Author: R. L. Sommer
Publisher: Ankerwycke
ISBN: 9781627228428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Courtship is a sweeping epic love story set over 60 years and 3 continents about a successful Jewish trial lawyer and his Southern aristocratic wife. It's a love story that's steeped in the law, as lawyer Micah Lehman builds a successful legal career while dealing with the challenges his career brings to his long-suffering wife Anne and their three children. It's a riveting novel of love, family, and second chances.

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

Author: Jennifer Phegley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

A Natural History of the Romance Novel

Author: Pamela Regis
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812203103
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres. While it remains consistently dominant in bookstores and on best-seller lists, it is also widely dismissed by the critical community. Scholars have alleged that romance novels help create subservient readers, who are largely women, by confining heroines to stories that ignore issues other than love and marriage. Pamela Regis argues that such critical studies fail to take into consideration the personal choice of readers, offer any true definition of the romance novel, or discuss the nature and scope of the genre. Presenting the counterclaim that the romance novel does not enslave women but, on the contrary, is about celebrating freedom and joy, Regis offers a definition that provides critics with an expanded vocabulary for discussing a genre that is both classic and contemporary, sexy and entertaining. Taking the stance that the popular romance novel is a work of literature with a brilliant pedigree, Regis asserts that it is also a very old, stable form. She traces the literary history of the romance novel from canonical works such as Richardson's Pamela through Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Brontë's Jane Eyre, and E. M. Hull's The Sheik, and then turns to more contemporary works such as the novels of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Janet Dailey, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Nora Roberts.

Courting Equality

Author: Patricia A. Gozemba
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807066218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Traces the story of Massachusetts's legalization of same-sex marriage, in a photographic chronicle that reflects its court cases and protests through examples of triumphant weddings and volatile subsequent debates, in a visual report that assesses the landmark event's reflection of the human experience in promoting civil rights. Reprint.

Courting Death

Author: Paul J. Heald
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1631581074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the third Clarkeston Chronicles thriller, “Heald . . . shows his mastery of the legal mystery with characters as complex as any found in a Grisham novel” (Mark Schweizer, author of The Liturgical Mysteries). Melanie Wilkerson and Arthur Hughes work together in a federal judge’s chambers in the small Georgia college town of Clarkeston. With vastly differing personalities, they do their best to avoid any clashes. Melanie has returned from law school hoping to earn a solid legal reputation—and finally bury her beauty queen past. Arthur is a bright but naive Midwesterner who fell in love with Clarkeston—and is quickly falling for his attractive landlady. The cohort of federal court clerks is completed by Phil Jenkins, a Stanford graduate from San Francisco who tries his best to balance the personalities of his volatile colleagues. But they face new levels of tension when Melanie investigates the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, and Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murderer. Now, Melanie and Arthur must walk the fine line between law and justice—and between life and death—if they are going to make it, in this “disquieting look inside the workings of the justice system” (Publishers Weekly).