By Tamera Alexander
After an undesirable prior, Claire strives to create whatever that may final as an artist between Nashville's elite society within the 1860s.
Claire Laurent's maximum aspiration is to color anything that would convey her acclaim. but her father insists she paintings as a copyist. A forger. while she's pressured to escape her domestic, her direction collides with legal professional Sutton Monroe, who indicates her kindness through now not turning her in to gurus. but if he later refuses to come back to her relief, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. discovering herself one of the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of constructing an enduring impact on the planet of artwork is inside of reach--but provided that her earlier is still hidden.
The Federal military destroyed Sutton's domestic, confiscated his land, and threatens to smash his family's honor. His choice to reclaim what belongs to him finds a fact which could price him greater than he ever imagined--as good because the lady he loves.
Set at Nashville's old Belmont Mansion, a gorgeous antebellum manor equipped by means of Adelicia Acklen, a long-lasting effect is a sweeping love tale a few kingdom mending after battle, the redemption of these wounded, and the braveness of a guy and lady to determine themselves--and each one other--for who they are surely
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Yes, she could do this. Keep her promise. It wouldn’t be so hard. She just had to avoid touching him. Mason watched the lady brushing her hand over her skirt and wondered how long he’d been clasping it like a moonstruck fool. He probably should feel a bit guilty about having been less than forthcoming about the girls’ state of neglect. The last thing he needed now was for her to flee or point out his dishonesty, so he tried to sound encouraging. “I think this will work to our mutual benefit, Madame.
She blushed and turned around on the stairs, looking up and down the steps. ” Riley, realizing very quickly that since their last meeting Lord Ashlin had changed his mind and was about to cancel their agreement, prompted the lady without hesitation. ” Cousin Felicity’s mouth curved into a wide smile. “The girls! Of course. ” She bustled upward without another glance back. ” Mason protested, but the lady ignored him. He let out a deep sigh, one Riley wagered did not bode well for her, as it was followed by Lord Ashlin turning his critical gaze on her.
She sighed prettily and smiled at him. The kind of smile that would make a man forget every vow he’d ever made. Forget his pride, forget his plans. Forget he was a new kind of Ashlin. But it didn’t let him forget he owed his soul to every debt collector in London. Taking a deep breath, he nodded for her to continue. “As you well know, you are entitled to a percentage of our receipts. My partners and I are willing to double that percentage to allow your debt to be repaid in half the time. ” Mason didn’t speak at first.