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Brenher, Matthew

Works: 65 works in 389 publications in 1 language and 5,980 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Quotations  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographies  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR9619.3.L376, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matthew Brenher
The lady risks all by Stephanie Laurens( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neville Roscoe, notorious and enigmatic, lives resolutely outside society, bound only by his own code of honor--until challenged by his desire for the one woman he cannot have. Miranda Clifford is a lady imprisoned by rigid respectability--until tempted by a passion beyond her power to deny. Flung together in peril, through danger and intrigue, they discover a love that is impossible to ignore--or keep
By winter's light by Stephanie Laurens( Recording )

25 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan are having the family Christmas celebration at snowbound Casphairn Manor. The upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season; yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind
My brief history by Stephen Hawking( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity as the most brilliant cosmologist of our age
And then she fell by Stephanie Laurens( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only thing more troublesome than a Cynster man is a Cynster lady who believes love is not her destiny. Famously known in London society as the Matchbreaker, Henrietta Cynster has an uncanny skill in preventing ill-fated nuptials, not in falling victim to Cupid's spell. But when she disrupts one match too many, she feels honor bound to help dashing James Glossup find a suitable bride for a marriage-of-convenience--a task infernally complicated by the undeniable, unquenchable attraction that flares between James and Henrietta, who continues to believe she will never fall
The capture of the Earl of Glencrae : a Cynster novel by Stephanie Laurens( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, she knows beyond doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason--when her hero abducts her. The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica, the one Cynster sister he hadn't wanted to tangle with. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him--and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal!
Alone on the ice : the greatest survival story in the history of exploration by David Roberts( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. Included is a trove of Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States
The tempting of Thomas Carrick : a Cynster novel by Stephanie Laurens( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Carrick is a gentleman driven to control all aspects of his life. One of Glasgow's most eligible bachelors, he fully intends to select an appropriate wife from the many young ladies paraded before him. But no one captures his attention the way Lucilla Cynster does. For over two years, Thomas has avoided his clan's estate because it borders Lucilla's home, but forces outside his control leave him no choice but to seek help from the last woman he wants to face. Lucilla has been waiting, increasingly impatient, for Thomas to return and claim his rightful place by her side. He is her fated lover, husband, and protector. He is the only man for her, just as she is his one true love. And, at last, he's back. Though his return isn't on her account, Lucilla has powerful enticements she's willing to wield in the cause of tempting Thomas Carrick
In pursuit of Eliza Cynster by Stephanie Laurens( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazenly kidnapped from her sister Heather's engagement ball, Eliza Cynster is spirited north to Edinburgh. Desperate and determined to escape, she seizes upon the first possible champion who happens along-gentleman scholar Jeremy Carling. Villains and rescues are a far cry from Jeremy's expertise, yet he cannot abandon a damsel in distress. But danger lurks and hurdles abound in their race to escape the mysterious laird, until a final confrontation on a windswept cliff reveals what their future life could hold-if both are bold enough to capture and own the unexpected love they now share
Viscount Breckenridge to the rescue by Stephanie Laurens( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London's staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree. But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal--straight into danger. When a mysterious enemy seizes her, bundles her into a coach, and spirits her out of London, the notorious Breckenridge must prove himself the hero she's been searching
Too bad to die by Francine Mathews( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin
Churchill : the prophetic statesman by James C Humes( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James C. Humes reveals shocking predictions made by Britain's most famous prime minister. Churchill didn't need a crystal ball to tell the future. Using his skills as a historian, he studied patterns of the past to make his eerily accurate forecasts, including the rise of European fascism, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and the exact day of his own death as he entered his final years
The greatest challenge of them all by Stephanie Laurens( Recording )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Drake Varisey, Marquess of Winchelsea, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Wolverstone, must foil a plot that threatens to shake the foundations of the realm, but the very last lady, nay, noblewoman, he needs assisting him is Lady Louisa Cynster, known throughout the ton as Lady Wild
The return of Captain John Emmett : a mystery by Elizabeth Speller( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the Great War and a family tragedy, Laurence Bartram has turned his back on the world. But with a well-timed letter, an old flame manages to draw him back in. Mary Emmett's brother has apparently killed himself while in the care of a remote veterans' hospital, and Mary needs to know why. What connects a group of war poets, a feud within Emmett's regiment, and a hidden love affair? Was Emmett's death really a suicide or the missing piece in a series of murders?
A match for Marcus Cynster : a Cynster novel by Stephanie Laurens( Recording )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of passionate desire, unwavering devotion, and a match too powerful to deny. Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be and with whom will he share it? Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her-even from himself. Fate, he's sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her. Niniver has vowed to return her clan to prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in her care. She accepts that she cannot risk marrying and losing her grip on the clan's reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately, many local men see her as their opportunity. Soon, she's forced to seek help to get rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar problem. Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver's side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth-that she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster
Enter pale death : a Joe Sandilands investigation by Barbara Cleverly( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAYAWAY: One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play, a misgiving he is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry. As Joe's investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England's most powerful families, he discovers how little he knew about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed, but also about his relationship with Dorcas. Is Joe prepared to risk a future with the girl he loves to uncover the truth behind Lady Truelove's death?
The strange fate of Kitty Easton : a Laurence Bartram mystery by Elizabeth Speller( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1911, five-year-old Kitty disappeared from her bed and has not been seen in thirteen years. Only her fragile mother still believes she is alive. While Laurence is a guest of the manor, a young maid vanishes in a sinister echo of Kitty's disappearance. And when a body is discovered in the manor's ancient church, Laurence is drawn into the grounds' forgotten places, where deadly secrets lie in wait
The good liar : a novel by Nicholas Searle( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinning a page-turning story of literary suspense that begins in the present and unwinds back more than half a century, this unforgettable debut channels the haunting allure of Atonement as its masterfully woven web of lies, secrets, and betrayals unravels to a shocking conclusion.Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing.As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy's and Betty's futures, it also unwinds their pasts. Dancing across almost a century, decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness, The Good Liar is an epic narrative of sin, salvation, and survival-and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy's crooked plot plays out
The taming of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Honorable Miss Mary Cynster always gets what she wants. As the last unwed Cynster of her generation, she is determined to remain in charge of her life and of the man she will marry. At the very bottom of her list of potential husbands is Ryder Cavanaugh, the daring and devastating Marquess of Raventhorne, an overwhelming and utterly unmanageable lion of the ton. But destiny has a different plan. Ryder needs Mary as his wife, not just because she is delightful, fiery, and tempting, but because he values all she could be. When fate and circumstance hand him the chance, he claims Mary as his marchioness, only to discover what he truly desires is not just to take her hand in marriage, but to capture her heart
The lady by his side by Stephanie Laurens( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebastian Cynster knows time is running out. If he doesn't choose a wife soon, his female relatives will line up to assist him. Yet the current debutantes do not appeal. Where is he to find the right lady to be his marchioness? Then Drake Varisey, eldest son of the Duke of Wolverstone, asks for Sebastian's aid. Having assumed his father's mantle in protecting queen and country, Drake must go to Ireland in pursuit of a dangerous plot. But he's received an urgent missive from Lord Ennis, an Irish peer--Ennis has heard something Drake needs to know and insists Drake attend an upcoming house party at his Kent estate so he can reveal his information face-to-face. Sebastian has assisted Drake before and, long ago, had a liaison with Lady Ennis. Drake insists Sebastian is just the man to be his surrogate at the house party--the guests will imagine all manner of possibilities and be blind to Sebastian's true purpose. His first task is to inveigle Antonia Rawlings, a lady he has known all her life, to include him as her escort to the house party. Although he's seen little of Antonia in recent years, Sebastian is confident of gaining her support. Eldest daughter of the Earl of Chillingworth, Antonia has abandoned the search for a husband and plans to use the week of the house party to decide what to do with her life. Consequently, on hearing Sebastian's request and an explanation of what lies behind it, she seizes on the call to action. But while joining the house party proves easy, the gathering is thrown into chaos when Lord Ennis is murdered--just before he was to speak with Sebastian. Worse, Ennis's last words, gasped to Sebastian, are "Gunpowder. Here." Gunpowder? And here? Where? With a killer continuing to stalk the halls, side by side, Sebastian and Antonia search for answers, and all the while, the childhood connection that has always existed between them strengthens and blooms into something so much more
An irresistible alliance by Stephanie Laurens( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. However, the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his brother's fiancě have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London. Michael's quest leads him to the Hendon Shipping Company, where his sole source of information is the fetchingly attractive Miss Cleome Hendon. When Michael asks about the carters who transported the gunpowder, Cleo offers him a bargain. She will lead him to the carters he seeks, but only if he agrees to include her as an equal partner in the mission. But their investigation proves dangerous, and the further they go in tracing the gunpowder, the more deaths they uncover. Soon Michael and Cleo find themselves tangled in a fight for their lives-one that forces them to face what has grown between them, to seize and defend what they both see as their path to the greatest adventure of all: a shared life, a shared future, a shared love
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Viscount Breckenridge to the rescue
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