By Lorraine Heath
"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the fingers of the duke?
Lady Louisa Wentworth understands she's going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud good looks has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband in the course of the turbulent waters of London society.
The speeding Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his kinfolk. This well-heeled younger American, pass over Jenny Rose, might do fairly well. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk reveals himself way more drawn to the intoxicating woman Louisa than to her blameless cost!
A romantic subterfuge is named for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's beautiful Louisa as an alternative who falls into his sensuous net, this online game of hearts takes a passionate and so much unforeseen turn...
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On the ground floor with Roger Kendall’s hall, kitchen, and business offices, it was devoted entirely to his comfort and pleasure. Here the family could gather to hear readings, or simply talk and admire the roses in the back garden, which could be seen in somewhat distorted fashion through windows covered with real glass. Instead of the usual flooring of rushes, a brightly colored Oriental carpet spread beneath Brother Gregory’s feet. A rare, carved chest stood in one corner, and in the wide, ironbound locked chest that stood next to the writing table, could Brother Gregory have seen through its heavy lid, Roger Kendall’s greatest treasures were arrayed.
People stared at her, too, and still talked about her now that she was with the angels. She had some secret thing about her that made even the priest, who was always hard on women, deferential. I always wished I knew what it was. Now we watched the new mother waddle about the house, her pale, stringy hair wadded under a greasy kerchief, hitting at whatever annoyed her and shrieking her complaints. I used to wonder how father could ever have done such a thing, having once been wed to mother. Maybe it was the money.
Neither of us looked up to see the figure of our parish priest, Sir Ambrose, toiling down the dusty road to our house. “That’s because my blood’s strong. It makes my fleas faster than your fleas,” I answered in a lofty tone. “Why, the only way to see if that’s true is to prove it,” replied David, and he set to drawing a circle in the dust with his toe. “There,” he said. ” The thing was quickly done, and his fleas hopped out of the circle in a single great leap, while mine crawled miserably away into the dust.
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