By Stephanie Laurens
Unique booklet: 1997
Antonia Mannering refused to develop 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 neighbors had no longer noticeable 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 might end up to him that she was once in a position to working his domestic and wouldn't shame him in society, Antonia was once convinced he could suggest a snug association. yet by no means had she anticipated that their hearts might by some means locate their method into the bargain!
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I don’t have many friends, and my father’s relatives are all deceased. My mother’s family, aside from our guardian, has little to do with us. I am quite alone. Except for you. I quite understand,” she said, voice quivering just slightly, “that my mother bought you for me as she tried to do with Lord Ashdon. I know that, unless destitute, you would never have lowered yourself by coming into my mother’s house to befriend me. ” Caro’s dark eyes, so large and expressive, were filled with un-shed tears, yet she looked anything but cowed.
She’s been both, you’ve been neither. Perhaps it’s not too late to accept the arrangement with Lord Ashdon. He certainly seemed . . ” “Interested? He wanted to break my neck,” Caro said. “Besides which, any interest he had in human companionship fled his mind the minute the gaming tables were set up. The man’s a remorseless gambler. I will not—” “Yes, darling, I think we are all well aware of the many things which you will not. Let us not discuss it now. ” Anne was less certain of everything the longer she listened to Sophia and Caro argue, but she nodded, letting the die be cast as she cursed herself for a sentimental idiot.
Yes, she was beautiful. He had expected as much of her, knowing her mother. Even Stuart Trevelyan, the eighth Earl of Dalby and Caroline’s father, had been fashionably attractive in his day. Lady Caroline ran true to her bloodlines; that was clear in her ivory skin, dark blue eyes, and black hair. What was not as clear was her temperament. Was Sophia as fiery? Certainly not in public. Had Dalby been as stubborn? Perhaps, though rather more elegantly. Caroline, all proclamations to the contrary, certainly had a lot to learn about being a courtesan if tonight’s example was to be her calling card.