C. W. Gortner

1 Mademoiselle Chanel

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2015-03-17
Description :  For readers of The Paris Wife and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel—the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fashion, built an international empire, and become one of the most influential and controversial figures of the twentieth century.<br /><br />Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to orphanage after their mother’s death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle’s exceptional sewing skills, a talent that will propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.<br /><br />Transforming herself into Coco—a seamstress and sometime torch singer—the petite brunette burns with ambition, an incandescence that draws a wealthy gentleman who will become the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny.<br /><br />Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, her sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As Coco’s reputation spreads, her couturier business explodes, taking her into rarefied society circles and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her.<br /><br />An enthralling novel of an extraordinary woman who created the life she desired, Mademoiselle Chanel explores the inner world of a woman of staggering ambition whose strength, passion and artistic vision would become her trademark.

2 The Last Queen

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2008-07-29
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from C. W. Gortner's <i>The Queen's Vow.</i><br /><br />Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country’s throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth. Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was ahead of her time? In his stunning new novel, C. W. Gortner challenges the myths about Queen Juana, unraveling the mystery surrounding her to reveal a brave, determined woman we can only now begin to fully understand.<br /><br /> The third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, Juana is born amid her parents’ ruthless struggle to unify their kingdom, bearing witness to the fall of Granada and Columbus’ s discoveries. At the age of sixteen, she is sent to wed Philip, the archduke of Flanders, as part of her parents’ strategy to strengthen Spain, just as her youngest sister, Catherine of Aragon, is sent to England to become the first wife of Henry VIII. <br /><br /> Juana finds unexpected love and passion with her handsome young husband, the sole heir to the Habsburg Empire. At first she is content with her children and her life in Flanders. But when tragedy strikes and she inherits the Spanish throne, Juana finds herself plunged into a battle for power against her husband that grows to involve the major monarchs of Europe. Besieged by foes on all sides, her intelligence and pride used as weapons against her, Juana vows to secure her crown and save Spain from ruin, even if it could cost her everything.<br /><br /> With brilliant, lyrical prose, novelist and historian C. W. Gortner conjures Juana through her own words, taking the reader from the somber majesty of Spain to the glittering and lethal courts of Flanders, France, and Tudor England. The Last Queen brings to life all the grandeur and drama of an incomparable era, and the singular humanity of this courageous, passionate princess whose fight to claim her birthright captivated the world.

3 The Queen's Vow

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-06-12
Description :  <b>No one believed I was destined for greatness.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the Inquisition, and the visionary who sent Columbus to discover a New World. Acclaimed author C. W. Gortner envisages the turbulent early years of a woman whose mythic rise to power would go on to transform a monarchy, a nation, and the world. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Young Isabella is barely a teenager when she and her brother are taken from their mother’s home to live under the watchful eye of their half-brother, King Enrique, and his sultry, conniving queen. There, Isabella is thrust into danger when she becomes an unwitting pawn in a plot to dethrone Enrique. Suspected of treason and held captive, she treads a perilous path, torn between loyalties, until at age seventeen she suddenly finds herself heiress of Castile, the largest kingdom in Spain. Plunged into a deadly conflict to secure her crown, she is determined to wed the one man she loves yet who is forbidden to her—Fernando, prince of Aragon.<br /> &#xa0;<br />As they unite their two realms under “one crown, one country, one faith,” Isabella and Fernando face an impoverished Spain beset by enemies. With the future of her throne at stake, Isabella resists the zealous demands of the inquisitor Torquemada even as she is seduced by the dreams of an enigmatic navigator named Columbus. But when the Moors of the southern domain of Granada declare war, a violent, treacherous battle against an ancient adversary erupts, one that will test all of Isabella’s resolve, her courage, and her tenacious belief in her destiny.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the glorious palaces of Segovia to the battlefields of Granada and the intrigue-laden gardens of Seville, <i>The Queen’s Vow</i> sweeps us into the tumultuous forging of a nation and the complex, fascinating heart of the woman who overcame all odds to become Isabella of Castile.<br /><br /><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Queen’s Vow</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A masterwork by a skilled craftsman . . . Make a vow to read this book.”—New York Journal of Books<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A beautifully crafted piece of historical fiction . . . Gortner’s vivid details blend with his deeply intensive research to re-create Isabella and Castile in a way that the reader will find compelling and immersive, bringing not just the Queen but the whole nation to life.”—<i>RT Book Reviews</i><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “A fascinating story . . . Through his creative and spellbinding storytelling, Gortner’s readers come to know Isabella intimately in mind, heart and body as she lives through a tumultuous time, her intense longing to be the determiner of her own unique destiny.”—Wichita Falls <i>Times Record News</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A novel of triumph as Isabella vanquishes her enemies one by one . . . [She is] a very human and appealing character.”<i>—The Roanoke Times</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Politically charged, passionate . . . [a] well-researched, intriguing historical.”—Bookreporter

4 The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-05-25
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains a <i>The Confessions of Catherine de Medici </i>discussion guide and an excerpt from C.W. Gortner's <i>The Queen's Vow.</i><br /><br /><i>The truth is, not one of us is innocent. We all have sins to confess.</i>&#xa0;So reveals Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of her family’s illustrious line. Expelled from her native Florence, Catherine is betrothed to Henri, son of François I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, Catherine strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.

5 The Tudor Secret

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2011-02-01
Description :  The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies.<br /><br />Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. <br /><br />A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, C. W. Gortner's <i>The Tudor Secret </i>is the first book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.

6 The Vatican Princess

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-02-09
Description :  For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty’s ambitions. Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival?<br /><br /> With the ascension of the Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI, a new era has dawned in Rome. Benefitting from their father’s elevation are the new pope’s illegitimate children—his rival sons, Cesare and Juan, and beautiful young daughter Lucrezia—each of whom assumes an exalted position in the papal court. Privileged and adored, Lucrezia yearns to escape her childhood and play a part in her family’s fortunes. But Rome is seductive and dangerous: Alliances shift at a moment’s notice as Italy’s ruling dynasties strive to keep rivals at bay. As Lucrezia’s father faces challenges from all sides, the threat of a French invasion forces him to marry her off to a powerful adversary. But when she discovers the brutal truth behind her alliance, Lucrezia is plunged into a perilous gambit that will require all her wits, cunning, and guile. Escaping her marriage offers the chance of happiness with a passionate prince of Naples, yet as scandalous accusations of murder and incest build against her, menacing those she loves, Lucrezia must risk everything to overcome the lethal fate imposed upon her by her Borgia blood.<br /><br /> Beautifully wrought, rich with fascinating historical detail, <i>The</i> <i>Vatican Princess </i>is the first novel to describe Lucrezia’s coming-of-age in her own voice. What results is a dramatic, vivid tale set in an era of savagery and unparalleled splendor, where enemies and allies can be one and the same, and where loyalty to family can ultimately be a curse.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Vatican Princess</i></b><br /><br />“In a literary exploration riven with Shakespearean quantities of murder, lies, deceptions, and treachery, Gortner’s narrative gains veracity with his atmospheric exploration of fashion, architecture, and art on the stage of ‘loud, filthy, and dangerous’ Rome. Gortner has imagined Lucrezia Borgia’s life from a feminist perspective.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> “[Gortner] has invested his novel with impressive historical detail that is woven neatly into the threads of the story, and his afterword and references offer excellent insight.”<b>—<i>Historical Novels Review</i></b><br /><br />“Assiduously researched and expertly crafted, this novel takes readers inside the treacherous world of the Borgias—one of history’s most dysfunctional ruling families—and brings to life the sympathetic and freshly imagined character of their leading lady, Lucrezia. This unholy plunge into Rome’s darkest dynasty is wholly engrossing.”<b>—Allison Pataki,&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>Sisi<b><i>: Empress&#xa0;on Her Own</i></b><br /></i></b><br />“The world of Renaissance Italy is vividly brought to life—I’m captivated by this knowledgeable author’s take on the controversial Borgias.”<b>—Alison Weir, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen</i></b><br /><br /> “Impressive research, a lush background, and deft characterization of these turbulent times make for a fascinating read.”<b>—Margaret George, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Elizabeth I</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

7 The Tudor Vendetta

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-10-21
Description :  London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. <br /><br />Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zeal to uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. <br /><br />From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world—a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen.<br /><br /><i>The Tudor Vendetta</i> is the third volume in the <i>Spymaster Chronicles</i> series by C.W. Gortner.

8 History's Great Queens 2-Book Bundle

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-04-02
Description :  <b>In two stunning novels, C. W. Gortner brings to life two of history’s most intriguing and courageous women: Catherine de Medici, the last legitimate descendant of the illustrious Medici family of Italy, and Juana of Castile, daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, who would be the last queen to inherit her country’s throne. <br /><br />THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI</b><br /><br />Catherine de Medici has been expelled from her native Florence and betrothed to Henri, son of François I of France. In an unfamiliar realm, she strives to create a role for herself through her patronage of the famous clairvoyant Nostradamus and her own innate gift as a seer. But in her fortieth year, Catherine is widowed, left alone with six young children in a kingdom torn apart by the ambitions of a treacherous nobility. Relying on her tenacity, wit, and uncanny gift for compromise, Catherine seizes power, intent on securing the throne for her sons, unaware that if she is to save France, she may have to sacrifice her ideals, her reputation, and the secret of her embattled heart.<br /><br /><b>THE LAST QUEEN</b><br /><br />Born amid her parents’ struggle to unify and strengthen their kingdom, Juana, at the age of sixteen, is sent to wed Philip, heir to the Habsburg Empire. There, she finds unexpected love and passion with her dashing young husband, and at first she is content with her children and her married life. But when tragedy strikes and she becomes heir to the Spanish throne, Juana finds herself plunged into a battle for power against her husband that grows to involve the major monarchs of Europe. Besieged by foes on all sides, Juana vows to secure her crown and save Spain from ruin, even if it costs her everything.<br /><br /><b>Includes an excerpt from C. W. Gortner’s much-anticipated new novel featuring Isabel of Castile, <i>The Queen’s Vow.</i></b>

9 Marlene

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  Historical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-05-24
Description :  A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich—from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood, a sweeping story of passion, glamour, ambition, art, and war from the author of Mademoiselle Chanel.<br /><br />Raised in genteel poverty after the First World War, Maria Magdalena Dietrich dreams of a life on the stage. When a budding career as a violinist is cut short, the willful teenager vows to become a singer, trading her family’s proper, middle-class society for the free-spirited, louche world of Weimar Berlin’s cabarets and drag balls. With her sultry beauty, smoky voice, seductive silk cocktail dresses, and androgynous tailored suits, Marlene performs to packed houses and becomes entangled in a series of stormy love affairs that push the boundaries of social convention.<br /><br />For the beautiful, desirous Marlene, neither fame nor marriage and motherhood can cure her wanderlust. As Hitler and the Nazis rise to power, she sets sail for America. Rivaling the success of another European import, Greta Garbo, Marlene quickly becomes one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, starring with legends such as Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Cary Grant. Desperate for her return, Hitler tries to lure her with dazzling promises. Marlene instead chooses to become an American citizen, and after her new nation is forced into World War II, she tours with the USO, performing for thousands of Allied troops in Europe and Africa.<br /><br />But one day she returns to Germany. Escorted by General George Patton himself, Marlene is heartbroken by the war’s devastation and the evil legacy of the Third Reich that has transformed her homeland and the family she loved.<br /><br />An enthralling and insightful account of this extraordinary legend, Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms.

10 The Romanov Empress

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Release Date :  2018-07-10
Description :  <b>For readers of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir comes a dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish girl who became the mother of the last Russian tsar.</b><br /><br /> <i>Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule.</i><br /><br />Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage—as her older sister Alix has done, moving to&#xa0; England to wed Queen Victoria’s eldest son. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, becomes empress. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie—now called Maria—must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Her husband’s death leaves their son Nicholas as the inexperienced ruler of a deeply divided and crumbling empire. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas’s strong-willed wife, Alexandra, whose fervor has led her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache.<br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; <br /> From the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. W. Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it.

11 Mademoiselle Chanel

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-10-26
Description :  Widzę odwieczny konflikt między skromną dziewczyną, którą kiedyś byłam, a legendą, którą celowo wykreowałam, żeby nikt nie mógł zajrzeć w moje serce. W tej opowieści postaram się w miarę możliwości trzymać prawdy, choć mity i plotki spowijają mnie w nie mniejszym stopniu niż moje słynne krepdeszyny i tweedy. Postaram się pamiętać o tym, że mimo wszystkich swoich triumfów, mimo wszystkich błędów, które popełniłam – wciąż jestem tylko kobietą… ~~~ *** ~~~ Kim naprawdę była Coco Chanel?Wielką wizjonerką, niemieckim szpiegiem, namiętną dziewczyną poszukującą uczucia? Teraz nareszcie może opowiedzieć własną historię. Z powieści Mademoiselle Chanel wyłania się obraz kobiety pełnejpasji, wdzięku i uroku, której sława i fortuna nie uchroniły przed złamanym sercem. ~~~ *** ~~~ Zanim został poczytnym pisarzem, autorem wielu powieści przetłumaczonych na ponad dwadzieścia języków, C.W. Gortner pracował w przemyśle modowym. Coco Chanel fascynowała go od zawsze. Teraz powraca do niej w swojej najnowszej książce, poszukując odpowiedzi na nurtujące go pytanie: jakie sekrety skrywała Coco Chanel?

12 The Tudor Conspiracy

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-07-16
Description :  <b>Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary's court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London's treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen—or send her to her death in C.W. Gortner's <i>The Tudor Conspiracy, </i></b><b>the second book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.</b><br /><b></b><br />England, 1553: Harsh winter encroaches upon the realm. Mary Tudor has become queen to popular acclaim and her enemies are imprisoned in the Tower. But when she's betrothed to Philip, Catholic prince of Spain, putting her Protestant subjects in peril, rumors of a plot to depose her swirl around the one person whom many consider to be England's heir and only hope—the queen's half-sister, Princess Elizabeth. <br /><br />Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double-agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth's undoing. <br />Plunged into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a mysterious opponent who hides a terrifying secret, Brendan races against time to retrieve a cache of the princess's private letters, even as he begins to realize that in this dark world of betrayal and deceit, where power is supreme and sister can turn against sister, nothing—and no one—is what it seems.

13 El secreto de los Tudor

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2011-09-07
Description :  <b>El reinado de los Tudor: una época marcada por los espías, la intriga, las conspiraciones y el peligro.</b><br /><br /><b>Verano de 1553:</b> Brendan Prescott, un huérfano criado en la casa de la poderosa familia Dudley, es llevado a la Corte y enviado en una misión secreta encomendada por la brillante y enigmática hermana del rey Eduardo VI, la princesa Isabel.<br /><br />Pero pronto Brendan se ve obligado a trabajar como espía doble para el protector de Isabel, William Cecil, que a cambio le promete ayudarle a desenmarañar el secreto de su misterioso pasado.<br /><br />Una oscura trama gira en torno al afán de Isabel por esclarecer la verdad de la siniestra desaparición de su hermano, el rey Eduardo VI, gravemente enfermo. Con la única ayuda de un atrevido mozo de cuadra y de una audaz dama de honor, Brendan se sumerge en un despiadado juego de medias verdades, mentiras y asesinatos.<br /><br />Con toda la intriga y la pompa de la Inglaterra de los Tudor, <i>El secreto de los Tudor,</i> recrea este mundo desde una perspectiva nueva, a través de la historia de un espía que se convierte en el protector de la futura reina de Inglaterra.<br /><br /><b>La crítica ha dicho:</b><br />«Incluso los fans de los Tudor que conozcan a los personajes principales y el trasfondo histórico quedarán cautivados por la narración de Gortner y su atractivo héroe, así como por el ritmo ágil y las detalladas referencias históricas. La novela es entretenida y reflexiva al mismo tiempo».<br /><i>Romantic Times</i><br /><br />«Una trama ejecutada de manera brillante y con personajes tridimensionales. Esto es ficción histórica, y muy bien hecha. Muy recomendable».<br /><i>Historical Novels Review</i><br /><br />«Una historia apasionante y vívida de intrigas y espionaje».<br /><i>Book List</i><br /><br />«Gortner ha captado la verdadera esencia de la pompa y el glamour de los Tudor, así como su perversión».<br /><i>The Historical Novel Society</i><br /><br />«Historia, intriga, misterio, secretos, suspense y la combinación perfecta de hechos reales y ficción convierten El secreto de los Tudor en una novela fascinante. Lo que distingue este libro es su mirada oscura a una sociedad de otra época».<br /><i>Tahoe Daily Tribune</i><br /><br />«Gortner se destapa como un escritor con talento y un mago en su arte. Su prosa da vida a la Inglaterra Tudor».<br /><br /><i>The Copperfield Review</i><br /><br />«Aunque los lectores familiarizados con la época Tudor conocerán a los personajes principales, se sorprenderán al ver cómo aparecen representados aquí. Gortner maneja la acción con aplomo y añade un fascinante y vertiginoso thriller al género de ficción de los Tudor».<br /><br /><i>Publisher's Weekly</i><br /><br />«C. W. Gortner teje una historia ágil de espionaje y suspense. Una mirada evocadora e inquietante a los peligros aterciopelados de la Inglaterra Tudor».<br /><br />Margaret George, autora de <i>The Autobiography of Henry</i>

14 Isabellas løfte

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2013-04-01
Description :  Isabella er tre år første gang hun befinner seg i livsfare. I all hast må hun bringes i sikkerhet etter at hennes far, kong Juan II av Castilla, dør. Sammen med sin mor og lillebror vokser hun opp i en avsidesliggende del av kongeriket. Mens Isabella er tenåring, tas hun og lillebroren fra moren for å leve under oppsyn av halvbroren, kong Enrique. Hoffet er gjennomkorrupt, konfliktfylt og fullt av fiender. Isabella settes i husarrest. Hun gifter seg i hemmelighet og med stor fare for sitt eget liv. Og så begynner hennes kamp for tronen.

15 A királynő esküje

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-07-15
Description :  „Senki sem gondolta volna, hogy nagy tettekre születtem.” Így kezdődik C. W. Gortner, Az utolsó királynő és a Medici Katalin vallomásai népszerű szerzőjének legújabb regénye. Ezúttal Kasztíliai Izabella, kora egyik legbefolyásosabb királynőjének történetét beszéli el.<br />Izabellát alig tízévesen fivérével együtt elszakítják édesanyjuktól, és Henrik király udvarába küldik. Itt Izabella intrikák és összeesküvések áldozata lesz, mígnem tizenhét évesen Spanyolország legnagyobb királyságának, Kasztíliának trónörökösévé válik. Miközben fenyegető konfliktusok és harcok révén sikerül megőriznie a koronát, eltökéli, hogy ahhoz a férfihoz megy feleségül, akit szeret, és akit tiltanak tőle.<br />Izabella harcos szellem volt, aki egyesítette a széthullott országot, hithű katolikus, akinek uralkodása alatt megerősödött az inkvizíció, ugyanakkor előrelátó uralkodó, aki útnak indította Kolumbusz Kristóf armadáját az Újvilág meghódítására.

16 Spisek Tudorów

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-10-15
Description :  "Jest rok 1553. Na angielskim tronie zasiada Maria Tudor, później znana jako Krwawa Maria. Królowa bezwzględnymi metodami próbuje przywrócić w Anglii katolicyzm i zawrzeć sojusz z Hiszpanią. Poddani jednak buntują się przeciw jej rządom. Szepty w pałacowych korytarzach powtarzają imię księżniczki Elżbiety jako kandydatki do przejęcia tronu. Maria zaś czeka tylko fałszywy krok siostry, by raz na zawsze pozbyć się rywalki. Tymczasem na skutek spisku hiszpańskiego ambasadora listy Elżbiety wpadają w niepowołane ręce, a ich treść wystarczy, by skazać księżniczkę na śmierć. Czy wiernemu szpiegowi uda się odzyskać je na czas?"

17 Marlena. Błękitny anioł w garniturze

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-09-13
Description :  Egocentryczka. Perfekcjonistka w każdym calu. Uparta i bezkompromisowa. Nienasycona. Zawsze fascynowała i nadal inspiruje. Maria Magdalena Dietrich pochodzi z niezamożnej mieszczańskiej rodziny. Chce grać na skrzypcach. Kiedy jej karierę przerywa wojna, postanawia zostać śpiewaczką. Rzuca się w barwny świat berlińskich kabaretów. Słynąca ze zmysłowej urody, głębokiego głosu, uwodzicielskich sukienek i szytych na miarę garniturów, Marlena przyciąga coraz liczniejszą publiczność i wikła się w kolejne burzliwe romanse. Taki jest początek porywającej historii… „Marlena. Błękitny anioł w garniturze” - bogata w fakty i poruszająca powieść poświęcona jednej z największych legend złotej ery Hollywoodu. To książka o kobiecie o silnym charakterze, wielkich ambicjach i marzeniach, która odrzucała konwenanse, uwodziła świat i szła przez życie na swoich warunkach.&#xa0;

18 Marlene und die Suche nach Liebe

Author : C. W. Gortner
Genre :  Historical  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Fiction & Literature 
Release Date :  2019-02-15
Description :  Von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt. Nach dem Willen ihrer Mutter soll die junge Marlene Konzertgeigerin werden, doch viel lieber erkundet sie ihr sinnliches Begehren in den wilden Nächten Berlins. Als Femme fatale im Frack liebt sie Männer wie Frauen, bis Josef von Sternberg sie in „Der blaue Engel“ zum Star macht. In Hollywood wird sie als glamouröse Diva gefeiert, immer wieder von neuem verschenkt sie ihr Herz, bleibt stets auf der Suche nach Liebe. Sie trotzt dem Werben der Nazis, begleitet stattdessen die amerikanischen GIs an die Front – doch die Heimkehr in ihr zerstörtes Heimatland wird für Marlene zum persönlichen Drama. Ein so rauschhafter wie bewegender Roman über eine Frau jenseits aller Maßstäbe.



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