By Christina Dodd
Unique book: 1997
Prim, simple, desperately virtuous woman Mary Fairchild stared on the seductive gentleman and puzzled -- did he keep in mind the weather of the evening they met? without doubt no longer. within the ten years seeing that, she had deserted her younger impetuousness and reworked herself right into a housekeeper -- disguising her attractiveness underneath a servant's dour garments made up our minds to overcome the passions of the past.
But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did realize her as a Fairchild, one among his family's sour enemies. while he demanded her support convalescing a stolen diary, she dared no longer refuse him. while he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty pressured her to agree. And whilst the restraint among them shattered and enjoyment turned an obsession, Mary needed to belief a strong guy who may ship her to the gallows ... or love her via eternity.
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They were laughing with genuine good humor as they went to their separate rooms to wash and dress. 4 V erney, ever the perfect host, had managed to clear the house of guests the night before. It had been, after all, a purely local affair. So there was no jovial set of country wits to face, wink ing and nudging and asking sly questions, but only Sir Frederick, who left the two of them alone for their improvised breakfast. He and Andrew said their good-byes in the corridor. ” Verney asked, drawing his friend into a loose embrace and cradling his head.
Carrington,” she said. ” He smiled again, and any last vestige of hope that she could decline his peculiar offer out of hand died. He had a long, lean body and a long, lean face to go with it. He had dark, curly hair cut fashionably short, and dressed in what Phyl lida guessed was the latest style. His eyes were pale gray, piercing, and his nose was narrow and prominent, curved, almost a beak. His mouth was wide, with mobile, thin lips, and there were already deep creases forming between his nose and his chin.
Andrew and Verney exchanged a look. “It’s a fair question,” An drew said. “Yes, Phyllida, the founders wanted an ambiguous name, one that could be interpreted in different ways. Although ‘philan der,’ from the Greek for ‘love’ and ‘man,’ is usually construed to mean a ‘loving man,’ in the sense of a lover of women or, more gen erously, a lover of mankind, it can just as well mean a lover of men. ” Phyllida asked. ” “Because it is a brotherhood,” Verney said. “Lord Isham was adamant that it would not be just another molly house, as they were P H Y L L I D A and the B R O T H E R H O O D of P H I L A N D E R 57 called in his day, but an assembly of uncompromising men who would fight rather than give in to informers, to blackmail and ex tortion.
A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family, Book 1) by Christina Dodd