By Candace Camp
3 siblings estranged via secrets...reunited by way of love.Lord Thorpe's new enterprise companion isn't what he anticipated. along with her billowy black hair and creamy pores and skin, Alexandra Ward is stunningly attractive, brashly outspoken...and the right photograph of a prosperous lady lengthy inspiration dead.Straight from the USA, Alexandra unearths London fraught with possibility. 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 conditions that she does not understand?Someone is familiar with the reality, somebody who does not wish Alexandra to reside lengthy sufficient to benefit whatever. basically Lord Thorpe may also help her now--if he can triumph over his personal suspicions.
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Aunt Hortense wrapped an arm around her shoulders. " Alexandra smiled a little at her aunt's warlike expression. "No, Auntie. " "What happened? " Aunt Hortense led her into the house. " "I'm not surprised. " Alexandra shivered a little, suddenly cold in the aftermath of the excitement. Her nerves were jangled, and she felt stunned and rather fuzzy. Her cheek was beginning to sting, and she felt sore all up and down the front of her body where she had landed so hard on the pavement. Her dress was torn and dirty.
Alexandra took one last long look at the portrait, then tore her eyes away and went after the others. By the time she and Thorpe, who had waited for her, caught up with the others, they were in the drawing room and Lady Ursula was arguing furiously with her mother, who was serenely ignoring her. "Tell her, Thorpe," Lady Ursula commanded, swinging around when he entered the room. " "It is not ridiculous," the Countess replied coolly. "Alexandra could have gotten away. She was a mere toddler. She could have run away without anyone ever noticing.
Go fetch your mistress a glass of brandy. " The servants scattered at her words. Aunt Hortense sighed. " There was a gasp at the door, and they turned toward it. Alexandra's mother stood in the doorway, staring in horror at Alexandra. " she wailed. "What happened? Did they get you, too? " She rushed into the room and dropped on her knees beside Alexandra. Tears gushed down her face as she patted ineffectually at Alexandra's hair and arm and tried to wipe some of the dirt from her skirts. "Oh, my dear, oh, my dear," she repeated over and over.