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A Dreadful Splendor

Author : B.R. Myers
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2022-08-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780063209848
File Size : 50,9 Mb
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Book Summary: INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “This gem of a book sparkles with wit and originality. . . . There is no shortage of tricks and feints in this excellent novel and Genevieve is a delightful character.” — The Globe and Mail “A spooky gothic romance with impeccable vibes. I loved this!" — Erin Sterling, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex Hex and The Kiss Curse In this wickedly whimsical Gothic murder mystery brimming with romance, betrayals, and chills, a fake spiritualist is summoned to hold a séance for a bride who died on the eve before her wedding, but as nefarious secrets are revealed, the line between hoax and haunting blurs. Be careful what you conjure... In Victorian London, Genevieve Timmons poses as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy mourners—until one misstep lands her in a jail cell awaiting the noose. Then a stranger arrives to make her a peculiar offer. The lord he serves, Mr. Pemberton, has been inconsolable since the tragic death of his beautiful bride-to-be. If Genevieve can perform a séance persuasive enough to bring the young lord peace, she will win her freedom. Soothing a grieving nobleman should be easy for someone of Genevieve’s skill, but when she arrives at the grand Somerset Park estate, Mr. Pemberton is not the heartbroken lover she expected. The surly—yet exceedingly handsome—gentleman is certain that his fiancée was murdered, even though there is no evidence. Only a confession can bring justice now, and Mr. Pemberton decides Genevieve will help him get it. With his knowledge of the household and her talent for illusion, they can stage a haunting so convincing it will coax the killer into the light. However, when frightful incidents befall the manor, Genevieve realizes her tricks aren’t required after all. She may be a fake, but Somerset’s ghost could be all too real… A Dreadful Splendor is delicious brew of mystery, spooky thrills, and intoxicating romance that makes for a ghoulishly fun and page-turning read. "A delightful mix of gothic, mystery, and romance. I had such fun reading this book!" — Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Not Your Average Hot Guy

A Dreadful Splendour

Author : B.R. Myers
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2022-07-12
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781443466356
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 975

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Book Summary: A wickedly whimsical and delectable brew of mystery, spine-tingling chills and intoxicating romance that makes for an irresistibly fun and page-turning read The bride: The dearly departed. Who could have killed her? The groom: Is there no love lost for his would-be wife? The medium: She speaks to the dead. She’s a fake—isn’t she? The doctor: He swore to do no harm. Did he? The ward: He lives in the house, but will he ever be family? The lawyer: He’s served the family for decades. If there were secrets, wouldn’t he know them? The housekeeper: She runs the house. What has she seen? The maid: She knows all the gossip. What does she have to hide? London, 1852. Genevieve Timmons has made her living posing as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy believers, until one misstep lands her in a jail cell awaiting the noose. Then a stranger, Mr. Lockhart, arrives to make her a peculiar offer. The lord he serves, Mr. Pemberton, has been grieving the mysterious death of his beautiful bride-to-be for six months. Although no foul play was ever uncovered, the young lord is convinced that she was murdered. If Genevieve can hold a séance to persuade him that his betrothed’s spirit is at peace, Mr. Lockhart promises to have the charges against her dismissed and reward her with enough money to start a new life. But when Genevieve arrives at Somerset Park estate, she discovers that the handsome and aloof Mr. Pemberton is anything but the heartbroken lover she expected. Mr. Pemberton then approaches Genevieve with an offer of his own: together, they will stage a séance so convincing it will coax the killer out of the shadows. Attempting to play both sides until she can determine which plan holds the key to her freedom, Genevieve prepares to stage a haunting. But when ghoulish incidents begin to plague the manor, the dogged heroine realizes her tricks may not be required after all. Somerset and its residents are hiding many deadly secrets, and its ghosts could be all too real.

Girl on the Run

Author : B. R. Myers
Publisher : Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Release : 2016-02
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 1771083522
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Total Download : 307

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Book Summary: A YA novel with a strong female protagonist.

Rogue Princess

Author : B.R. Myers
Publisher : Swoon Reads
Release : 2020-01-21
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250303424
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 500

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Book Summary: A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers' Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella. Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels there must be a better way. Determined to chart her own course, she steals a spaceship to avoid the marriage, only to discover a handsome stowaway. All Aidan wanted was to “borrow” a few palace trinkets to help him get off the planet. Okay, so maybe escaping on a royal ship wasn’t the smartest plan, but he never expected to be kidnapped by a runaway princess! Sparks fly as this headstrong princess and clever thief battle wits, but everything changes when they inadvertently uncover a rebel conspiracy that could destroy their planet forever.

The High School Reader

Author : John Lauris Blake
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1832
Category : Readers
ISBN : PRNC:32101076516515
File Size : 16,9 Mb
Total Download : 227

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The Works of Virgil

Author : Virgil
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1753
Category : Poetry
ISBN : NWU:35556008357188
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Total Download : 944

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Dreadful

Author : David Margolick
Publisher : Other Press, LLC
Release : 2013-06-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781590515723
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Total Download : 852

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Book Summary: American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II, he was stationed in Africa and Italy, and worked mainly in military intelligence. His first novel, The Gallery (1947), based on his wartime experiences, is a critically acclaimed novel and one of the first to unflinchingly depict gay life in the military. The Gallery sold half a million copies upon publication, but never again would Burns receive that kind of critical or popular attention. Dreadful follows Burns, from his education at the best schools to his final years of drinking and depression in Italy. With intelligence and insight, David Margolick examines Burns’s moral ambivalence toward the behavior of American soldiers stationed with him in Naples, and the scandal surrounding his second novel, Lucifer with a Book, an unflattering portrayal of his experiences at Loomis.

Poetical Translations

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1810
Category : Greek poetry
ISBN : NLI:3172786-10
File Size : 24,9 Mb
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