By Mary Balogh
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
“Matchless storyteller”(Romantic Times) Mary Balogh weaves a tantalizing internet of wit and seduction in her new novel—an impossible to resist story of 2 not going fans and one unforgettable summer.
equipment Butler is cool, harmful, certainly one of London’s mostinfamous bachelors—marriage is the very last thing on his brain. yet Kit’s kin has different plans. desirous to thwart his father’s matchmaking, equipment wishes a bride...fast. input pass over Lauren Edgeworth.
A 12 months after being deserted on the altar, Lauren has made up our minds that marriage isn't for her. whilst those fiercely self reliant souls meet, sparks fly—and a deal is hatched. Lauren will masquerade as Kit’s meant if he has the same opinion to supply a passionate, adventurous, unforgettable summer season. while summer season ends, she will holiday off the engagement, rendering herself unmarriageable and leaving them either loose. every little thing goes perfectly—until package does the unthinkable: He starts off to fall in love. A summer time to recollect isn't really adequate for him. yet how can he persuade Lauren to be his...for greater, for worse, for the remainder of their lives?
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Although Fanny settles down to a quiet life once more , Mary Crawford is more deeply disturbed by Edmund's absence. She still does not approve of his coming ordination, and now shows jealousy towards the sisters of Edmund's friend. Fanny refuses to be drawn on the subject, and will not confirm that Edmund is attracted to Mary. Commentary Another transitional chapter, bridging the time between the ball and Henry's return from London with unexpected plans. It provides Jane Austen with yet another opportunity to compare the characters of Fanny and Mary.
Fanny, having been escorted to the front door by Henry, continues to be much impressed by his improvement, but hopes that his new-found sensitivity will prevent him from pressing her with his attentions in the future. Commentary Many readers find Fanny's tendency towards ill health irritating, especially when combined with her moral goodness , and , indeed, compared with 36 some of Jane Austen's other heroines, Fanny can appear to lack vitality, but again this is part of the overall design of her character.
Edmund is equally astonished to find that Fanny does not miss Mary. Both father and son agree that a visit to her parents at Portsmouth would be good for Fanny . Sir Thomas hopes that an absence from wealth and elegance might incline her to accept Henry's offer . Fanny is delighted to be going home after so many years and looks forward to being surrounded by an affectionate family once more. Lady Bertram is persuaded into managing without Fanny. Aunt Norris contemplates paying a visit to her sister - to the horror of William and Fanny - but she finally decides against the idea for financial reasons.