Beauty Like the Night (Rutledge Family, Book 1) by Liz Carlyle

By Liz Carlyle

"*Beauty is just like the evening, fleeting and tough to carry, a fact the forbidding Lord Treyhern is set to find. enable the opulence of Liz Carlyle's prose immerse you within the fantastic thing about England whereas plunging you into the midst of the outrageous Rutledge family members, the place scandal is served up like a soup path and hazardous secrets and techniques are everywhere.*

The daughter of London's wickedest widow, Helene de Severs has struggled to beat her background. popular inside of Europe's rising psychiatric box, Helene has a present for therapeutic youngsters. whilst destiny sends her again to England, the rustic she left in shame, Helene is convinced she has realized to control her personal reckless feelings.

Ruthlessly, Treyhern has dragged his infamous kinfolk from the edge of damage. yet a disastrous marriage has left him with a traumatized baby, and his rebellious brother is only one step sooner than the bailiffs. whilst his dissolute father drops useless whereas debauching the governess, Treyhern's notorious mood is really demonstrated.

But the forceful earl skill to straighten every person out -- once he has employed a credible governess. but the instant she steps from his carriage, Treyhern's chilly reserve is melted by means of a hurry of hope he had lengthy proposal useless. together with her based garments and mountain of baggage, the lady isn't who he anticipated. Or is she? occasionally the workings of the brain are as risky as these of the center. and shortly, hazard is really everywhere...
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This time she has outmaneuvered me and I must swallow my pride and give in gracefully. I have no other choice if I wish to own my ancestral home, and I have vowed that no one but I shall inherit it. So, I find myself in the position of being engaged to the Lady Blanche Delande, the Dowager Duchess's choice as a perfect wife for me, despite my feelings to the contrary. " Sir Jeremy felt a twinge of unease as he stared at his friend's haughty profile, the sherry-colored eyes narrowed reflectively and the finely chiseled lips curved in an unpleasant smile.

Yes, I'm well aware of that. " Richard smiled, seeming far too adult for his ten years of age. His red hair looked as though he'd just run an impatient hand through it, and there were faint shadows beneath his blue eyes. "Rather that than a fathead. " Sabrina asked. Richard's mouth turned sulky as he concentrated on a small crumb next to his plate. " Mary choked on her tea, glancing up at Sabrina with wide, startled eyes full of consternation, but Sabrina continued to stare calmly at Richard's bent head.

She could hear the busy hum of the bees from then hive in the herb garden where they flavored their honey from rosemary, lavender, sage and marjoram planted nearby. It was so restful, so peaceful, so removed from the world beyond the high stone walls. " Mary asked as she began to gather up the empty dishes and return them to the large woven basket. Richard tossed the remains of roast chicken, ham and pickled salmon to the floppy-eared, black-and-white spaniels waiting patiently for their share of the picnic.

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