A brave young gentlewoman dares to defy an infuriatingly arrogant earl. Brave and beautiful Miss Emily Wingrave knows that it will not be easy to help her older widowed sister deal with the trustee of her late husband’s estate.The trustee is none other than the willful, arrogant Earl of Meriden, and she is determined to stop him from meddling with her sister’s struggling family. But as Emily engages the provocative Earl in a battle of wits and wills, she learns just how well armed he is: His surprising charm and seductive techniques will make her worry that she might very well be the one who surrenders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Jane Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013775/bk_adbl_013775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The family saga continues in this third book to Davenport House, beginning with a chapter that looks into the past to understand the present. Motor cars and telephone calls are now part of the modern life at Davenport House. It is summertime in 1915 Pennsylvania and the ladies of the house are making big plans for the year. Clara takes financial matters into her own hands and discovers an unlikely alliance outside of the house. The future becomes uncertain when faiths collide and a sudden outbreak of fever sweeps across the county. Ethan and his father are absent for days when secrets of the past are found in a letter. The trustee reopens the estate of the late Mr. Davenport with the power to change everything for everyone at Davenport House. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093572/bk_acx0_093572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unconventional Molly Abberwick, trustee of her late father's scientific foundation, is mad enough to fire her new consultant, Dr. Harry Trevelyan. A brilliant expert on new inventions, the handsome Harry irritates Molly to no end with his preposterous insistence that they have an affair - and that it could be planned, predicted, and run like a science project. But just when Molly is ready to let him have a piece of her mind - not her heart - she discovers that the eminent Dr. Trevelyan is not what he seems. First, there is his family, a long line of carnival folk who run the Smoke & Mirrors Amusement Company. Then there are the paranormal premonitions which bring Harry to Molly's side when she most needs him. And when her troubles escalate into violence and a mysterious stalker threatens her life, Molly turns to Harry's sixth sense for help, and discovers she needs Harry not just for a week, or for an hour, but forever in love. A sparkling new love story, Krentz works her magic once more for an Absolutely, Positively wonderful romance! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001545/bk_sans_001545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The brightest, sexiest romance yet from the New York Times best-selling author of Grand Passion and Trust Me. Unconventional Molly Abberwick, trustee of her late father's scientific foundation, is mad enough to fire her new consultant, Dr. Harry Trevelyan. A brilliant expert on new inventions, the handsome Harry irritates Molly to no end with his preposterous insistence that they have an affair - and that it could be planned, predicted, and run like a science project. But just when Molly is ready to let him have a piece of her mind - not her heart - she discovers that the eminent Dr. Trevelyan is not what he seems. First, there is his family, a long line of carnival folk who run the Smoke & Mirrors Amusement Company. Then there are the paranormal premonitions which bring Harry to Molly's side when she most needs him. And when her troubles escalate into violence and a mysterious stalker threatens her life, Molly turns to Harry's sixth sense for help, and discovers she needs Harry not just for a week, or for an hour, but forever in love. With this sparkling new love story, Krentz works her magic once more for an Absolutely, Positively wonderful new romance! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006050/bk_sans_006050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think carefully . . .That's the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean's guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It's advice that proves valuable when Jean finds herself spending the summer far from home, sorting out family papers for the reclusive Mr. Thiel, a trustee of Aunt Constance's school and the widower of her childhood friend Irene Callender.At Mr. Thiel's isolated country estate, Jean is surrounded by bewildering questions from the past. Why is there such hatred between Mr. Thiel and his late wife's brother? Was her death an accident? And what happened to their child, who disappeared after Irene Thiel's death? Do the answers lie in the Callender papers? And will searching for the answers put Jean's own life in jeopardy?
INTRODUCTION The subject matter of this book is certainly familiar to all continental, civil law and Islamic law scholars engaged in the study of trusts and related legal concepts. International lawyers are also not strangers to the trust vehicle, given that the European empires of the early twentieth century were built on it until the demise of decolonisation in the mid to late 1960s. The semantics of the trust notion reveal essentially the lack of trust thereof! Indeed, the presence of the most important player in the tripartite trust fund relationship is the trustee, because without the trust bestowed upon him by the settlor (or donor), the latter can never be sure that the assets pertaining to the trust fund will be received by a future bene- ciary in exactly the same manner as intended by the settlor. Furthermore, because the time at which the trust is to disburse its assets to the intended beneficiaries may turn out to be a long time coming from the time at which it is originally set up, the person of the trustee will be obliged to sustain and invest the trust property.
When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, gone.... Angie is finding her niche as the new owner of her late aunt's Amish quilt shop, Running Stitch. But as the summer is winding down, so is business. To bolster support for the shop, Angie decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction, including some of her aunt's most prized works. The quilts promise to be a hit&#8212;but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller's bakery table. Now Angie's closest friend is a murder suspect. With Angie taking the lead, she and the other women of her aunt's quilting circle set out to patch together the clues and stop a killer set on shredding the simple peace of Rolling Brook. Includes Quilting Tips!
One of the oldest English-language cookbooks, compiled originally in the late fourteenth century by the master cooks of Richard II. This 1780 transcription from the manuscript roll then belonging to Gustavus Brander, a trustee of the British Museum, was made and annotated by the antiquary Samuel Pegge (1704-96).
A sweet Story with a twist : Usually I absolutely hate novels that are supposed to be a collection of letters and/or diary entries for this simple reason, they are as transparent as saran wrap. Something along the lines of Im just jotting down a casual letter to inform you that I just had a terrible fight with so-and-so, heres what we said word for word complete with speaker attributes Thats why I was so pleasantly suprised with this book. The writing is entertaining, intelligent and always realistic. That is EXACTLY how a person in their late teens, early twenties writes (I know, Im a letter writer in that age group) and it is so refreshing to read an author who knows what she is talking about on the subject. Judy Abbott is most certainly not a Pollyanna, she teases, gets angry and argues but she has a nice nature and always manages to patch things up. She is an orphan who writes to her mysterious benefactor whom she dubs Daddy-Long-Legs. Because he is her fairy godmother for all purposes, she confides in him even though she knows he will never answer. The ending is marvelous with a great little twist. I think this book is great for girls 8-80 and am sorry I did not read it sooner The book consists almost entirely of letters written by Judy. Judy is an orphan from the John Grier Home, an orphange she was raised in since she was a baby. Her future seems very bleak until one day she is unexpectedly offered the opportunity for a paid college education to become an author by one of the orphanages trustees. In return, she has to write monthly letters to the unknown trustee who is known as Mr. John Smith. She calls him Daddy-Long-Legs because she saw his tall shadow as he left the building. Her letters are very entertaining, and often impertinent. That is really all I want to tell of the story, but here are a couple of quotes from the book that I loved: It isnt the big troubles in life that require character. Anybody can rise to a crisis and face a crushing tragedy with courage, but to meet the petty hazards of the day with a laugh -- I really think that requires spirit. I think the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. It makes people able to put themselves in other peoples places. It makes them kind and sympathetic and understanding. It ought to be cultivated in children.