A Bird in Hand by Allison Lane

By Allison Lane

A bold younger lord, seeing a tender girl floundering in an icy river, instantly dives to her rescue. yet in saving her lifestyles, he virtually loses his personal! whilst he involves, he reveals himself on my own with the mysterious girl in a small kingdom cottage. And although he had effectively refrained from the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to suggest to his appealing benefactor. in any case, that they had spent the evening on my own, and the scandal will be insufferable. however the lady vehemently refuses, and disappears. however the younger lord reveals himself no longer so keen to enable cross of her, and the chase is on.

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No servants. The realization elicited a deeper sigh. Not only had he never taken care of his own clothing, he had not even watched Linden work over it. Bundling his muddy garments onto the floor of the wardrobe, he took stock of the rest. Fifteen cravats, two shirts, three pairs of stockings, and his buff pantaloons. Washing would be confined to the basin, for Mr. Randolph would not merit use of a hip bath. At least he had shaved himself often enough that he could do so without slitting his throat.

Standing here with his mouth open made him seem simpleminded. " She snorted. “You do not know Fosdale. What an awful precedent to set for his own staff. ” She sighed. " When the maid returned with an armload of linens, Elizabeth ordered her to fetch two strong footmen. Then she led the way upstairs. "This room belonged to my grandfather's valet,” she said once the footmen had deposited John on a soft bed. “Simms was more of a friend than a servant, for they were together nearly fifty years. Poor Simms lived only a month after Grandfather died.

Damn! She needed to calm her nerves so she could think clearly. And the best way was to write. It had been her refuge for years. Pulling out paper, she began jotting down the jumble of feelings that had accumulated in the last fortnight. Within moments, the pen was flying across the page, recording her fury upon overhearing Fosdale's dishonorable plots, her disgust at Constance's mistreatment, the terror of being swept away by a flood, the exhilaration of defeating the elements, the insidious warmth that had stolen through her body as she touched Mr.

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