By Christina Dodd
Unique ebook: 1997
Prim, simple, desperately virtuous woman Mary Fairchild stared on the seductive gentleman and puzzled -- did he be mindful the weather of the evening they met? absolutely no longer. within the ten years due to the fact, she had deserted her younger impetuousness and reworked herself right into a housekeeper -- disguising her attractiveness underneath a servant's dour garments decided to beat the passions of the past.
But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did realize her as a Fairchild, considered one of his family's sour enemies. while he demanded her aid getting better a stolen diary, she dared now not refuse him. whilst he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty compelled her to agree. And while the restraint among them shattered and delight turned an obsession, Mary needed to belief a robust guy who may well ship her to the gallows ... or love her via eternity.
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Certainly, Bates. " "To Hampshire, sir," she said. " She could hear the surprise in his voice, though she did not look up. " She raised her eyes to his. As she had suspected, he was frowning. His fingers were still drumming on the top of the window. He looked toplofty, arrogant. This looked like an impossibility. "Just for a few miles. " The coachman cleared his throat again. "We really must get you to an apothecary, Bates," the gentleman said impatiently. And with that he opened the door and jumped down to the road without first putting down the steps.
A very strange and eccentric governess she would have made. He amused himself with images of her in a schoolroom. He would wager that she would hold the fascinated attention of children far more easily than the gray, mouselike creatures who normally fulfilled the role. The mistress of the house might have an apoplexy at the sight of her, of course. " "It was unexpected," she said, looking at him with an admirable imitation of candor. "He did not even reply to Papa's letter telling him of Mama's passing, you see.
I am six-and-twenty, you see. All he did state was that I must be married within six months, and that if I was not already married before his death, my choice must be approved by both his solicitor and his nephew on my grandmother's side. The nephew apparently has a nephew of his own who is prepared to marry me. He is a man of substance and impeccable reputation and has not yet passed his fortieth birthday. I suppose I will have him. " She smiled. In truth, she was somewhat elated at the prospect of marrying, even though she had not yet met the man and knew about him only what her grandfather's solicitor had written.
A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family, Book 1) by Christina Dodd