By Gardiner Harris
Whilst a block of coal the scale of a range shoots out of the wall, miner Amos Blevins slightly has time to react sooner than the full region is flooded with water. He frantically attempts to rescue his crewmates, yet in an underground house that's pitch black and too cramped to even get up, he can slightly move slowly to safeguard himself. Inspector Will Murphy is distributed to enquire, ordered by means of his superiors to transparent issues up quick so the mine can reopen. finally, if the mine closes, then miners lose their jobs, and so do mine inspectors.It seems a hassle-free twist of fate, yet Will senses anything suspicious approximately this case—or probably he is simply lashing out at his older brother, who has usurped his position as inheritor to the largest mining corporation in japanese Kentucky and proprietor of the flooded mine—but Will has made up our minds he will not enable this one move, no matter what it may possibly rate him.Before he can get some distance, Will's witnesses commence turning up useless. And Amos, who refuses to stick to his boss's orders to mislead Will approximately stipulations within the mine, unearths the little he has threatened. jointly, those males will research that during the mines, existence, relations, funds, and gear all come from one thing—coal.Drawing on his 4 years of reporting at the coal mines of Kentucky, Harris has painted a brilliant portrait of rural Appalachia, fantastically shooting where and tradition of the mining neighborhood whereas weaving a posh and taut tale of homicide and corruption.
By Eloisa James
Unique book: 2004
It is whispered at the back of the enthusiasts of London's dowagers and within the corners of trendy ballrooms that scandal follows willfully wild girl Beatrix Lennox anyplace she goes.
Three years earlier than, the debutante created a sensation via being present in a relatively compromising place. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family members has known as her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no cause to not cross after what -- and who -- she wishes.
And she wishes Stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the good-looking Earl of Spade. Beatrix, along with her brazen feedback and irresistibly sensuous attract, couldn't be extra varied from the earl's perfect destiny bride. but Beatrix brings out a wildness within the earl he has attempted to disclaim a long way too lengthy. nonetheless, he's no longer approximately to play love's video game by means of woman Beatrix's principles. She can be used to being on best in affairs of the guts, yet that may quickly swap.
By Christina Dodd
Eleanor de Lacy should have been mad to comply with alternate identities together with her stronger-willed cousin. She may by no means persuade Remington Knight of the folly of this union – specifically because the guy appeared so decided for it to happen. Worse nonetheless, she unearths Remington astonishing beautiful – and she’s charmed via his makes an attempt to seduce her, although he believes she is already his. but when he ever learns of Eleanor’s deception, this bold rogue will wreak havoc…upon her attractiveness and her middle. Remington had anticipated a haughty, unbending aristocrat who might make certain his front into sturdy society. yet this “duchess” is a so much friendly shock – modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a pride to the attention. in brief, she is strictly this type of bride Remington may fall passionately, thoroughly in love with…if he weren’t so cause on his revenge.
By Ann Lethbridge
Captain Michael Hawkhurst relishes his fearsome recognition, for he lives in basic terms to wreak revenge at the Fulton relations, who so cruelly destroyed his own.Spirited Alice Fulton understands a boat is not any position for a girl, yet she is set to avoid wasting her father's business....When destiny grants him Fulton's virginal daughter as his captive, Michael faces a dilemma--should he stay as much as his scandalous identify and locate revenge with candy Alice, or will his honorable aspect win out--and win the girl...?
By Allison Lane
While a simple, bespectacled younger girl retains assembly the good-looking Lord Wylie, she feels she isn't as much as his quality. an outstanding arbiter of favor for London society, Lord Wylie used to be reputed to be extra interseted within the reduce of his outfits than the emotions of others, because the younger girl bore witness to. Degraded by way of him in public, she may possibly however overlook his rushing demeanor. it is going to take a public scandal, and a personal ardour, to carry them together...
By Michelle Kasey, aka Kasey Michaels
An unbelievable Union
WIth his marriage clock loudly ticking. Lord Edwar Laurence's spouse quest had introduced him to a so much unsuspecting woman. The ever-capable leave out Emily Howland was once convinced the speeding Lord Edward had set his points of interest on none except her uncommonly appealing and woefully blameless cousin. made up our minds to guard her cost from the nefarious advances of Edward, Emily positioned herself within the course of his conquest, damning her personal popularity eternally. Or so she proposal. For Edward's item of ardour had consistently been Emily. Now he needed to turn out to his reluctant bride-to-be that hers used to be the single hand over he desired!
By Julia Quinn
On the 6th of April, within the yr 1812 - accurately days earlier than her 16th birthday - Penelope Featherington fell in love. yet Colin Bridgerton definitely did not fall in love together with her in 1812 (and no longer in 1813, 1814, 1815, or - oh blast, now not in all of the years 1816-1822, both, and definitely now not in 1823, whilst he was once overseas the complete time, anyway..' Penelope Featherington has secretly loved her top friend's brother forwell, it appears like endlessly. After part a life of gazing Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she understands every little thing approximately him, until eventually she stumbles throughout his inner most secretand fears she does not recognize him at all.
Colin Bridgerton is bored with being considered not anything yet an empty-headed charmer, uninterested in everyone's preoccupation with the infamous gossip columnist woman Whistledown, who can not seem to post an variation with no declaring him within the first paragraph. but if Colin returns to London from a visit abroard he discovers not anything in his existence is kind of an analogous - specially Penelope Featherington! the woman haunting his desires. but if he discovers that Penelope has secrets and techniques of her personal, this elusive bachelor needs to decideis she his greatest possibility - or his promise of a cheerful ending?
By Cathy Maxwell
Brenn Owens, the recent Earl of Merton, has come to London to decide on a bride. The broad-shouldered battle hero has his decide of the season's debutantes, yet as soon as he gazes upon Tess Hamlin, he is familiar with he will not leisure until eventually he is made her his personal. yet in the back of Tess's light-hearted facade is desperation. She has no selection yet to marry speedy, prior to information of her family's damage turns into universal gossip, so she accepts Brenn's unexpected proposal—without letting him understand the reality. He bargains her days and nights of unforgettable ardour and love, yet how can she marry him with out feeling she's betrayed him?
By Leigh Michaels
What readers say approximately Leigh Michaels:"Beautiful and romantic... i could not placed it down.""Witty, snappy discussion and nice characters!"Three superbly intertwined love stories...The ideas are made to be broken...When the good-looking, rakish Earl of Hawthorne buys the fascinating residence around the again backyard from his city domestic, he by no means expects the beautiful woman he installs there to ensnare him completely...Again...After girl Keighley marries the earl, it kind of feels a disgrace to depart the home empty, so she deals it to her early life pal Felicity Mercer, who discovers that the earl's attractive cousin is strictly the guy she's been ready for...and again...Finally, feisty Georgiana Baxter strikes into the home to flee an prepared marriage, and encounters the earl's friend Major Julian Hampton late one evening within the again backyard. The good-looking soldier is greater than keen to offer her the teachings she asks for...There is lots of gossip, scandal, and torrid speculations surrounding the "mistress' house", yet in the back of closed doorways, passions blaze...
By Madeline Hunter
THE attractiveness. THE secret agent. AND THE BEHOLDER.
From the cherished New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting old romance, during which a darkly handsome nobleman is made up our minds to unmask a tender and mysterious younger beauty...
A refugee from the conflict in France, Marielle Lyon has verified herself on the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an carried out aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a secret agent. The extra eyes she has observing her, the higher safe she is--and the higher likelihood she has of saving her father's life.
A warrior at heart, Gavin Norwood, Viscount Kendale, might nonetheless be in uniform if now not for his older brother's premature loss of life. in spite of everything he's obvious, Kendale doesn't belief the French--or their femmes fatales. He has arrange a surveillance community to ferret out undercover brokers, and he believes he's stumbled on one within the gentle, mysterious Marielle.
Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a gathering with Marielle, who's extra appealing and extra crafty than he expected. however the Viscount is able to do no matter what it takes to unmask her--even if it capacity taking part in a video game of seduction...