By Karen Robards
You will have to discover ways to converse, to decorate, to behavior your self as a lady". Sebastian, the Earl of Moorland, icily intoned his orders to the cockney commoner who eyed him defiantly.
Fate had introduced the saucy Jewel Combs faraway from her shivering, dockside life to the mansion on Grosvenor sq.. Now she used to be approximately to be renamed "Julia Stratham", within the Earl's outlandish stand opposed to his domineering mom. His plan: to rework this diamond within the tough right into a glittering gem precious of the relations identify. yet at the same time Jewel is swept up in all there's to grasp -- and the severe gaze of her good-looking customer -- she unknowingly imparts a couple of classes of her personal. The Earl of Moorland is ready to profit that even if his "Julia" isn't any woman, she is all woman...and one with whom he cannot face up to falling madly, all of sudden, and passionately in love.
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Miss Julia. She’ll be making her home here for a while. She requires a maid, a bath, and some clothes for sleeping and for the morrow. ” Johnson seemed not the least offended by the earl’s coldness. His spaniel-brown eyes ran over Jewel with interest. She tried not to show how self-conscious she felt under that expert assessment. After all, there was no way he could tell just by looking that the clothes she wore were not her own, or that the meal the earl’s household had provided for her the previous night had been the most she had consumed at one time in her entire life.
Here, she thought, she was on strong ground. “Ayeh, ya did, and I like ter ’ave a bath as well as the next one. ” Her hand came out to point in a gesture of loathing at the steaming tub that sat innocently in front of the fire. The earl looked at the tub, then his eyebrows rose ever so slightly. ” Jewel almost choked. ” “Why ever not? ” “Because they tell me I’m ter get right down inside it! Get me whole body wet! ” Her eyes narrowed on him suddenly. “Is that wot ya want? ” “You are becoming very boring, you know.
He came back just a week or so before milady died, and they must have had a real bad row because milady wouldn’t even stay in the same room with his lordship. Don’t none of us know what all the trouble was about, and I don’t guess anyone but his lordship ever will. ” Emily shook her head for emphasis. Jewel stared at her, forgetting even to eat in her fascination with what she had heard. Had the earl killed his wife? Of course not! Like a lot of other people apparently had, she was letting her imagination take threads of gossip and rumors and weave them into whole cloth.