By Cynthia Clement
In Cynthia Clement's alluring story of cat and mouse, England's excessive society is limited to a rustic property the place passionate targets develop into the order of the day....
Widowed Sarah Wellsley delights in her day-by-day swim—until she is found by means of an impressive stranger who errors her for a harlot. Having escaped the cad's embody, she's mortified to satisfy him back mere hours later, and stunned to find he's the long-absent Marquess of Caldern. . .and her cousin Caroline's meant. yet now he merely has eyes for Sarah, and should pursue her at any rate. the placement couldn't be extra awkward—particularly simply because she can't erase the reminiscence of Alex Caldern's contact. . .
Alex in the past deserted desires of affection. His marriage could be a company association to provide an inheritor. at the eve of his thought, even if, he's seized by means of a fondness he can't forget about: the necessity to own girl Caroline's quiet cousin. by means of turns wanton and demure, Sarah confounds his each intuition and thwarts even his such a lot creative makes an attempt to have her. but she is via his facet, unbidden, particularly whilst he's in danger.
As the makes an attempt on Caldern's lifestyles multiply, Sarah's private emotions slowly make themselves recognized. And while Alex ultimately realizes what she desires, he's greater than ready to meet her...
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The rest of us have said quite enough. " The guests nodded, all but an aged aunt of Jacob Pole. She was very hard of hearing, but with wine at hand she seemed quite content and didn't mind missing the conversation. "Anyone who came to hear me will be disappointed," Darwin said. " He glanced around the room, well lit by wall candelabra and ceiling chandeliers, and found every eye on him. " He told it carefully, summarizing everything from the arrival of the messenger at the Boar's Head Tavern to his own departure from the Exhibition Hall for Faulkner's house.
Faulkner stood up. "As I must be gone now. I have a meeting across the river in Southwark. " Darwin nodded, but he did not rise as their companion buttoned his heavy coat and strode out into the gloom and chill of a February fog. He poured more beef tea, for himself and Jacob Pole. " "You mean, if I could not help you? " Darwin was absentmindedly eating his way through the whole tray of cheese and pork savories. " "Hmph. Well—" Pole's reply was interrupted. The young man who had been hovering by the tavern wall stepped forward to the table.
The Seduction of Sarah by Cynthia Clement