By Suzanne Enoch
All of London is abuzz with the go back of the definitely fascinating, lately widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? what's going to she do along with her overdue husband’s fortune? Sociey is stunned by way of her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an unique gentleman’s gaming membership within the relatives mansion. yet nobody is extra surprised than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.
Years in the past, Oliver and Diane shared a personal indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to bare Oliver’s such a lot ungentlemanly secrets…unless he consents to assist her. A infamous gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to teach Diane within the methods and technique of working her institution. yet awesome a care for Diane could simply be the largest danger Oliver has ever taken. This time, the one factor he has to lose is his heart…
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All of London is abuzz with the go back of the definitely fascinating, lately widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? what's going to she do along with her past due husband’s fortune? Sociey is surprised by way of her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all areas! —that she plans to open an particular gentleman’s gaming membership within the relatives mansion.
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With yet one more errand to go—the buy of a looking falcon—Andrew Blackshear has Christmas thoroughly below keep an eye on. As his sister's approaching marriage indications the inevitable drifting-apart of the Blackshear kin, it's his final probability to offer his siblings this kind of memorable, well-planned vacation their mom and dad may by no means appear to supply.
He has no time to dawdle, no time for nonsense, and positively no time to force the falconer's vexing, impulsive, lush-lipped, midnight-haired daughter to a home celebration sooner than heading domestic. So why the satan did he conform to just do that?
**It couldn't be extra deliciously mixed-up. .. **
Lucy Sharp has been ready all her too-quiet lifestyles for an event, and she or he skill to utilize this one. She's going to benefit from the condo celebration as nobody has ever loved a home social gathering earlier than, and in the interim she's going to take pleasure in each minute within the corporation of amusingly stern, formidably right, outrageously good-looking Mr. Blackshear. enable him disapprove of her all he likes—it's no longer as if they'll see one another back after this day.
. .. or will they? whilst a carriage mishap and a storm from snow strand the pair miles in need of their vacation spot, threatening them with scandal and jeopardizing all their Christmas plans, they'll need to interact to avoid wasting the vacation from catastrophe. And alongside the best way they only may examine that the simplest adventures are those you by no means may have suggestion to plan.
With This Kiss: half OneLady Grace Ryburn, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Ashbrook, has fallen wildly in love with Colin Barry, a speeding younger lieutenant serving his kingdom within the Royal army. while he returns domestic to exuberant celebrations, will he even observe the quiet wallflower he grew up with … or will he fall for Grace's glowing, lovely sister?
Vivian Rael–Lamont lives peacefully within the small city of Penzance, Cornwall, the place each person believes her to be widowed, whilst truthfully she left London unwilling to permit her husband's exploits taint her relatives identify. All's good, until eventually anyone threatens to bare her married prestige and disclose her to scandal – until she will receive an unique signed replica of a Shakespearian play, owned through none except the reclusive and mysterious William Raleigh, Duke of Trent.
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But all that was forgotten as her foot crossed into the artist’s inner sanctum, and she found herself awed by a world she’d never imagined. Sunshine streamed in from the windows, as well as from skylights above. The entire studio was awash in illumination. Tripods with paintings stood patiently waiting attention at varied places in the room. The portraits were covered with Holland covers, so their contents were as mysterious as this life she’d tumbled into. As she continued slowly into the studio, her nose wrinkled ever so slightly at the thick scent of paint, the oils and chemicals competing in acrid and sharp contest.
Yes, that’s it,” Quince encouraged. Charlotte found herself in front of the Marlowe house anew, gazing at Sebastian and giving voice to the one thing she desired above all else. I wish I could be the woman he loved. “I wished,” she whispered. “That you did,” Quince said, letting go of her hand and wiping her palms across her apron. ” The lady sat back and grinned, as if she expected Charlotte to start lauding her with high praise. ” Quince nodded at her hand. “The ring. The one your dear aunt left for you.
She even had the audacity to blow a kiss at Boxley. Gads, the cheeky earl must be twenty years Finella’s junior! But before anything more could be said, the door opened to reveal a short, thin man. A pair of spectacles sat perched on his nose and his bald head glistened in the sunlight streaming through the transom above the door. Arbuckle. It had to be, given his rough-hewn hands and the blotches of paint on his rumpled shirt. “Mrs. Townsend,” he enthused. “You did come! I feared you wouldn’t make it today.