By Brenda Joyce
With her mother's passing, Alexandra Bolton gave up on like to look after her relatives. Now, with the Bolton identify in shame because of her father's profligate methods, marrying an aged squire could be the single approach to shop her relations from absolute damage. but if she meets the notorious Duke of Clarewood, outdated dreams—and outdated passions—are woke up as by no means prior to. but she can't settle for his stunning proposition!
He is the wealthiest, strongest peer within the realm, and having witnessed the chilly horror of marriage as a toddler, he has vowed by no means to wed. yet Alexandra Bolton inflames him as no girl has ever performed, and he or she additionally serves him his first rejection! Now Clarewood—who consistently will get what he wants—will select which principles to play via. but if ardour ultimately brings them jointly, a negative mystery threatens to rip them apart….
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Ever since her father had declared that she must marry, Owen had been on her mind. But that kind of love had passed her by, and she must forget about the past. “This is my beautiful daughter, Alexandra,” Edgemont said proudly, beaming. “You could keep me waiting for days on end, Miss Bolton, and I would still be pleased to see you,” Denney said, smiling at her. Alexandra somehow smiled again. And she thought of how kind the squire had always been to his wife, before she’d passed away. He was a good man.
No amount of sewing could repair a frayed hem; only costly trim could do that. “I appear ill kempt,” she said flatly. Corey and Olivia exchanged looks. ” She reached up and teased several strands of hair from the tight chignon. Alexandra smiled at her. “I am not a tragic heroine, although the squire might very well be a hero. ” “You don’t have to be nervous,” Olivia said softly. ” “I don’t know why you didn’t let me do your hair,” Corey complained, the light in her eyes flickering. ” Knowing her sister, she might purposefully try to mess up her hair in the hopes of chasing off the squire.
Tears came to her eyes. She was speechless. But now she knew. He had means, his suit was a serious one, and he would be generous with her family. ” He spoke thoughtfully now. “I never dreamed my wife would die so suddenly—she was in such good health until her final illness. ” He paused, grim for a moment. “But she has died, and a year has gone by. ” He met her gaze. “I am of a very solid character, Miss Bolton. I am a dependable and honorable man. ” “I will give your suit all the respect and consideration it deserves,” she somehow said.
An Impossible Attraction by Brenda Joyce