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A brand new large Regency. desirous to discover London with no her chaperone, woman Emma Watson dons an easy maid's outfit and units out to find the city-and a brand new love.

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It fell in with Jack’s own purposes perfectly. But he could scarcely show that to his parents. A useless dandy would hardly be looking forward to such a stuffy and proper event. He shrugged again and swallowed the last of the wine in his glass. “If you wish, I will attend with you,” he said in a bored tone. Before his father could answer, the dining room door opened quietly, and Spencer, the butler, slid inside. ” Lord Osborn said impatiently. He had obviously been working up to a good lecture on Jack’s expected behavior at the reception and was not happy to be cut off.

Emma giggled at that thought. Who exactly would she have married? No one had asked her. ” her aunt asked. Emma looked across the carriage to where her aunt and uncle sat, their arms linked. “Oh, yes. ” Her uncle chuckled. “I think that is what they call a ‘polite falsehood,’ Emma. ” Emma laughed. ” “Well, you behaved very charmingly, as always,” Nicholas said. ” “On your lovely young niece, perhaps,” said Aunt Lydia. “Emma is so admired wherever she goes. I should not be surprised if we saw Sir Jeremy Ashbey on our doorstep very soon.

She crossed herself at the mention of the Little Father of Russia. Having a deadly dull time, Emma thought. ” And what a tragedy that would be. Emma stood up and shrugged off her velvet dressing gown so Natasha could help her into her light stays and the stiff brocade. “There must have been some handsome officers at the military review today,” Natasha chatted on, as she fastened the myriad of small pearl buttons that marched up the back of Emma’s gown. “Hm, yes, a few,” Emma said. She thought of Sir Jeremy Ashbey and his smooth, polite, blond handsomeness—and her aunt’s agreement that she be seated next to him at the review.

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