A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

"The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the captivating, raven-haired daughter of the village mayor. fascinating, lively and exquisitely beautiful, she is beset on both sides by way of suitors, anyone of whom may pay a king's fortune for a spot in her center. yet Erienne has eyes for just one: the speeding and witty younger Yankee, Christopher Seton.

But marriage for romance isn't really to be, for her irresponsible and unscrupulous father, crippled via playing bills, is rationale on auctioning off his appealing daughter to the top bidder. And after all, Erienne is devastated to discover it's the unusual and secretive Lord Saxton who has bought her—a mysterious, tragic determine who wears a masks and a cloak constantly to conceal disfiguring scars won in a poor hearth a few years back.

But within the passing days, Saxton's real nature is printed to her. a gradual and adoring soul, he treats his new bride with heat and abiding tenderness, but looks to her in simple terms through sunlight. She, in flip, vows to be a superb and dependable spouse to him. after which Christopher Seton reenters Erienne's global Conflicted through feelings she can't suppress, Erienne valiantly makes an attempt to stay honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband yet feels herself irresistibly attracted to Seton's ardour, his fireplace, and his secrets and techniques. Entangled in intrigues she doesn't but comprehend, Erienne Fleming will quickly need to make a devastating selection: among love and honor . . . among her accountability and her heart.


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Get out of here,” Evan told Hindes. 55 Lis a M arie Wilkins on Hindes walked toward the chestnut mare. ” Hindes twisted to look at Evan. ” His face was splotched with hectic color. ” “It may take me days to reach the next town on foot. ” “They have my sympathy. If you’re not out of my sight in ten seconds, I’ll give your pistol to the lady,” Evan warned. “You can take your chances with the forest creatures or with her. ” Jade smiled as Hindes plunged into the underbrush, cursing as he went. A cloud of angry blackbirds rushed the sky, chattering in ringing alarm as Hindes disturbed their nest.

Had he used her as bait, or gone without sleep in order to protect her? Why had he slept on a chair outside her room at the inn? “It is agreed, then? ” Something in his handsome, inscrutable face—coupled with his silence—gave her his answer. She pivoted toward the horse as Evan whirled and grasped the bridle of the mare. “Keep the horse, you greedy Gadjo! ” Jade moved toward the pack to retrieve the galbé and her 58 St ol en Promis e cloak. The skittish mare nickered and pranced sideways out of her reach.

It enticed a man like Evan to kiss a woman he would not kiss when sober. Many beautiful Gadji women would vie for Evan’s attention. She could not hope to compete with them. The thought filled her with an overwhelming sense of disappointment. ” She should push him away. She should leave. Instead, she reveled in his desire for her, and the exquisite gentleness of his touch. “I was weaned on mint juleps. ” He grasped the pearl button at the throat of the green wrapper and deftly unfastened it, his striking gray eyes paralyzing her.

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