By Candace Camp
Meet 3 noble bachelors and a quartet of yankee ladies of questionable manners! manhattan instances bestselling author Candace Camp delights with a thrilling new sequence that includes love, laughter, and intrigue. whilst Mary Bascombe’s stepfather attempts to promote her and her sisters to the top bidder after their mother’s loss of life, she resolves to take drastic motion. even if their British mom used to be estranged from her family, Mary comes to a decision the 4 will flee to London and take their position in society as granddaughters of the Earl of Stewkesbury. speeding Sir Royce Winslow doubts the honesty of the younger women’s claim—despite their charms, they appear to be hiding whatever. His charm to feisty Mary, besides the fact that, isn't any ruse, so whilst the sisters are shipped off to Willowmere, the earl’s state property, to procure a few polish, Royce is speedy to hitch them. while an unknown villain makes an attempt a kidnapping, Royce and Mary are thrown jointly as they confront the chance . . . and Royce learns that whereas excessive society might sing the praises of right habit, it's a so much fallacious American who's successful his center.
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Unlike Sir Royce’s, Gordon’s clothes evinced the unmistakable extremes of style and color that branded him a fop. His coat was a yellow reminiscent of an egg yolk, and the patterned satin waistcoat beneath it was lavender, his pantaloons striped with the same shade. The shoulders of the coat were impossibly wide and stuffed with padding, and the waist nipped in tightly. A huge boutonnière was thrust through his lapel, and his watch chain jangled with its load of fobs. Gordon drew himself up in an exaggeratedly dignified manner, though the picture he hoped to create was somewhat marred by the fact that he could not keep from swaying as he stood there.
Yes. ” “A lucky guess,” he replied with a faint smile. Mary smiled back, and her face flooded with light. Royce’s hand tightened involuntarily on the handle of his cane, and he forgot what he had been about to say. Mary, too, seemed suddenly at a loss for words, and she glanced away, color rising in her cheeks. Her hands went to her hair, as though she had suddenly realized its tumbled-down state, and she fumbled to repin it. ” She glanced around. “If I may be so bold, Miss Bascombe. You and your sisters are—well, this is not a very savory area, I fear.
In the ensuing years, Flora had come to bitterly regret marrying Cosmo. He had proved to be an unsavory sort, always involved in some moneymaking scheme or the other. Bad-tempered and given to drinking, he blamed everyone around him for whatever went wrong. Neither a good husband nor a good provider, he had been a dark presence in their lives. Once again, the actual running of the tavern had fallen to Mary, although Cosmo had time and again asserted his authority, insisting on changing a supplier or canceling an order, always with a detrimental result.