By Karen Hawkins
"**The moment novel in *New York occasions* bestselling writer Karen Hawkins’s gleaming Duchess Diaries sequence includes a younger girl determined for a filthy rich marriage, a prince who pretends to be terrible, and a meddling godmother.**
Lily Balfour has spent her whole lifestyles less than the shadow of monetary break, and she’s made up our minds to avoid wasting her kinfolk within the in basic terms manner on hand to women—by marrying good. while the Duchess of Roxburghe, Lily’s godmother, publicizes she’s stumbled on the fitting fit for Lily, the good-looking, speeding, and very filthy rich Earl of Huntley, Lily hopes they’ll fall wildly in love, marry, and that his wealth will retailer her family members. but if Prince Pietr Wulfinski, the poorest of the Russian princes, walks into the Duchess’s ballroom and sweeps a scorching, possessive look over her, Lily understands she’s in huge difficulty. Marry the secure, good-looking, and prosperous Earl, or the damaging, rakish, yet terrible Prince? To make the precise selection, Lily needs to make a decision if she’ll hearken to her middle or her head…
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Yes, m'lady," said the maid. Sketching a curtsy, she disappeared through the dressing room door. Closed at night, indeed! What nonsense, Becca thought. Crossing to the window, she snuffed out the candles and parted the heavy portieres. The moon shone down upon the forest, bathing the trees in a silvery haze. What did the silly chit mean, there was no lane? The moonlight showed it clearly, a narrow footpath wending its way through the trees. Beyond, like a shimmering ribbon, the waterfall was visible tumbling below, singing as it spilled down over an all but invisible ledge hidden from view but for brief glimpses through the trees.
It seemed stronger somehow, ghosting its way through those dreams, as if he stood in the room beside her bed, gazing down upon her as she slept. Try as she would, she couldn't open her eyes to see if he really was standing there. Not until first light spilled in the window, when Ulla pulled back the draperies in the morning. Though the dawn was gray with cottony fog pressed up against the panes, it was blinding, and Becca narrowed her eyes against the glare. A hipbath had been set before the gaping hearth.
I have embarrassed you. Such an embrace in my country does not have the connotation you English place upon it. " It seemed an odd request, but she nodded, avoiding his eyes. Why did it seem that she had committed herself to something scandalous? "In some cultures, the saving of a life means that one owns that life, that he is… responsible for its safety and comfort, and bound to it for as long as he lives. " "It seems a bit… possessive to me," said Becca. ' " "Oh, now, mitt kostbart, I do not mean to suggest that I—" "Of course not, my lord," she said.
How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, Book 2) by Karen Hawkins