By Joan Wolf
"One betrayal must have been adequate …
Enchantingly stunning Laura Dalwood was once little greater than a woman whilst she was once given in marriage to a guy whose glittering wealth hid a depressing mystery printed to her simply on her marriage ceremony evening.
Now her husband’s loss of life had freed her from that odious union – and Laura vowed by no means to make so grievous an blunders back.
But how might she reject the good-looking and incredible Mark Cheny, Earl of Dartmouth, while his thought used to be person who no younger lady of experience or sensibility might rightly decline?
And what may well she do while, as his bride, he carried her over the edge to permit her to find simply how a lot she may perhaps love a guy – after which, to her misery, simply how a lot may she worry him …
Joan Wolf is a united states this present day bestselling writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her nationwide attractiveness as a grasp of the style. Her many old and modern romances were hugely praised via reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed certainly one of her novels as ""historical fiction at its finest."" Joan used to be born in long island urban yet has lived so much of her existence in Connecticut along with her husband, childrens and diverse pets. An avid rider and horse proprietor, she enjoys that includes horses in her novels.
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Mary's smile faded. "You know how I wish I didn't have the sight, Sabrina. I don't want to see the future. It frightens me. " "You've seen something since last night, haven't you? You weren't this nervous then," Sabrina said. Mary shook her head. "No, it's just that feeling again— nothing more. " She smiled apologetically. " Mary dropped the lilies she held and hugged Sabrina to her. "You're so small and sweet, and yet so brave to risk your life for us. " Sabrina shook her head admonishingly, returning her hug.
Sir Jeremy glanced around the room in surprise as he looked over his guests, who were busily absorbed with their cards, until his eyes alighted on a stocky gentleman in salmon colored velvet, his brow thunderous as he stared at Lucien in a definitely threatening manner. " Sir Jeremy demanded, looking at Lucien questioningly. The Duke returned his look steadily. "I've not the slightest notion why this fellow should bear me malice. " "He's Sir Frederick Jensen. " "Really," the Duke drawled in boredom.
Lucien stared grimly after them, his lips thinned in anger, then climbed from the coach to confront his coachmen who were standing sheepishly in the road. "Well, how did this happen? " Lucien demanded, a dangerous glint in his eyes. "Was a tree, Your Grace, fallen across the road and causin' us to stop. In this weather we never thought 'twas highwaymen. And then from nowheres these giants appears and aims them pistols at us before we could even draw ours. Would've laid us low if we had," the head coachman explained ruefully, seeking confirmation from the other abashed faces around him.