Book List:38 titles

  • I, The King is the story of Philip IV of Spain and of the women who most influenced his life. Among them was his first wife, Isabel of Bourbon, the beautiful child bride who became his wife and respected Regent; his 'true love' Inés Calderón, the c...



  • ROMANCE--ADVENTURE--PASSION surge through this dramatic novel of a famous explorer, his quest for an exotic "lost city" high in the Andes--and the woman he left behind. When the handsome and celebrated Nicolas Hale asked the lovely and lonely la...


  • An intimate portrait of Washington's powerful society --- its secrets, scandals, and sins, from Capitol Hill to Georgetown. Prestige, power, passion... Washington, D. C. .... The city where the games people play are strategic, intriguing, and sometim...


  • ST. AGNES OF ROME ST. FRANCES OF ROME ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA The innocence of St. Agnes, the charity of St. Frances and the devotion of St. Catherine were inspired by their boundless love of God--a love that made them memorable women a...


  • LEGEND OF A HERO Only a Frenchman like Pierre Beauregard could be as accomplished in love as war. Only a novelist like Frances Parkinson Keyes could so brilliantly capture the drama and excitement of his conquests. In this magnificent novel, M...


  • A novel of New Orleans and Paris. Time Period: Civil War The Chess Players a highly fictionalized biography of Paul Morphy, the world chess champion who was born in New Orleans. Tata continued to murmur, but she did his bidding and, when Paul ...







  • Her most moving and memorable story, filled with moonlight, roses, gallant young men--and her own delightful love story. Young Frances Wheeler was blessed with nearly everything that comes with social standing. Her youth is filled with gay and ro...


  • In 1946, Francesca Cabrini was canonized as the first saint of the United States. This Vision book for 9 - 15 year olds tells the exciting story of this missionary from Italy who came to America to spread the Faith. She founded a new order nuns, the ...


  • THE DESERTED SIDEWALKS, the scanty lighting and the strangeness of this unfamiliar region of the city made Allan feel uneasy. He began to doubt the wisdom of going alone to the mysterious meetingplace his caller had designated. In fact, he had begu...


  • Victorine -- beautiful, willful, sophisticated -- had returned to her father's magnificent estate in the Deep South. It was a quiet world after a young life of wealth and international travel, but soon she was deeply in love with her handsome neighbo...


  • To build a great empire from a pioneer land of Louisiana took a faith and a will as difficult to possess as a blue camellia. In this, one of Frances Parkinson Keyes' finest novels. Determined men and valiant women wrest from the land a mighty traditi...


  • Politics, intrigue, and the affairs of high society were all at home in The Royal Box. But on the evening Lady Laura Whitford secured the theater's most prestigious seats for her entourage, murder made its debut. -- Lady Laura's social coup was ups...




  • NEVER A WOMAN Emily Field was a tender wife, a charming hostess, a gracious symbol of aristocratic old Boston. But she was never a woman--until she met her husband's handsome and brilliant young law partner, David Salomont. David's first kiss ...


  • Spilled wine from a trembling hand foreshadows tangled love and tragedy... A lovely girl from the North dines at Antoine's famous New Orleans restaurant and fate plunges her into the middle of a dramatic and mysterious tangle of jealousy, love, in...


  • CAME A CAVALIER--a poignant and compelling saga of love, marriage and war. Once again Frances Parkinson Keyes weaves her storytelling magic into the kind of full, rich novel which has enchanted readers to world over and established her as one of the...



  • The sweeping and mighty chronicle of a fabulous family- the hot headed, hot-blooded d'Alverys, and the skeleton ridden house where they were born. On Belle Heloise plantation, with all its old world background; its beer and shrimp parties on the leve...


  • Frances Parkinson Keyes creates a searching portrait of love and marriage in this absorbing novel of a New England family caught up in the violent drama of war. ALSO THE HILLS is a story of courage and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy, heroism and ...


  • The first of Keyes' novels set in Louisiana was Crescent Carnival, which tells the story of three generations of two intertwined families. The Breckenridges are Protestants, while the Fontaines are Catholic Louisiana Creoles. The plot hinges on the w...



  • ALL THAT GLITTERS is a vast panorama of Washington politics, high society, the diplomatic corps, the military--a lavish novel of the national capital, with all its glitter, intrigue and excitement. Mrs. Keyes shows the great and the near-great thr...


  • From the moment she met him, Eunice Hale knew that her fate would be linked to dashing Francis Fielding, impoverished master of one of the South's most beautiful and glamorous plantation. But it wasn't until their round-the-world honeymoon that Eunic...


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    Chris Marlow arrived to claim his title with innocent eyes. Small wonder that he was dazzled by the false glitter of his new world. He found it in the lobbies of luxury hotels that were the meeting places of those who made treacherous bargains. He sa...







  • When young Michael Trent was appointed vice-consul to -- La Paz, he was the happiest junior diplomat in Washington. Sharing his joy was shy, gently-bred Daphne Daingerfield. They were married immediately so that she might accompany him to South Ame...


  • A richly romantic tale of Washington's Gilded Age, of presidents, senators, and the imposing Stone family dynasty of Boston, Honor Bright spans four thrilling decades with the story of a girl born to rule the men who reuled America. ...


  • Elizabeth Burr made a lonely journey from the wind-whipped highlands of Scotland to the rocky hills of a New England settlement to begin building a bridge between two worlds. Elizabeth's dour father could not countenance her clandestine meetings with...


  • A full rich romance of an American girl, Faith Marlowe, in the swirl of royal and diplomatic life in the capitals of Europe, and in the New England and Washington homes of her tradition. The breathtaking thrills and anguish of great love and loyalty ...


  • ...She was, indeed, magnificent, beautiful as Paul had never seen her, had never known she could be. He threw his arms around her, and began to kiss her violently on her neck, her cheeks, her lips. Mary tried ti struggle away from him, hot with fur...



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  • Frances Keyes was a 20th century American author and a convert to Roman Catholicism. Her works frequently featured Catholic themes and beliefs. Mrs. Keyes first book, The Old Gray Homestead, was published in 1919. The Gray's farm is falling apart unt...


  • SYLVIA CARY She was young and lovely, as fragile as a hothouse orchid. but she lived each day as though small, quiet demons pursued her. Who was she? Why had she come to this obscure New England farm? What secrets haunted her? The impover...