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Flight Lessons
HarperCollins, Aug 2002, 24.95, 400 pp. ISBN: 0060185287 In icy upstate New York, Anna Catalano ends her affair with her lover when she catches him with her boss in her bed just after she had outpatient laparascopy. When her Aunt Iris offers her the job of manager of Bella Sorella, Anna decides to accept on a temporary basis though she rarely has gone home to the Maryland Eastern Shore. Anna's Aunt Rose, whom she caught in bed with her father w...
Forever and Ever
Sophie Deene inherited a copper mine near the village of Wyckerley from her father and runs it herself. Connor Pendarvis is a radical reformer who poses as a miner in order to write journalism about the true conditions of mines. Connor call himself his brother's name, Jack, and is hired at Sophie's mine. Though Sophie thinks she does a good job of running her mine, she is ignorant about safety improvements for her workers. Connor is attracted to Sophie d...
The Saving Graces
The Saving Graces is a women's group that consists of 4 permanent members: Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel. Together these women have been through it all - love, divorce, jobs, friends, financial issues, you name it. They have stayed the closest of friends and find it hard to believe they could survive without each other. In the book, we witness all of the events of a few years in these women's lives. We learn about Lee's fertility issues, Rudy's marriage...
To Have and To Hold
Convicted criminal Rachel Wade accepts jaded Viscount D'Aubrey's cruel bargain: her freedom in exchange for serving as his "housekeeper" AKA mistress....

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To Love and to Cherish
Anne Verlaine, Lady D'Aubrey, moves to the village of Wyckerley with her husband, Geoffrey, who has just inherited the title of Viscount D'Aubrey. Geoffrey is a soldier, jaded, dissolute and in the tertiary stages of syphillis contracted from women he has been cheating with. In Victorian England, Anne cannot divorce Geoffrey and because they have little money, they must live together. The move to Wyckerley finds them living near Geoffrey's old boyhood fr...
Wild at Heart
Sydney Darrow is the daughter of a renowed anthropologist. A young widow, she arrives at her father's home where he is studying a man who appeared to have been raised by wolves. Locked up, he does not speak. His lonely gaze fascinates Sydney and she thinks more company would be good for him. With kindness and gentleness, she discovers he can talk and has a name, Michael. Friendship grows between Sydney and Michael as she educates him. Michael soon ...


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