By Elizabeth Boyle
"""A younger woman with a fortune is topic to all kinds of untoward attentions by means of the worst type of vagrants."" — Aunt Allegra
A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, hasn't ever had to heed. that's, until eventually she is left an unlimited fortune payable purely upon her marriage to the very good Mr. Barkworth—a fit that gives little likelihood of getting to know precisely what her aunt capacity through ""untoward attentions.""
But an identical can't be stated whilst the Duke of Preston occurs alongside Tabitha's direction. He spies a rebellious streak in her that fits his personal and he makes it his project to save lots of her from the sort of passionless fit, interfering in her lifestyles at each flip. All too quickly, Preston—whose very identify spells ruin—has Tabitha stuck among the nice fortune that promises her safety, and his kiss, which supplies a completely assorted form of happily-ever-after.
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Divorced at thirty-five, now forty-one, she would have to watch her predilections. She worked out other people's problems well — she'd made her reputation in divorce law — but she was often terrible at solving her own. Filmore was the strangest one she had at the moment. When she first saw him in Austin last year about the same time, she'd hardly known him. Her secretary Marialice had Page 21 shown him into the office. He'd sat down in front of the desk, his cap perched on his knees, one hand running over the taut black material on top.
He took off his cap, so she could see all of his white hair, “Getting on. ” She stretched out the last syllable as Arthur used to, as Filmore did still. ” That's what the police said when they called her. Filmore's Cadillac had crashed into a concrete bridge railing Page 31 spanning one of the bayous near a small town west of New Orleans. “Killed him right away, mam. ” ‘‘About three this morning. There was a real bad fog. ” “His license. ” “Well, mam, it's the usual. Except the home address given on it turns out to be a golf club up in Tennessee.
No'm. This here's a twenty-gauge, a bird-hunting gun. ” I watch the traffic light change, cars whizz by. Across the street, music pours out of a bar. What am I doing here in the middle of a medium-sized city, talking to Hal, a gas jockey who is convinced he's a great hunter? Dan'l Boone kilt Bar. He carved that message on a tree years ago and years haven't done away with Dan'l. He stalks city streets right now. ” Who cares? Nobody but the victim, the hunter, and other hunters who'll listen to a “How I Got It” tale knowing that's the price for getting to tell their own.
Along Came a Duke (Rhymes with Love, Book 1) by Elizabeth Boyle