"If one is not marrying for love, one may as well marry for something else. My future countess has to be sufficiently docile and endowed with at least passable grace of form, deportment and address." Fate has made Gyles Rawlings a man determined to control his destiny. He has decided to wed... read more
“It occurred to him that he was wooing her to make her fall in love with him. He was wooing his wife to keep her loving him. He would do it until he died.”
“Gyles read her eyes, then forced himself to say, "I learned very young that when you love, you leave yourself open to unimaginable hurt.""I know -- but it's still worth it."”Gyles and Francesca
“Nothing was more contrary than love. Nothing left a man more vulnerable, yet nothing could bring him such joy. In order to reap the harvest of love, it was necessary to accept the risk of losing that same love. Love was a coin with two sides, gain and loss. To secure the gain, one had to embrace the risk of loss.”
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