It was the bauble that shined brighter than all the jewels of Versailles and with it she helped bring down a Monarchy....
The true story of Jeanne Valois who lost her family, her home, and her fortune to the greed on an influential aristocrat. Now grown she has gained entrance to the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Emma Litton couldn't get on with her life until she found out just what place she'd had in her father's heart. She's been going to school in Europe since she was 14, then found a job in Paris always wondering what her famous artist father was doing in Japan or America or at their cottage in Cornwall. Even after she met Robert Morrow, the handsome gallery owner and rediscovered her stepbrother, Christo, she still felt compelled to probe int the truth about her past. But Emma might learn too late that it was the truth about herself she had to find and that letting go is the first step to keeping love.
Another good one by Emma Blair...The story of 3 generations starting from WW I thru the 1970s in Glasgow, Scotland. How their lives are affected through a bookstore called Blackbird as well as the story of how each one loved the man in her life...
LuLing Young is getting old and-while she still can-she begins to write down her memories of life as a girl in 1930s China.
LuLing's intensely shocking and tragic story is all about lies and barriers in a culture where women are valued only as brides or sevants.
Gwyneth Evans was an extrodinary woman, with beauty as well as brains, dreams as well as determination.
From the opulence of Paris to the glamor of New York, from the hardships of the Great Depression to the savagery of Nazi Germany, spans three generations and won a remarkable woman an unforgettable dynasty.
This is the first in the 4 book series of Queen Victoria. This very interesting novel covers her childhood to 18 years old when she becomes Queen of England;
Young Princess Victoria was never allowed to be alone. She was always protected from political intrigue and royal scandal-a virtual prisoner of her ambitious mother and scheming lover.
It didn't take long for Victoria to become aware of the sinister conflicts surrounding her. There were those who were obsessed with usurping her future power by either violence or marriage. And there were those who were determined she would never take the throne.
Even before her blood had stirred at the first touch of a man, Celia Skerritt had admired Aylesford, the magnificent country manor of handsome Francis Devy. The story of Celia Skerritt spans whole continents, from India to Gibraltar, to England-a searing, explosive, romantic adventure filled with danger and all consuming passion.
Against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before WWII and a vast continent spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this imvolving story tells of an extra-ordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home.
In 1935 Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and babysister go off to join her father in Singapore. At Saint Ursula's, her friendship with Loveday Carey-Lweis sweeps her into the privileged, madcap world of the aristocracy, teaching her about values, friendship and wealth.
Excellent story written as to make one think of Catherine Cookson's novels....With the difference being this takes place in Southern England where Cookson's are of the North of England....
The summer concert in St. Petroc, Devon was never intended to be a life shattering event, yet for 14 year old Roxanne Hawkins, one of the local farmer's daughters, it is the evening of a life time. Entranced by the lights, the magic and the greasepaint, she suddenly realizes that she wants to become a part of this fascinating world...
This novel follows Roxanne thru the next 10 years of her life from staring on stage in London's music halls to the events that lead her to what life has in store for her.....
Sitting on a California beach at summer's end, Jane Marsh thought back to her childhood at estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembered not only the heather covered hills and lonesome loch, but her grandmother, and of course, Sinclair, the man she dreamed of marrying and settling in Elvie forever. Now she has been told she must return to Scotland by her grandmother's attorney.