The Watchmaker's Daughter

Book 1 of the Glass and Steele series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 1991

"It was wonderful! Full of mystery, intrigue, a hint of romance and of course the witty humour." ★★★★★ Google Play reviewer Cindy Jean "This is a great read with many twists and turns that are extremely interesting. The characters are excellent." ★★★★★ Google Play reviewer Cherry Malone "I absolutely loved this book! Can not wait for the next book in the series. The characters are easily lovely and the plot is one of a kind! Super excited for this new series!" ★★★★★ Google Play reviewer Lori Yedor DESCRIPTION India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill. Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life. With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books. KEYWORDS: historical mystery, historical fantasy, victorian era, victorian fantasy, steampunk, historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic fantasy, paranormal fantasy, magic, fantasy mystery, wild west, oulaws, victorian romance, alternate reality, magical realism

The Convent's Secret

Book 5 of the Glass and Steele series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

A Novel

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Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451649436

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4091

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A love affair and a mysterious murder cast their shadows across generations in this multilayered and spellbinding novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the “deliciously compelling” (Liane Moriarty) The Lake House. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love, and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.

The Last Necromancer

Book 1 of the Ministry Of Curiosities Series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: 0992583497

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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REVIEWS: "C.J. Archer has expertly weaved fantasy, mystery and a dash of romance together to make the perfect story and I will be reading more by her in the future!" ★★★★★ Cosying Up With Books "Simply put: This book is pretty darn bad a$$. I highly recommend The Last Necromancer to all fans of fantasy, whether you think you like historical fiction or not." ★★★★★ My Book Addiction "I like to be kept on my toes, but this was more like on my toe nails! Without a doubt one of my new favorite reads of 2015" ★★★★★ Mama Reads Book Blog "An addictive read" ★★★★★ Hooked on Books "The Last Necromancer was simply fantastic." ★★★★★ Book and Coffee Addict "Expertly depicted and well-paced, The Last Necromancer is a stunning novel by C.J. Archer that sweeps readers into a passionate new world" ★★★★★ The Rest Is Still Unwritten DESCRIPTION: Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting. C.J. Archer is the author of the bestselling Emily Chambers Spirit Medium and Freak House series. If you love historical novels with mystery, romance and a paranormal twist, THE LAST NECROMANCER is for you. It's the first book in the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series. Keywords: alternate history, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, victorian era, victorian historical romance, historical fantasy, ghost story, spririts, gothic, teen novel, young adult, fantasy romance, myths & legends, Frankenstein, steampunk

The Medium

Book 1 of the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: 098733722X

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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THE MEDIUM is the 1st book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy. What readers and reviewers are saying about THE MEDIUM "This is a beautiful story filled with all kinds of surprises. I look forward to the next book in the series because these are characters are really want to know more about." ~ 5 stars, Paranormal Romance Guild "A book worth every one of the 5 stars!" "Couldn"t put it down" Description Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her. Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love. Keywords: fantasy, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, fantasy series, speculative fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal, female protagonist, female main character, paranormal romance, historical romance, historical paranormal romance, action, adventure, ghosts, spirits, demons, magic, alternative history, parallel world, victorian romance, victorian era, victorian london, gothic, teen fiction, young adult, free, diverse fiction, free book

Of Fate and Phantoms

Book 7 of the Ministry Of Curiosities Series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 6224

Love & Gelato

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Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481432567

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4916

A New York Times bestseller A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father—and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more. Kirkus Reviews called Love & Gelato “a sure bet for fans of romance fiction,” while VOYA said readers “will find it difficult to put this book down.” Readers are about to discover a new place, a new romance, and a new talent.

Ashes To Ashes (A Ministry of Curiosities Novella)

Book 5 of the Ministry Of Curiosities Series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie. When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task. Even worse, Seth's mother, the incomparable Lady Vickers, has come to stay. ASHES TO ASHES is a bonus novella-length story, told entirely from Lincoln's point of view. It is shorter than the rest of the books in the Ministry of Curiosities series.

Blood Vice

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Author: Angela Roquet

Publisher: Violent Siren LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

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Detective Jenna Skye bombs her first week on the St. Louis County Police Department's Vice Squad when she's bitten by a vampire in a supernatural brothel. Her day only gets worse from there. She wakes up in the morgue and discovers that her partner is dead. Before the sun rises, she realizes she is too. Jenna vows to continue their investigation until justice is served, but a werewolf squatter, an unexpected visit from her estranged sister, and a nosy FBI agent stand in her way. Not to mention her fresh aversion to sunlight and a thirst for something a little stiffer than revenge.

A Study in Silks

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Author: Emma Jane Holloway

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345545648

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse. In a Victorian era ruled by a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical power is the real monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. Nevertheless, the most coveted weapon is magic that can run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. But rather than making her fortune, her special talents could mean death or an eternity as a guest of Her Majesty’s secret laboratories. What’s a polite young lady to do but mind her manners and pray she’s never found out? But then there’s that murder. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina should be able to find the answers, but she has a lot to learn. And the first decision she has to make is whether to trust the handsome, clever rake who makes her breath come faster, or the dashing trick rider who would dare anything for her if she would only just ask. Praise for A Study in Silks “This book has just about everything: magic, machines, mystery, mayhem, and all the danger one expects when people’s loves and fears collide. I can’t wait to return to the world of Evelina Cooper!”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, investigating murder while navigating the complicated shoals of Society—and romance—in an alternate Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is a charming addition to the canon.”—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series “Holloway takes us for quite a ride, as her plot snakes through an alternate Victorian England full of intrigue, romance, murder, and tiny sandwiches. Full of both thrills and frills.”—Nicole Peeler, author of the Jane True series “A Study in Silks is a charming, adventurous ride with a heroine who is both clever and talented. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos only add to the fun of this tale, and readers are bound to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits.”—Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist “In A Study in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a wonderful reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian Britain ruled by nefarious industrial titans called steam barons. Holloway’s clever writing, attention to detail, and sublime characters forge a fascinating world that combines brass-plated steampunk technology with magic. By turns a coming-of-age story, a gas-lamp thriller, and a whimsical magical fantasy, A Study in Silks is the premiere novel of an author to watch.”—Susan Griffith, author of the Vampire Empire series “Holloway stuffs her adventure with an abundance of characters and ideas and fills her heroine with talents and graces, all within a fun, brisk narrative.”—Publishers Weekly “Splendid . . . The characters are thoroughly charming and the worldbuilding is first-rate.”—RT Book Reviews (four stars) From the Paperback edition.

From The Ashes

Book 6 of the Ministry Of Curiosities Series

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 5166

When Charlie returns to Lichfield, she steps into chaos. The killer is still on the loose, Lady Harcourt's secret is out, Seth and Gus are gone, and Lady Vickers has come to stay. But nothing compares to the chaos inflicted on Charlie's heart by seeing Lincoln every day. Despite their frequent clashes, Lincoln and Charlie manage to work together to narrow their list of suspects. No one can be trusted, especially not the members of the committee who are not what they seem. Long buried pasts are dug up as Charlie and Lincoln attempt to restore peace to Lichfield. But when danger enters her home, Charlie's world is shattered. Books in the Ministry of Curiosities series: #1 The Last Necromancer #2 Her Majesty's Necromancer #3 Beyond The Grave #4 Grave Expectations #5 Ashes To Ashes #6 From The Ashes

Heat Wave

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Author: Richard Castle

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 1401323820

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3101

NYPD detective Nikki Heat must deal with the continual presence of magazine journalist Jameson Rook as she works to solve the murder of a real estate magnate.

Suitcase Girl

Abby Kane FBI Thriller - SG Trilogy #1

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Author: Ty Hutchinson

Publisher: Ty Hutchinson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 9903

His Clockwork Canary

The Glorious Victorious Darcys

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Author: Beth Ciotta

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614765

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5613

History is repeating itself. For ambitious engineer Simon Darcy, winning Queen Victoria’s competition to recover lost inventions of historical significance is a matter of pride—and redemption. After all, it was Simon’s failed monorail project that left his family destitute, and winning the tournament would surely restore the Darcys’ reputation. Simon sets his sights high, targeting no less than the infamous time-travel device that forever changed the world by transporting scientists, engineers, and artists from the twentieth century. The Mod technology was banned and supposedly destroyed, but Simon is sure he can re-create it. His daring plan draws the attention of Willie G., the Clockwork Canary, London’s sensationalist reporter. Simon soon discovers that Willie is a male guise for Wilhemina Goodenough, the love of his youth, who left him jilted and bitter. He questions her motives even as he falls prey to her unique charm. As the attraction between the two reignites, Simon realizes that this vixen from his past has secrets that could be the key to his future…as long as he can put their history behind him.

Revolutionary Magic

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Author: Thomas K. Carpenter

Publisher: Black Moon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Exile. Princess. Thief. After years of running from the Emperor of Russia's assassins, Ekaterina "Kat" Dashkova has finally found an unlikely home in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Benjamin Franklin. When a mid-level government official is found wandering colonial Philadelphia without his clothes—and his last two years of memories—Ben and Kat suspect otherworldly forces at work. Neither of them know that a dark revolution lurks beneath the veneer of civilization, ready to unleash its malevolent magic unless Kat makes a grim sacrifice.

Honor Bound

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Author: C.J. Archer

Publisher: C.J. Archer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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AWARDS Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award (under the title Her Majesty's Spy) Winner 2008 Romance Writers of Australia Single Title And Loving It contest. REVIEWS This story was quick to grab my interest, and I remained enraptured as it unfolded page after page. I thought it was uncommonly well conceived and beautifully constructed. Nick is an outstanding love match for Isabel...In short, I loved this story and look forward to the next book in the series. ~ 5 "cups" from Coffee Time Romance & More I could not put down Honor Bound. Isabel is a strong woman in a time where men ran the world and all those in it...you shouldn't hesitate to read this book. ~ rated A (a keeper) at Once Upon A Chapter reviews DESCRIPTION 7 years ago a woman with too many secrets and a man with too many lies fell in love. Then she left him. Isabel's quiet life as an assistant to one of London's famous apothecaries hides a deadly secret. A secret that could see her put on trial for witchcraft if the authorities uncover the truth. But when the authority figure who turns up at her shop is Sir Nicholas Merritt, she's at risk of losing more than her life. She could lose her heart and soul, and the man she loves. Royal spy Sir Nicholas Merritt can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon Isabel during an investigation. He's been searching for her for seven long years and now he has her again, in his bed and his life. Except she's resisting all the way. Worse still, she's somehow tangled up with a plot to assassinate the queen. To hold onto her this time, he must find out why she left him while hiding a secret of his own that could tear them apart forever. Keywords: historical romance, historical paranormal romance, sexy historical romance, witches

Never Forgotten

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Author: Kelly Risser

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

ISBN: 1940534860

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 314

View: 9274

How can one day go so very wrong? One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for how she will spend the Summer before her senior year and the next she's finding out that her mother's cancer has returned and they are moving away from the only home she's ever known. Now every day is a struggle as Meara is trying to cope with her mother's illness, being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents-whom she thought disowned her mother-and having weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life. Top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down. The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan-the son of her mother's childhood friend-who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself. Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but what she is.

The Watchmaker's Doctor

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Author: G. M. T. SCHUILLING

Publisher: Authorhouse UK

ISBN: 9781546291107

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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Anaya, a disillusioned thirty-five-year-old doctor, has been looking after Gregory, a retired watchmaker and resident of an aged care facility. On her last visit, he gifts her his final creation, an exquisitely crafted watch, knowing she will die tragically that very day. What he doesnt reveal is that it will turn back time, with one condition: she must choose the time and place to reset the clock and redo just one thing in her life. Regrets, it seems, are easy to realize when youre dying or trying to stop it from happening. But what if, after one small change, her life would become much worse than it was? Or if this one decision shed made was meant to be? Would changing her course lead her to be punished in other unimaginable ways? When the alternative is to die now, her choice makes itself. And so Anayas story begins with her last thought. Would she have done this if she had any option but the grave? Would you?

Making History

A Novel

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Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616955260

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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This “terrific” novel of alternate history asks: What if Hitler had never been born? (The Washington Post). Michael Young is a graduate student at Cambridge who is completing his dissertation on the early life of Adolf Hitler. Leo Zuckermann is an aging German physicist haunted by the Holocaust. Together, they idealistically embark on an experiment to change the course of history. And with their success is launched a brave new world that is in some ways better than ours—but in most ways even worse.