By Elizabeth Boyle
"""A younger girl with a fortune is topic to every kind of untoward attentions via 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 enormous fortune payable simply upon her marriage to the very first rate Mr. Barkworth—a fit that provides little likelihood of gaining knowledge of precisely what her aunt skill by means of ""untoward attentions.""
But an analogous can't be acknowledged while 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 undertaking to avoid wasting her from one of these passionless fit, interfering in her existence at each flip. All too quickly, Preston—whose very identify spells ruin—has Tabitha stuck among the great fortune that promises her defense, and his kiss, which provides a wholly varied type of happily-ever-after.
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But one point stood out. Her mother lived in a palace? “I don’t understand,” she said, then corrected herself in hopes of gaining more information. ” Other than the fact that Charlotte was now apparently something of a scandal. Finella snorted again. “The high and mighty Countess Pilsley calling on us? On Little Titchfield Street? Now that would be a lark. ” The lady’s brows rose in a significant arch. “No, it’s better that she left us to our fate and married Pilsley after Wilmont died. ” Charlotte did her best to take this all in and not appear completely shocked.
Charlotte glanced at the missives, but didn’t know what she should do with them. Rather, she ate a roll and some strawberries—done up nicely with cream—and wandered about the room, unable to settle down in this unfamiliar setting, so unlike Finella’s house on Queen Street. Cozy and warm, the room was filled with whimsical bric-a-brac. A long settee sat in one corner, and two overstuffed chairs were placed in front of the window. On the mantelpiece sat a blue-and-white Chinese vase filled with tulips.
But only one wish, and I must say, yours is the most romantic wish I’ve heard in . . ” Her eyes sparkled mischievously. ’ Oh, such a fine wish. And here you are,” she said, gesturing about the room. ” Charlotte tried to breathe. It couldn’t be true. Lord Trent loved her? Just like that. In one simple wish, she was the woman he loved. Her heart filled with a sense of wonder and joy. Sebastian loved her. Lottie, my love. Her hands went to her lips as she remembered his kiss, so possessive, so enticing.