By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
"The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the spell binding, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. fascinating, lively and exquisitely attractive, she is beset on each side by way of suitors, anybody of whom may pay a king's fortune for a spot in her middle. yet Erienne has eyes for just one: the speeding and witty younger Yankee, Christopher Seton.
But marriage for romance isn't to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled through playing accounts, is cause on auctioning off his appealing daughter to the top bidder. And finally, Erienne is devastated to discover it's the unusual and secretive Lord Saxton who has bought her—a mysterious, tragic determine who wears a masks and a cloak continually to conceal disfiguring scars received in a negative fireplace a few years back.
But within the passing days, Saxton's actual nature is printed to her. a steady and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with heat and abiding tenderness, but appears to be like to her purely through sunlight. She, in flip, vows to be a very good and constant spouse to him. after which Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's international Conflicted by means of feelings she can't suppress, Erienne valiantly makes an attempt to stay honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband yet feels herself irresistibly interested in Seton's ardour, his hearth, and his secrets and techniques. Entangled in intrigues she doesn't but comprehend, Erienne Fleming will quickly need to make a devastating selection: among love and honor . . . among her responsibility and her heart.
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Entering the room, Phadra found it decorated in a flamboyant style of rose and gold. Rose bed curtains hung from a massive canopy in the center of the room, and three huge armoires stood like silent sentinels around the room’s perimeter. An open one was stuffed with dresses made of gorgeous silks and velvets. Dainty porcelains, perfume flasks, and silver bottles sat on the vanity at which Miranda, a very pretty golden blonde, had been sitting and letting her maid attend to her hair before her mother had interrupted her toilette.
I won’t have it! ” Her pretty face began turning beet red with anger. A knock at the door interrupted her tirade. ” Miranda shouted, and stood there breathing in great gulps of air. The footman’s voice trembled slightly as he answered. “I have a message from Lady St. ” 30 \ Cathy Maxwell Before anyone in the room could react, a woman’s voice spoke up from the other side of the door, “Beatrice, open up. I have the most incredible news! ” Lady Evans’s eyes opened wide with alarm. ” Miranda immediately snapped out of her tantrum.
Treasured Vows \ 37 “Thank you,” Phadra said, the sound coming out in a whisper as she realized how difficult things were going to be. Her reversal of fortune had happened so fast that when she and Henny had returned to her townhouse with Sir Cecil to pack a bag, she hadn’t been able to think of what she was losing. Fortunately she’d had the presence of mind to pack her small silver box, with the few mementos it held of her mother like the emerald earrings and pin that matched the set in the bank’s vault, but she hadn’t thought to bring anything else.
A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss