Mary Stuart’s Fortune and End: The Monastery & The Abbot (Tales from Benedictine Sources) – Illustrated: Historical Novels Set in the Elizabethan Era from … of Midlothian, The Antiquary & Th by Walter Scott

This carefully crafted ebook: “Mary Stuart’s Fortune and End: The Monastery & The Abbot (Tales from Benedictine Sources) – Illustrated” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Monastery: A Romance is one of Scott’s Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Elizabethan period. The action is centered on the Monastery of Kennaquhair, probably based on Melrose Abbey in south east Scotland, on the River Tweed. At this time, circa 1550, the Scottish Reformation is just beginning, and the monastery is in peril. A love story is interwoven as the Glendinning boys fall in love with Mary Avenel. Edward ends up becoming a monk, and Halbert finally marries Mary, after service with the Earl of Murray. A sequel to The Monastery, The Abbot is the second of Scott’s Tales from Benedictine Sources. The story follows the fortunes of certain characters Scott introduced in The Monastery, but it also introduces new characters such as Roland Graeme. It is concerned mainly with Queen Mary’s imprisonment at Loch Leven Castle in 1567, her escape, and her defeat. Parallel to this is the romance of Roland Graeme, a dim-witted but spirited youth. He is brought up at the castle of Avenel by Mary Avenel and her husband, Halbert Glendinning. Roland is sent by the Regent Murray to be page to Mary Stuart with directions to guard her. He falls in love with Catherine Seyton, who is one of the ladies-in-waiting to the queen. He is found later to be the heir to Avenel. Edward Glendinning, the brother of Halbert, is the abbot of the title, the last abbot of the monastery described in the preceding novel. Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet.

Author: Walter Scott

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Winterheart: Captivating women’s fiction with a twist of suspense and romance by Terri Tiffany

After Penny Hope fails to save a woman’s life, she vows to save her own dead-end one. But her struggle to transform herself soon includes a bag of money dropped off by a former co-worker. Will Penny break all her long-held convictions and spend it? Her life upends further when that same co-worker follows her to Winterheart, seeking answers. Not even Penny’s new-found romance, bakery or homesick Lab can help her then.

Author: Terri Tiffany

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Breathe: The Astral Trilogy Book One by Tracey E. Chambers

When Bethany starts hearing disembodied voices and seeing things that disappear before her eyes, she’s afraid her tenuous grip on reality is slipping. Being a teenager is hard enough, but if you are freak and an outcast it feels impossible. Bethany dreams of escaping Fort Grange, but she has other secrets to hide…

“What do you think you are doing in that car you little whore?” he yelled from across the yard.
Bethany froze in her seat as he approached the car. Then, the expression on her face instantly became blank. She unlocked the car door and started to walk across the yard completely unfazed as he spewed curse words at her… My hands gripped the steering wheel tightly as I pulled away from her house. Now, I knew who was hurting Bethany

Bethany’s only choice to cope with her hellish home life is to push the world away, even the hot new guy in town that won’t seem to take a hint…

“Is this seat taken?”
I flashed my best grin. She wasn’t impressed.
“Look Logan, there are ten other tables you can sit at and I have a ton of make-up work to do,” she huffed.
Dismissing me, she looked back down at her book. I stood there for a good ten seconds, but she refused to acknowledge me. I was not going walk away from her so I cleared my throat and tried again,
“Bethany?”
She signed theatrically and tore her gaze away from her book to glare at me.
“If I promise to miss you, will you go away?”

Logan is irresistibly drawn to her and won’t take no for an answer. Despite all her efforts to keep him outside her carefully constructed walls, Logan forces his way into her insane world. He’s determined to heal her fragile heart…

He moved his hand up from my chin to cradle my face as he pulled me half onto his chest with his other arm. He anchored me to him tightly and tilted my face still closer to his. He gave me one more second to pull away before he closed the last inch between us. My first kiss was exquisitely gentle and sweet. Logan’s lips lingered on mine for several seconds before he drew just far enough away from me to put a couple of inches between us. I could feel his breath on my face. My eyes had adjusted to the darkness enough to make out his features. His eyes were locked onto mine, silently asking for permission to kiss me again.

She can never let him know just how bad it is at home. With Logan’s support Bethany can begin to heal but Logan has his own secrets to hide. Can they learn to trust each other enough to take a chance on love? Or will their secrets destroy them both?

Author: Tracey E. Chambers

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
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