By Mary Balogh
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Unique book: 2002
A daring girl often called the "duchess of Magnus" used to be wagered—and won—in a card video game. however the lady who arrived used to be her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.
Eleanor de Lacy should have been mad to comply with alternate identities together with her stronger-willed cousin. She may by no means persuade Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially because the guy appeared so decided for it to happen. Worse nonetheless, she reveals Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she's charmed by means of his makes an attempt to seduce her, even if he believes she is already his. but when he ever learns of Eleanor's deception, this bold rogue will wreak havoc. .. upon her recognition and her middle.
Remington had anticipated a haughty, unbending aristocrat who might be sure his front into strong society. yet this "duchess" is a so much friendly surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a pride to the attention. briefly, she is precisely this kind of bride Remington might fall passionately, thoroughly in love with. .. if he weren't so motive on his revenge.
She's determined for peace and protection. .. Lucinda, girl Denbigh, is operating from a husband who bodily and emotionally abuses her simply because she is unfashionably plump and has didn't produce an inheritor. Posing as a widow, she seeks shelter within the quiet geographical region. .. he is lower back from the wars, wounded and tormented.
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If Chrissie Hayward knew that morning she'd be going again in time to rescue her loopy coworker Kat, she'd have worn higher footwear. Doubly so if she'd anticipated to satisfy her real love. based on the mysterious gypsy, Chrissie used to be the "gentle soul who might tame an outlaw's thirst for revenge" -- aka the true Robin Hood.
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He had a strong conviction that nothing he might say would persuade his father to change his mind. He must try anyway. His father was clearly expecting it of him. He had resumed his seat behind the desk and was rubbing his hands together in anticipatory glee. Reggie swallowed, only to find that there was not one drop of saliva in his mouth. There was no telling yet how Havercroft would react to the proposition his father was clearly determined to make, but this match was already halfway made. If the other half did not fall into place, he might find himself permanently estranged from his father.
Her father’s voice was like thunder. “You will never mention that name in this house again,” he bellowed. “But you are quite right about one thing. I cannot force you. I can, however, send you to Meadow Hall tomorrow and have you earn your keep as a chambermaid. I cannot afford your keep there, heaven help me, and pay a chambermaid. You surely cannot believe that I am rejoicing over this humiliation, Annabelle. To have young Mason as my son-in-law? To have Mason as your father-in-law? To be beholden to him for saving me from my difficulties and you from ruin?
She began to explore the land surrounding her house. It was not a very great disobedience, she told herself, since she never went beyond the boundary of the park. But those stolen hours were always magical. There was something very enticing about breaking the rules and enjoying a sense of freedom and adventure. One afternoon while she was thus employed, she discovered a co-conspirator. At least, she assumed that was what he was since surely all children were governed by strict rules and there was no sign of either a parent or a nurse with him.