ratings · Published: Sep 7th, 2015
. It was true. She had danced with the Duke’s son and heir. They had done more than dance, of course, although whether her mother knew about the long walks in the garden barely chaperoned, if at all, by her mother’s companion. She might not know about the many times that she had met him while shopping, meeting each other in the street as though by arrangement. Each time he had looked at her fondly, and then moved on without saying a word, leaving her with a racing heartbeat and no breath.