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A Matter of Temptation (Lost Lords, Book 2) by Lorraine Heath

By Lorraine Heath

"For years, Robert Hawthorne, the Duke of Killingsworth, was once stored a prisoner via his scheming dual brother. A bold get away turns the tables and restores his birthright to him, with out a person the wiser. He can eventually take pleasure in every thing that was once stolen from him. yet on his first day of freedom Robert needs to absorb wedlock a lady he hasn't ever met . . . and retain his distance to avoid her from studying the reality of his identification, till he can be sure tips on how to turn out he's the rightful duke.

Victoria Lambert is aware she needs to marry Robert--after all, as her mom constantly reminds her, he's the capture of the season and she'll turn into a duchess! actual, she doesn't love him, however it is her accountability to marry good. yet a much-altered Robert stands beside her on their marriage ceremony day . . . a guy one way or the other extra thoughtful and fascinating than ever prior to . . . and so sensuously captivating that Torie is set to be a temptation her husband can't resist!

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She shows him Lady Dedlock's letter and he summons Bucket to search for her and offer his full forgiveness. The detective finds Esther's handkerchief in Lady Dedlock's boudoir and calls on Mr Jarndyce late at night to beg for Esther's help in his search. Commentary With the discovery of Lady Dedlock's flight, the narrative gains pace as Dickens suggests the desperate speed of Bucket's search, and in the last paragraph the reference to the brick-kilns hints at the final twist in the unfolding of Lady Dedlock's tragedy.

Chapter 38 Summary When Esther returns to Bleak House, she visits London, where she finds Caddy happily married and learning to give dancing-lessons as Prince's 30 health is not good. Together Esther and Caddy call on Mr Guppy, and Esther begs him not to make any further inquiries about her personal history. Guppy, startled by Esther's changed appearance, and fearing that she wishes to take up his proposal of marriage, is clumsily anxious to hear her formally decline his offer again in front of Caddy.

Mter delaying for two weeks, she tells Mr Jarndyce that she will marry him. 33 Commentary Though the mystery of Esther's birth has now been solved, the reader's interest is maintained by uncertainties about whether Lady Dedlock's secret will be exposed. Jarndyce's proposal raises problems for Esther, too. She loves and respects her guardian, and prudence suggests the marriage would be a good one, but Esther is a young woman with powerful emotions, which she recognises that marriage to Jarndyce would not fulfil.

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