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A Day's Pleasure
An excerpt from the beginning of CHAPTER I. THE MORNING.
THEY were not a large family, and their pursuits and habits were very simple; yet the summer was lapsing toward the first pathos of autumn before they found themselves all in such case as to be able to take the day's pleasure they had planned so long. They had agreed often and often that nothing could be more charming than an excursion down the Harbor, either to Gloucester, or to Nahant, or to Nantasket Beach, or to Hull and Hingham, or to any point within the fatal bound beyond which is seasickness. They had studied the steamboat advertisements, day after day, for a long time, without making up their minds which of these charming excursions would be the most delightful; and when they had at last fixed upon one and chosen some day for it, that day was sure to be heralded by a long train of obstacles, or it dawned upon weather that was simply impossible. Besides, in the suburbs, you are apt to sleep late, unless the solitary ice-wagon of the neighborhood makes a very uncommon rumbling in going by; and I believe that the excursion was several times postponed by the tardy return of the pleasurers from dreamland, which, after all, is not the worst resort, or the least interesting - or profitable, for the matter of that. But at last the great day came, - a blameless Thursday alike removed from the cares of washing and ironing days, and from the fatigues with which every week closes. One of the family chose deliberately to stay at home; but the severest scrutiny could not detect a hindrance in the health or circumstances of any of the rest, and the weather was delicious. Everything, in fact, was so fair and so full of promise, that they could almost fancy a calamity of some sort hanging over its perfection, and possibly bred of it; for I suppose that we never have anything made perfectly easy for us without a certain reluctance and foreboding. That morning they all got up so early that they had time to waste over breakfast before taking the 7.30 train for Boston; and they naturally wasted so much of it that they reached the station only in season for the 8.00. But there is a difference between reaching the station and quietly taking the cars, especially if one of your company has been left at home, hoping to cut across and take the cars at a station which they reach some minutes later, and you, the head of the party, are obliged, at a loss of breath and personal comfort and dignity, to run down to that station and see that the belated member has arrived there, and then hurry back to your own and embody the rest, with their accompanying hand-bags and wraps and sun-umbrellas, into some compact shape for removal into the cars, during the very scant minute that the train stops at Charlesbridge. Then when you are all aboard, and the tardy member has been duly taken up at the next station, and you would be glad to spend the time in looking about on the familiar variety of life which every car presents in every train on every road in this vast American world, you are oppressed and distracted by the cares which must attend the pleasure-seeker, and which the more thickly beset him the more deeply he plunges into enjoyment.
Woman Made For Pleasure, A
Known as the Daring Three, a trio of exquisite young women are taking London by storm. But if Lady Millie Aldon has her way, no man will win her hand in marriage - not even the one she loves . . .
A Passion For Adventure
Drawn to a life of excitement and risk, Lady Millie Aldon made a pact to forsake marriage. But her plans are thrown into chaos when Chase Wentworth returns to town. The lanky lad she remembers from childhood is now the Marquess of Chaselton, possessing an air of mystery Millie can't resist. As Chase moves through London's elite circles, his stealth manner has Millie convinced he harbors a secret - one she is determined to reveal . . .
A Dangerous Seduction
As Millie makes a game of observing Chase's every move, she finds her attraction to him unsettling. When a stolen kiss threatens to turn their flirtation into something more powerful, she questions her vow of freedom. But Millie has no idea of the danger she's facing. Chase has a complicated past - and his clandestine efforts to expose a traitor will soon provide a more perilous - and passionate - adventure than Millie could ever have planned . . .
Praise for Michele Sinclair
'Sinclair entertains with noble self-sacrifice, double deceptions, sizzling attraction, and affectionate meddling.' Publishers Weekly on Tempting the Highlander
FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF MAID FOR LOVE WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual scenes that some readers my find unappealing. When a god offers you the world, land and sea, can you really take it without any consequences? Rose has left the big city for a quiet life by the sea. Her only problem is that Poseidon's Cove isn't at all as quiet as she thought it would be. A voice calls to her from the sea, a voice she knows but cannot remember where from, a voice that threatening to break her sanity. A dark secret from her past will come back to bite her in the ass when she comes face to face with Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. He has been promised a bride and he will take her no matter what it takes. Rose must make a difficult choice if she is ever to find true happiness in the arms of the man she loves. Will she make the right one?
Life, The Universe And Everything
A theory of Life, The Universe and Everything - by Revd Dr Caroline Wilkins, a physicist who had a Road to Damascus spiritual experience which caused her to become a Christian and a minister. The theory contains profound concepts about the nature and origins of Life and the Universe, explained in simple language that will appeal to scientists and non-scientists and Christians and non-Christians alike. Covering topics such as pre-life planning, post-life review, meaning and mission of Life, spiritual evolution and the Divine Covenant, 'Life, The Universe and Everything' explores the biggest questions of mankind.
Cassandra loves going to antique shops. During her visit to a newly opened antique shop, Past Pleasures, she finds more than antiques at the shop. She finds happy memories, plus a trail of blood. What will happen, and how will her love life change? Whoever said senior citizens can't have a little excitement, mystery, and romance? Tony could never get ahead. His father was always criticizing him. He had a plan to free himself from his father. Too bad for him that he told his best friends about his plan. Life doesn't always go as planned for Tony, Cassandra a widow, nor the Sergeant of the police force. This mystery keeps everyone guessing until the end with bits of past memories and a sweet romance. Even seniors have their moments!
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