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Following the untimely death of her parents, Lily Collins is forced to leave the only home she has ever known and journey to London. Hoping to fulfill her father's dream of selling fruits and vegetables from a handcart in Covent Garden, she first must overcome those in authority who would try to keep her down. The sinister manager of her parents' tenant farm demands she pay their debt and leaves her in a life-altering state.An unscrupulous housekeeper threatens to devastate Lily with the most diabolical of lies from which she may never be able to recover.Only the kindly George and Ada Cole provide solace and friendship to help Lily in her darkest hour. But will it prove impossible to turn her fortunes around in the harsh reality of Victorian London.
Successful and independent, 37-year old Lily has become what she had always planned to be. With her fifteenyear career as an IT project manager, from the outside Lily's life couldn't look better. But all is not as it seems. Although Lily puts on a happy face for her family, friends, and coworkers, inside, she feels bored, trapped, and lonely. She constantly dreams of suicide, and each time she goes home, she thinks of how easy it would be to close her eyes and end it all. Worse, Lily has begun hearing a mysterious voice in her head. Thinking she's gone crazy, Lily does whatever she can to avoid the voice- to no avail. The voice reminds her of an old friend who committed suicide and of the promise she made after his death. Now she is forced to confront herself and her circumstances and make a decision: to live or to die. But just when Lily decides her life is worth living, a routine physical reveals a lump on her throat. Will she find a way to face her demons and make peace with herself, no matter how much time she has left?
Susan Gerstein (nee Zsuzsa Osvath) is an artist living in New York City. She is married to David and is the mother of Lisa. In "Lily's Daughter" she remembers her early life growing up in Nazi-occupied, war-torn and ultimately Communist-dominated Hungary, culminating in her daring escape into the West.
Presents a collection of essays by philosophers about the television program "How I Met Your Mother," analyzing the personalities and behavior of its various characters from a moral and philosophical point of view.
The stories in Mukoma's Marriage and Other Stories capture the lives of Zimbabwean men and the women they marry, and the lives of women and the men they fall in love with, each revealing the complexities of cultural and gender expectations against the backdrop of a changing country (war in the 1970s, political uncertainty in the 1980s and economic structural adjustment in the 1990s). Fati sets out to tell Mukoma's story, but ends up also telling his wives' stories. By telling his brother's story, and that of his women, he ends up telling his own story. Fati is a new and interesting protagonist in Zimbabwean literature with a voice at times innocent, yet increasingly incisive, humorous and engaging. These stories are deeply personal yet universal in their treatment of human relationships, ambitions, and misplaced cultural and gender expectations. Whether he is telling the story of his brother's first marriage, or remembers his brother's fights at a Parents Day event at Mhototi School, whether he recalls the night Mukoma took him to see a new baby in the alleyways of Glen View, Fati renders these stories with a measured, composed voice which doesn`t fail to delight with its unusual humour.
'She had resolved to trust in everything, and, having so trusted, she would not provide for herself any possibility of retreat.' Lively and attractive, Lily Dale lives with her mother and sister at the Small House at Allington. She falls passionately in love with the urbane Adolphus Crosbie, and is devastated when he abandons her for the aristocratic Lady Alexandrina de Courcy. But Lily has another suitor, Johnny Eames, who has been devoted to her since boyhood. Perhaps she can find renewed happiness in Johnny's courtship? The Small House at Allington was among the most successful of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, and has retained its popularity among modern readers. Lily Dale's stubborn constancy is a troubling reflection of Trollope's divided feelings about the need for progress and reform in the context of liberal thought and politics. Her story is a subtle exploration of loyalty and ambition, and the pressure for change in a rapidly evolving world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Charlotte M. Yonge’s novels helped spread the influence of the Oxford Movement, while exploring many genres of fiction. Her novel ‘The Heir of Redclyffe’ was one of the great financial successes of the Victorian era, tantalising readers with the story of the Byronic Guy Morville. Yonge’s success enabled her to donate large amounts of her royalties to missionary work. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Yonge’s complete novels, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Yonge’s life and works * Original introductions to the major novels * ALL 53 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appear here for the first time in digital publishing, including ASTRAY, Yonge’s collaborative novel * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork * A range of short fiction, available in no other collection, including THE CHRISTMAS MUMMERS * Includes Yonge’s rare play – first time in digital print * Features a comprehensive selection of Yonge’s non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Also provides a bonus biography - discover Yonge’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles and download your FREE copy of ‘The Heir of Redclyffe’ from our Yonge product page. CONTENTS: The Novels ABBEYCHURCH SCENES AND CHARACTERS THE RAILROAD CHILDREN HENRIETTA’S WISH KENNETH LANGLEY SCHOOL THE TWO GUARDIANS THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE THE CASTLE BUILDERS HEARTSEASE THE LITTLE DUKE THE LANCES OF LYNWOOD THE DAISY CHAIN BEN SYLVESTER’S WORD DYNEVOR TERRACE FRIARSWOOD POST OFFICE HOPES AND FEARS THE PIGEON PIE THE STOKESLEY SECRET THE YOUNG STEPMOTHER COUNTESS KATE THE TRIAL THE CLEVER WOMAN OF THE FAMILY THE DOVE IN THE EAGLE’S NEST THE PRINCE AND THE PAGE THE SIX CUSHIONS THE CHAPLET OF PEARLS THE CAGED LION LITTLE LUCY’S WONDERFUL GLOBE THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE LADY HESTER MY YOUNG ALCIDES THE THREE BRIDES UNKNOWN TO HISTORY STRAY PEARLS THE ARMOURER’S PRENTICES NUTTIE’S FATHER THE TWO SIDES OF THE SHIELD MAGNUM BONUM LOVE AND LIFE CHANTRY HOUSE ASTRAY A MODERN TELEMACHUS UNDER THE STORM BEECHCROFT AT ROCKSTONE A REPUTED CHANGELING THE LONG VACATION TWO PENNILESS PRINCESSES THAT STICK GRISLY GRISELL THE CARBONELS THE HERD BOY AND HIS HERMIT MODERN BROODS The Shorter Fiction THE CHRISTMAS MUMMERS A BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS OF ALL TIMES AND ALL LANDS AUNT CHARLOTTE’S STORIES OF GREEK HISTORY FOR THE LITTLE ONES SOWING AND SEWING MORE BYWORDS The Play THE APPLE OF DISCORD The Non-Fiction PIONEERS AND FOUNDERS YOUNG FOLKS’ HISTORY OF ENGLAND YOUNG FOLKS’ HISTORY OF ROME LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESON HISTORY OF FRANCE CAMEOS FROM ENGLISH HISTORY OLD TIMES AT OTTERBOURNE LADY GEORGIANA FULLERTON. MRS. STRETTON. ANNE. MANNING THE CHOSEN PEOPLE JOHN KEBLE’S PARISHES The Biography CHARLOTTE MARY YONGE by Edith Sichel Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
Professional mountaineer Lily is building a new life for herself--in ways she never would have expected. She's traded the mountain wilderness of Wyoming for the lush river country of the deep South, where she is busy restoring a fine old Natchez, Mississippi house. And she's rediscovered happiness with Matt Starr, the man she has always loved. But Lily's dreams for the future are suddenly threatened when Matt disappears without a trace. Fearing foul play, she is determined to use her wits--and her will--to find him, embarking on a dangerous journey into unfamiliar territory. Though tested as never before, Lily knows that somehow she is being guided by a source she cannot explain--one that will help her find the courage to hold onto everything that's dear. . .
Remarkable Women. Unforgettable Love Stories. Louisa Caldecott, a progressive woman and independent business owner in 1880 Kansas, is principled, strong-willed, passionate, and generous to a fault. Satisfied with her comfortable life, Lou is content to live in her sister Lily's shadow. Until she meets John Rock Davis, Civil War veteran and man with a past. Until her cherished hometown is rocked by violence and fear and her friends and neighbors begin to act like strangers. Until she is forced to take a stand that threatens to destroy her safety, her happiness, and everything she holds dear. Then all hell-but heaven, too-breaks loose, and self-sufficient Lou discovers the cost of courage and the power of love.
USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman's sweeping new novel brings to life a tale of courage, desire, and dangerous secrets--as an intrepid beauty discovers that love and trust are two sides of the same coin. . . Wyatt Grantham, Viscount Sheridan, is stunned to find three young boys at his door, demanding he right the wrongs of an incident that occurred earlier that evening when he thwarted a determined thief. When he discovers his wily pickpocket is a woman, now gravely injured, he takes his flame-haired attacker under his wing. Clearly, Sheridan's new "guest" is lady of quality. So how did she become a common street thief? He finds himself irresistibly drawn the to clever, cheeky Lily, and determined to unlock her mysteries. . . The five years since she left the care of the French convent have been a nightmare for Lily. Her secrets are dangerous--as is the powerful man determined to find her.The handsome Viscount is clearly a gentleman with secrets of his own, but staying with him could mean the difference between life and death for Lily. With each passing day, her handsome host turns Lily's convalescence into an increasingly sensual escape. Now her greatest challenge may be imagining anything less than a future in his arms. . .
A troubled billionaire with too much money. The broke single mom with too much heart. Their worlds weren't meant to collide. Recently divorced, Savannah Page arrives in New York with her young son determined to make a new life. Tormented billionaire, Tobias Stone, is haunted by his past. Not looking for romance, he pays for sex, rejecting all form of emotional connection. Something is missing from both of their lives; they just don't know it yet. The billionaire needs the single mom as much as she needs him. This is the prequel to The Billionaire's Love Story.
Back by popular demand: The first novel in the romantic Orphan Train trilogy, Lily and the Major—the beloved historical classic about a woman who must choose between her family and her one true love, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller. In his arms, she discovered how tender—and how bold—true passion could be… Lily Chalmers wanted only two things from life—a farm of her own, and to find the sisters she hadn’t seen since they were all little girls heading West on the orphan train. She certainly had no desire for a husband. Yet proud, innocent Lily had no idea what desire meant until she met Major Caleb Halliday, a man who could ignite her very being with a single touch…a glance…a whisper. Sheltered in his arms, Lily rode the crest of a wild, helpless passion. And though she struggled against her own willful heart, she knew she could never choose between the dazzling man who had claimed her love so completely, and her bold, long-cherished dream…
Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II. Written in an engaging style, the book demonstrates that no history of the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women's presence. The volume is based on years of extensive primary source research in more than a dozen archives and among hundreds of primary sources, many of which have previously never been seen. Voluminous personal papers and institutional records paint a vivid picture of a world in which both middle-class and working-class American Jewish women were consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and worked closely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activist causes. This extraordinarily well researched volume makes a unique contribution to the study of modern women's history, modern Jewish history, and the history of American social movements. Instructor's Guide
A young actress who is submissive to her mother, suspects her new love has a devious plan to murder her. She is conflicted with her own mental demons as she tries to figure out his intentions.
He'd longed to claim her… A vacation in Milan sounds ideal to Lily Parisi. Her world was rocked to its core when she found her fiance cheating on her, but now she is determined to get on with her life—on her own! But not for long… She bumps into someone she knows—Alessandro del Marc—and her plans come a little undone… Darkly, smolderingly enigmatic, Alessandro has long wanted Lily but never pursued her. He's always kept his cool. However, now that Lily—the prize he's always wanted—is in his reach, he's finding it impossible to keep control… The time has come to stake his claim—especially since the passionate chemistry appears to be mutual!
A historical saga of one strong woman’s journey from poverty and servitude in New York City to a new life in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. At ten, Lily Malone watched her mother die in their shabby apartment on Mulberry Street. Ma’s last wish was for Lily to keep an eye on her wild, rebellious brother—but after the two children move into the Catholic orphanage, she’s helpless to stop Fergy from abandoning her and heading out west to find gold in California. With the last of her family gone, Lily has little choice but to eventually accept a position in another family’s household. They’re Irish like her, but far wealthier—and it is here that the innocent girl begins to understand that she has little to bargain with aside from her beauty. This is the story of a young woman fighting her way out of hardship, as she learns to sell her body at an elegant brothel; becomes a mother desperately trying to keep the truth from her daughter; and finally is forced by love to return to the city of her shame and seek to conquer it. Moving from tenement squalor to the Fifth Avenue splendor of old New York, from the rolling decks of a great clipper ship to the brawling streets and magnificent Nob Hill mansions of San Francisco, through storm and earthquake and fire, Lily Cigar is a breathless saga of love, intrigue, and illicit passion.
Her horse-boarding business may have gone belly-up, but Amy Olsen isn't a quitter. Even when handsome former rodeo rider Matt Cartwright shows up with three mares in tow, claiming he's owed a lot of money. Then he makes her an offer she can't refuse…. Matt has come to Amy's Idaho farm to collect a debt and be on his way. But his horse-breeding plans are taking a backseat to helping out the widow and her two young daughters. Matt's never been able to resist a woman in distress, especially one who's suddenly making him yearn for hearth and home. All he came with was a promise and a dream. And when he starts falling for the trio of spirited females, darned if this roving cowboy doesn't plan to make good on both!
Over a year has passed since Rylie returned to her 'human' life. She now knows the truth about her past â€“ and the destiny she can't yet accept. Rylie struggles to choose between two different worlds, each with a boy she loves. News that her father is alive complicates her life even more. Among the broken hearts and promises, a chance for a new beginning will emerge.