By Stephanie Laurens
Unique booklet: 1997
Antonia Mannering refused to develop into an outdated maid!
She used to be a tender lady with plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven performed a wide half in them. notwithstanding the youth associates had no longer visible each other in years, she used to be completely conscious that Philip had no loss of girl companionship. yet he had by no means married, and it used to be excessive time he did. If she may turn out to him that she used to be in a position to operating his domestic and wouldn't shame him in society, Antonia used to be sure he might suggest a snug association. yet by no means had she anticipated that their hearts may by some means locate their means into the bargain!
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Unique e-book: 1997
Antonia Mannering refused to turn into an previous maid!
She used to be a tender lady with plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven performed a wide half in them. even though the formative years associates had now not visible each other in years, she used to be completely acutely aware that Philip had no loss of girl companionship. yet he had by no means married, and it was once excessive time he did. If she may possibly turn out to him that she was once able to working his domestic and wouldn't shame him in society, Antonia used to be sure he may suggest a snug association. yet by no means had she anticipated that their hearts could one way or the other locate their method into the bargain!
Unique ebook: 2001
What might you do in case you have been kissed via the main good-looking stranger you'd ever obvious? And what if that guy used to be a Cynster?
Every girl--even convent-educated ones--dreams of forbidden kisses. So while a guy actually falls at Helena's toes as she's strolling throughout the courtyard one moonlit Christmas Eve, the beautiful, younger comtesse d'Lisle is aware he's as much as no strong. He's truly a piece risky. .. and clearly stuck in the course of a clandestine rendezvous. Why else might he have risked his neck and jumped out of a window into the snow?
It's mistaken, it's outlandish . . . and it's the main totally romantic gesture she's ever visible. So whilst the nice sisters rush up, not easy to grasp if she has visible a guy at the grounds, Helena ignores the years of strict upbringing that insist she display his presence.
To lie will be a sin, yet nobody should be solid the entire time.
As a present for her silence, the stranger takes her in his palms and enticingly, unforgettably kisses her--and then departs, leaving a lingering if unstated promise of all that will be, may still destiny decree that they meet back. even if Helena doesn't are aware of it, her wild Englishman is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives, a nobleman who will turn out to be her destiny.
Seven years later, Helena has been reworked from an attractive schoolgirl to an aristocratic attractiveness. Her glowing wit has made her wanted by means of London's hostesses; her enormous dowry has made successful her hand the purpose of many a gentleman . . . yet she is deadeningly conscious of how uninteresting such a lot of of those gents are.
Her manipulative dad or mum has suddenly allowed her to discover a husband of her personal identifying, and she or he has no goal of marrying any guy who attempts to tame her. There needs to be anyone excellent for her . . . an individual who can stay as much as the promise of that long-ago kiss.
Then, at a ball, destiny moves. once more, it's the Christmas season, and around the crowded room Helena stands transfixed . . . for there's the fellow whose kiss she hasn't ever forgotten, the fellow of her reminiscence whom no different has ever been in a position to supplant. Her wild, mysterious Englishman, Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.
One glance, and he's made up our minds to reclaim her . . . .
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Chapter Two Calliope watched in her dressing table mirror, distracted, as her maid brushed out her hair in preparation for the evening ahead. A musicale, featuring not the usual young and untalented misses with their harps and pianofortes, but a recreation of music that might have been performed at plays by Aeschylus and Euripides at the great festivals of ancient times. She had been very much looking forward to it, it was just the sort of thing that most fascinated her. But now her thoughts were scattered and hazy, scudding here and there like springtime clouds.
Cam laughed aloud as he guided his horses back into the flow of traffic, picturing Calliope Chase wielding a leather whip with fire in her brown eyes. It was not an unlikely vision. She was named after the wrong mythological figure, surely. She was not a Muse, changeable and capricious and seductive. She was Athena, goddess of war, marching into battle to defend what she believed in, right or wrong. An Athena with such an intriguing sadness behind her gaze. Cam glanced over his shoulder before he turned the corner of the street, but the Chases’ house was closed up tight.
Albeit a handsome one. As she clasped on the earrings, there was a knock at her chamber door. “The carriage is waiting, Miss Chase,” the butler announced. “Thank you,” Calliope answered. She took a deep breath, and rose slowly from her seat. It was time for the show to begin. “If Lady Russell’s plumes were any higher, I fear she would launch up into the sky like some demented parrot and leave us quite without a hostess,” Clio whispered, leaning close to Calliope’s ear. Calliope pressed her gloved fingertips to her lips, trying not to laugh aloud.
A Comfortable Wife (Regencies, Book 8; Lester Family Saga, Book 4) by Stephanie Laurens