By Mary Balogh
Mary Balogh’s captivating and warm-hearted book unique brief tale is a testomony to the steadfast devotion of real love, as a tender leave out at the marriage mart cleverly plots to say her one and only.
If conditions have been diverse, Philippa Dean will be satisfied to fall in love with Viscount Darleigh. he's definitely definitely the right gentleman and every thing her mom and dad wish: titled, good-looking, good. His blindness purely reinforces his quiet energy and energy. yet Philippa doesn't love him. Her center is already taken and there's just one factor she will be able to do: Thwart the matchmaking plans.
Julian Crabbe is eager to rescue the girl he fell in love with years in the past. Then, he was once a reckless cub, justly incomes Philippa’s parents’ scorn. Now, he's each inch a decent suitor and decided to end up it sooner than it truly is too overdue. interfere at the viscount’s apartment social gathering? Gladly. Interrupt the fit of the season? fortunately. For not anything can cease the ability of a love that won't be denied.
Includes a preview of Mary Balogh’s scrumptious new novel, The Arrangement!
Praise for The Proposal
“This is Mary Balogh at her riveting most sensible. every body loves a wounded hero, and Balogh introduces us to an unforgettable person who discovers the therapeutic strength of love.”—Debbie Macomber
“[Mary Balogh] writes with wit and knowledge. . . . The Proposal is either relocating and wonderful and the start of what provides to be an excellent series.”—Romance reports Today
“A old romance of bizarre thoughtfulness and depth.”—Publishers Weekly
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If only we knew some of those ladies . . Georgie took a speculative glance at her sister. Oh, but they had. Mrs. Taft. Their foster mother had spent ten years as one of the highest paid ladies in Marseilles before she’d met her English husband, Captain Taft, and he’d impulsively married her, plucking her from her less-than-respectable past. They had loved each other dearly until the day two years past when the Sybaris had returned to Penzance with the terrible news that the captain had been lost in a ferocious storm.
He glanced across the room to see if he could follow her gaze, but the blinding crush of people offered no answers. ” “Actually I am. A blackguard to be specific,” she said, her blunt answer leaving him open-mouthed. ” he sputtered. “A blackguard. You know, a rake. ” That accounted for every man in the room, Colin estimated, with the exception of himself. ” “Oh no,” she said. “Any rake will do. Just so long as he is amoral and experienced. ” She started toward the steps again, then paused, glancing over her shoulder at him.
Georgie grimaced, but she knew she’d never fit into Mrs. Taft’s gown without some help. Tugging it on, Georgie found the ingenious undergarment was hardly the torture suit that English ladies wore, but designed for comfort, with a soft cotton lining and not a hint of whalebone. Kit caught hold of the strings in back and gave them a rueful tug. ” Georgie shook her head, amazed at the transformation the undergarment wrought. Suddenly her waist became more defined, and what it had done to her chest was nothing less than a wondrous miracle.