Fiction

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

By Judith McNaught

From sweeping ardour to taut suspense, Judith McNaught has entertained thousands with a beautiful array of feelings in 9 awesome bestsellers. during this cherished vintage, "one of the simplest ever" (Rendezvous), defiant hearts conflict in a livid conflict of wills -- in an excellent age of chivalry.
kidnapped from her convent institution, headstrong Scottish attractiveness Jennifer Merrick doesn't simply give up to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. referred to as "The Wolf," his very identify moves terror within the hearts of his enemies. yet proud Jennifer could have not anything to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this good-looking rogue who scoffs her together with his blazing conceitedness. Boldly she demanding situations his will...until the evening he is taking her in his strong embody, awakening in her an impossible to resist starvation. And unexpectedly Jennifer unearths herself ensnared in a bewildering web...a seductive, harmful seize of delight, ardour, loyalty, and overwhelming love.

Show description

Read or Download A Kingdom of Dreams PDF

Similar fiction books

Capital

Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (“an based and beautifully witty writer”—New York instances) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and issues are falling aside: endure Stearns and Lehman Brothers are going less than, and the citizens of Pepys street, London—a banker and his shopaholic spouse, an previous girl demise of a mind tumor and her graffiti-artist grandson, Pakistani store vendors and a shadowy refugee who works because the meter maid, the younger football superstar from Senegal and his minder—are receiving nameless postcards studying “We wish What you may have.

Ghost Memories (Bone Island Trilogy, Book 0)

Big apple instances bestselling writer Heather Graham offers the prequel the Bone Island Trilogy. .. .

In the early 19th century, pirates and privateers nonetheless wreaked havoc within the Caribbean. Bartholomew Miller have been considered one of them. After years of plying the seas for England as a privateer, he eventually came across a house and love on Bone Island off the Florida coast.

But Bartholomew additionally made enemies in his time--enemies that may take every little thing Bartholomew enjoyed and create a curse to hang-out Bone Island for hundreds of years. .. .

Five Star Billionaire

During this attractive new novel, Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian staff, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai.

Justin is from a family members of profitable estate builders. Phoebe has come to China buoyed with wish, yet her goals are shattered inside hours because the task she has come for turns out by no means to have existed. Gary is a profitable pop artist, yet his fanatics and advertising computing device disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui has companies which are going good yet needs to make judgements approximately her lifestyles. after which there's Walter, the shadowy billionaire, ruthless and manipulative, finally on my own within the world.

In 'Five megastar Billionaire', Tash Aw charts the weave in their trips within the new China, counterpointing their adventures with the previous lifestyles they've got left at the back of in Malaysia. the result's a super exam of the migrations which are shaping the hot urban studies worldwide, and their influence on myriad person lives.

The Sixth Sense

One of many most interesting flowerings of this impassioned quest is the 6th experience, the radical Bayer had all yet entire on the time of his suicide. In it he creates a metaphysical theatre of the note that wryly undermines the very language from which it really is built. Time and id are became within out in a chain of elaborately interwoven episodes set opposed to a backdrop of riots and cataclysms, labyrinths of stone or throbbing meat, and bucolic scenes populated by means of toyland figures… and never forgetting the inevitable bars of Vienna.

Additional resources for A Kingdom of Dreams

Sample text

She moved her head in a peculiar gesture of the neck, deliberately forcing her injury on me. She paused when she reached the doorway, waiting for me to step out of her way. I looked down at the scar tissue on her face, a seam left by an invisible zip three inches long, running from the corner of her right eye to the apex of her mouth. With the naso-labial fold this new line formed an image like the palm-lines of a sensitive and elusive hand. Reading an imaginary biography into this history of the skin, I visualized her as a glamorous but overworked medical student, breaking out of a long adolescence when she qualified as a doctor into a series of uncertain sexual affairs, happily climaxed by a deep emotional and genital union with her engineer husband, each ransacking the other's body like Crusoe stripping his ship.

His hand had struck some rigid object as he was hurled from his seat, and the pattern of a sign formed itself as I sat there, pumped up by his dying circulation into a huge blood-blister - the triton signature of my radiator emblem. Supported by her diagonal seat belt, his wife sat behind her steering wheel, staring at me in a curiously formal way, as if unsure what had brought us together. Her handsome face, topped by a broad, intelligent forehead, had the blank and unresponsive look of a madonna in an early Renaissance icon, unwilling to accept the miracle, or nightmare, sprung from her loins.

This bogus commiseration over the dead man irritated me, merely an excuse for an exercise in moral gymnastics. The brusqueness of the young nurses was part of the same pantomime of regret. I had thought for hours about the dead man, visualizing the effects of his death on his wife and family. I had thought of his last moments alive, frantic milliseconds of pain and violence in which he had been catapulted from a pleasant domestic interlude into a concertina of metallized death. These feelings existed within my relationship with the dead man, within the reality of the wounds on my chest and legs, and within the unforgettable collision between my own body and the interior of my car.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 38 votes