By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

"The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the spell binding, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. fascinating, lively and exquisitely gorgeous, she is beset on both sides by way of suitors, anyone of whom might pay a king's fortune for a spot in her middle. yet Erienne has eyes for just one: the rushing and witty younger Yankee, Christopher Seton.

But marriage for romance isn't really to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled through playing money owed, is rationale on auctioning off his appealing daughter to the top bidder. And finally, Erienne is devastated to discover it's the unusual and secretive Lord Saxton who has bought her—a mysterious, tragic determine who wears a masks and a cloak continually to conceal disfiguring scars received in a poor hearth a few years back.

But within the passing days, Saxton's real nature is printed to her. a steady and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with heat and abiding tenderness, but appears to be like to her merely through sunlight. She, in flip, vows to be an excellent and constant spouse to him. after which Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's global Conflicted by way of feelings she can't suppress, Erienne valiantly makes an attempt to stay honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband yet feels herself irresistibly interested in Seton's ardour, his fireplace, and his secrets and techniques. Entangled in intrigues she doesn't but comprehend, Erienne Fleming will quickly need to make a devastating selection: among love and honor . . . among her accountability and her heart.

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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.

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