When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has its upside; however autumn has a particular beauty to it. Pinebrook celebrated the splendor of autumn with a masquerade party. Spirits flowed from the bar, we danced to fun halloween music and prizes were awarded for best costume! She looked back at Elizabeth who smiled encouragingly. Hancock also smiled and nodded, but a touch of disappointment tainted her approval, reminding Alicia the dear lady had hoped her own daughter would attract the attention of the very eligible Lord Amesbury.
She squelched all hope that she might hold his interest.
Autumn Masquerade by Josi S. Kilpack
Surely only politeness motivated him to dance with the plainest girl first. As the final notes of the current dance ended and the next began, Lord Amesbury offered his arm. She took it, an unfamiliar quiver beginning in her stomach. The art of dancing, she found as the set began, had not abandoned her as completely as her wits.
The handsome viscount danced with athletic grace, his attention focused upon her. The warmth of his hand seeped through their kidskin gloves. He held her gently, firmly. A playful glint touched his sapphire eyes.
Heart of Illinois Autumn Masquerade
She will most certainly interrogate me regarding you. She met those probing eyes and her mouth curved. Has your aunt become your self-proclaimed matchmaker? A wry smile touched his lips. Despite my efforts to delay that obligation, she persists. Alicia nodded, her smile deepening at his indelicate statement. Alicia missed her step. Even while dancing with the very handsome Duke of Suttenberg two Seasons ago, such a keen attraction for a man had never overcome her as it did tonight. I am sure you can reason with her.
She laughed and then clapped her hand over her mouth. She might hear you. Curious and unable to resist, Nathan accepts her offer, keeping his true identity a secret, never dreaming of what the future held for him. A collection unlike any other, listeners will love this compilation of six sweet historical romance novellas, set in varying eras, yet all with one thing in common: Romance. When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied.
They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go.
How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience? The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, his perfect bride eludes his suit, while the beautiful Isabella Berkeley seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?
When her father dies and leaves her completely destitute, Marion can think of only one thing to do - make a new life for herself. Commencing a life of duplicity, Marion transforms herself into Mary Wood - governess.
In possession of a forged letter of recommendation and cloaked in the anonymity of her new identity, she enters a life of self-imposed servitude as teacher and caretaker of young Miss Caroline Jonquil of Farland Meadows. Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society.
There's only one problem: her older sister, Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn. For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor.
Prudence, an aspiring romance novelist, believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Unable to stand by and do nothing, Prudence sets out to help the awkward couple discover the best in each other with the hope they will eventually find love. What she neglected to foresee, however, was the possibility she might fall in love with Lord Knave herself.
An Autumn Masquerade
Six historical romance novellas set in the Old West. Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough, where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can't seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn't think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man.
How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she's already in love with her absent cousin Neville? The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can't say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit.
When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she's been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg.
No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she'd ever accept.