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"IN THE summer time OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of events, balls and soirees. within the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, nobody draws extra cognizance than the gorgeous, outrageous younger widow woman Barbara Childe. On their first assembly, rushing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, yet even their betrothal doesn't calm her wild habit. ultimately, with the conflict of Waterloo raging simply miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring again into the city, girl Barbara discovers the place her middle particularly lies, and prefer a real noblewoman, she rises to the social gathering, and to the calls for of affection, existence and war...
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She stretched, groaning softly when her sore body protested the movement. She picked up the cloak, a memento from her brief time among the Gadjos, and folded it, smoothing the velvet fabric with reverent fingers. After running away the first time, Jade had found shelter in the home of an affluent couple in Dorset. She was sixteen, and had offered to work as a scullery maid in exchange for shelter. Instead, the childless couple had 26 St ol en Promis e treated her like a daughter. The mistress of the house undertook the challenge of schooling Jade, opening the door to a world of books, lessons, and the possibility of a life vastly different from the one she would live as a Roma woman.
She reluctantly accepted the parcel. “Your gentleman seems as generous as he is handsome,” the woman said with a wink. ” As the maid retreated down the hallway, Jade glanced down at the bundle in her arms. Your gentleman. The woman assumed Jade was Evan’s woman. It would take a lady to attract a man like Evan. A cultured, educated, Gadji lady. Jade sighed as she closed the door. The elegant white silk nightgown was finer than anything she had ever owned. The few articles of clothing she had salvaged from her brief stay among the house-dwellers paled in comparison to the filmy, lace-edged garment.
A groan of dismay escaped her. Just how far did Evan intend to go to convince Hindes he’d be better off traveling alone? “She’s expensive, I warn you,” Evan said. ” So, he did remember. Jade flinched and stiffened beneath Evan’s touch. When she tried to angle her neck to 54 St ol en Promis e see his expression, he held her facing forward. His hands moved over her shoulders lightly, as if to reassure her. “I think we can come to terms,” Hindes said. ” Jade quailed at the cold detachment in Evan’s voice.
An Infamous Army (Alastair-Audley, Book 4) by Georgette Heyer