Enjoy the fan-favorite Matchmakers series from New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp, collected here! In this collection: The Marriage Wager Miss Constance Woodley can scarcely imagine why one of the leading lights of London society should take an interest in the likes of her. But nonetheless, she catches the eye of the handsome, charming and ever-so-slightly notorious Lord Dominic Leighton. And soon, the pair will show the entire ton that even in the heartless world of the marriage mart, when love is at stake, all bets are off. Originally published in 2007. The Bridal Quest (2008) Lady Irene Wyngate isn´t attracted to Gideon, long-lost heir to the Earl of Radbourne—or so she says, when matchmaker Francesca Haughston asks for her help to civilize him for marriage. After all, he is a true rogue with a dubious past. A handsome rogue, she has to admit, but as she reluctantly begins to yield to love, wicked family secrets come to light...with devastating consequences for the reluctant lovers. Originally published in 2008. The Wedding Challenge Lady Calandra should have suitors beating down her door. But her overprotective brother, the Duke of Rochford, has managed to scare off every suitable gentleman. Every man except the mysterious Earl of Bromwell, that is. Callie finds herself drawn to the enigmatic earl, despite her brother´s protestations. But when shadowy secrets about the duke and the earl come to light, it may be too late for Callie to see that she´s walked straight into a trap. Originally published in 2008. The Courtship Dance Lady Francesca Haughston has given up on romance for herself, finding passion instead in making desirable matches for others. So it seems only fair, when she learns she´d been deceived into breaking her own long-ago engagement to Sinclair, Duke of Rochford, that she now help him find the perfect wife. Francesca is certain any spark of passion between them has long since died. But soon Francesca finds his lessons in love scandalously irresistible—and a temptation that could endanger them both. Originally published in 2009.
It´s 1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend, Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he´s made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career, riddled with conflicts, environmental terrorism, religious fanaticism, unsolved mysteries and dubious business ethics. Then the first body appears - tied to a cross, facing the mouth of the fjord. In a chilling, timeless story of love, revenge and desire - deftly interwoven with contemporary issues, in a stunning plot that will leave you gripped to the final page - We Shall Inherit the Wind shows Staalesen at his most thrilling, thought-provoking best. One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway, in 1947. He made his debut at the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence, and in 1977 he published the first book in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been published in 24 countries and sold over four million copies. Twelve film adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring the popular Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of Honour), lives in Bergen with his wife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024715/bk_adbl_024715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.