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The Phyllis A. Whitney Collection Volume Three

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Three haunting novels of romantic suspense from the New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning “Queen of the American gothics” (The New York Times). A trio of spellbinding thrillers from “the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels) and a “superb and gifted storyteller” (Mary Higgins Clark). Window on the Square: Megan Kincaid lives in a house of secrets on Washington Square in New York City. Hired by romantic and wealthy Brandon Reid as his stepson’s caretaker, she knows the boy’s violent history—one the Reid family has tried to bury. But their mysterious past runs deeper and more dangerous than she realized. Now, as Megan slowly unravels the truth behind a tragic murder, she’s torn between a child she must save, a man she’s come to love, and the desire to run for her life. Thunder Heights: Camilla King has received a startling invitation: Her wealthy and estranged grandfather wants her to return to the mansion on the Hudson where her mother suffered a mysterious death. Camilla complies, partly to meet the family she never had, and partly because of whispers of an inheritance. But a series of suspicious accidents lead Camilla to fear that her homecoming may be a carefully designed trap—the same one her own mother fell prey to many years ago. The Golden Unicorn: After the death of her adoptive parents, Courtney Marsh is determined to uncover her past. The only clues are a unicorn pendant she’s had all her life and a newspaper clipping about a prominent yet reclusive East Hampton family. Under the guise of a reporter, she’s arrived at the Rhodes’s mansion to find the truth of her heritage. But the more Courtney discovers, the more she fears—because hers is a legacy of murder that has yet to play its final hand.

The Phyllis A. Whitney Collection Volume One

The Phyllis A. Whitney Collection Volume One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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Three spellbinding romantic thrillers from the New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning “master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark). Now in one volume: Three of the most haunting novels by the “queen of the American gothics” (The New York Times). Hunter’s Green: When Eve North returns to Athmore, it’s to win back the love of her estranged husband, Justin. But she’s dangerously unaware of the secrets in the sprawling English estate—and the motives of those who protect them, including Justin’s brother, who once preyed on Eve’s emotions; Justin’s manipulative new fiancée; and Justin himself. Eve’s only ally appears to be the old family gardener who has carved from the green-black yew a magnificent chessboard, both a topiary masterpiece and a warning. Dream of Orchids: Laurel York has come to Key West at the request of her estranged father, expecting to heal old wounds with the celebrated author. Instead, she’s greeted with the unexpected: her father’s cold reception, two weird stepsisters, and whispers of a woman’s bizarre death in a greenhouse full of orchids. The only one pleased with her presence is her father’s mysterious collaborator. But in a house of bad blood and family secrets, trusting the wrong person could cost Laurel her life. The Winter People: Manhattan art curator Diana Blake is looking forward to finally meeting her husband Glen’s family. Unfortunately, when she arrives at the lakeside Victorian mansion in the snowy Jersey hills, the greeting is as ice-cold as the frozen Gray Rocks Lake where Glen’s mother mysteriously drowned. But it’s Glen’s twin sister who casts the most sinister shadow. Because it’s here in dark halls of High Towers, where a strange sibling rivalry will draw Diana into a chilling and inescapable game of family secrets. This trio of atmospheric psychological thrillers once again proves why Phyllis A. Whitney “is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels).

Feather on the Moon

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The gothic mystery of a long-unsolved kidnapping from an Edgar Award–winning author—“I read it at one sitting and loved every page” (Mary Higgins Clark). It’s been seven years since Connecticut widow Jennifer Blake’s three-year-old daughter, Debbie, vanished, but she’s never given up hope of finding her. Then comes the call from a wealthy dowager a continent away: Corinthea Arles saw Debbie’s picture and believes the girl living in her own home on Vancouver Island could be Jennifer’s long-lost child. From the moment Jennifer sets foot on the sprawling Arles estate, she discovers a place far darker than she feared. And at the center of it all is Corinthea’s great-granddaughter, a vulnerable little girl in line to inherit a vast fortune. Lost in a maze of deadly intrigue, buried secrets, and anonymous threats, Jennifer must uncover the truth. But that means solving the most shattering mystery of all, locked away in the shadows of Radburn House . . . From the New York Times–bestselling author and recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement comes “one of Ms. Whitney’s best” (The Chattanooga Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Poinciana

Poinciana Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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A millionaire’s Florida estate becomes a sinister trap for his bride in this classic gothic romance from “a superb and gifted story teller” (Mary Higgins Clark). On the Florida coastline stands Poinciana, the Logan family’s fabulous mansion. Inside its storied walls are the two most prized possessions of patriarch Ross Logan: his invaluable collection of Oriental art and, even more priceless, his new bride, Sharon. When Ross proposed, it seemed Sharon’s dreams had come true and her tragic past was at last behind her. Now she’d be safe and find happiness, a family, and a home as the wife of one of America’s wealthiest and most celebrated oil and banking magnates. But upon her arrival at the sprawling Palm Beach estate, Sharon can’t ignore the strange undercurrents of hostility emanating from everyone who resides at Poinciana—from Ross’s principal assistant to his reckless and resentful daughter from a previous marriage to his strange and guarded mother, who has isolated herself in a cottage on the grounds. And when Sharon starts asking questions about the Logan family history, even Ross turns from a dynamic and solicitous husband to a dark and silent menace. As secret after secret is revealed, Sharon begins to doubt her sanity—and safety—in this isolated house of strangers. A New York Times–bestselling author and recipient of the Edgar and Agatha Awards, “Phyllis Whitney is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Hunter's Green

Hunter's Green Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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An American psychologist accepts an invitation to her estranged husband’s isolated English estate in this suspenseful tale by an Edgar Award–winning author. When Eve North returns to Athmore after three years’ estrangement from her husband, Justin, she finds the great and sprawling English estate—and Justin himself—considerably changed. But Eve has changed as well. She knows the mistakes she made in her marriage, is prepared to admit culpability in their separation, and now dares to win back his love. But for all Eve knows, for all she remembers, and for all she’s ready to face, she still enters Athmore dangerously unaware of what awaits her. Athmore has its secrets—and those who protect them, including Justin; his brother, Marc, who once preyed on Eve’s emotions; and Justin’s new fiancée, a cool manipulator who now has everything she wants. Eve’s only ally appears to be the old family gardener who has carved from the green-black yew a topiary garden in the form of a magnificent chessboard as both a masterpiece and a warning. Hunter’s Green is an involving suspense novel from Phyllis A. Whitney, “the Queen of the American gothics” and recipient of an Agatha Award for lifetime achievement (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Stone Bull

The Stone Bull Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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The mysterious death of a prima ballerina raises haunting and sinister questions for her twin sister in this novel from “a master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark). Schoolteacher Jenny McClain is looking forward to a bright future with her new husband, Brandon, in their glorious new home at the McClain family’s Catskill estate in the Shawangunk Mountains. But Jenny can’t forget her past . . . It was the night her twin sister, Ariel, threatened suicide. An emotional ballerina in Swan Lake, Ariel’s sanity was known to collapse from a simple injury or bad review. But this time, Ariel didn’t cry wolf. Having always lived in the shadow of her sister’s celebrated life, Jenny would henceforth live in the shadow of her death. But she had no idea how far it would reach. Now, among Brandon’s family in upstate New York, there are sinister whispers of guilt and impending danger, all linked to Ariel—to her celebrated legacy, her mysterious death, and the hold she had over all those she loved, hated, and feared. As the pieces of a terrifying puzzle come together, Jenny begins to suspect that she, too, is destined for a doomed fate from which there is no escape. New York Times–bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author Phyllis A. Whitney “is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Silversword

Silversword Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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In the Hawaiian Islands, a divorcée is threatened by a dangerous deception from her past, in this novel from “a superb and gifted storyteller”(Mary Higgins Clark). Hawaiian-born Caroline Kirby was only six years old when her parents died under mysterious circumstances, and she was shuttled off to live with her grandmother in San Francisco. Now, after years under the strict governance of the old woman, followed by an unhappy marriage, the young, newly single Caroline is anxious to return to the lush vistas of her island home, reunite with her long-lost relatives, and above all, finally defy her eccentric grandmother’s sinister warning to never question the past and never, ever go home again. At first, Maui is even more splendid than she remembered, and family and acquaintances more inviting than she could have dreamed—including David Reed, a childhood friend who now offers the possibility of a new romance. But soon, in the imposing shadow of the Haleakala volcano, where her parents met their fate, Caroline begins to fear that her entire world has been built on a lie, and everyone she has come to trust is guarding a long-dormant secret so shocking it could not only change her life, but end it. From the Edgar and Agatha Award–winning “Queen of the American gothics” (The New York Times), Silversword is a novel filled with “ever-reliable scenic suspense” (Kirkus Reviews). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Red Carnelian

The Red Carnelian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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A Chicago department store is the scene of gruesome crime in this mystery by a New York Times–bestselling Edgar Award winner. Linell Wynn, copywriter for Chicago department store Cunningham’s, knows how to put a clever spin on everything. But she’s at a loss for words when, after closing time, she finds a corpse in a window display. There he is, as cold and lifeless as a mannequin, his skull pulverized with a golf club: valued store manager Michael “Monty” Montgomery. And while red might be the color for the new spring season, Linell never expected to see quite so much of it . . . Linell had a history with the too-charming-to-be-believed victim—and being intimately acquainted with his cruel side has made her a suspect in his murder. But as everyone at Cunningham’s knows, finding someone who didn’t want Monty dead would be tough. When a second murder throws the store detective off track, Linell is plunged into the investigation. Now, she’s working after hours to find a killer, and she has more to lose than her job. The recipient of an Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement, “Phyllis Whitney is, and always will be, the Grand Master of her craft” (Barbara Michaels). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Steal

The Steal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. W. Gortner,M.J. Rose
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The Steal by C. W. Gortner,M.J. Rose Summary

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend—until they’re stolen. Ania Throne is devoted to her jewelry company. The daughter of one of the world’s most famous jewelers, she arrives in Cannes with a stunning new collection. But a shocking theft by the notorious thief known as the Leopard throws her into upheaval—and plunges her on an unexpected hunt that challenges everything she believes. Jerome Curtis thinks he’s seen it all, especially when it comes to crime. Until he’s hired to investigate the loss of Ania Thorne’s collection, his every skill put to the test as he chases after a mysterious master-mind responsible for some of the costliest heists in history—and finds himself in a tangled web with a woman he really shouldn’t fall in love with. From the fabled Carlton Hotel to the elegant boulevards of Paris, Ania and Jerome must race against time to catch a thief before the thief catches them. With everything on the line, can they solve the steal or will the steal take more than diamonds from them? Set in the late 1950s, THE STEAL is a romantic caper by bestselling authors C.W. Gortner and M.J. Rose.

The Golden Unicorn

The Golden Unicorn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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From a New York Times–bestselling author: A young woman’s search for her biological parents uncovers a secret history of murder and conspiracy. When her adoptive parents die in a train crash in Italy, writer Courtney Marsh becomes more determined than ever to find her roots. She was mysteriously abandoned when she was just an infant, and she never knew the truth about her biological parents. The only clues to her past are a golden unicorn pendant she’s had all her life and a tattered newspaper clipping about an artist who hailed from one of the most prominent yet reclusive East Hampton families. Now, under the guise of a reporter, Courtney has arrived at the Rhodes’s mansion on the dunes. She may be uncertain of her heritage, but she’s as sure as the bracing ocean winds that this family is hiding something. Only the handsome son-in-law of the Rhodes clan, whose marriage is on the rocks, is particularly forthcoming—especially as he grows more intimately fond of the lovely and inquisitive young guest. But the more Courtney discovers, the more she has to fear—because hers is a legacy of murder that has yet to play its final hand. The Golden Unicorn is a novel of buried family secrets in the New York art world from “a superb and gifted storyteller” (Mary Higgins Clark). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Woman Without a Past

Woman Without a Past Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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From an Edgar and Agatha Award winner: A mystery writer must solve the puzzle of her past when she meets the South Carolina family she never knew existed. Popular mystery novelist Molly Hunt knows all about the twists and turns of fiction, but real life has thrown her for a loop. Raised by adoptive parents on Long Island, Molly has just made a stunning discovery: She’s the daughter of South Carolina blue bloods and was kidnapped as an infant from their ancestral home in Charleston. Now, she’s heading south to solve the puzzle of her beginnings—totally unprepared for where it will end. At Mountfort Hall, her birth family’s imposing plantation, Molly comes face to face with her past: her neglected twin sister; her reclusive and mentally imbalanced mother; a calculating cousin, now the Mountfort patriarch who has no tolerance for this lovely new intruder; and a resident psychic who sees into a deadly world all her own. It’s only when Molly discovers a letter from her late father that she comes to realize how much danger she’s in—and what it’ll take to escape the shadows of Mountfort Hall alive. “In one of her smoothest suspense novels . . . Whitney combines a dynamic, likable heroine with eccentric characters, romantic entanglements, family ghosts and a charming setting” (Publishers Weekly). It’s everything readers expect from the “Queen of American gothics” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Silverhill

Silverhill Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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From a New York Times–bestselling author: A woman risks her life to piece together the puzzling past of her estranged New England family. After decades away, Malinda Rice returns to the New Hampshire estate of Silverhill to make sure her departed mother is buried in her rightful place in the family plot. Still carrying the scars of her past, she’s determined to solve the mysteries behind the bad blood that has divided her family. But, like old memories, Malinda is not welcome at Silverhill. She faces her embittered grandmother, a manipulative tyrant to be feared and never crossed. And her disturbed aunt is lost in a fantasy world, desperate to be rescued. Malinda finds solace with the handsome family doctor, whom she discovers is the only person she can trust, however guarded. The secrets in this deceptive hall of mirrors run deeper and darker than she imagined. Now, while seeking the truth in a mansion haunted by lies, twisted memories, and ruined lives, she must also fight for her sanity—and her life. Hailed by Mary Higgins Clark as “a superb and gifted story teller, and a master of suspense,” Phyllis A. Whitney is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Thornyhold

Thornyhold Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Stewart
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'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans The rambling house called Thornyhold is like something out of a fairy tale. Left to Gilly Ramsey by the cousin whose occasional visits brightened her childhood, the cottage, set deep in a wild wood, has come just in time to save her from a bleak future. With its reputation for magic and its resident black cat, Thornyhold offers Gilly more than just a new home. It offers her a chance to start over. The old house, with it tufts of rosy houseleek and the spreading gilt of the lichens, was beautiful. Even the prisoning hedges were beautiful, protective with their rusty thorns, their bastions of holly and juniper, and at the corners, like towers, their thick columns of yews.

The Summerhouse

The Summerhouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jude Deveraux
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Jude Deveraux’s marvelous New York Times bestseller is a touching and delightful exploration of the longings that live deep inside every woman’s heart, featuring three friends who get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find out what might have been... Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past? Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. Celebrating at a summerhouse in Maine, Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott are taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their “what-might-have-beens” into reality... Leslie, a suburban wife and mother, follows the career of a boy who pursued her in college wonders: what if she had chosen differently? Madison dropped a modeling career to help her high school boyfriend recover from an accident, even though he’d jilted her. But what if she had said “no” when her old boyfriend had called? Ellie became a famous novelist, but a bitter divorce wiped out her earnings—and shattered her belief in herself. Why had the “justice” system failed her? And could she prevent its happening the second time around? Now, a mysterious “Madame Zoya,” offers each of them a chance to relive any three weeks from the past. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away...and each must choose the life that will truly satisfy the heart's deepest longings.

The Darkling Bride

The Darkling Bride Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Andersen
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Three generations of Irish nobles face their family secrets in this spellbinding novel from the award-winning author of the Boleyn King trilogy. The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she’d thought. Two decades before, Aidan’s parents died violently at Deeprath. The case, which was never closed, has recently been taken up by a new detective determined to find the truth. The couple’s unusual deaths harken back a century, when twenty-three-year-old Lady Jenny Gallagher also died at Deeprath under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind an infant son and her husband, a renowned writer who never published again. These incidents only fueled fantastical theories about the Darkling Bride, a local legend of a sultry and dangerous woman from long ago whose wrath continues to haunt the castle. The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. As secrets emerge from the shadows and Carragh gets closer to answers—and to Aidan—could she be the Darkling Bride’s next victim? Praise for The Darkling Bride “A gorgeous concoction of Victorian gothic, mystery, and romance, all with an unforgettable library, The Darkling Bride is the perfect book to curl up with in front of a roaring fire. Laura Andersen has created a masterpiece.”—Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily Mysteries “Who can say no to an abandoned castle, a mysterious library, a renowned Victorian novelist, a brooding viscount, and a mystery that goes back several generations? Andersen captures the gothic tone perfectly, drawing you into the secrets of Deeprath Castle. . . . Perfect for reading on a rainy day with a strong cup of Irish tea!”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of That Summer

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar A. Whitney
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Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting by Edgar A. Whitney Summary

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of seven of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.

The Apothecary Rose

The Apothecary Rose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Candace Robb
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This mystery in medieval England is “suspenseful, historically accurate, and blessed with a wonderful cast of characters . . . An absolute delight” (Charles de Lint, author of the Newford Series). It is Christmastide, 1363, and two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary’s Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby’s ne’er-do-well ward, both apparently poisoned by a physic supplied by Master Apothecary Nicholas Wilton. In the wake of these deaths, the archbishop dispatches one-eyed spy Owen Archer to York to find the murderer. Under the guise of a disillusioned soldier keen to make a fresh start, Owen insinuates himself into Wilton’s apothecary as an apprentice. But he finds Wilton bedridden, with the shop being run by his lovely, enigmatic wife, Lucie. As Owen unravels a tangled history of scandal and tragedy, he discovers at its center a desperate, forbidden love twisted over time into obsession. And the woman he has come to love is his prime suspect. “Essential for historical fans.” —Library Journal “[Robb] lives up to the standard set by master medievalist Ellis Peters.” —Booklist

The Turquoise Mask

The Turquoise Mask Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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A woman investigates the mysterious death of her mother in Santa Fe in this New York Times bestseller by a “master of suspense” (Mary Higgins Clark). Between jobs and relationships, Manhattan illustrator Amanda Austin decides it’s finally time to take her grandfather up on his request to visit him in Santa Fe. Near death and anxious to reconnect with his granddaughter, Juan Cordova has summoned her to New Mexico so she can get to know her late mother’s relatives. Amanda hasn’t been back since she was five years old, when her mother died under mysterious circumstances—a tragedy no one has spoken of since. One thing’s certain: This isn’t going to be a pleasant reunion. In the cold and gloomy Spanish hacienda that guards its secrets like a tomb, Amanda is greeted by all like an unwelcome guest. Only when she investigates on her own does she begin to fear the real reason why she was asked here. It isn’t to explore the past, but to bury it for good. Now Amanda’s life is on the line in this house of flesh-and-blood strangers—because one of them is a killer. The Turquoise Mask is a chilling tale of suspense from the Edgar Award–winning author the New York Times called “the queen of the American gothics.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Phyllis A. Whitney including rare images from the author’s estate.

Wine Me, Dine Me, Dance Me, Romance Me

Wine Me, Dine Me, Dance Me, Romance Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gene Hewett, Ph.D.
Editor: Author House
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Wine Me, Dine Me, Dance Me, Romance Me, reads like an evolving collage of romantic experiences framed in poetic style. In many ways, the collection represents an autobiographical sketch in romance. It begins by providing snapshots of the author’s early relationships, evolves to romantic accounts as viewed through the eyes of a fictional son, and concludes with romantic descriptions provided by that son’s daughter. The collection has a traditional table of contents, a second one titled, “Musical Inspiration,” and a third titled, “Photographic Images.” The second table of contents illustrates the author’s desire to match specific majority rhythm and blues songs such as “Ain’t No Way,” to each poem. In the short run, the author envisions that the collection will be made available (a) in electronic form, (b) as a paperback, and (c) for hardcover distribution. In addition, owing to the musical theme, the author anticipates that the collection can be presented in audio book form. In the long run, the author anticipates that it may be possible to package the collection in a stage production format (complete with a speaker, background music, and Power Point images—with optional dance choreography). The third table of contents shows the author’s ability to enhance the spirit and mood of each poem by linking them to a digital image obtained from the corbisimage.com website. The majority of the digital images were based upon floral themes such as “Close-Up View of a Pink Rose,” and landscape themes such as “Wildflowers at Malibu Beach.” Several digital image selections such as “Glass of Wine with Cork and Rosebuds,” departed from the floral/landscape pattern in order to further highlight a unique mood.

The Education of the Southern Belle

The Education of the Southern Belle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christie Anne Farnham
Editor: NYU Press
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The Education of the Southern Belle by Christie Anne Farnham Summary

The American South before the Civil War was the site of an unprecedented social experiment in women's education. The South offered women an education explicitly designed to be equivalent to that of men, while maintaining and nurturing the gender conventions epitomized by the ideal of the Southern belle. This groundbreaking work provides us with an intimate picture of the entire social experience of antebellum women's colleges and seminaries in the South, analyzing the impact of these colleges upon the cultural construction of femininity among white Southern women, and their legacy for higher education. Christie Farnham investigates the contradiction involved in using a male-defined curricula to educate females, and explores how educators denied these incongruities. She also examines the impact of slavery on faculty and students. The emotional life of students is revealed through correspondence, journals, and scrapbooks, highlighting the role of sororities and romantic friendships among female pupils. Farnham ends with an analysis of how the end of the Civil War resulted in a failure to keep up with the advances that had been achieved in women's education. The most comprehensive history of this brief and unique period of reform to date, The Education of the Southern Belle is must reading for anyone interested in women's studies, Southern history, the history of American education, and female friendship.