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By Tasha Alexander

London's social season is in complete swing, and Victorian aristocracy cannot cease whispering a couple of yes gentleman who claims to be the direct descendant of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. yet he is not the single subject of wagging tongues. Drawing rooms, boudoirs, and ballrooms are abuzz with the newest information of an audacious cat burglar who has been systematically stealing worthy goods that when belonged to the ill-fated queen. gentle gossip turns severe whilst the landlord of 1 of the pilfered treasures is located murdered, and the mysterious thief develops a twisted obsession with girl Emily Ashton. it is going to take all of Emily's wit and perseverance to unmask her stalker and ferret out the assassin, whereas confronted with a brewing scandal that threatens either her attractiveness and her romance along with her overdue husband's ally, the speeding Colin Hargreaves.

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But don’t worry, we’ll figure it out. Mr. Hargreaves has asked that I once again increase the patrols near your house, something I will do gladly. ” “Thank you. ” Cécile asked. “If the intruder had wanted to harm her, he had ample opportunity to do so last night. It seems that his interest in Lady Ashton is of a . . er . . romantic nature. Still, I wouldn’t like to see you have another run-in with him. ” “I think we ought to go to Richmond at once,” I said, rising from the table. Inspector Manning pushed his plate away and stood up quickly, almost knocking over his coffee.

If Hargreaves doesn’t . . if you do need someone . . ” “Really, Jeremy, that has to be one of the most romantic proposals in all of English history. ” 3 T o say that my mother was gratified by the attentions bestowed on me by the Duke of Bainbridge would be a grotesque understatement. Although our families were close, her friendship with Lady Frideswide had precluded her considering him as a potential husband for me. Now, however, she was convinced that the duke had strayed from Lettice of his own accord, and if her daughter was now the object of his affections, who was she to protest?

She buried her face in a pillow she found on the settee and continued to sob. I sat next to her, gently rubbing her back. Cécile came in and said nothing for several minutes. At last, she pulled Isabelle from her supine position and began to speak in a very serious tone. ” “He told me I should marry Mr. Berry. I thought he loved me. ” “He wants to protect you from scandal,” I said, knowing full well that he was at least as concerned for himself as he was for her. “I feel like such a fool. ” She stopped crying.

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