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At the Duke's Wedding: A Romance Anthology by Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville, Maya

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By Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville, Maya Rodale

"As society gathers at Kingstag fortress for the marriage of the yr, matrimony is within the air. yet who stands out as the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty girls, eccentric kinfolk, and a bunch of free-spirited girls—not to say the world’s top excessive perch phaeton—it’s a recipe for mayhem … and romance. Award successful, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency enjoyable and an attractive modern twist during this anthology of unique novellas. 4 authors, 4 undefined, 4 deliciously romantic surprises. in terms of love, something can happen… That Rogue Jack by means of Maya Rodale Jack, Lord Willoughby is captivating, good-looking, and completely irresponsible. In different phrases, he’s the worst individual to entrust with the ducal marriage ceremony ring. omit Henrietta Black is prim, right and the precise individual to aid locate the precious kin heirloom that’s long gone lacking … so long as she isn’t distracted by means of Jack’s attractive smile and tantalizing makes an attempt at seduction. they have to locate the hoop earlier than the marriage … in the event that they aren’t too busy falling in love. playstation . i like You through Miranda Neville good-looking, inarticulate Frank Newnham asks for his cousin Christian's aid whilst he woos Rosanne Lacy by means of letter. Rosanne falls for Frank's scrumptious prose, but if they meet in individual on the duke's marriage ceremony occasion, Rosanne can't comprehend why Frank turns out so ... uninteresting. And why is she interested in the darkish brooding Earl of Bruton, together with his scarred face and air of depression? whilst I Met My Duchess by means of Caroline Linden Gareth Cavendish, Duke of Wessex, believes he’s selected the ideal bride … until eventually he meets her sister and lightning strikes—literally! Now he’s the one member of society dreading the marriage of the season. Or is he? Cleo Barrows can’t fathom why her knees weaken at any time when the good-looking duke techniques, or why her sister isn’t within the clouds on the prospect of marrying him. however the extra frequently marriage ceremony plans throw Cleo and Gareth in detail jointly, the speedier time is operating out to show the get together of the summer season into the scandal of the 12 months. How Angela obtained Her Rogue again by way of Katharine Ashe while stunning Lord Trenton Ascot beckons to heritage grad pupil Angela Cowdrey from the pages of a comic, she thinks she’s going loopy. while Trent rescues her from a lake and he or she claims she’s from the long run, he is familiar with he's. yet a blackmailer is threatening Trent’s relations and Angela is decided to assist. whereas unraveling the secret of her time-travel journey to the duke’s marriage ceremony, this contemporary lady and Regency lord simply may find a ardour that defies centuries.

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Sie versuchten nun, die Felder zu verpachten (es kam ihnen nicht einmal in den Sinn, daß sie sie hätten verkaufen können, sie und das anspruchsvolle, halb verfallene Haus, das der Vater in der Stadt erworben hatte und das sie in der Folge, Bodendiele um Bodendiele, Decke um Decke und Ziegel um Ziegel in jahrelanger Arbeit praktisch vom Keller bis zum Speicher wiederaufbauten), aber die meisten waren so schwer zugänglich und so wenig ertragreich, daß niemand sie haben wollte, und bei denen, die jemand zu übernehmen bereit war, bestahl man sie erneut, so daß schließlich, ungeachtet der Proteste des Knaben, der sonntags ebenfalls in eine alte Hose schlüpfte und an ihrer Seite arbeitete, eine von ihnen, die ältere (es war auch noch die Mutter da – oder vielmehr eine Sache (eine Kugel), etwa so groß wie eine Faust und gelb, eine Haube mit Volants auf dem Kopf, die regungslos auf einem Kissen lag, das makellose Laken bis zum Kinn hochgezogen, so flach, daß es nichts zu bedecken schien, mit einem Mund in der Mitte der Falten, dem man mit Hilfe eines kleinen Löffels etwas weißlichen Brei einflößte, der weiter unten wieder herauskam in Form von Exkrementen, von denen man sie täglich säuberte)… so daß schließlich also die Ältere resigniert zu der Stellung zurückkehrte, aus welcher der Vater sie für 56 immer hatte herausholen wollen, und mit ihren Werkzeugen erneut die Wege zurücklegte zu den Maisgevierten, den Weinbergen oder den Obstgärten, deren Bäume Birnen trugen, die schon wurmstichig waren, bevor sie reiften, und hart wie Holz.

Weitergeben! Die Deu…« 40 III 27. August 1914 41 Die Fahrt dauerte eine Nacht, einen Tag und noch eine ganze Nacht. Sei es, daß die Operation schlecht vorbereitet oder schlecht konzipiert worden war, sei es, daß ihr Plan unter Berücksichtigung möglicher Engpässe ausgearbeitet worden war und einen Spielraum vorsah, der es erlaubte, dem Transport anderer Einheiten Vorrang zu geben, der Konvoi blieb manchmal stundenlang auf Rangiergleisen stehen. Jedenfalls brauchte das Regiment (die Truppe in den Viehwagen zusammengepfercht, der Oberst und seine Offiziere in einem Erste-Klasse-Wagen auf Polsterbänken bespannt mit grauem Tuch und mit Schonerdeckchen versehen) über sechsunddreißig Stunden, ehe es auf einem kleinen Bahnhof des Departements Meuse ausstieg, von wo es in Gewaltmärschen nach Belgien aufbrach, jeder der berittenen Hauptleute seiner Kompanie ein wenig voraus, die jungen Leutnants und Unterleutnants am Schluß des Zugs.

Daneben hob sich die massive Form des Generals ab, der die Armee befehligte. Dem Automobil entstiegen, das ihn hergebracht hatte, gleichgültig gegen den Regen, gegen die Windstöße, die seine Pelerine flattern ließen, sich in seiner langen schwarzen Houppelande verfingen, stand er vor den Standartenträgern. Sehr gerade, eine seiner weißbehandschuhten Hände auf den Knauf seines Stocks gelegt und den Kopf leicht nach rechts gewandt, blickte er in der Mitte des riesigen Vierecks, das die Truppen bildeten, auf den Fahnenträger des vernichteten Regiments.

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