By Mary Balogh
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“Balogh is aware not just the period, with all its nuances, yet [also] is aware her characters so completely that readers are swept into her tales. There’s a ordinary reserve—a calmness and quiet in her prose—that permits the tenderness of the romance to pull on the reader’s center. it is a superbly rendered marriage-of-convenience love tale that might win a spot on keeper cabinets. ”—RT ebook reports (4-1/2 stars)
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From the Paperback variation.
Unique booklet: 1996
Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..
But the place can he locate the right girl? She should be beautiful, type, a great conversationalist. .. and most vital, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, fascinating and, so far as a person understands, bad as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the appropriate wife.
Jack's middle races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every little thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal seize. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, convinced he could by no means marry a terrible woman like her. As they play out a online game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?
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He regarded her for a few moments, a look of amusement on his face. ” he said. “Jewels? ” He did not, then, have a high regard for women’s intelligence. Or perhaps it was just her type of woman. Her type. ” she asked him, taking a bite out of her roll. He looked even more amused. “You,” he said without hesitation. “Tell me about yourself, Miss Heyward. Begin with your accent. I cannot quite place its origin. ” She had not done at all well with the accent she had assumed during her working hours, except perhaps to disguise the fact that she had been gently born and raised.
It was a large room overlooking the small wooded park at the back of the house. It was warmed by a log fire in a large hearth and lit by a single branch of candles. Heavy velvet curtains had been drawn back from the large canopied bed and the covers had been turned down. He was glad he had not had her before, he decided as he closed the door behind them and extinguished the single candle that had lit their way upstairs. Pleasurable anticipation had been building in him for over a week. It had reached a crescendo of desire this evening.
They were going to have a white Christmas. The prospect brought with it none of the elation he would normally feel. At Conway there would be children of all ages from two to eighty gazing at the sky and making their plans for toboggan rides and snowball fights and snowman-building contests and skating parties. He felt an unwelcome wave of nostalgia. But they had arrived at Bertie’s hunting box, which looked more like a small manor than the modest lodge Julian had been expecting. There were the welcome signs of candlelight from within and of smoke curling up from the chimneys.
A Regency Christmas III by Mary Balogh