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Une femme de passion



Description ajoutée par Underworld 2019-03-21T15:23:08+01:00

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– Permettez-moi de vous présenter mon ami Sir William Cavendish, qui vient d'être élevé au rang de chevalier par Sa Majesté Henri VIII.

Bess sourit à Henri Grey et se tourne vers le nouvel arrivant, en s'efforçant de rester impassible. Elle s'est longuement préparée à cette rencontre mais elle ressent exactement le même trouble que deux ans auparavant. Que Sir William Cavendish aille donc en enfer !

A dix-huit ans, Bess Hardwick possède la beauté du diable et une ambition démesurée. Deux atouts non négligeables pour une jeune femme sans fortune, projetée au milieu des intrigues de la cour des Tudor.

William Cavendish ? Elle sait qu'elle n'a rien à en attendre. Il est marié et jamais elle n'acceptera d'être seulement sa maîtresse.

Impossible pourtant de lui refuser une danse. A travers le fin tissu de sa robe, Bess sent la chaleur de ses mains sur sa taille. Soudain, une envie folle l'envahit de crier et de rire. De bonheur et de désir…

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Description en VO :

Sweeping us into glittering, intrigue-riddled Elizabethan England, bringing to vivid life an actual heroine in the queen's court, New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley blends rich historical detail with sumptuous romance in her latest novel--a dazzling feast of romantic fiction....

Young Bess Hardwick knew that the only way to escape a commoner's life was to serve in a noble family and marry well. So the headstrong beauty set out for London and the Tudor court, the arena for the richest, most ambitious men, none more powerful than the four men who would claim her. None more dangerous than Princess Elizabeth, who made Bess friend, confidante, then lady-in-waiting in her own glittering court...

Dangerously seductive, William Cavendish, the king's dashing financial adviser, vowed to have Bess at any cost. Frail, adoring Robert Barlow offered a marriage she couldn't refuse. Newly crowned Queen Elizabeth bade her marry courtly Sir William St. Loe. But reckless passion drove Bess into the arms of George Talbot, the devastating Earl of Shrewsbury, whose wicked daring ignited in Bess the passion of a lifetime--even as it sparked the jealous interest of the most perilous ally of all: the Virgin Queen....

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From New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley, whose novels have enchanted readers worldwide, comes a stunningly romantic new novel brimming with the sensual tension, humor, and narrative verve that have become her trademarks.

Set amid the glittering, bawdy, and intrigue-riddled society of Elizabethan England and based on the real-life heroine Elizabeth Hardwick, A Woman of Passion tells the story of a beautiful, ambitious commoner who rises to the position of lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and loves four very different husbands along the way.

Vowing to put poverty and powerlessness behind her, fifteen-year-old Bess Hardwick takes a suitable position at the London home of a wealthy noblewoman. There she is plunged into an exciting new world of riches and privilege, and makes the acquaintance of friends, potential enemies, and powerful men who will change the course of her life. Among them are Elizabeth, an uncommonly shrewd yet lonely princess who would become an indomitable queen; charming and dangerously seductive William Cavendish, the king's ambitious financial adviser, who is determined to have Bess at any cost save marriage; the adoring, tenderhearted Robert Barlow; the proper and dutiful aristocrat Sir William St. Loe; and George Talbot, the devilishly handsome heir to the earldom of Shrewsbury, whose wicked daring ignites in Bess the passion of a lifetime.

With the fast-paced storytelling style, historical sweep, and insight into a woman's heart that have made her one of the most popular writers of historical romance, Virginia Henley takes readers on a breathless journey through the adventure-filled prime of life of A Woman of Passion.

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Extrait ajouté par Underworld 2019-03-21T15:51:38+01:00

** Extrait offert par Virginia Henley **

I have a great passion for London and its magnificent noble houses, where I have met many gentlemen from Court circles. My ambition is set on making a good marriage, and I intend to have a great household of my own, where you can come to stay. I wish with all my heart that you could visit these grand places with me, to see the Tudor courtiers bedecked in velvets and jewels, to listen to the music as it floats down from the minstrels' galleries and be waited upon by the liveried footmen. For me, it is like a dream come true. I long to share with you all the wonders of this glorious city, and vow that someday I shall!

Yours alone,

Mistress Elizabeth Hardwick (Bess)

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Commentaire ajouté par suzy972 2014-05-03T22:29:40+02:00
Pas apprécié

d'habitude je suis fan de cette auteure mais la c'est l'une de ses romances que je n'ai pas apprécié mais les autres sont supers

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Une femme de passion

  • France : 2000-10-14 - Poche (Français)
  • USA : 1999-07-13 (English)
  • USA : 2000-03-07 - Poche (English)

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