By Jillian Hunter
The English island referred to as Abandon, enshrouded in old legend, has been domestic to warriors in addition to mesmerizing girls -- and none extra spellbinding than attractive Morwenna Halliwell. made up our minds to struggle while Abandon is on the market to the top bidder, Morwenna confronts the enemy: the Earl of Pentargon, Anthony Hartstone -- or "Lord Heart-of-Stone" as she indignantly calls him. but little does Morwenna notice she's going to quickly be pressured to marry the forbidding lord who holds her destiny in his robust fingers. Anthony arrogantly dismisses Morwenna and her litany of proceedings opposed to him -- the entire whereas interested in her attractiveness and braveness. but if risk confronts Morwenna, Anthony is familiar with he needs to name upon all his energy to guard the blameless omit he wants. it truly is as much as him to unmask the villain who threatens her, and in addition to persuade his bride that he's no longer her opponent -- yet her such a lot passionate and dedicated admirer.
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He told himself that was the only reason he should become involved. Pray God, let there be nothing more complicated in his feelings for the girl than that. He could not imagine a romance between them. He an earl, she a hellion. Who in his right mind would desire a wife who ran about in unlaced boots, challenging men in their castles? A public nuisance to bedevil his private life. It was ridiculous to think of courting such an elfling; he grinned at the very notion. Then, suddenly, he saw her again outside the window, and he knew himself to be a liar.
The housekeeper had returned to her bed. ” Sir Dunstan lowered his voice, motioning Anthony into the hallway. Elliott was preoccupied with cleaning the mess in the parlor. “I want to show you something else, my lord. I do not know what to make of it. ” He led Anthony into Morwenna’s bedroom, a rather cluttered but charming rose-chintz retreat from the world. Where other girls might collect perfume bottles and fans on the dressing table, she displayed such startling items as an Aborigine mask, polished stones, shells, and a tottering pile of ancient books and Saxon maps.
What a thing to say,” she exclaimed. His eyes glittered with good humor. ” Elliott returned to the garden at that moment, staggering under the weight of the suit of armor and knightly accoutrements he deposited with a clatter at Anthony’s feet. Morwenna burst into laughter at Anthony’s startled expression, relieving the terrible tension between them. “Your armor, my lord,” Elliott said in a breathless voice. Anthony recovered from his shock and started laughing himself. ” Elliott shook his head in disappointment.