By Georgette Heyer
"Can the inaccurate bride develop into the fitting spouse? Adam Deveril, the hot Viscount Lynton, is head over heels in love with the gorgeous Julia Oversley. yet he has lower back from the Peninsular struggle to discover his relatives near to spoil and his ancestral domestic mortgaged to the hilt. He has little selection whilst he's brought to Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a urban guy of it seems that limitless wealth and no social goals for himself-but along with his eyes firmly fastened on an appropriate fit for his purely daughter, the quiet and decidedly undeniable Jenny Chawleigh.
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Dear lady," Lord Newley exclaimed contritely, leaning closer, "you've no need to fear. I don't believe he's killed anyone yet, and besides, we're calling in more dragoons to patrol. I shall personally guarantee your safety. I promise you we shall hang that scoundrel before the week is out He has gone too far this time! " "You're too kind to be concerned on our behalf, and I am sure we shall be quite safe. " "You're too modest, my dear," Lord Malton contradicted. "Well, we really mustn't detain you any further.
I thought she'd always been a bit dreamy and abstracted," Sabrina commented as she wiped the corner of her mouth delicately, having cleaned her plate of its contents. "No, something to do with unrequited love," Mary explained sadly. "Unrequited love? " Mary looked astonished. " Sabrina demanded belligerently. "No man's worth losing your wits about. I'd sign his death warrant first, and then launch him into eternity riding my sword," Sabrina vowed with a laugh. "The way you do chatter at times.
But Lucien easily parried Sir Frederick's lunge and drove the point of his sword into the exposed shoulder of his aggressive opponent. Sir Frederick grunted in pain and fell back, his sword dropping from his hand as he clutched at the profusely bleeding wound. Lucien stood back as the surgeon who'd stood readily available on the edge of the crowd ran forward and knelt down beside the fallen swordsman. " Sir Jeremy asked, as he held Lucien's waistcoat for him as he shrugged into it. "No sense in it," the Duke answered matter of factly, his breathing coming quickly as he wiped his sword clean of Sir Frederick's blood with a white handkerchief.
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer