By Mary Balogh
From ny occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh come vintage stories of affection became risky, set amid the beauty of Regency England—a time rife with ardour, betrayal, and intrigue. DARK ANGELJennifer Winwood has been engaged for 5 years to a guy she hardly ever understands yet believes to be honorable and stable: Lord Lionel Kersey. by surprise, she turns into the quarry of London’s such a lot infamous womanizer, Gabriel Fisher, the Earl of Thornhill. Jennifer has no concept that she is simply a pawn within the long-simmering feud among those headstrong, impossible to resist men—or that she is going to develop into a prize extra worthy than revenge. LORD CAREW’S BRIDEJennifer’s cousin Samantha Newman is smarting after she too is toyed with through Lord Kersey. in the course of her heartbreak, she seeks solace from her new good friend, the disabled gardener Hartley Wade. If in simple terms she knew that Hartley is secretly Lord Carew, and that he hides greater than amazing wealth: a passionate mystery held deep in his center that merely her love can exhibit.
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And then last year disaster had struck again in the form of the death of her grandmother in January. There had been no question of either a Season or a wedding. And so here she was, arriving in London for the first time at the advanced age of twenty. The only consolation was that her cousin Samantha, who had been living with them for four years, since the passing of her own parents, was now eighteen and able to come out at the same time as Jennifer. It would be good to have company and a confidante.
He returned her hand to her side and took a step back. “You have made me the happiest of men, Miss Winwood,” he said. She wanted him to call her Jennifer and wondered if she should say so. But perhaps it would be too forward. She wanted him to invite her to use his given name as she had used it in her dreams for five years. But she realized suddenly that the stiffness and formality of his manner must be the result of embarrassment. It must be so much more of an ordeal for a man to make an offer than for a woman to receive it.
She exclaimed. “We have been speechless with the splendor of all we have seen. Have we not, Jenny? All we could do was peer out of the carriage windows and gawk with hanging jaws. Was it not so, Jenny? How lovely it is to see you again. ” “I gather the speechlessness was not a permanent affliction,” he said with a rare sally into humor. He turned from her to hug his daughter. “Yes, quite well, I thank you, Samantha. It is a relief to know you have both arrived safely. I have been wondering if I should have come for you myself.