By Candace Camp
3 siblings estranged via secrets...reunited through love.Lord Thorpe's new enterprise associate isn't really what he anticipated. along with her billowy black hair and creamy pores and skin, Alexandra Ward is stunningly appealing, brashly outspoken...and the right snapshot of a filthy rich girl lengthy suggestion dead.Straight from the United States, Alexandra unearths London fraught with probability. Her visual appeal on Thorpe's arm sends surprise rippling via society and arouses hushed whispers: is she a schemer looking for a useless woman's fortune, or an blameless stuck up in conditions that she does not understand?Someone is aware the reality, somebody who does not wish Alexandra to stay lengthy sufficient to benefit something. simply Lord Thorpe will help her now--if he can conquer his personal suspicions.
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She had been frightened and confused, as was only natural when one was attacked, and so she had clung to him. Her feelings had been all stirred up, and she had thought that it was because of him. But it was simply an aftermath of her scare. She could see that now, in the clear light of day. So Alexandra was ready and waiting for Thorpe when he drove up to the house the next afternoon in a sporty curricle. Her aunt, of course, deplored the vehicle, saying it was ridiculous, but Alexandra was thrilled.
The Countess sighed. "It was a terrible time. My son, Emerson, and his family had gone to visit Simone's parents. My husband grew ill and died while they were gone, and we sent for them, but then all that I rioting broke out. I don't even know if they ever got the message. The mob killed them. It didn't matter to them that Emerson was English. " A chill ran through Alexandra. "The mob, ma'am?! " "They were in Paris when the revolution broke out. The mob stormed their home and dragged them all out and killed them.
She made up her mind, then sent one of the footmen for her Paisley shawl. She wrapped it around her shoulders and walked out of the front door, ignoring the rather shocked expression of the footman. Doubtless properly brought up Englishwomen did not walk home from a party, she thought, but Alexandra had little patience for such foolish rules. It was a pleasant walk. The May breeze still held a hint of coolness, but her shawl combated that. The evening was quiet, as it never was in the daytime. She was used to walking quite a bit back home, and she realized that she had missed it.
A Stolen Heart (Mira) by Candace Camp