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The Secret Women

By Sheila Williams
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062934244
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 817
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TOP SUMMER 2020 BEACH READ PICK--theSKIMM, PopSugar, Time, Woman's World, Parade, and Bookstr The author of Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, now a Netflix film starring Alfre Woodard, returns with a riveting, emotionally rich, novel that explores the complex relationship between mothers and daughters in a fresh, vibrant way—a stunning page-turner for fans of Terry McMillan, Tayari Jones, and Kimberla Lawson Roby. Elise Armstrong, Carmen Bradshaw, and DeeDee Davis meet in a yoga class. Though vastly different, these women discover they all have one thing in common: their mothers have recently passed away. Becoming fast friends, the trio make a pact to help each other sort through the belongings their mothers’ left behind. But when they find old letters and diaries, Elise, Carmen, and DeeDee are astonished to learn that each of their mothers hid secrets—secrets that will transform their own lives. Meeting each month over margaritas, the trio share laughter, advice, and support. As they help each other overcome challenges and celebrate successes, Elise, Carmen, and DeeDee gain not only a better understanding of the women their mothers were, but of themselves. They also come to realize they have what their mothers needed most but did not have during difficult times—other women they could trust. Filled with poignant life lessons, The Secret Women pays tribute to the power of friendship and family and the bonds that tie us together. Beautiful, full of spirit and heart, it is a thoughtful and ultimately uplifting story of unconditional love.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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The goddess origins of the Statue of Liberty and her connections with the founding and the future of America • Examines Lady Liberty’s ties to Native American spiritual traditions, the Earth Mother, Roman goddesses, Black Madonnas, and Mary Magdalene • Reveals the sharp contrast between depicting “liberty” as a female and the reality of women and other suppressed classes even today • Explains how this Goddess of the New World inspires all people toward equality, compassion, peace-keeping, and environmental stewardship Uncovering the forgotten lineage of the Statue of Liberty, Bob Hieronimus and Laura Cortner explain how she is based on a female symbol representing America on the earliest maps of the continent in the form of a Native American “Queen.” The image of a woman symbolizing independence was embraced by the American revolutionaries to rally the populace against the King, filling the role of “Founding Mother” and protector of the fledgling republic. Incorporating Libertas, the Roman goddess of freed slaves, with Minerva, Demeter, Justice, and the Indian Princess, Lady Liberty is seen all over the nation’s capital, and on the seals and flags of many states. Showing how a new appreciation for the Statue of Liberty as the American goddess can serve as a unifying inspiration for activism, the authors explore how this Lady Liberty is a personification of America and its destiny. They examine multiple traditions that influenced her symbolism, from the Neolithic Earth Mother, to Mary Magdalene, Columbia, and Joan of Arc, while revealing the sharp contrast between depicting “liberty” as a female and the reality of women and other suppressed classes throughout history. Their study of “Liberty Enlightening the World” led them to conclude that the empowerment of contemporary women is essential for achieving sustainable liberty for all. Sounding the call for this “Goddess of the New World” to inspire us all toward peacekeeping, nurturing, compassion, and environmental stewardship, the authors explain how the Statue of Liberty serves as the conscience of our nation and is a symbol of both the myths that unite us and the diversity that strengthens us.

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800

By Alisha Rankin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131705833X
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 964
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Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.

The Secret Diary Of Lady Catherine Bexley

By Viveka Portman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Isbn : 0857990616
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 629
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In the vein of Portia Da Costa and Charlotte Featherstone, Regency England gets just a bit raunchy in this novella about a gently–raised lady who wants to feel like a woman... “I have never seen fit in my life to divulge my secrets in a diary, yet now, after today's proceedings, I do...” Lady Catherine Bexley is new to marriage and the marriage bed, but surely there must be more to it than this? Her husband is proper and perfunctory – treating her with careful respect but leaving her aching for more. When she witnesses a gentleman disciplining a maid at a house party, the ache explodes into ravenous desire. She finds herself no longer willing to wait for her husband's stiff and passionless attentions – and soon develops a naughty plan to finally get what she wants.

The 7 Secrets of Women Who Have Their Cake and Eat it Too!

By Jessica Hernandez-Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1465358471
  • Pages : 86
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 815
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The Seven Secrets of Women Who Have Their Cake and Eat it Too! is designed as a step by step guide for the woman who wishes to make changes in her life and go after her dreams. This book will help you go after the career you want, the relationships you desire and the life you deserve. There are seven incredible women featured in this book who embody the secrets to having your cake and eating it too! We feature the biographies of Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, Zhang Xin, Sonia Sotomayor, JK Rowling , Angelina Jolie and Mother Teresa.

Visions of Lady Mary

By Rachel Ann Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1951112059
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: visions-of-lady-mary.pdf

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It’s hard to connect with the living when you’re able to communicate with the dead. Lady Mary Masterson had no objection to being betrothed to Gilbert Talbot until he ridiculed her. Now, years later, it appears her chance for an adventure on the Continent will be thwarted by the very man when he turns up, vowing to keep her safe. Insufferable! If only it weren’t so difficult to ignore her fluttering heart—and the voices constantly touting the advantages of marrying the man who long ago called her a witch. Battlefield promises are easy to make and hard to keep. They were at war when Gilbert Talbot, the Earl of Waterford, promised to care for the strange but fascinating sister of his dying best friend. But his is a perilous life, and to ensure her safety, Gilbert has avoided Lady Mary, a woman whose mere presence makes every cell in his body come alive. Now fate has brought them together in more danger than Gilbert ever imagined. He could well lose the woman he loves to the enemy—or to the arms of another man. Visions of Lady Mary is part of Rachel Ann Smith's steamy Agents of the Home Office Regency romance series. If you like unconventional heroines, heroes head over heels in love, and romance with a hint of mystery, then you’ll adore this collection of quick-paced novels. Buy Visions of Lady Mary and journey across France to discover love and adventure today!

Confessions of Lady Grace

By Rachel Ann Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1951112075
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 425
  • File Pdf: confessions-of-lady-grace.pdf

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She sacrificed her future to save his life. His life means nothing without her. Will her confessions set them both free to love? Lady Grace’s bargain with the devil guaranteed the life of the man she will always love, but the price was giving him up forever. Now Matthew has returned to England, and she finds it impossible to let him go. Freed from a hellish prison on the Continent, Matthew Stanford, Marquess of Harrington, retreats to his country manor. His days obsessed with thoughts of exacting revenge upon the man responsible for his captivity. His nights are plagued by memories of Lady Grace, the woman whose image spurred him to survive—and who replaced Matthew with another as soon as he was out of her sight. Once they worked together, as close as two people can be. Now jealousy and wounded pride keep them apart. When Lady Grace’s confessions compel them to look past their broken hearts, they join forces to exact the revenge they both desperately crave—and perhaps find their way back to love. Confessions of Lady Grace is the final book in the Agents of the Home Office series. An intriguing, heartwarming novel with unexpected twists and surprises. Guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings.

Women's Secrets

By Helen Rodnite Lemay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438410484
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 468
  • File Pdf: women-s-secrets.pdf

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Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious creatures built on the misogyny of the work’s Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women. Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author (erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus) inspired a few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body.

Lady in Pearls

By Elizabeth Cole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SkySpark Books
  • Isbn : 0985331178
  • Pages : 74
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 852
  • File Pdf: lady-in-pearls.pdf

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A savvy investigator seeks answers to a secretive woman's past, but the price is higher than they bargained for... The aristocratic Nathan Bancroft was once part of a secret organization of spies called the Zodiac. But after an assignment goes devastatingly wrong, he resigns, haunted by his mistakes. Now he uses his skills and social connections to solve little “problems” his clients can't admit they have. He has thwarted blackmail schemes and discovered lost secrets, all the time the soul of discretion. When he is hired to discover why Vanessa Phillips pays a hefty sum to a stranger every month, it’s just another job. But Vanessa is not just another woman. Armed with a sharp wit and a skeptical mind, she defies Nathan’s attempts to uncover her secret. One thing she cannot deny is his allure as a man, and soon she finds herself dreaming of his kiss. As both their secrets threaten to unravel around them, their new and fragile love looks doomed, unless Nathan can confront his own past in order to save Vanessa’s present. Lady in Pearls is a stand-alone novella set in the Secrets of the Zodiac world.

Women´s Secrets

By Misha Quinn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Misha Quinn
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 129
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: women-s-secrets.pdf

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This novella introduces you to the heroines of the first series of the Sunset Lake Club novels, three mature women, Ellen, Betty, and Lori. This novella is not yet a novel about love. It is a preface to a series of stories about love and the lives of women near and over fifty years of age. Will everything go so smoothly in their lives or is it still possible for them to age around fifty - love, adventure and life surprises? Sunset Lake Club Series: Stories of women who, at a mature age, are searching for their happiness. The Sunset Lake Club series of novels will show us that so much is possible in the second half of our lives. We will discover some secrets of these women. We will see how people create and maintain friendships. We will follow love stories with such tropes as enemies-to-lovers, second chances at love, friends-to-lovers and more. And of course, we hope to see a happy ending to these stories.

Lady Maybe

By Julie Klassen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698198344
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 433
  • File Pdf: lady-maybe.pdf

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In this novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a woman’s startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England… One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness… Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.

The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe

By Amanda L. Capern
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000709590
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 573
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Book Summary:

The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe is a comprehensive and ground-breaking survey of the lives of women in early-modern Europe between 1450 and 1750. Covering a period of dramatic political and cultural change, the book challenges the current contours and chronologies of European history by observing them through the lens of female experience. The collaborative research of this book covers four themes: the affective world; practical knowledge for life; politics and religion; arts, science and humanities. These themes are interwoven through the chapters, which encompass all areas of women’s lives: sexuality, emotions, health and wellbeing, educational attainment, litigation and the practical and leisured application of knowledge, skills and artistry from medicine to theology. The intellectual lives of women, through reading and writing, and their spirituality and engagement with the material world, are also explored. So too is the sheer energy of female work, including farming and manufacture, skilled craft and artwork, theatrical work and scientific enquiry. The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe revises the chronological and ideological parameters of early-modern European history by opening the reader’s eyes to an exciting age of female productivity, social engagement and political activism across European and transatlantic boundaries. It is essential reading for students and researchers of early-modern history, the history of women and gender studies.

Lady Audley's Secret

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191622206
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 755
  • File Pdf: lady-audley-s-secret.pdf

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'it only rests with yourself to become Lady Audley, and the mistress of Audley Court' When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and to Sir Michael's nephew Robert, she is not all that she seems. When his good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, Robert is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true? Lady Audley's Secret was an immediate bestseller, and readers have enjoyed its thrilling plot ever since its first publication in 1862. This new edition explores Braddon's portrait of her scheming heroine in the context of the nineteenth-century sensation novel and the lively, often hostile debates it provoked. 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.