By Stephanie Laurens
Unique book: 1997
Antonia Mannering refused to develop into an previous maid!
She used to be a tender lady with plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven performed a wide half in them. notwithstanding the formative years neighbors had now not noticeable each other in years, she was once completely acutely aware that Philip had no loss of woman companionship. yet he had by no means married, and it used to be excessive time he did. If she may perhaps end up to him that she was once in a position to operating his domestic and wouldn't shame him in society, Antonia used to be yes he may suggest a comfy association. yet by no means had she anticipated that their hearts could by some means locate their approach into the bargain!
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Resentment flashed in Charity‟s eyes and she fairly spit the word. ” “Mama said if anything happened to her and Papa, you would take care of us,” Patience said. “But I‟ve only just learned of your existence,” Gwen started. “I couldn‟t possibly have—” Hope paid her no heed. “Sisters are supposed to take care of one another. That‟s what Mama always said. It‟s what sisters do. ” The trio nodded in unison. ” Charity glared as if that was somehow Gwen‟s fault. ” Hope‟s glare matched her older sister‟s.
Perhaps it was Mr. Whiting‟s implication that Gwen‟s needs were not as important as those of her nieces and a subsequent touch of remorse on Gwen‟s part. Or a desire to discharge herself of such guilt and any familial obligation, much the same way Pennington had discharged himself of any obligation to his father. Or perhaps it was some heretofore unacknowledged wish to know her family. What remained of it, at any rate. ” Or perhaps it was nothing more than simple curiosity. “Well, you shan‟t like them.
She stepped briskly to the sofa and sat down, pulling off her gloves in a deliberate manner, nothing more than a ploy to gain a moment to marshal her thoughts and make sense of her feelings, far too tumultuous to understand at the moment. The only thing she was certain of was that for the first time in her life, she was not alone. The fate of someone other than herself lay in her hands. Even if those others were children. She drew a deep breath. ” “It‟s a lovely house with wonderful grounds,” Charity said staunchly.
A Comfortable Wife (Regencies, Book 8; Lester Family Saga, Book 4) by Stephanie Laurens