By Candace Camp
3 siblings estranged via secrets...reunited by means of love.Lord Thorpe's new enterprise associate isn't really what he anticipated. along with her billowy black hair and creamy epidermis, Alexandra Ward is stunningly attractive, brashly outspoken...and the right picture of a prosperous lady lengthy suggestion dead.Straight from the US, Alexandra reveals London fraught with chance. Her visual appeal on Thorpe's arm sends surprise rippling via society and arouses hushed whispers: is she a schemer looking for a useless woman's fortune, or an blameless stuck up in situations that she does not understand?Someone is familiar with the reality, a person who does not wish Alexandra to dwell lengthy sufficient to benefit whatever. simply Lord Thorpe will help her now--if he can triumph over his personal suspicions.
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The May breeze still held a hint of coolness, but her shawl combated that. The evening was quiet, as it never was in the daytime. She was used to walking quite a bit back home, and she realized that she had missed it. She crossed the street and started up the block toward her house. There was the sound of footsteps behind her, walking rapidly. They were gaining on her, and for the first time, she felt a bit of unease. She reassured herself that this part of town was quite safe, but nevertheless, she picked up her pace.
The Countess stiffened, one hand going to her throat. " Alexandra nodded. "Yes. " the Countess asked intently. " "At the time of the Revolution. I was born about a year and a half earlier. They left during the rioting and returned to the United States. That is, my mother did. " The Countess paused. She was paler than she had been, her eyes brighter. "Were you--could you be related to Simone's family? " "No. Both my parents were Americans. " "This is so peculiar," the Countess murmured. Thorpe frowned in concern and went to the Countess.
Then she turned toward the Earl. He certainly did not seem to be a popular man. He shrugged and smiled. "Nicola and I have always had our little disagreements. " "Yes. " Alexandra was taken aback. There was certainly no love lost between these in-laws. "Perhaps that explains her antipathy toward me. She and Deborah were quite close growing up. " "I suppose it can," Alexandra replied noncommittally. " he asked, abruptly reverting to his earlier subject. " He frowned. " He glanced toward the door.