She eventually finds temporary respite in the sordid world of prostitution, but the sobering reality of human cruelty destroys her innocence. Agata flees from Verona to Venice with nothing but the clothes on her back. Accused of witchcraft, she prefers to risk the unknown than face the terrifying charge. Determined to secure her financial and social future, Cangrande I della Scala, she aids the Veronese warlord, in committing vile acts that will earn her a place in Hell.
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". Ferrante's friend and mentor, the fascinating Prince Raimondo di Sangro, offers the naïve Valentina valuable insight on how to overcome these obstacles. Raised in a convent by the esteemed Sister Assunta, she has little contact with the outside world. Although she accepts his advice, an unexpected betrayal threatens to ruin her life.
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Wealthy beyond her dreams, the young widow is free to pursue her passions—with the utmost discretion, of course. 15th century florence, italy: Sabina Rossi's forced marriage comes to an abrupt end during the infamous Pazzi Conspiracy.
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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.
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Betrayed: A Historical Mystery#ad - The grown siblings have no idea who would want their parents dead. England 1775: a tragic double murder leaves Kate and Samuel devastated. Tension mounts as the pair try to solve a perplexing mystery while resisting their mutual attraction. Determined to find out, kate leaves their peaceful country estate for London in order to be closer to the authorities investigating the crime.
Family friend, lord Christopher Bradshaw, vows to help Kate find the killer.
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The audacious scheme requires a marriage between Lisbeth's granddaughter and Hannah's widowed son. With danger looming on the horizon, Mila discovers powers that have lain dormant beneath her grandmother's oppressive shadow. She begins entertaining doubts when Hannah proves to be a loving mother-in-law instead of the monster her grandmother had described.
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Edmund wyard, a taciturn and scarred veteran of england's campaign in Ireland, is attempting to ignore the pressure from his family to find a suitable wife as he prepares to join the Earl of Leicester's army in the Netherlands. Although bess and edmund are drawn to each other, they are aware that they can have nothing more than friendship.
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