Alistair Carsington really, really wishes he didn’t love women quite so much. To escape his worst impulses, he sets out for a place far from civilization: Derbyshire--in winter!--where he hopes to kill two birds with one stone: avoid all temptation, and repay the friend who saved his life on... read more
“He had said something wrong. He didn't know what it was, but he had no doubt he was about to suffer the consequences.”
anyone who must violate the law to achieve his purposes must lack either intelligence or imagination, probably both.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“Exactly,” she said. “I have considered engraving that as his epitaph: ‘Sylvester Oldridge, Beloved Father, Detained Elsewhere.’ Of course, that would truly be the case, would it not, were he in need of an epitaph.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“My love, I am one and thirty,” she said. “Did it not occur to you that my hymen might have shriveled up and died — of despair, most likely.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
If only I had gone to university, I, too, should know how to fold a map.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
My heart lightens when you are by, and I feel like a girl again.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
London, late autumn, 1817Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
He did not always know what a woman meant, but he was usually aware that she meant more than she said, and that the “more” was, more often than not, trouble.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
But I am not likely to meet another man for whom I have feelings as strong as those I have for you.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Is my hair coming down again?” she said composedly. “How vexing. I wish you would show my maid your method with hairpins. I collect you learned that at Oxford, too. Unfortunately, Lucy did not attend university.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Few cases were truly hopeless, she told herself. They only appeared so to people lacking courage and imagination. She was not one of those people.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Followed by Mr. Impossible.
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