Of Moths and Butterflies

Of Moths and Butterflies Description:

Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and beautiful insects Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle s house Out of place in the position in which she has been discovered she becomes a source of fascination and curiosity A girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse Gina has lowered herself in order to find escape from her family and their scheming designs But when she is found the stakes suddenly become dire All Gina wants is the freedom to live her life as she would wish All her aunts want is the money that comes with her But there is more than one way to trap an insect An arranged marriage might turn out profitable for more parties than one br br Mr Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime But will the price be worth it Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

Cry of the Peacock

Cry of the Peacock Description:

An illustrious marriage a fortune a position of wealth and influence These are the dreams and ambitions of any Victorian woman of sense Or are they Perhaps not for Arabella Gray The death of Abbie s father the overseer of a large country estate leaves her without means or resources without even a place to live Her landlords in an extraordinary display of charity invite her to live at Holdaway Hall But the invitation is as puzzling as it is generous Why are the Crawfords who have never paid her any notice before so concerned with her wellbeing now It s a question the younger Crawford brothers would like to have answered as well Certainly Miss Gray is a mercenary upstart Certainly their brother is mad for fancying himself in love with her Such a union would make them a laughing stock They mean to put a stop to it but when they learn that her past is closely even disturbingly connected with their own they are brought up short forced to ask themselves some very hard questions As Abbie herself soon learns there is a great mystery at the heart of her landlords extraordinary offer Everything she has ever dreamt of might be hers for the taking but is the price worth it More than her happiness alone rests upon her decision If she refuses Ruskin Crawford s offer of marriage will she be able to live with the consequences If she does will she be able to live with herself In the end all must ask themselves some very hard questions What does it mean to be a man or woman of honor and integrity What does it mean after all to be a gentleman And what exactly is the price of a woman s heart

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters Description:

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Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Blind

Blind Description:

From the author of Of Moths and Butterflies br br Blind a novella br br Arthur Tremonton is a man of wealth and property yet cursed from birth to live without sight br br Zachary Goodfellow is a young man raised in poverty once blind now deaf br br These two though worlds apart in station and circumstance have more in common than one might suppose Not the least of which is the mutual acquaintance of Rebecca Adair a young woman with an unusual gift and the wisdom to know that the lack of physical sight is only one of many obstacles which might prevent a man from truly seeing br br Faced with the choice between seeing clearly and seeing truly which would you choose Rebecca intends to ask the question of them but in order to do that they must be persuaded to meet Pride vanity fear these prevent them from seeing what they might do for each other what they might be to one another if only they would open their eyes br What would you sacrifice for the gift of sight What in fact does it truly mean to be Blind

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

The Invitation (Sixteen Seasons)

The Invitation (Sixteen Seasons) Description:

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Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Blessed Offense (Sixteen Seasons)

Blessed Offense (Sixteen Seasons) Description:

A short story by the author of Of Moths amp Butterflies br br Caroline Wallace is a woman who never forgets a wrong Particularly when it is committed by Lynford Townsend her sister s fiance Is Caro really the heartless woman people believe her to be Or has she a reason for maintaining her grudges br br Perhaps after all taking offense can be a blessing

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Holdaway Revisited (Sixteen Seasons)

Holdaway Revisited (Sixteen Seasons) Description:

Short story relative to Cry of the Peacock may contain spoilers David Crawford and his wife have returned from abroad but is there any way to reconcile the differences between them and his manipulative family Forgiveness is sometimes difficult to find but when it is found it often brings unexpected blessings br br Holdaway Revisited is part of the Sixteen Seasons collection available to purchase in one volume at a discounted price

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Sixteen Seasons - a collection of short, sometimes strange, stories.

Sixteen Seasons - a collection of short, sometimes strange, stories. Description:

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Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Home for Christmas (Sixteen Seasons)

Home for Christmas (Sixteen Seasons) Description:

An award winning short story about a young wife who is waiting for a Christmas eve phone call When it at last comes it brings with it a message of hope and of warning from the other side of the grave br br Home for Christmas is part of the Sixteen Seasons series which can be purchased in one volume for a discounted price

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

A Season of Bright Sadness (Sixteen Seasons)

A Season of Bright Sadness (Sixteen Seasons) Description:

A short story relative to the novel Of Moths amp Butterflies br br Is Roger Barret truly ready to marry Claire Montegue Perhaps not It seems his past has come to haunt him But when death comes to call will it prove to late to make up for his past mistakes

Rating: 3.69 out of 5