His mission is to help the reverend find those who have signed the Devil's Book. Her life changes drastically after that fateful night, for she knows that their destinies are intertwined. The arrival of marcus wiseman, an intimidating Puritan nicknamed the "Hammer" Malleus Maleficarum, strikes fear into the hearts of many.
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IMPOSTOR: A Novel Set in the Kingdom of Naples#ad - Ferrante's friend and mentor, the fascinating Prince Raimondo di Sangro, offers the naïve Valentina valuable insight on how to overcome these obstacles. Set in naples, drama, italy during the age of Enlightenment, IMPOSTOR embodies the passion, and vibrancy that is "Bella Napoli. ". Moved by love for her ward, Valentina, the crafty nun convinces Celeste's only friend, to assume the identity of the bride.
Marriage to the harsh nobleman poses difficult challenges. Raised in a convent by the esteemed Sister Assunta, she has little contact with the outside world. Celeste is devastated when she learns of her arranged marriage to the notorious Ferrante degli Spini. Although she accepts his advice, an unexpected betrayal threatens to ruin her life.
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. Although she is handsomely compensated, she wants more—and she'll do whatever it takes to get it. This riveting novel features Cangrande "Big Dog", a fascinating historical character seldom seen in literature. Starving and cold, she wanders the streets in search of honest work but her efforts are fruitless.
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The Duchess de Nuit: A Tale of Lust and Blood Part One#ad - On a fateful summer night in the lavish palace of Versailles, she meets an exotic courtier whose glittering dark eyes promise more than mere temporary relief from a loveless marriage. Angelique is forced to wed a monster in exchange for a noble title. The duke of annecy is cold and cruelly sadistic, making the young duchess's life a living hell.
She rises within the ranks of his coven to become his favorite, but will a tempting slayer make her fall from grace? From Louis XVI's France to Victoria's England and modern London, this unique vampire novel is brimming with lush sensuality, suspense, and vivid historical details. Angelique is offered the gift of immortality by the ancient vampire prince, Arsham, and she accepts it with open arms.
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The Witch of Delft #ad - Mila is thinking and acting independently for the first time, going as far as initiating an illicit affair. Holland's golden age comes to life in this suspenseful historical novel with a touch of magical realism.
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Despite not having revealed her true nature to the mortal, Damien opposes the friendship. More than that, her lover’s constant criticism is causing a strain on their relationship. Angelique is forced to warn her coven and face her sire, Arsham. A shocking betrayal leads to the discovery of a deadly plot.
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Set in 12th century england, forbiddeN is a compelling tale of sibling rivalry, greed, deception, and a knight's honor.
Allegra: A Novel Set in the Italian RenaissanceC. De Melo #ad - In time, the exquisite jewelry designs of "La Castagna" are being praised in noble courts from Venice to Rome. Faced with a serious dilemma, bianca Cappello, she seeks the help of her scandalous friend, lover of the powerful Francesco de' Medici. Note: this ebook is available in print, and includes a generous sample of the exciting prequel, SABINA.
Resentful of the male-dominated society in which she lives, Allegra rejects all suitors in order to maintain her carefully constructed farce—until an embittered man with a tragic past melts her icy heart. Exceptionally talented, yet banned from the Florentine guilds, she devises a clever ruse in order to secretly ply her beloved craft.
Allegra: A Novel Set in the Italian Renaissance #ad - . 16th century florence, italy: Allegra Castagno harbors a secret so big that it can ruin her life and her father's reputation.
Sabina: A Novel Set in the Italian RenaissanceC. De Melo #ad - Three generations of Rossi women span the most intriguing period of Medici history in this stunning novel. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life and save her reputation. 15th century florence, italy: Sabina Rossi's forced marriage comes to an abrupt end during the infamous Pazzi Conspiracy.
An unexpected betrayal leaves Sabina facing a potential scandal. The patriarchal society of Florence is full of secrets, and women who don't follow the rules suffer dire consequences. Wealthy beyond her dreams, the young widow is free to pursue her passions—with the utmost discretion, of course.
Betrayed: A Historical Mystery#ad - Determined to find out, kate leaves their peaceful country estate for London in order to be closer to the authorities investigating the crime. England 1775: a tragic double murder leaves Kate and Samuel devastated. The grown siblings have no idea who would want their parents dead. Family friend, lord Christopher Bradshaw, vows to help Kate find the killer.
Tension mounts as the pair try to solve a perplexing mystery while resisting their mutual attraction.
The Greenest Branch: A Novel of Germany's First Female Physician Hildegard of Bingen Book 1Iron Knight Press #ad - Under his supervision, she begins to train as the abbey’s first female physician. The struggle will be epic. Yet she refuses to be sidelined. Disibod in the rhineland as her parents’ gift to the Church in accordance with a custom known as the tithe. It might seem that Hildegard’s dreams have quickly come to an end.
When hildegard’s reputation starts to spread throughout the Rhineland, Helenger’s persecution escalates as he fears losing control over the women’s community. Against fierce opposition from prior helenger, the hostile head of the monks’ cloister, she finds another way to learn – by securing an apprenticeship with Brother Wigbert who runs the infirmary and is in dire need of a capable assistant.
But no sooner does she settle into her new life than she finds out that as a girl she will not be allowed to attend the monastic school or have access to the abbey’s library; instead, she must stay at the women’s convent, isolated from the rest of the community and from the town. The year is 1115, and germany is torn apart by a conflict between the Emperor and the Pope over who should have the right to appoint bishops and control the empire’s vast estates.
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The greenest branch is the first in a two-book series based on the true story of Hildegard of Bingen, Germany’s first female physician and one of the few women to attain that position in medieval Europe. Medieval Church hierarchy.