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 Hunters

  • Filename: the-fortune-hunters.
  • ISBN: 1429917431
  • Release Date: 2007-08-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Charlotte Hays
  • Publisher: Macmillan

From Madame de Pompadour, the famed mistress of Louis XV, to Pamela Harriman, who married into the English aristocracy and the American plutocracy, there is a rich history of women who have found glamour and wealth in the arms of a billionaire. But contrary to what you may think, fortune hunting is no idle pursuit. Like diving for treasure, it's a real job. Some women strive to be CEOs; others prefer to wed them. You'll meet today's dazzling successes in this book. What kind of woman does it take to make the Midas marriage? Exploring the lives of the great fortune hunters of our day, reporter and former gossip columnist Charlotte Hays answers this tantalizing question. You'll learn about the South Carolina woman who took a trip around the world with a shadowy shipping magnate, only to meet and marry a philandering marquis. You'll see what methods these women use to lure their powerful men, including one playful fortune seeker who, at a very high-society soirée, hurled a piece of bread at her intended beau, starting a food fight. You'll meet the New York socialite who remarried so quickly after a divorce, her ex claimed she was a bigamist. What are their recipes for riches? Can a genuinely nice woman pursue this career? What does love have to do with it? With original interviews and photos, Hays casts a light on the determination, skill, and---yes, sometimes---ruthlessness that have shaped some of the most successful---and lucrative---unions of our time.

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.

Danger in a Red Dress

  • Filename: danger-in-a-red-dress.
  • ISBN: 0451235932
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author: Christina Dodd
  • Publisher: Signet Book

From the author of "Thigh High" comes a new contemporary romance--a riveting family drama filled with secrets, lies, and passion unfolding in Maine and Texas. Original.

Trouble in High Heels

  • Filename: trouble-in-high-heels.
  • ISBN: 9781440657535
  • Release Date: 2006-08-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Christina Dodd
  • Publisher: Penguin

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fianceé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto—a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing's for sure: She’s not going down without a fight....


  • 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.

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

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.

Show and Tell

  • Filename: show-and-tell.
  • ISBN: 9781440635045
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Jasmine Haynes
  • Publisher: Penguin

Passion first. Names later. This is what erotic romance is all about. Trinity Green dreamed of uninhibited passion? something she couldn?t expect from her husband. Then she found him getting down and dirty with another woman, and Trinity decided to stop pleasing other people and start pleasing herself? whether with great food or sexy strangers. But with true passion comes real connection, and soon Trinity must admit?and accept?who she really is.

The Accidental Empress

  • Filename: the-accidental-empress.
  • ISBN: 9781476790220
  • Release Date: 2015-02-17
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Allison Pataki
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The New York Times best-selling author of The Traitor's Wife fictionalizes the little-known and tumultuous love story of “Sisi,” the 19th-century Austro-Hungarian empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

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.

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.

Silver River

  • Filename: silver-river.
  • ISBN: 9780002258302
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

What makes a woman leave her children? Sometimes you have to go back 150 years to find out. This is a powerful work about a complex family history and the effects it has on one woman growing up and trying to establish her own identity.

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