By Tessa Dare
Whilst a devilish lord and a bluestocking trigger at the street to break . . . time isn't really on their side.
Minerva Highwood, certainly one of Spindle Cove's proven spinsters, should be in Scotland.
Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the 1st order, has to be . . . anyplace yet Spindle Cove.
These not going companions have one week:to faux an elopement
to persuade friends and family they're "in love"
to outrun armed robbers
to live to tell the tale their worst nightmares
to shuttle 400 miles with no killing every one other
All whereas sharing a really small carriage via day and a fair smaller mattress by way of night.
What they don't have time for is their growing to be allure. less wild ardour. And heaven forbid they spend valuable hours baring their hearts and souls.
Suddenly one week feels like precisely sufficient time to discover a global of hassle. and perhaps . . . simply might be . . . eternal love.
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Gracie shrugged. ’ ‘I don’t make the rules. I bin here before most, but I don’t get any say. ’ So that was the trouble! ‘I didn’t ask,’ said Gracie. ‘No? ’ Kitty flounced away, then came back to face Gracie. ‘And another thing – don’t go talking to that gardener. ’ ‘I like him,’ said Gracie. ’ She wanted to tell Kitty what she had learned from her mother, that you take people as you find them. And she wanted to say that she was sorry Kitty had been given her late shift. But she didn’t. ’ First, she collected fresh water to refill the boilers.
But you do want to go to England,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘I just want to be there. ’ Gracie sighed. ’ ‘Of course you haven’t,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘And you can walk miles and miles through bluebell woods,’ said Hester. ’ ‘A ... ’ Jess stared at Hester. ’ ‘My mother tells me. ’ She glanced at Gracie and a shadow flicked across her eyes. ‘I’m sorry. ’ ‘It’s all right. My mother never lived in a place like that. ’ Gracie pushed damp hair out of her eyes and turned her face to the sea. 48 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 49 ‘In Mother’s village, there were swans, and houses with thatched roofs,’ said Peggy.
It makes your teeth black,’ said Betsy. ’ ‘I’m not rude,’ she said. ’ 54 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 55 Bonaparte shook his head, and let the boy down from his lap. ‘Tu ne seras jamais soldat . . jamais! he said. ’The boy didn’t seem to care, or maybe he didn’t understand. When Bonaparte turned and saw Gracie, she held her hand to her face and hurried on. One Saturday morning, she left Jamestown early after bath time and hiked up the interweaving goat tracks into the mountains behind The Briars.