Intrigued, cate sets out to learn more about the box and its contents, and becomes immersed in the mystery of its owner, the younger of the infamous, Diana “Baby” Blythe, glamorous Blythe sisters. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . As a shocking tale of love and betrayal begins to unravel, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story—one that will force Cate to confront some dark truths about her own choices.
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The FlirtHarperCollins e-books #ad - . Is there?as clueless as he is handsome, Hughie gamely decides to throw his already complicated life into utter chaos. For, though he’s become accustomed to running out of credit on his cell phone, he longs to treat his lover—the sexy, sophisticated, and amorously ruthless lingerie designer, sleeping on his sister’s sofa, Leticia Vane, and begging the waitress at the local café to let him slide yet again on his bill, to the finer things in life.
From the new york times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector comes this charming, witty novel about a “professional” flirt. Unique situation for an attractive, well-mannered, morally flexible young man. Hours irregular. Discretion a must…”when struggling, hughie Venables-Smythe sees the mysterious job description in the classifieds, out-of-work actor, he’s convinced he’s found his destiny.
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Once out, Maeve faces starting over again. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover how far she’ll to go to reinvent herself. In depression-era boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector.
Maeve fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors.
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A remarkable novel about secrets, passion, desire, memory, and possibility. Newlywed grace monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.
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The Stationmaster's Cottage River's End Mystery Romance Book 1 #ad - . At the end of the jetty, I will wait. Near the rugged australian coastline beaten by the winds of the wild Great Southern Ocean sits a forgotten stationmaster's cottage holding secrets of a tragic love story. Secrets christie ryan knows nothing about when she unexpectedly inherits her estranged grandmother's cottage in the small seaside town of River's End.
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. Growing up at ashford Park in the early twentieth century, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, and raised side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, she was taken into the grand English house by her aristocratic aunt and uncle, Bea. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her.
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Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea are closer than sisters, through relationships and challenges, and a war that changes the face of Europe irrevocably.
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With the glass kitchen, linda francis Lee has served up a novel that is about the courage it takes to follow your heart and be yourself. The glass kitchen is a delicious novel, if only she has the courage to give in to the pull of love, a tempestuous story of a woman washed up on the shores of Manhattan who discovers that a kitchen—like an island—can be a refuge, the power of forgiveness, and accept the complications of what it means to be family.
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But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own.
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On the rebound from a whirlwind affair with theater critic, a quiet, Allison meets Quentin Dobson, Hal Esterbrooke, imperturbable solicitor whose socks rarely match. Quentin is smitten. In 1950s london, allison campbell faces an overprotective divorced father and an unhappy mother while surrounded by a world of glitz.
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