By Deborah Hale
Eager to shield the way forward for her valuable nephew, penniless woman Artemis Dearing will do anything—even marry the fellow whose brother ruined her darling sister!
Hadrian Northmore's suffered sufficient heartbreak— he'll no longer lose his brother's son, too. Calculating and deceitful as woman Artemis might be, he will marry her if he needs to! yet Hadrian is not ready for overwhelming hope, or his new wife's candy disposition. there is been a few mistake…his hard-built defenses are crumbling ahead of his very eyes!
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Hadrian had not realized how desperately he wanted custody of his nephew until the lad staggered toward him. The child did not look much like a Northmore with his fair coloring, plump cheeks and dimpled chin. But there was an appealing sturdiness about him. His boldness, energy and determination all proclaimed their kinship. Perhaps Julian’s son had sensed it, too—pelting toward his uncle with the instinct of a fledgling returning to its nest, latching on to his leg with amazing strength for such a small creature.
A mistress was too much like a wife to suit him. “You will not need to persuade the government of Singapore’s commercial value, either,” Ford continued. “They signed the treaty last month. In exchange for Bencoolen and some other concessions, the Dutch have agreed not to oppose British occupation of Singapore. I wish you and Simon could have been here to celebrate the good news. ” Hadrian grinned. “Arrack is the only proper drink for toasting the future of Singapore. ” Ford beckoned the woman to join them.
Northmore, Artemis had still not succeeded in quieting her nephew. She’d tried feeding him, changing his linen, bouncing him in her aching arms until she feared they would be wrenched out of their sockets. Nothing had worked. After a year of caring for Lee day and night, Artemis recognized the difference between a hungry cry, a weary cry or an injured cry. This was one she had not heard often—a wail of bloody-minded vexation. ” she begged him again, practically driven to tears herself. “This won’t endear you to Uncle Henry.
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