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Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1441207503
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Believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home, eventually stumbling upon a grand estate where an elaborate celebration is in progress. But all is not as joyous as it seems. Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When he glimpses a figure on the grounds, he fears a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news. He is stunned to discover the intruder is a scrap of a woman with her throat badly injured. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. As Olivia and Lord Bradley's secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2009
Page : 442
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0764207075
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Fleeing her home after believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene stumbles upon the grand estate of Lord Bradley, who gives her a post to confine her lest she reveal a dark secret of his.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 663
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781410425867
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Jane Austen Era Romance from an Acclaimed Novelist


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2012-01-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1441269924
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Regency Romance and Mystery from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Pampered Margaret Macy flees London in disguise to escape pressure to marry a dishonorable man. With no money and nowhere else to go, she takes a position as a housemaid in the home of Nathaniel Upchurch, a suitor she once rejected in hopes of winning his dashing brother. Praying no one will recognize her, Margaret fumbles through the first real work of her life. If she can last until her next birthday, she will gain an inheritance from a spinster aunt--and sweet independence. But can she remain hidden as a servant even when prying eyes visit Fairbourne Hall? Observing both brothers as an "invisible" servant, Margaret learns she may have misjudged Nathaniel. Is it too late to rekindle his admiration? And when one of the family is nearly killed, Margaret alone discovers who was responsible. Should she come forward, even at the risk of her reputation and perhaps her life? And can she avoid an obvious trap meant to force her from hiding? On her journey from wellborn lady to servant to uncertain future, Margaret must learn to look past appearances and find the true meaning of "serve one another in love."


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2008-01-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781441202291
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The engaging and moving story of a once-proper lady who finds herself in a most unexpected situation; a romance set in Regency England.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2011-01-01
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781441214119
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Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew Bryant, returning to England successful and wealthy after the Napoleonic wars, leases an impressive estate from a cash-poor nobleman, determined to show the society beauty who once rejected him what a colossal mistake she made. When he discovers an old gatehouse on the property, he is immediately intrigued by its striking young inhabitant and sets out to uncover her identity, and her past. But the more he learns about her, the more he realizes he must distance himself. Falling in love with an outcast would ruin his well-laid plans. The old gatehouse holds secrets of its own. Can Mariah and Captain Bryant uncover them before the cunning heir to the estate buries them forever?


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2013-01-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1441261095
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Award-Winning Regency Romance from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father regain his spirits when his academy fails, agrees to travel with him to the distant Cornwall coast, to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But after they arrive and begin teaching the younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen and danger mounts. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte, only to find the music room empty? Who sneaks into her room at night? Who rips a page from her journal, only to return it with a chilling illustration? The baronet's older sons, Phillip and Henry, wrestle with problems--and secrets--of their own. They both remember Emma Smallwood from their days at her father's academy. She had been an awkward, studious girl. But now one of them finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her. When the suspicious acts escalate, can the clever tutor's daughter figure out which brother to blame...and which brother to trust with her heart?


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House Publishers
Release : 2016-05-03
Page : 896
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780764218347
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This special value collection includes three bestselling novels from the top author of inspirational Regency romance, Julie Klassen. These moving, independent stories feature strong heroines, tender romance, and compelling intrigue. The collection includes The Lady of Milkweed Manor, The Apothecary's Daughter, and The Silent Governess.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2015-11-24
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1441228802
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Julie Klassen Is the Gold Standard for Inspirational Regency Fiction Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fellow painter, he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him--one of Wesley's discarded works. But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new muse. Wanting to do something worthwhile with his life, Stephen proposes to Sophie. He does not offer love, or even a future together, but he can save her from scandal. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family. Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate. But at Overtree Hall, her problems are just beginning. Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns? Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows?


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher :
Release : 2014
Page : 649
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781410468284
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Moving to Devonshire only to discover that the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, London dance master Alec Valcourt finds an unlikely ally in the matriarch's daughter, a recklessly flirtatious girl who would discover Alec's secrets.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2018-12-04
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1493416049
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Much has happened in idyllic Ivy Hill in recent months, and while several villagers have found new love and purpose, questions remain--and a few dearly held dreams have yet to be fulfilled. Jane Bell is torn. Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear. But Jane is reluctant to give up her inn and destine another man to a childless marriage. Then someone she never expected to see again returns to Ivy Hill. . . . Mercy Grove has lost her school and is resigned to life as a spinster, especially as the man she admires seems out of reach. Should she uproot herself from Ivy Cottage to become a governess for a former pupil? Her decision will change more lives than her own. A secretive new dressmaker arrives in the village, but the ladies soon suspect she isn't who she claims to be. Will they oust the imposter, or help rescue her from a dangerous predicament? In the meantime, everyone expects Miss Brockwell to marry a titled gentleman, even though her heart is drawn to another. While the people of Ivy Hill anticipate one wedding, an unexpected bride may surprise them all. Don't miss this romantic, stirring conclusion to Tales from Ivy Hill.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2014-11-25
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1441264825
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Praise for Julie Klassen "A remarkable tale with many unpredictable twists and turns."--CBA Retailers+Resources "A treat for [readers] who want their historical romances served up with a generous dash of mystery."--Booklist "[Klassen's] work appeals to all who seek a riveting Regency romance."--RT Book Reviews Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister. Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play... The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor's past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure. This catches Abigail's attention. Hoping to restore her family's finances--and her dowry--Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn't the only one secretly searching the house. Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past. As old friends and new foes come calling at Pembrooke Park, secrets come to light. Will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks...or very real danger?


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Release : 2019-12-18
Page : 566
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781432871949
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While Benjamin investigates a mysterious death, evidence takes him to a remote island on the Thames. There, Isabelle is trapped by fear and a recurring dream about a man's death. Or is it a memory? When a second death brings everyone under suspicion, and the search for truth brings secrets to light, she realizes her island sanctuary will never be the same.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Bethany House
Release : 2009-01-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781441203564
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Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father's shop and their small village provides. She also longs to know the truth behind her mother's disappearance, which villagers whisper about but her father refuses to discuss. Opportunity comes when a distant aunt offers to educate her as a lady in London. Exposed to fashionable society and romance--as well as clues about her mother--Lilly is torn when she is summoned back to her ailing father's bedside. Women are forbidden to work as apothecaries, so to save the family legacy, Lilly will have to make it appear as if her father is still making all the diagnoses and decisions. But the suspicious eyes of a scholarly physician and a competing apothecary are upon her. As they vie for village prominence, three men also vie for Lilly's heart.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-07-07
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698198344
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In this novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a woman’s startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England… One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness… Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Thorndike Press
Release : 2016
Page : 571
Category : Christian fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781410485595
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One final cry-- ""God almighty, help us!""-- and suddenly Hannah's world shifted violently and a blinding collision scattered her mind. When Hannah awakes in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before-- tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces-- most of her memory has been swept away, but not all. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.


Author : Carrie Turansky
Publisher : Multnomah
Release : 2013
Page : 324
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1601424965
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When Julia Foster, a spirited young woman and former missionary takes a job as governess, she catches the eye of the owner of Highland Hall, Sir William Ramsey, and he must decide if he will follow his heart and marry for love or choose a wealthy bride whose fortune can save his family's estate from ruin. Original.


Author : Julie Klassen
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2020-12-01
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1493428071
Description :


Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong. While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast--known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors--Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him. As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover he has curious wounds and, although he speaks in careful, educated English, his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Despite the evidence against him, the mysterious man might provide her only chance to discover the truth about her parents' fate. With danger pursuing them from every side, and an unexpected attraction growing between them, will Laura ever find the answers she seeks?


Author : Anne Mather
Keiko Motohashi
Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
Release : 2020-08-26
Page :
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 4596785430
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Victoria hopes that her new job at a beautiful Austrian castle will heal the scars left by an insincere lover. What she didn’t expect was handsome yet gruff Baron Horst and his daughter, Sophie. Victoria’s been hired to tutor Sophie, but the girl has a defiant attitude. Victoria soon begins to question what happened to Sophie’s mother, but the baron refuses to discuss it. As curt as he may be, Victoria can’t help but fall for the kindness in his eyes when he looks at his daughter. But she knows she shouldn’t… Besides, the baron is a married man!


Author : Emily Larkin
Publisher : Emily Larkin
Release : 2020
Page : 364
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0995136661
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A governess in jeopardy . . . and the marquis's son who goes undercover as a housemaid to protect her. Lord Octavius Pryor leads a carefree life, until the night he visits Vauxhall Gardens in the guise of a woman. At Vauxhall, Octavius discovers that being a female is very different from being a man. Annoyingly different, unpleasantly different—and when he encounters the lecherous Baron Rumpole, dangerously different. Determined to teach the baron a lesson, Octavius infiltrates Rumpole's household, where he meets the woman of his dreams: Miss Toogood, governess to the baron's daughters. Suddenly Octavius has three pressing tasks. 1) To teach the baron to keep his yardstick in his breeches. 2) To keep Miss Toogood safe. 3) To convince her to marry him. Length: Full-length novel of 88,000 words Sensuality level: A Regency romance with mild love scenes A word of caution: This novel is a bodice ripper, and I mean that quite literally. Bodices are ripped in this book—and not in a playful or sexy way. However, I promise you that all rippers of bodices receive their just desserts. Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with passion, danger, adventure, humor, romance—and a dash of magic. The stories are emotional, but not sweet. There's sex, and my heroes do swear at times! Hang on. Did you say magic? I did. But don't worry—the books are first and foremost historical romances. Only a few characters have magic, and it's a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I've thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop and humor of Georgette Heyer, the sensual 'noir' feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!