The Towers of Tuscany

  • Filename: the-towers-of-tuscany.
  • ISBN: 1477827218
  • Release Date: 2014-12-16
  • Number of pages: 358
  • Author: Carol Cram
  • Publisher: Lake Union Press



Sofia is trained in secret as a painter in her father's workshop during a time when women did not paint openly. She loves her work, but her restless spirit leads her to betray her extraordinary gifts to marry a man who comes to despise her for not producing a son. After Sofia's father is crushed by his own fresco during an attack motivated by a vendetta, Sofia realizes she must escape her loveless marriage. She flees to Siena, where, disguised as a boy, she paints again. When her work attracts the notice of a nobleman who discovers the woman under the dirty smock, Sofia is faced with a choice that nearly destroys her. Meticulously researched settings and compelling characters are united with a strong heroine in this rich portrait of medieval Italy.

The Shepherdess of Siena

  • Filename: the-shepherdess-of-siena.
  • ISBN: 1477822070
  • Release Date: 2015-03-31
  • Number of pages: 574
  • Author: Linda Lafferty
  • Publisher: Lake Union Press



Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses--though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia's possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender. Yet while she tends her flock, Virginia is captivated by the daring equestrian feats of the high-spirited Isabella De' Medici, who rides with the strength and courage of any man, much to the horror of her brother, the tyrannical Gran Duca Francesco De' Medici. Inspired, the young shepherdess keeps one dream close to her heart: to race in Siena's Palio. Twenty-six years after Florence captured Siena, Virginia's defiance will rally the broken spirit of the Senese people and threaten the pernicious reign of the Gran Duca. Bringing alive the rich history of one of Tuscany's most famed cities, this lush, captivating saga draws an illuminating portrait of one girl with an unbreakable spirit.

The Towers of Trebizond

  • Filename: the-towers-of-trebizond.
  • ISBN: 9780006544210
  • Release Date: 1956
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: Rose Macaulay
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



This story describes the experiences of a group of people on a trip to Turkey. Aunt Dot is set on the emancipation of Turkish women through the encouragement of a wider use of the bathing hat, whilst Laurie's only object is pleasure.

Ricochet

  • Filename: ricochet.
  • ISBN: 9780743293907
  • Release Date: 2006-08-15
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“If you want romantic suspense that has teeth...Sandra Brown is your gal.” ―Stephen King From the bestselling author of Hello, Darkness and Smash Cut comes another steamy thriller of murder, love, and betrayal featuring a Savannah homicide detective fighting attraction in the heat of the South. When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows discretion and kid-glove treatment will be key to staying in the judge’s good graces and keeping his job. It’s an open-and-shut case: Elise, the judge’s beautiful trophy wife, interrupted a burglary and killed the intruder in self-defense. Yet Duncan is suspicious of the beautiful woman’s story of innocence and his gut tells him her account of the shooting is only partially true. Determined to learn the dead man’s connection to the Lairds, Duncan investigates further but soon finds his career, and integrity, in jeopardy. Despite his suspicions, Duncan is increasingly drawn to Elise―even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect. When Elise seeks Duncan out privately, he initially dismisses her incredible allegation as the manipulative lie of a guilty woman. But if she’s telling the truth, then that single fatal gunshot at her home takes on even more sinister significance, possibly involving Duncan’s nemesis, the brutal crime lord Robert Savich. And then Elise goes missing... With plot twists and palpable suspense as only Sandra Brown can write, Ricochet is a gripping thriller of a decent cop’s worst enemy may be his own conscience, and placing trust in the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death.

The Tigress of Forli

  • Filename: the-tigress-of-forli.
  • ISBN: 9780547608044
  • Release Date: 2011-10-18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Elizabeth Lev
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



“In this insightful, fascinating portrayal, Elizabeth Lev brings Caterina Sforza and her times very much to life.”—Kathleen Turner, actress and author of Send Yourself Roses A strategist to match Machiavelli; a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias; a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak; and a mother determined to maintain her family’s honor, Caterina Riario Sforza de’ Medici was a true Renaissance celebrity, beloved and vilified in equal measure. In this dazzling biography, Elizabeth Lev illuminates her extraordinary life and accomplishments. Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age ten to the pope’s corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy’s political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome’s papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forlì. Following her husband’s assassination, she ruled Italy’s crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy, and an icon’s fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny—including Cosimo de’ Medici—to follow her example to greatness. A rich evocation of Renaissance life, The Tigress of Forlì reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler, and a tragic but unbowed figure. “A rich, nuanced portrait of a highly controversial beauty and military leader, and her violent, albeit glittering, Italian Renaissance milieu.”—Publishers Weekly “Well-written and meticulously researched, The Tigress of Forlì recreates the world of Renaissance Italy in all its grandeur and violence. At the center stands a remarkable woman, Caterina Riario Sforza. Mother, warrior, and icon, Caterina is unforgettable, and so is the exciting story that Elizabeth Lev tells here.”—Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

Cometh the Hour

  • Filename: cometh-the-hour.
  • ISBN: 9781447252238
  • Release Date: 2016-02-25
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

Pretty Little Things

  • Filename: pretty-little-things.
  • ISBN: 9781459614390
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Jilliane Hoffman
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



When thirteen-year-old Lainey fails to come home from a night out with friends, her disappearance is dismissed by the Coral Springs Police Department as just another disillusioned South Florida teen running away from suburban drama and an unhappy home life. But Special Agent Bobby Dees, who heads up the department's difficult Crimes Against Children Squad (CAC), is not quite so sure. After a search of Lainey's computer and a frank talk with her best friend reveal the teen was involved in a secret Internet relationship, Bobby suspects Lainey may be the victim of an online predator. And when chilling evidence of other possible victims is sent to a local Miami television station, he fears she may not be the only one. Bobby will find himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the most prolific killer he's ever encountered. But will he be able to save Lainey and the others before it's too late?

The Hills of Tuscany

  • Filename: the-hills-of-tuscany.
  • ISBN: 9780385334419
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Ferenc Maté
  • Publisher: Delta



The author chronicles his and his wife's first five years in Tuscany, in a memoir by turns buoyant, reflective, and humorous

The Wisdom of Tuscany

  • Filename: the-wisdom-of-tuscany.
  • ISBN: 0920256686
  • Release Date: 2010-10-26
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Ferenc Mate
  • Publisher: Albatross



A twenty-year resident draws on personal experience and anecdotal history to explore the region's picturesque and culturally rich environment and the positive impact it has on its people, in a tribute that celebrates regional community spirit, cuisine, and craftsmanship. By the best-selling author of The Hills of Tuscany.

Last Stop

  • Filename: last-stop.
  • ISBN: 9781453248201
  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Peter Lerangis
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



To find his missing father, a young boy must cross over to another dimension It’s been six months since David Moore’s father disappeared. After months of strange behavior—baby talk, forgetfulness—he simply vanished forever. The Public Guardians searched Franklin City, but they couldn’t turn up a single clue. David is beginning to give up hope when his subrail train stops between stations at the abandoned Granite Street platform. On the other side of the glass he sees a crowd of people. In the middle is his father, waving. When a psychic suggests that David may have the power to see into another dimension, he and his friends scour the city in search of a portal to the other side. To learn if his father is alive or dead, David will need to discover the secrets of the abandoned station. Last Stop was selected by the American Library Association as a 1999 Best Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Lerangis including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Final Judgment

  • Filename: final-judgment.
  • ISBN: 9780786030064
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Joel Goldman
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books



A man's body is found decapitated, wrapped in plastic, and stuffed in the trunk of a Fleetwood Cadillac parked outside a federal courthouse. The car's owner is a sweet-natured con man who's on trial for mail fraud--but innocent of murder. Kansas City defence attorney Lou Mason has no idea how a corpse ended up in his client's car. But when the victim is identified as a criminal defendant in a sexually charged lawsuit, Mason is forced to team up with a woman from his past--a brilliant FBI agent who may be playing head games of her own.

Frommer s Florence and Tuscany Day by Day

  • Filename: frommer-s-florence-and-tuscany-day-by-day.
  • ISBN: 9781118167175
  • Release Date: 2012-06-18
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Donald Strachan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Map your own adventure. Florence & Tuscany Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see the city. Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of Florence & Tuscany in a short time––with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Florence & Tuscany Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you′ll find: Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps Sample one– to three–day itineraries that include The Best of the Uffizi, Tuscany for Families, Tuscany for Food & Wine Lovers, Tuscany for Art & Architecture Lovers, and more Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions clue readers in on great finds and values Tear–resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet Foldout front cover, with at–a–glance maps and quick–reference info

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