By Tasha Alexander
London's social season is in complete swing, and Victorian aristocracy cannot cease whispering a couple of yes gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. yet he is not the one subject of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the newest information of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing priceless goods that after belonged to the ill-fated queen. gentle gossip turns critical whilst the landlord of 1 of the pilfered treasures is located murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with girl Emily Ashton. it is going to take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the assassin, whereas confronted with a brewing scandal that threatens either her attractiveness and her romance together with her past due husband's ally, the rushing Colin Hargreaves.
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Mother has agreed to all the details, and I’ve nothing to say in the matter. ” I asked gently. ” More sobs. ” “Nothing official, of course. ” As eldest son of the Earl of Westbrook, Pembroke stood to inherit one of the finest estates in the north of England as well as a respectable fortune. He was the sort of man mothers ordinarily longed for their daughters to catch. “Je suis très désolée, chérie,” Cécile said, putting her arm around Isabelle’s heaving shoulders. ” I asked. ” She dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief.
Mrs. Francis, I suppose. Speaking with her made me realize that I owe all my current joy to him. ” “One of which I’m all too aware. Had I not lost my best friend, I might never have found a woman who could captivate me the way you do. ” He stood up, walked across the room, and stared out the window. I did not feel much like pursuing the subject and fidgeted uncomfortably for a moment before finally picking up my lemonade. ” “No, thank you. ” “Because it was I who found it sitting on your doorstep.
How unfair of her mother not to let her tell Lord Pembroke herself, to say good-bye to him. I thought how incensed I would be if my own mother had done such a thing. Then I thought of Colin. If someone forced me away from him I would want—need—to see him one last time. “All right, Isabelle,” I said with a sigh. ” I sent a maid to draw a hot bath while Cécile led Isabelle upstairs. ” Margaret asked. ” “He’s at his brother’s in Richmond. We’ll send for Jeremy instead and ask him to collect Lord Pembroke.
A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander