Townsfolk called him devil. For dark and enigmatic Julian, Earl of Ravenwood, was a man with a legendary temper and a first wife whose mysterious death would not he forgotten. Some said the beautiful Lady Ravenwood had drowned herself in the black, murky waters of Ravenwood Pond. Others...
Sophy Dorring: She's 23 and living with her grandparents, Lord and Lady Dorring, since her parents were lost at sea when she was 18. Julian has asked her grandparents for her hand in marriage. She has tawny hair with turquoise eyes and is skilled in the use of herbs.
Julian Richard Sinclair, Earl of Ravenwood: Widower whose wife Elizabeth cuckholded him before her death. He has asked Sophy for her hand-in-marriage, expecting her to be grateful. He hated his first wife and is determined his next wife will not be like his first. He has black hair and green eyes and is 34 years old.
Lady Frances "Fanny" Sinclair: Julian's aunt who helps Sophy adjust to London society. In her fifties, she's tall with black hair and emerald green eyes and is utterly charming. She holds a weekly social on Wednesdays for like-minded women in her salon.
“Please do not be condescending, Julian. I am not that naive. I assure you I have no intention of allowing myself to be seduced by any of your friends." "Unfortunately, my dear, that still leaves all my enemies.”
“Enough," Julian snapped. "I have just discovered that you are studying the Featherstone Memoirs in your Wednesday afternoon salons. What the devil happened to Shakespeare and Aristotle?" "They're dead," Harriette pointed out.”
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