The Proposal (Survivor's Club)

By Mary Balogh

“This is Mary Balogh at her riveting best.”—#1 big apple Times bestselling writer Debbie Macomber
 
Gwendoline, girl Muir, has obvious her percentage of tragedy. content material in a quiet existence with family and friends, the younger widow has no wish to marry back. but if Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his hands after a fall, she feels a sensation that either shocks and emboldens her. Hugo is a gentleman in identify merely: a battle hero whose bravery earned him a identify, a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. he's happiest while operating the land, yet accountability and name now call for that he reveals a spouse. Hugo doesn’t desire to courtroom Gwen, but he can't withstand her guileless demeanour, infectious snicker, and beautiful face. He desires her, yet will she have him? The dour ex-military officer who so gallantly carried Gwen to defense is a guy who wishes a lesson in profitable a woman’s center. yet via courtship and seduction, Gwen quickly reveals that with every one kiss, and with each caress, Hugo captivates her more—with his hope, along with his love, and with the promise of forever.
 
“[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and knowledge. . . . The Proposal is either relocating and unique and the start of what gives you to be a very good series.”—Romance stories Today
 
“A historic romance of surprising thoughtfulness and depth.”—Publishers Weekly

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Oh, Hugo. “Lord Trentham,” she acknowledged. “Lady Muir. ” His hand closed approximately hers and he or she stepped down onto the terrace. Mr. Germane got here subsequent, and he grew to become to assist Constance down. the lady used to be all chatter and pleasure. there has been to be tea within the drawing room in part an hour. The housekeeper used to be to teach them to their rooms in order that they may well clean up. yet no, no longer really. Hugo was once to teach her to her room. “I advantage distinct remedy? ” she stated as she took his arm. “Yes,” he stated. And that used to be all he stated. She questioned if he regretted inviting her.

She surely loved the woman, and it used to be clean to observe her benefit from the occasions of the Season with such open, blameless excitement. She had bought a large courtroom of admirers, all of whom she taken care of politely and kindness. She shocked Gwen someday, notwithstanding. “Mr. Rigby referred to as this morning,” she stated on the Rosthorn ball. “He got here to supply for me. ” “And? ” Gwen checked out her with curiosity and fanned her face opposed to the warmth of the ballroom. “Oh, I refused him,” Constance stated as though it have been a foregone end.

You shall take heed to me play this yr, and you may no longer giggle. ” “He may perhaps weep, Vince,” Ralph acknowledged. “I were identified to have that influence upon my listeners,” Vincent stated, giggling. Hugo got rid of his coat and tossed it over the again of a chair prior to sitting down with each person else. all of them drank tea regardless of the duke’s provide of anything greater. “We have been very sorry to not see you final 12 months, Hugo,” he stated once they had chatted for your time. “We have been even sorrier in regards to the explanation for your absence.

He needs to be the Duke of Stanbrook. She should have strayed onto his land, even supposing Vera had warned her to offer either him and his property a large berth. in line with Vera, he used to be a merciless monster, who had driven his spouse to her dying over a excessive cliff on his property a couple of years in the past after which claimed that she had jumped. what sort of lady could bounce to her loss of life in this type of scary manner, Vera had requested rhetorically. particularly whilst she was once a duchess and had every little thing on the planet she may be able to want.

By the point she was once midway up, she needed she had stayed at the seashore, however it will be as tricky now to return down because it used to be to proceed upward. and he or she may see the grassy a part of the slope now not too a long way far-off. She climbed doggedly onward. after which catastrophe struck. Her correct foot pressed downward upon a strong having a look stone, however it used to be loosely packed opposed to these less than it and her foot slid sharply downward till she landed really painfully on her knee, whereas her arms unfold to regular herself opposed to the slope.

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