By Eloisa James
"Miss Kate Daltry doesn't think in fairy stories . . . or fortunately ever after.
Forced through her stepmother to wait a ball, Kate meets a prince . . . and makes a decision he's something yet fascinating. A conflict of wits and wills ensues, yet they either comprehend their impossible to resist appeal will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to a different woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will satisfy his ruthless pursuits.
Gabriel *likes* his fiancée, that's a welcome flip of occasions, yet he doesn't *love* her. evidently, he might be *wooing* his bride-to-be, no longer the witty, impoverished good looks who refuses to fawn over him.
Godmothers and glass slippers even though, this is often one fairy story during which future conspires to spoil any probability that Kate and Gabriel may have a fortunately ever after.
Unless a prince throws away every little thing that makes him noble . . .
Unless a dowry of an unruly center trumps a fortune . . .
Unless one kiss on the stroke of hour of darkness alterations everything.
Read or Download A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales, Book 1) PDF
Best historical romance books
"LADY RISES serves up the following relentless installment within the Black Rose Trilogy and leaves doubtless that Hell hath no fury like a girl wronged but if that girl is Raven Wells—the satan himself might really retain out of her way.
From the ashes of girl FALLS, Raven Wells is remodeled into woman Serena Wellcott. Now with wealth and tool all her personal, she is the founding father of the Black Rose—a mystery society devoted to securing justice for ladies who've been abused or wronged within the deepest corridors of Victorian society. She has committed her existence to revenge, honing her talents on the bequest of others yet biding her time till she has the 2 males she loathes such a lot during this global in her sights.
Sir Phillip Warrick has scars of his personal from their fateful come upon years ahead of and his middle hasn't ever healed from the lack of his appealing Raven and the irrevocable mistake of brutally finishing their affair. but if he came across no hint of her, he allow himself think that she was once useless. other than Phillip isn’t that fortunate. whilst he's brought to woman Serena Wellcott at his cousin’s nation domestic, his international starts off to implode. simply because once more he has a tigress via the tail, other than this time, it’s a deadly mixture of ardour and poison whilst it turns into transparent that what the girl wishes so much is his head on a platter. If in simple terms he didn’t nonetheless love her with each fiber of his being…
In a dance of hope, Serena has her personal struggles reconciling the guy she as soon as enjoyed with the impossible to resist rake she has vowed to hate. Vengeance is its personal mistress and it’s a race to the end because the Black Rose takes on a quest to carve out justice and locate mercy even the place it’s been forgotten. Love may well rule yet woman Serena Wellcott doesn’t think in enjoying really and she or he additionally doesn’t think in give up.
"**A ferocious clash of wills. .. **
Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everythinghe's titled, he's wealthy, he's devastatingly stable lookingand he turns out made up our minds to throw all of it away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the final of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction. .. until eventually a brain numbingly appealing blonde Amazon knocks him off his feetliterally.
**An incendiary ardour. .. **
Lydia Grenville is devoted to conserving London's downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are a part of the matter, no longer the answer. She would prefer him to get his significant, beautiful carcass out of her manner in order that she will stick with it together with her paintings. the matter is, Ainswood can not more withstand a problem, specifically in lady shape, than he can face up to the difficulty she turns out to draw.
**If they could basically climate their own firestorm. .. **
they may continue to exist the genuine possibility that threatens all they carry dear.
Sparks fly within the finale of the Scandalous gents of St. James position sequence, because the final depraved rogue meets his match.
When Rosalind Sharpe profits the eye of the deliciously depraved Duke of Avendale, she's torn among her distracting charm to the infamous rogue and the data that he—rich as Croesus—is the right goal for a deception that may placed her swindling days at the back of her.
However, Avendale isn't any idiot. After he discovers the tantalizing girl packing as much as depart London together with his cash in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she will be able to have all of the cash she calls for. .. for per week in his bed.
Desperate for the money, Rose consents, yet on one : he must not ever query her reasons. Avendale speedy sees underneath her masks and discovers she is greater than ardour and pleasure—she is every little thing he has ever wanted. yet claiming her calls for he unveil her secrets and techniques and lose her perpetually. until he can placed his personal. ..
"**Sometimes the easiest resolution is located in mattress. .. **
Lady Sophia Harding: attractive, blond, and. .. in a position to homicide? That's what Lord Camden gray intends to determine. it's Camden's accountability to uphold the legislation of the land. His neighbor's light good looks and winsome grace don't make her the main most probably suspect, yet is the blameless and altogether beguiling glance in her eyes the reality, or is she secretly a scheming seductress?
Lord Camden gray is solely too distracting and too shrewdpermanent. Sophia is aware that to maintain her family's secrets and techniques, she needs to keep away from any entanglements with the strong and brutally good-looking guy. however the pull in their mutual wish is all-consuming. Can Sophia belief Camden with the reality while she understands it could kill the affection that has grown among them?
- Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, Book 4)
- A Historical Christmas Present (Capital Theatre, Book 2.5)
- After the Kiss (Notorious Gentlemen, Book 1)
Additional resources for A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales, Book 1)
11 ‘Propaganda’ and ‘ideology’ are of course anachronistic terms, and it is important to clarify what is meant when using them in a twelfth-century context. If we take ‘propaganda’ to mean deliberate falsification for persuasive ends, it is a peculiarly inappropriate term to apply to Benoît, for Benoît is a writer who follows his source material with almost slavish precision, to the extent that it is possible to trace exactly when he switches from one Latin history to another. Whether he is always discriminating in his choice of source is another matter; but his habit of opting for the oldest source available suggests that he has a clear strategy and a clear vision of his task as a historian, and one that is entirely in keeping with that of his contemporaries.
The Bedford Inventories: the worldly goods of John, Duke of Bedford, Regent of France (1389-1435). London: Society of Antiquaries of London. -H. (1986). ’ Romania 107: 282-368. Varvaro, A. (1994). ‘Il libro I delle Chroniques di Jean Froissart. ’ Medioevo Romanzo 19: 3-36. Villela-Petit, Ines (2004). ’ Paris 1400, Les arts sous Charles VI. Paris: Arthème Fayard. 371-73. Acknowledgements The author, editors and publisher express their gratitude to the following institutions and their librarians for kind permission to reproduce photographs from manuscripts in their collections: Bibliothèque nationale de France Bibliothèque d’Étude et de Conservation, Besançon Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Stonyhurst College Library, Lancashire Bibliothèque d’Étude et du Patrimoine, Toulouse The British Library All photographs from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Library, the Morgan Library and the Bibliothèque d’Étude et du Patrimoine, Toulouse are © of those institutions.
Toulouse, Bibl. du Patrimoine, MS 511, fol. 128r Fig. 14. Paris, BnF fr 2662, fol. 196v (detail) Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 33 Fig. 15. i, fol. 144r (detail) 34 Peter Ainsworth Fig. 16. i, fol. 341v (detail) Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 35 Fig. 17. ii, fol. 1r 36 Peter Ainsworth Fig. 18. ii, fol. 1r (detail) Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 37 Fig. 19. Composite image of ships in five MSS This page intentionally left blank PROPAGANDA AND ESSAMPLE IN BENOIT DE SAINTE-MAURE’S CHRONIQUE DES DUCS DE NORMANDIE Peter Damian-Grint Abstract The Chronique des ducs de Normandie of Benoît de Sainte-Maure is often seen as Angevin propaganda on behalf of the author’s patron, Henry II – particularly in Benoît’s presentation of the Norman dukes as exemplary figures.