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The Duchess (Paperback): Danielle Steel The Duchess (Paperback)
Danielle Steel 1
R285 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R66 (23%) In stock

Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. At eighteen she is her father’s closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources—and one bold stroke of fortune.

Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam—and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own—or regain her rightful place in the world.

From England to Paris and New York, Danielle Steel captures an age of upheaval and the struggles of women in a male-ruled society—and paints a captivating portrait of a woman of unquenchable spirit, who in houses great or humble is every ounce a duchess.

The Woolgrower's Companion (Hardcover): Joy Rhoades The Woolgrower's Companion (Hardcover)
Joy Rhoades 2
R295 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R76 (26%) In stock

Kate Dowd's mother raised her to be a lady but she must put away her white gloves and pearls to help save her family's sheep farm in New South Wales.

It is 1945, the war drags bitterly on and it feels like the rains will never come again. All the local, able-bodied young men, including Jack, the husband Kate barely knows, have enlisted and Kate's father is struggling with his debts and his wounds from the Great War. He borrows recklessly from the bank and enlists two Italian prisoners of war to live and work on the farm. With their own scars and their defiance, the POWs Luca and Vittorio offer an apparent threat to Kate and Daisy, the family's young Aboriginal maid. But danger comes from surprising corners and Kate finds herself more drawn to Luca than afraid of him. Scorned bank managers, snobbish neighbours and a distant husband expect Kate to fail and give up her home but over the course of a dry, desperate year she finds within herself reserves of strength and rebellion that she could never have expected.

The Woolgrower's Companion is the gripping story of one woman's fight to save her home and a passionate tribute to Australia's landscape and its people.

The Shadow Sister (Paperback, Air Iri OME): Lucinda Riley The Shadow Sister (Paperback, Air Iri OME)
Lucinda Riley 4
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) In stock

Following on from the bestselling The Seven Sisters and The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister is the third book in Lucinda Riley's spellbinding series, loosely based on the mythology of the Seven Sisters star cluster.

Star D'Apliese is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, but Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow the first clue she has been left, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world...

A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy and secure in her home in the Lake District, living close to her idol, Beatrix Potter, when machinations outside her control lead her to London, and the home of one of Edwardian society's most notorious players, Alice Keppel. Flora is pulled between passionate love and duty to her family, but finds herself a pawn in a game - the rules of which are only known to others, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman unveils the answers that Flora has been searching for her whole life...

As Star learns more of Flora's incredible journey, she too goes on a voyage of discovery, finally stepping out of the shadow of her sister and opening herself up to the possibility of love.

The Olive Tree (Paperback): Lucinda Riley The Olive Tree (Paperback)
Lucinda Riley 1
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

It is said that anyone who comes to stay at ‘Pandora’ for the first time will fall in love . . .

It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, ‘Pandora’, is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.

Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father…

When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora’s secrets have been revealed . . .

A Worthy Pursuit (Paperback): Karen Witemeyer A Worthy Pursuit (Paperback)
Karen Witemeyer
R230 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R34 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily's mother she'd keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily's legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he's been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?

Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he's ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte's heart.

Katryn (Afrikaans, Paperback): Winnie Rust Katryn (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Winnie Rust
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 In stock

Katryn is Winnie Rust se laaste boek. Dis die 1860's. Op Wellington is die koms van die stoomlokomotief en die bediening van die nuwe predikant, Andrew Murray, ewe groot nuus. Die pad na die goudvelde van die noorde is oop, die Masonic-hotel op die dorp floreer en die geestelike herlewing het 'n nuwe vroomheid na die Boland gebring. Sedepreke teen alles wat modern of plesierig is, grief vir Blink Ben Marais, erfgenaam van die wynplaas Wolwehoek. Hy is geleerd en ervare en onrustig oor die uitwerking wat die nuwe opvattings op die boerdery kan he. Boonop kan hy die hoteleienaar se dogter nie uit sy gestel kry nie. Katryn is geheimsinnig, uitdagend en pragtig. Die mense praat en Blink Ben weet hy moet kies. Wellington is telkens sentraal in Winnie Rust se werk. Uit haar pen het verskeie dagstukkies verskyn, asook rubrieke, kortverhale en romans. Martha: 'n verhaal oor Martha Solomons, Countess of Stamford (Hemel & See Boeke) het die kortlys vir die Jan Rabie-Rapport-prys vir 2005 gehaal. Op 11 Mei 2016 is Winnie Rust in haar huis op Wellington vermoor. Die manuskrip van Katryn is kort voor haar dood voltooi.

The Regency Season: Dangerous Dukes - Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure / Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery (Dangerous Dukes,... The Regency Season: Dangerous Dukes - Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure / Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery (Dangerous Dukes, Book 2) / Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire (Dangerous Dukes, Book 3) (Paperback)
Carole Mortimer 1
R193 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R36 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Men about town... Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure Marcus Wilding is the most accomplished lover in England and Lady Julianna Armitage needs him to teach her the art of love. Julianna is determined to maintain control, but as Marcus unleashes a sensual siege that awakens every sense, it is clear that losing control can be the most delicious thing of all! Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery When Zachary Black comes face to face with beautiful Lady Georgianna Lancaster - his former fiancee - he's disturbed. Maybe the best way to restore his equilibrium is to hold her captive... and turn the secrets of the past into the sins of the present! Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire Darian Hunter is a legendary rake and notorious bachelor. Mariah Beecham, Countess of Carlisle is society's scandalous widow and secret agent of the crown. What will happen when, posing as lovers to stop an assassination, the temptation to indulge their every desire becomes overwhelming...

Bread of Angels (Paperback): Tessa Afshar Bread of Angels (Paperback)
Tessa Afshar
R220 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R61 (28%) In stock

Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world.

But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything.

With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances--along with her father's precious dye--help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life.

The Regency Season: Shameful Secrets - From Ruin to Riches / Scandal's Virgin (Paperback): Louise Allen The Regency Season: Shameful Secrets - From Ruin to Riches / Scandal's Virgin (Paperback)
Louise Allen 1
R191 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R10 (5%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Never kiss and tell...From Ruin to RichesCertain he is close to death, William Hadfield, Lord Dereham needs a wife and Julia Prior is ruined and on the run. Accepting his shocking proposal, Julia finds life as Lady Hadfield a way to put her past sins behind her... Until three years later, when the husband she believes to be dead returns, as handsome and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!Scandal's VirginHeartbroken Lady Laura Campion has become infamous, flirtatious and shocking. Until suddenly, she has hope and will even go into battle against powerful Avery Falconer, Earl of Wykeham. Laura has discovered her lost daughter is alive and in Wykeham's care, although he will not release his ward lightly. When an irresistible attraction emerges between the two adversaries, will Avery be able to forgive Laura's scandalous past?

Beauty Like the Night (Paperback): Joanna Bourne Beauty Like the Night (Paperback)
Joanna Bourne
R139 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R32 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Before the Rains (Paperback): Dinah Jefferies Before the Rains (Paperback)
Dinah Jefferies 1
R186 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R30 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself.But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

The Shadow Queen (Hardcover): Anne O'Brien The Shadow Queen (Hardcover)
Anne O'Brien 1
R319 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R58 (18%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The Sunday Times Bestseller `A cracking historical novel' - Good Housekeeping`A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.'From her first clandestine marriage, Joan of Kent's reputation is one of beauty, rumour and scandal.Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride. Her ambition and passion make her a threat.Joan knows what she must do to protect her reputation...the games to play, the men to marry. She will do anything to get what she wants: The Crown of England.A tale of ambition, treachery and desire, The Shadow Queen tells of a woman's ascent through the court to command royal power alongside her young son, King Richard II.

The Last Gentleman Standing (Paperback): Jane Ashford The Last Gentleman Standing (Paperback)
Jane Ashford
R147 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R21 (14%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Beautiful Tempest (Hardcover): Johanna Lindsey Beautiful Tempest (Hardcover)
Johanna Lindsey
R452 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R110 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Wardrobe Mistress (Paperback): Natalie Meg Evans The Wardrobe Mistress (Paperback)
Natalie Meg Evans 1
R210 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R41 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

From the award-winning author of The Dress Thief comes a love story set in the glittering world of London theatre. Perfect for fans of Gill Paul and Lucinda Riley.London 1945. A young war widow steps aboard a train in search of a new life. Clutching the key to a mysterious inheritance, Vanessa Kingcourt can no longer resist the pull of the old Farren Theatre - an enchanted place seeped in memories of her actor father.Now owned by troubled former captain Alistair Redenhall, The Farren is in need of a Wardrobe Mistress and a new lease of life. With no experience and no budget for supplies, Vanessa must use her intuition to create beautiful costumes from whatever scraps of silk and thread survived the blitz. It's a seemingly impossible task, but a welcome distraction as she struggles to resist her blossoming feelings for Alistair.What Vanessa discovers could unravel family secrets sewn deep into the very fabric of the London theatre scene . . . but will she repeat the same terrible mistakes her father made? And can she dare to love a man who will never be hers?

The Library of Light and Shadow (Hardcover): M. J Rose The Library of Light and Shadow (Hardcover)
M. J Rose
R448 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R110 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Die Hormoonfabriek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Saskia Goldschmidt Die Hormoonfabriek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Saskia Goldschmidt; Translated by Daniel Hugo
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Within 10 - 15 working days

Liefde en venyn tussen broers, botsende belange tussen handel en wetenskap, fabrieksmeisies wat met sekshormone volgestop word en testosteroongedrewe base – Die hormoonfabriek is 'n bloedstollende verhaal, geinspireer deur historiese feite, waarin die onderskeid tussen goed en kwaad soms vertroebel raak deur die opwinding van wetenskaplike ontdekkings. Die suksesvolle besigheidsman Mordechai de Paauw, Motke vir sy vriende, besef op sy oudag dat hy nie daarin kon slaag om fatsoenlik te lewe nie. In die twintigerjare van die vorige eeu het hy en sy tweelingbroer Aron 'n asemrowende projek aangepak. Saam met die beroemde farmakoloog Rafael Levine het hulle 'n bedryf begin waarin die afvalvleis van Motke se vleisfabriek gebruik is vir die ontwikkeling van hormoonpreparate. Die omstandighede aan die begin van die onderneming is nie gunstig nie. Ernstige armoede, misdadigheid en opkomende antisemitisme vorm 'n giftige mengsel in die Katolieke plattelandse dorpie waar die twee broers woon en werk. Maar Motke de Paauw druk deur; geen prys is vir hom te hoog nie. As ten slotte na die Tweede Wereldoorlog bestek opgeneem word, blyk dit dat niemand ongeskonde uit die stryd gekom het nie.

The Stars Are Fire (Hardcover): Anita Shreve The Stars Are Fire (Hardcover)
Anita Shreve
R455 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R109 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Blackthorne's Bride - A Bitter Creek Novel (Paperback): Joan Johnston Blackthorne's Bride - A Bitter Creek Novel (Paperback)
Joan Johnston
R142 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R31 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Regency Temptation - The Greatest of Sins / the Fall of a Saint (Paperback): Christine Merrill Regency Temptation - The Greatest of Sins / the Fall of a Saint (Paperback)
Christine Merrill 1
R191 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R36 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The Greatest of SinsHaving spent years believing a lie about his birth, Dr Samuel Hastings has been condemned to a personal hell of his desire's making - his sinful thoughts of the one woman he can never touch would damn his soul for eternity.Lady Evelyn Thorne is engaged to the very suitable Duke of St Aldric when a shocking truth is revealed - and now Sam will play every bit of the devil to seduce the woman he thought would always be denied him! The Sinner and the Saint Brothers separated at birth, brought together by scandal. The Fall of a SaintHonourable-and handsome to boot!-Michael Poole, Duke of St Aldric, has earned his nickname `The Saint'. But the ton would shudder if they knew the truth. Because, thrust into a world of debauchery, this saint has turned sinner!With the appearance of fallen governess Madeline Cranston-carrying his heir-St Aldric looks for redemption through a marriage of convenience. But the intriguing Madeline is far from a dutiful duchess, and soon this saint is indulging in the most sinful of thoughts...while his new wife vows to make him pay for his past.

Under a Sardinian Sky (Paperback): Sara Alexander Under a Sardinian Sky (Paperback)
Sara Alexander 1
R183 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R37 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Sometimes a family's deepest silences hide the most powerful secrets.For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession.Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family's Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it's time to learn the truth.In 1952, Simius is a busy Sardinian town surrounded by fertile farms and orchards. Carmela Chirigoni, a farmer's daughter and talented seamstress, is engaged to Franco, son of the area's wealthiest family. Everyone agrees it's a good match. But Carmela's growing doubts about Franco's possessiveness are magnified when she meets Captain Joe Kavanagh.Joe, an American officer stationed at a local army base, is charismatic, intelligent, and married. Hired as his interpreter, Carmela resolves to ignore her feelings, knowing that any future together must bring upheaval and heartache to both families.As Mina follows the threads of Carmela's life to uncover her fate, she will discover a past still deeply alive in the present, revealing a story of hope, sacrifice, and extraordinary love.

Regency Disguise - No Occupation for a Lady / No Role for a Gentleman (Paperback): Gail Whitiker Regency Disguise - No Occupation for a Lady / No Role for a Gentleman (Paperback)
Gail Whitiker 1
R192 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R36 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days

No Occupation for a LadyMeeting Alistair Devlin, London's most eligible bachelor, causes Victoria Bretton no end of problems. Masking her attraction is even more difficult than concealing her alter ego - playwright Valentine Lawe - not to mention the fact that this man's unsettling gaze is causing her the most terrible writer's block!Alistair's not in the market for love...although he can't help but be beguiled by Victoria and intrigued by the secrets she's hiding. As they grow closer the lines between fact and fiction become blurred. Can she be the heroine of her very own happy ending?No Role for a GentlemanLaurence Bretton has been the talk of the Ton since the shock announcement that he is the celebrated playwright, Valentine Lawe. Keeping up the charade for his sisters' sake isn't a problem - that is until he lays eyes on Lady Joanna Northrup...Since her father inherited his title, Joanna is no longer free to marry for love. Now, she must choose a wealthy, titled husband - and soon! Regretfully, this doesn't include the dashing Laurence - and certainly not his flamboyant alter ego. But the twinkle in his eyes tells her there's so much more to this man. If only he can pen a happy ending for them both.

The Telephone Girls (Paperback): Jenny Holmes The Telephone Girls (Paperback)
Jenny Holmes 1
R127 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R29 (23%) Within 8 - 15 working days

1936. George Street, West Yorkshire, houses a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls works the complicated electrical switchboards. Among them are Cynthia, Norma and Millicent, who relish the busy, efficient atmosphere and the independence and friendship their jobs have given them. But when Millicent connects a telephone call for an old friend, and listens in to the conversation - breaking one of the telephonists' main rules - she, and then Norma and Cynthia too, become caught up in a story of scandal, corruption and murder. Soon, the jobs of all three girls are on the line. Norma's romance is in ruins. And Millicent has entered a world of vice . . . In tough times, the telephone girls will need to call on their friends more than ever. A wonderful story of camaraderie, friendship and triumph over adversity that fans of Daisy Styles, Donna Douglas and Call the Midwife will adore.

The Hidden Thread (Paperback): Liz Trenow The Hidden Thread (Paperback)
Liz Trenow
R283 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R63 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Pretend We Are Lovely (Paperback): Noley Reid Pretend We Are Lovely (Paperback)
Noley Reid
R281 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R63 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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