By Georgette Heyer
"Can the incorrect bride develop into the fitting spouse? Adam Deveril, the recent Viscount Lynton, is head over heels in love with the gorgeous Julia Oversley. yet he has again from the Peninsular struggle to discover his family members near to break and his ancestral domestic mortgaged to the hilt. He has little selection while 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 simply daughter, the quiet and decidedly simple Jenny Chawleigh.
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No one in town would have been able to help, you know. They wouldn’t believe it to start with. “After I left the wagon I walked cross country until I saw your lamplight, but I didn’t know who lived here. I didn’t know it was Bennett land this far south. The dog barked once or twice and then ran out and sniffed me and acted friendly, so I curled up in the hay in the barn. ” His tone and the amusement that warmed his eyes almost restored Anne’s spirits. She could not help but respond in kind to such an utterly impossible suggestion.
His voice was deep, soft, and as expressionless as his face. ” “House is warm. ” He picked up a pitchfork and lifted part of her bed. ” Coffee! Warmth and coffee! Add a bit of food to that and it would be as much of heaven as anyone could ask for on this earth. As Cord disappeared into the shadowy depths of the barn, Anne scrambled to her feet and hurried outside. Across the yard a dark red house with a roofed porch trimmed in white nestled among cottonwoods that were now dropping the last of their shining, yellow leaves.
He’s fat and greasy and has little beady eyes and he smells worse than I do right now all the time. ” Anne ran out of breath before she ran out of the litany of horrors. Cord turned to face her while waiting for breakfast to finish cooking, arms folded across his chest. ” “Yes. Well. The thing is when he realized how I felt, he didn’t give up. He just went to my father and said he wanted to marry me, and Father was overjoyed. He ordered me to marry Mr. ” “It was the first time I ever defied Father in any way.