The Fortune Hunter

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunter.
  • ISBN: 9781250043894
  • Release Date: 2014-07-29
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: Macmillan

A beautiful empress trapped in a loveless marriage, a dashing but impoverished horseman and a clever heiress form a passionate love triangle in 19th-century England against a backdrop of the legendary Grand National competition. By the best-selling author of The American Heiress. 150,000 first printing.

The American Heiress

  • Filename: the-american-heiress.
  • ISBN: 1250068347
  • Release Date: 2015-08-04
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Enter a world in which American millionaires marry British aristocrats-in return for title and social status-and discover why this blockbuster bestselling novel continues to enchant millions of readers. Be careful what you wish for... Newport heiress Cora Cash-beautiful, spirited, and the richest girl in the country-is the closest thing that American society has to a princess in 1893. But her mother wants more, and whisks Cora away to England for the one thing money can't get a woman in the States: a title. When it comes to love Cora makes a dazzling impression on English society-followed by a brilliant match-but finds the chill in the air of magnificent ancestral homes is not solely due to the lack of central heating. Faced with the traps and betrayals of an old-world aristocracy that can trip up even the most charming, accomplished outsider, can Cora grow from a spoiled rich girl into a woman of substance? Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "Superior...shrewd, spirited historical romance."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Vibrant. . .archly entertaining."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The Fortune Hunter

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunter.
  • ISBN: 1575662620
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 343
  • Author: Meagan McKinney
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

New York's most fashionable medium, Lavinia Murphy guards her past and her identity, but Edward Stuyvesant-French, the illegitimate son of a wealthy client, has sworn to ruin her, and she is forced to strike a deal that will plunge her into a dark world of both the living and the dead in order to save her family. Tour.

Fortune Hunter

  • Filename: fortune-hunter.
  • ISBN: 9781940270333
  • Release Date: 2016-04-13
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jana DeLeon
  • Publisher: Jana DeLeon

Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someone with a close association to the town. Playing with emotions for pay is dirty pool, but the game turns deadly when one of the women is murdered. Fortune decides the victim must have figured out who the scam artist is and threatened him with exposure. Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hard at work to find the gunman, but sometimes it takes a woman to expose a lady-killer. Fortunately, Swamp Team 3 is on the job.


  • Filename: victoria.
  • ISBN: 9781466844100
  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit." – AMANDA FOREMAN Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin—creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter—brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel. Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name. “I do not like the name Alexandrina,” she proclaims. “From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria.” Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she’s destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin’s impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.

Fate is the Hunter

  • Filename: fate-is-the-hunter.
  • ISBN: 9780671636036
  • Release Date: 1986-07-02
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Ernest K. Gann
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

Tongue in Chic

  • Filename: tongue-in-chic.
  • ISBN: PSU:000058684429
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 389
  • Author: Christina Dodd
  • Publisher: Penguin

When she is caught stealing a priceless painting in Devlin Fitzwilliam's mansion, Meadow Szarvas pleads amnesia and Devlin, pulling a fast one, claims that she is his wife, plunging her into a dangerous game of high-stakes deception. Original.

Louisiana Longshot

  • Filename: louisiana-longshot.
  • ISBN: 9780985003708
  • Release Date: 2014-09-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jana DeLeon
  • Publisher: Jana DeLeon

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon brings you the Miss Fortune series. It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever-in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she's determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn't even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard. Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she's not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late. Louisiana Longshot is a humorous mystery set in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It has a cozy mystery feel and features a strong woman sleuth in a fish-out-of-water storyline. Louisiana Longshot is the first book in the Miss Fortune series and appeals to readers of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Louisiana Longshot is a free ebook at Google Play. "Southern wit at its best!" - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday "Sinfully funny!" - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig “DeLeon is excellent at weaving comedy, suspense and spicy romance into one compelling story.” – RT Book Reviews “I don’t know where she comes up with this funny stuff, but I can’t wait to read the next book…” – Night Owl Reviews “Jana DeLeon has a breezy style with enough of a comic touch to leave you smiling.” – The Romance Reader “Son of a gun, we’re having fun in the bayou!” – Fresh Fiction “The quirky characters keep the action moving…” – Barbara Vey, Publisher’s Weekly Blogger To learn more about Jana and her books visit her at: @JanaDeLeon

The Fortune Hunter

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunter.
  • ISBN: 0312996195
  • Release Date: 2004-12-28
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Suzy Spencer
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Describes the brutal murder of multimillionaire Steven Beard, Jr., as part of a conspiracy plot between his new young wife, Celeste, and her lesbian lover, Tracey Tarlton, and the sensational trial that brought the two women to justice. Original.

Black Sheep

  • Filename: black-sheep.
  • ISBN: 9781446456286
  • Release Date: 2011-02-28
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • Publisher: Random House

A dashing Regency romance by one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists. Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew! But Abby, adept at managing her sweet silly sister Selina, her lively niece, and the host of her admirers among Bath's circumscribed society, has less success in managing her own unruly heart. The Black Sheep is a sweeping, spiritual novel that shows how Geogette Heyer became the most successful and popular writer of her generation and configures to be loved by a huge readership today.

The Great Tax Robbery

  • Filename: the-great-tax-robbery.
  • ISBN: 9781780741024
  • Release Date: 2013-07-03
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Richard Brooks
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Investigative journalist and former tax-inspector Richard Brooks charts how the UK has become a global tax haven that serves the super wealthy, all with the Government’s help. Discover: • Why thousands of British state schools and NHS hospitals are owned by shell companies based in offshore tax havens • How British companies like Vodafone strongly influence tax laws • Why multinationals like Google and Starbucks can operate almost tax-free in the UK • How the taxman turns a blind eye to billions in illegally evaded tax in secret Swiss bank accounts • How footballers like Wayne Rooney use image rights companies to reduce their tax liability Unpicking the tangled mess of loopholes that well known multinationals, bankers, and celebrities use to circumvent tax, this is a bold manifesto for a system where we all contribute out fair share.

My Last Duchess

  • Filename: my-last-duchess.
  • ISBN: 9780755370986
  • Release Date: 2010-08-19
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, a fitting debut for New York's 'princess'. Yet her fortune cannot buy her the one thing she craves -- the freedom to choose her own destiny. For Cora's mother has her heart on a title for her daughter, and in England -- where they are bound, to find Cora a husband -- impoverished blue bloods are queuing up for introductions to American heiresses. But the aristocracy is a treacherous realm. When Cora loses her heart to a man she barely knows, she soon realises that she is playing a game she does not fully understand -- and that her future happiness is the prize. Daisy Goodwin's sparking debut brings the fin de siecle romance between England and America to exuberant life.

The Fortune Hunter Or the Adventures of a Man about Town a Novel of New York Society

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunter-or-the-adventures-of-a-man-about-town-a-novel-of-new-york-society.
  • ISBN: 1230407960
  • Release Date: 2013-09
  • Number of pages: 60
  • Author: Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Oh! blest with temper, whose unclouded ray Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day.--Pope. Light From her makes many faces bright.--Taylor. A Few days after the evening spent at Niblo's, Miss Rachel Clinton alighted from her carriage at the door of Mr. Lemming. She entered, without ringing, and was ascending the stairs, when the parlor door opened and a sharp-visaged face peered forth. "Who's there? Oh! is it you, Miss Clinton?" Rachel's ears were familiar with that harsh, shrill voice, yet it sounded so unexpected from behind her, she could not help starting. "It is I, Mrs. Lemming; is Miss Walton at home 1" "Yes; she is in her chamber. Will you not walk into the parlor?" she added, in a more courteous tone; at the same time opening the door sufficiently for the whole of her tall, gaunt and shrivelled person to become visible. "Thank you, I will go to Arria's chamber." "It's always to Arria's chamber !" muttered Mrs. Lemming, as she shut the door somewhat ungently. "One would suppose there was nobody living in the house but Miss Arria! They will find, some day, who is mistress here, and will have to look for their pretty favorite somewhere else, that I can tell them '" Rachel, with a quickened step, ascended to the third story, and, without knocking, entered the apartment of her friend. Her step was so light that she was unnoticed by Arria, and she could not help pausing on the threshold to contemplate the chastely beautiful tableau before her. The room was small; but what perfect neatness reigned throughout, and how much of the character of its occupant could be read in all its little arrangements! The floor boasted no better covering than a rag carpet, and there were but two rickety chairs against the wall. The narrow...

The Fortune Hunter

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunter.
  • ISBN: 9781908493293
  • Release Date: 2011-11-24
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Peter James Bowman
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

The two decades after Waterloo marked the great age of foreign fortune hunters in England. Each year brought a new influx of impecunious Continental noblemen to the world’s richest country, and the more brides they carried off, the more alarmed society became. The most colourful of these men was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871), remembered today as Germany’s finest landscape gardener. In the mid-1820s, however, his efforts to turn his estate into a magnificent park came close to bankrupting him. To save his legacy his wife Lucie devised an unusual plan: they would divorce so that Pückler could marry an heiress who would finance further landscaping and, after a decent interval, be cajoled into accepting Lucie’s continued residence. In September 1826, his marriage dissolved, Pückler set off for London. Pückler is the most intelligent of the overseas visitors who noted their impressions of Regency England. His matrimonial quest brings him into contact with such luminaries as Walter Scott, George Canning, Princess Lieven, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Beau Brummell and John Nash. The object of many rumours and caricatures, the prince sticks doggedly to his task for nearly two years. And just when it seems that he has failed, England fills his coffers in the most unexpected way, and in doing so launches him on a new career. In telling the story of Pückler’s adventures in the context of the trend for Anglo-European marriages based on the exchange of a title for money, The Fortune Hunter writes a new chapter in the history of England’s relationship with its Continental neighbours.

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