By Candace Camp
Meet 3 noble bachelors and a quartet of yankee ladies of questionable manners! ny occasions bestselling author Candace Camp delights with a thrilling new sequence that includes love, laughter, and intrigue. while Mary Bascombe’s stepfather attempts to promote her and her sisters to the top bidder after their mother’s demise, she resolves to take drastic motion. even though their British mom was once estranged from her family, Mary makes a decision the 4 will flee to London and take their position in society as granddaughters of the Earl of Stewkesbury. rushing Sir Royce Winslow doubts the honesty of the younger women’s claim—despite their charms, they appear to be hiding whatever. His charm to feisty Mary, besides the fact that, is not any ruse, so while the sisters are shipped off to Willowmere, the earl’s kingdom property, to procure a few polish, Royce is fast to hitch them. while an unknown villain makes an attempt a kidnapping, Royce and Mary are thrown jointly as they confront the chance . . . and Royce learns that whereas excessive society may well sing the praises of right habit, it's a such a lot unsuitable American who's profitable his middle.
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Extra info for A Lady Never Tells
But this …” “That is why Sir Royce could have helped us,” Rose pointed out. ” Mary grimaced. ” Rose looked at her sister with raised brows. ” Mary felt a flush rising in her cheeks. She wasn’t about to tell her sisters about the incident in the hall. “Well, perhaps not a rake. But he certainly isn’t anyone we know. I have no desire to go about telling everyone our life story. ” She paused, then went on, “I think that I should go by myself tomorrow morning to find him. ” Lily protested. “You will meet him.
But she had given her word to her dying mother—and she knew her mother was right. They could not remain with Cosmo. He had never been a good man, but after his wife’s death, he had grown worse. He took to drinking more heavily and at all hours of the day. He had turned his leering gaze on all the Bascombe girls and seized every opportunity to brush up against them, so that the sisters made sure never to be in his presence alone. He was apt to fly into a rage about the slightest thing—and sometimes about nothing at all.
Their mother, Flora, having been raised an aristocrat, had had little idea how to cook or keep house, much less manage a budget. As a result, their lives were often chaotic, to say the least. But Miles and Flora had been fun-loving, kind, and terribly in love with each other. They had given their children warmth and love. If the Bascombes had not had much, at least they had not starved, and they had enjoyed life. Their father’s last venture had been a tavern in a small town on the road to Philadelphia.
A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp