By Mary Balogh
Henry used to be no Gentleman. actually, Henry was once now not a guy in any respect. Henry was once a tender woman. in the event you might name any lady a woman who refused to move by means of her right identify of Henrietta yet most popular her so much incorrect tomboyish nickname. yet now Henry needed to be much more than a girl. She needed to develop into a wife--to the handsomest, such a lot sought-after, worldly and bored lord in London, the Duke of Eversleigh. For Henry had wagered her most respected ownership that she may accomplish that doubtless very unlikely aim, and he or she dreaded what may ensue if she lost...just as she feared what could take place if she won...
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Enough! Miss Manford, the footman will show you and the children to your rooms. " "Oh, so kind, Sir Peter, Lady Marian. Just what we need. So very thoughtful of you. Oh, please, we will be fine. Come along, Philip. Penelope? Oh, and Brutus. And Oscar? Are they to be allowed upstairs, too? So considerate. The children will be so grateful. Say thank you, Penelope. What's that, my dearest boy? Oh, it is still big enough to cover the cage. Thank you, Sir Peter. " Miss Manford, flushed and embarrassed, fluttered her way out of sight and hearing.
You can brush it and hot-iron it as much as you please, but it will look like a spiky thornbush five minutes later. And you really cannot cut it any shorter. I. " Monsieur Pierre appeared to ignore this candid advice and proceeded to alarm Henry to no small degree by picking up his scissors, flexing his fingers artistically, as if he were about to play a sonata on the pianoforte, and began to snip. Henry sat meekly enough through the ordeal, which did not last for very long. When she was finally allowed to examine the results in the mirror, she was astonished.
Althea asked, leaning confidentially toward her new friend. "I declare, I do not know how I shall live through it. " Henry asked. " "Why, everyone will be looking at us," Althea said, wideeyed. "And there will be so many gentlemen. What if we do not make a good impression, Henrietta? We will be wallflowers for the rest of the Season. " "As for me," Henry said unconcernedly, swinging her legs freely, "if the gentlemen do not care to take notice of me, I shan't take any notice of them. " Althea darted a frightened, rather doubtful look at her companion.
The Double Wager (Signet Regency Romance) by Mary Balogh