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By Jo Beverley

Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and safe a cheerful lifestyles. Catesby Burgoyne is out to proceed his noble family's sturdy identify. while destiny pushes them jointly, they're married-but this inconvenient marriage of comfort speedy becomes whatever a lot more...

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Beneath his family’s “understanding” he’d recognized the lifelong conviction that he was destined to make a pig’s dinner of anything he turned his hand to. They had some reason. He knew that. There’d been his brief attempt at studying for the Church, ended by too strong a taste for pretty women, strong drink, and action. He’d followed that path only with the dream of becoming rector of St. Wilfred’s, the closest parish to Keynings. After that, his father had found him a place with the East India Company, which was newly expanding into power and wealth.

The honorable Peregrine Perriam. ” his mother asked with a spark of interest. ” Cate didn’t appreciate finding approval only for his companion. He was tempted to say, “We met in a whorehouse,” which would, in a way, be true. He contented himself with bowing and leaving. The outwardly impassive footman still stood nearby, so Cate allowed himself no twitch. He walked briskly away toward his room. Then stopped. Which room? He’d been going toward the room he’d used as a youth, the room that had still been ready for him on his return, months ago.

You will share my satisfaction that I am now comfortably settled in my brother’s house and already, by his kindness, acquiring a new wardrobe, as fine as could be. I have gone with my brother and sister-in-law to a musical evening, and with my sisterin-law alone to the shops and to stroll in the parks. I thank you for your many kindnesses. Your friend, Prudence Youlgrave Prudence Youlgrave. He had all the details he needed, but they were of no moment. She was miles from here and content, and he had pressing business elsewhere.

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