suitors. As an ''invisible'' observer, Margaret realizes she may have misjudged one brother and wonders if it's too late to win his...read more

  • Sandra Byrd

    Christy Award finalist Sandra Byrd has drawn favorable comparisons to New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory for her Ladies in Waiting novels. The second installment in the series transports listeners to King Henry VIII's court for a tale of intrigue featuring Henry's last wife, Kateryn...read more

  • Julie Klassen

    RITA finalist and Christy Award winner Julie Klassen draws high marks from fans for her meticulous attention to detail in her inspirational historical romances. With The Tutor's Daughter, Klassen sweeps listeners away to the blustery Cornwall coast, where Emma Smallwood and her widowed father take up residence with a baronet and his four sons. As Emma begins teaching the two youngest boys, she becomes plagued by mysterious events. Vowing to solve this mystery, she also finds her heart stirring with feelings for one of the elder...read more

  • Julie Klassen

    Julie Klassen Is the Top Name in Inspirational regency Romance Abigail Foster fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry to improve her charms and the one man she thought might marry her-a longtime friend-has fallen for her younger, prettier sister. When financial problems force her family to sell their London home, a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play ... The handsome local curate...read more

  • Patrick McDonnell

    The author of the Mutts comic strip and several best-selling children's books, Patrick McDonnell has been hailed as the next Charles Schulz. In his characteristic heartwarming style, McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. With anecdotes from Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this true story accessible for the very young-and young at heart. 'Children will appreciate McDonnell's original format and take heart that interests logged in their own diaries might turn into lifelong passions.'-Kirkus Reviews, starred...read more

  • Vicky Dreiling

    WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position. LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION? Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She...read more

  • Vicky Dreiling

    Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will 'The Devil' Darcett . . . DEVILISH DELIGHT When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her...read more

  • Vicky Dreiling

    '4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! In the second of the Sinful Scoundrels series, Dreiling brings the Regency to life in a wonderfully evocative fashion. With believable, intelligent characters--including an honorable rake and a strong-willed lady--this moving tale, fraught with sexual tension, hits just the right notes.' --RT Book Reviews on WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS WILL THE ROGUE'S PERFECT PLAN . . . Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply. Now Colin has no choice but to...read more

  • Sarah Morgan

    It's time to throw away the rule book . Idealistic archaeologist Lily Rose craves a fairy-tale love, but in her experience it always ends in heartbreak. So now Lily's trying a different approach-a fling with her boss, infamous Greek playboy Nik Zervakis! Anti-love and anti-family, Nik lives by his own set of rules. There's no one better to teach Lily how to separate sizzling sex from deep emotions! But while Nik has the world at his feet, he also has dark shadows in his heart . It starts as a sensual game, but can Lily stick to Nik's rules? And what's more, can...read more

  • Sarah Morgan

    It starts as a sensual game, but can Lily stick to Nik's rules? And, what's more, can he? Idealistic archaeologist Lily Rose craves a fairy-tale love, but in her experience it always ends in heartbreak. So now Lily's trying a different approach - a fling with infamous Greek playboy Nik Zervakis. Anti-love and anti-family, Nik lives by his own set of rules. There's no-one better to teach Lily how to separate sex from deep emotions! But whilst Nik may have the world at his feet, he has shadows in his...read more