By Jo Beverley
Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and safe a contented lifestyles. Catesby Burgoyne is out to proceed his noble family's sturdy identify. while destiny pushes them jointly, they're married-but this inconvenient marriage of comfort fast becomes anything a lot more...
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Perry asked. “Order a meal. ” He had to know. He crossed the wide road between passing coaches. He had money, now. Apart from the earldom’s wealth, he had about twenty guineas about his person, all he’d had left, before. If she was still here, still in difficulties, perhaps she’d accept some of it. The narrow lane looked both better and worse by daylight. Children played under the eyes of women working and gossiping in their open doorways, but daylight revealed the meanness of the houses. Which house was hers?
Beneath his family’s “understanding” he’d recognized the lifelong conviction that he was destined to make a pig’s dinner of anything he turned his hand to. They had some reason. He knew that. There’d been his brief attempt at studying for the Church, ended by too strong a taste for pretty women, strong drink, and action. He’d followed that path only with the dream of becoming rector of St. Wilfred’s, the closest parish to Keynings. After that, his father had found him a place with the East India Company, which was newly expanding into power and wealth.
Yes . ” Prudence knew why. Because Cate Burgoyne shimmered in her mind, dazzling her to reality and good sense. What a fool she was! Even if they were to meet again he’d have no interest in her. And if he did, she wouldn’t want to marry him—a wild, penniless drunkard. Henry Draydale was sober, rich, and steady. And, she must accept, no other suitor had come forward. She’d attended tea parties, soirees, dances, and the theater. She’d met a number of eligible men and some had seemed to enjoy her company, but none had approached Aaron with an offer of marriage.