By Cynthia Clement
In Cynthia Clement's eye-catching story of cat and mouse, England's excessive society is limited to a rustic property the place passionate ambitions turn into the order of the day....
Widowed Sarah Wellsley delights in her day-by-day swim—until she is stumbled on by way of a majestic stranger who errors her for a harlot. Having escaped the cad's embody, she's mortified to satisfy him back mere hours later, and stunned to find he's the long-absent Marquess of Caldern. . .and her cousin Caroline's meant. yet now he merely has eyes for Sarah, and should pursue her at any fee. the location couldn't be extra awkward—particularly simply because she can't erase the reminiscence of Alex Caldern's contact. . .
Alex in the past deserted goals of affection. His marriage might be a enterprise association to supply an inheritor. at the eve of his suggestion, in spite of the fact that, he's seized via a keenness he can't forget about: the necessity to own girl Caroline's quiet cousin. via turns wanton and demure, Sarah confounds his each intuition and thwarts even his such a lot creative makes an attempt to have her. but she is through his part, unbidden, specially while he's in danger.
As the makes an attempt on Caldern's lifestyles multiply, Sarah's inner most emotions slowly make themselves identified. And while Alex eventually realizes what she wishes, he's greater than ready to fulfill her...
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Don't look, Christina," Carl said as they passed poor, ragged children begging. "I wish I could help them," she said. "Me too, but we have little money for ourselves. We must spend a night here, but we'll leave early in the morning," Carl told his sister. The immigrant hotel where the travelers stayed was dirty and crowded. Carl took out the remaining bread and cheese that his mother had given them. They ate in silence. In the morning, they walked to the dock where a large steamer awaited them.
Should he go to Texas? He read the letter again, then put it back in the envelope and looked at his family. Tears began to form in his mother's eyes. How does she always know what I'm thinking? he wondered. He put his arm around her. "Don't make a hasty decision," Mama said. "The crops may improve this year. " "It won't matter, Mama," Carl said. " "Just wait until fall," Mama pleaded. Carl looked at his parents. He loved them very much. It was going to be a tough decision, but he knew what he had to do.
As he began to feel warm, he looked up to see Christina, his older sister. Her golden hair fell to her shoulders, and her blue eyes met his. ''Ah, Bror, you look half-frozen. Here, take a cup of hot tea," she said. " His eyes were full of gratitude for his sister. Four years older than he, she always was the caring big sister. " she asked curiously. "Not so bad. " Christina laughed out loud. "Sounds wonderful. Maybe I could work there, too, and we could freeze together," she teased. "The factory doesn't hire women," Carl said flatly.