The Secret Wife of King George IV

The Secret Wife of King George IV Author Diane Haeger
ISBN-10 9780312273743
Release 2000-03-16
Pages 384
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Although it was illegal, secret, and against the express commands of his famously mad father, King George IV of England married twice--once for duty and once for love. While Caroline of Brunswick eventually became his lawful queen, it was the beautiful Maria Fitzherbert, recognized as his wife by the Catholic Church but not by the laws of England, who claimed his heart. In the hands of author Diane Haeger, their relationship becomes a mesmerizing love story, filled with intrigue and passion. The characters and drawing rooms of 18th Century England come alive to create a portrait of the age that is colorful and resonant with historical detail.



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Lynne Graham
ISBN-10 9781459262188
Release 2011-07-15
Pages 192
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A marriage of misunderstanding Nothing could have prepared Rosie for Greek tycoon Constantine Voulos. He asked Rosie to marry him—well, he insisted: "You will go through a ceremony of marriage," he said, "and in return you will receive a big fat check and a divorce as soon as I can arrange it." Rosie agreed to the clandestine wedding because of her late father's wishes, but was anguished that Constantine had got her all wrong. The longer she spent with him, the more she knew she just couldn't be his temporary wife. There was only one thing for it—her secret would have to be told!



The Secret Wife A captivating story of romance passion and mystery

The Secret Wife  A captivating story of romance  passion and mystery Author Gill Paul
ISBN-10 9780008102159
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 416
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** The USA Today Bestseller** **The number one Kindle bestseller** ‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.’ DINAH JEFFERIES A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . .



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Gill Paul
ISBN-10 0008254249
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 416
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'A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story... A triumph.' DINAH JEFFERIES A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world's greatest mysteries . . .



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Susan Mallery
ISBN-10 9781460342800
Release 2014-08-04
Pages 384
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Once, Cole Stephenson had loved his young wife with a passion so hot it nearly burned itself out. But Elissa had saved him the trouble. Shaken by his intensity, she'd abandoned their marriage. Too proud to pursue her, reluctant to divorce, for five years Cole secretly struggled to exorcise Elissa from his heart. But now she was back, driving him to sensual distraction as only his shy, virgin bride could. Loving Elissa had been heaven. Losing her had been hell. Could Cole survive a second chance at happiness?



The Diary of the Secret Wife

The Diary of the Secret Wife Author T. Nicole
ISBN-10
Release 2011-01-13
Pages 260
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How long can you keep a secret?



The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

The Secret Wife of Louis XIV Author Veronica Buckley
ISBN-10 9781429934718
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 528
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Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon and secret wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV, was born in a bleak French prison in 1635, her father a condemned traitor and murderer, her mother the warden's seduced daughter. A timely pardon and a hopeful Caribbean colonial venture failed to mend the family's fortunes, and Françoise was reduced to begging in the streets. Yet, armed with beauty, intellect, and shrewd judgment, she was to make her way to the center of power at Versailles, the most opulent and ambitious court in all Europe. At fifteen, she was married off to the forty-two-year-old satirical poet Paul Scarron, a former roué now grievously deformed by rheumatism—"a sort of human Z," as he described himself. Despite his ailments, Scarron presided over the liveliest and most scandalous literary salon in Paris, and Françoise quickly became its most prized ornament. After Scarron's death, she enjoyed a merry widowhood in the fashionable Marais district, in the company of the courtesan Ninon de Lenclos and the King's splendid mistress, Athénaïs de Montespan, who made the young widow governess to her brood of illegitimate children. The appointment transformed Françoise's life, but was fatal to the temperamental Athénaïs herself, with the King soon turning his attentions to the graceful governess. Françoise was raised to the nobility as Madame de Maintenon—and, unofficially, "Madame de Maintenant," the lady of the moment. The acclaimed biographer Veronica Buckley traces the extraordinary story of Françoise's progress from pauper child to salonnière to the compromised position of Louis's secret wife and uncrowned Queen. An absolute ruler, Louis turned away his many other mistresses to live with Françoise only, trusting her as his closest confidante and remaining in love with her for forty years. Sparkling with the irresistible wit of contemporary chroniclers such as Madame de Sévigné, this exactingly researched biography is a pinnacle of the form. In vibrant colors, The Secret Wife of Louis XIV paints a portrait of Europe in an age of violent change, and the Sun King's France in the process of becoming its modern self.



Another Woman s Husband From the 1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown

Another Woman s Husband  From the  1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife a sweeping story of love and betrayal behind the Crown Author Gill Paul
ISBN-10 9781472249104
Release 2017-08-17
Pages 384
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife, Another Woman's Husband will be adored by all fans of The Crown. Wallis Simpson is brought enticingly to life in this gripping, moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, followed by scandal, touched by loss. 'One of my favourite books of this year. Fascinating, glamorous and utterly compelling... historical fiction at its best' Tracy Rees, author of The Hourglass. 'Another Woman's Husband is a marvellous, perfect read' The Sun Two women who challenged the Crown. Divided by time. Bound by a secret... 1911 At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal... 1997 Rachel's romantic break in Paris with her fiancé ends in tragedy when the car ahead crashes. Inside was Princess Diana. Back in Brighton, Rachel is haunted by the accident, and intrigued to learn the princess had visited the last home of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the crash. Soon, the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world... Readers love ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND: 'Riveting! I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing tale of friendship and betrayal' Rosanna Ley 'With superb story-telling and a lush backdrop of period detail...a novel that is impossible to put down, about two women who are impossible to forget. I loved it!' Hazel Gaynor 'I devoured Another Woman's Husband in a few days. This has bestseller written all over it.' Louise Beech 'With seamless ease Gill evokes the events and characters of two eras...with great verve and a smattering of delicious fictional licence. Delightful' Liz Trenow 'Gill Paul has taken two of the twentieth century's most enigmatic women, one revered, the other reviled, and woven them into a deft story of friendship and betrayal' Kate Riordan 'Compelling and full of surprises ****' The Lady 'Sheds light on a scandal and a love story which deserves to be read by many. A fascinating read which made me lose several hours to this story. I have no hesitation in recommending it and am keen to see what time in history Gill Paul will turn her hand to next' Shaz's Book Blog



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Carrie Weaver
ISBN-10 9781459224421
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 288
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How did this nice girl end up as the other woman? Even worse, how did she end up the other wife? Until she met Eric, Maggie McGuire had been above reproach. Now she's been forced to drive cross-country to ask for help—for her child, not for her—from Eric's family. And there, to her horror, she discovers that Eric is already married. J. D. McGuire is used to cleaning up his brother's messes, but this is the worst one yet. Before he can even start, Eric is killed and Maggie is under suspicion. Even though he'd like to walk away, he finds he wants to help her. But how can he believe Maggie is innocent when he knows she's lying about his brother being the father of her child?



B lb l

B  lb  l Author Kristin Hannah
ISBN-10 6053438375
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 544
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B lb l has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from B lb l also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full B lb l book for free.



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Linda Kavanagh
ISBN-10 9781472074669
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 384
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The happiest day of her life... Laura Thornton had dreamed of this day. Saying her vows to the perfect man, in a beautiful dress. It was supposed to be perfect. Forever.



The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife Author Y. York
ISBN-10 OCLC:268791284
Release 2007
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The Secret Wife has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Secret Wife also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Secret Wife book for free.



Lynne Graham Vintage Collection

Lynne Graham Vintage Collection Author Lynne Graham
ISBN-10 9781459292352
Release 2015-05-16
Pages 192
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Harlequin Presents offers you another chance to be swept away by these reader-favorite stories by USA TODAY bestselling author Lynne Graham. Mistress and Mother Molly vowed that she’d never share Sholto's bed after they were separated on their wedding day. But Sholto will settle her brother’s debt if Molly moves in. Then Molly finds herself with a new dilemma: soon she will be the mother of his child! The Secret Wife Greek tycoon Constantine Voulos promised Rosalie "a big fat check and a divorce as soon as I can arrange it" in exchange for marriage. But the longer she spends with him, the more she realizes—she can’t be just his temporary wife! The Desert Bride Bethany was desperate to stay in Datar, and only Razul could help her. But she’s spent two years trying to forget this proud, passionate man. Renewing her "close" acquaintance with Razul will cost her—by becoming his wife! Second-Time Bride After Daisy’s brief marriage at seventeen to Alessio Leopardi, she left him to give birth to their child alone. Now Alessio is back, and he doesn’t know about his daughter. Daisy must come clean about their child’s existence…



The Dead Duke His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

The Dead Duke  His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse Author Piu Marie Eatwell
ISBN-10 9781781856079
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 352
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The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.



Madame de Maintenon

Madame de Maintenon Author Veronica Buckley
ISBN-10 9781408860236
Release 2014-10-17
Pages 480
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Françoise d'Aubigné, born in a bleak provincial prison, her father a condemned murderer and traitor to the state, rose from the depths of poverty to life at the vortex of power at Versailles. Married at fifteen to a tragically disfigured and scandalously popular poet, in his salon Françoise encountered all the brilliant characters of the seventeenth century's glitterati. After her husband's death, she led the life of a merry widow in the colourful Marais quarter of Paris, before becoming governess to the King's growing brood of royal bâtards. This is the extraordinary story of one woman's daring journey from beggar-girl, West Indian colonist and salonnière to royal mistress and thence, in secret, to the compromised position of Louis' uncrowned Queen. Through the rags-to-riches tale of the marquise de Maintenon, Veronica Buckley reveals every layer of the vibrant and shocking world that was France in the age of Louis XIV.



Maria Fitzherbert

Maria Fitzherbert Author James Munson
ISBN-10 0786710721
Release 2002-11-21
Pages 320
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A vivid recreation of the life and times of Maria Fitzherbert, the first wife of George IV--a union that was marred with scandal and opposition due to her age, her religious beliefs, and the anti-Catholic Act of Settlement of 1688--dispels the many cruel rumors and reveals a woman who was headstrong and practical with a wonderful sense of humor and virtue. Reprint.



Casanova s Secret Wife

Casanova s Secret Wife Author Barbara Lynn-Davis
ISBN-10 9781496712325
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 304
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“Full of passion and rich historical detail . . . an enthralling read, impossible to put down.” —Phyllis T. Smith, bestselling author of I Am Livia and The Daughters of Palatine Hill “This is Venice beneath the mask: A dark and fascinating love story hiding in the shadows of the golden city.” —Marina Fiorato, bestselling author of The Glassblower of Murano Set in eighteenth-century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova—here is a lush tale of desire and risk, offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man. Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever . . . Now twenty years later on the island of Murano, the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a request she cannot refuse: to take in a noble-born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles her own. But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past. Tested like never before, she reveals the story of the man she will never forget . . . Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption. “Seductive and unforgettable” —Harmony Verna, author of Daughter of Australia “Breathtaking, beautiful . . . will mesmerize readers." —Rosanna Chiofalo, author of Stella Mia