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Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Rosemary Gemmell said...

From Victorian novella set at Twelfth Night, Mischief at Mulberry Manor by Romy Gemmell:

All thoughts of sleep banished, Maryanne climbed from the high bed and gathered a woollen shawl around her nightgown. Pushing aside any fear or reservations about being abroad in her aunt’s house in the middle of the night, she lit the remains of the tallow candle and carefully opened her door.
At first, the corridor appeared empty in the dim light and Maryanne sighed in relief. No doubt the talk of ghosts played on her mind and woke her from a dream. She had no sooner decided to return to her room when a movement caught the corner of her eye and she quickly turned back to the length of corridor.
She stared as a man seemed to turn from the door of Emily and Charlotte’s room and silently move towards a door at the furthest end of the corridor. Puzzled as to why someone should be outside the bedroom of two young maids at this time of night, she wondered if it might be their brother, Henry. But even in the weak light, Maryanne knew without a doubt that this figure was not dressed in the fashion of the late 1850s. As she continued to watch, heart beating faster but unable to turn away, the figure paused and turned to look full at Maryanne before seemingly disappearing before her eyes. Then her candle extinguished, as though someone had breathed on it.


Rosemary Morris said...

False Pretences 1815

A Traditional Regency Novel by Rosemary Morris

Author’s note. Annabelle has run away from The Beeches, a boarding school, to avoid an arranged marriage with Monsieur le Baron. She was held up by a footpad who ran away when a coach approached.

“Annabelle stared up at the gentleman. Some six feet tall, dressed in a beautifully cut dark green coat, cream-coloured unmentionables almost moulded to his powerful legs, a dark grey greatcoat with as many as twelve capes and a snow white, intricately tied cravat at his throat, her artist’s eyes approved of him. Her eyes also approved of his short black hair which curled at the ends, a pair of large brown eyes with golden depths, and a well-shaped, clearly defined mouth that had deep, endearing dimples on either side of it, softening the effect of his square jaw and cleft chin.

I regret I have no comb in hand for you to tidy your curls,” he said, picked up her hat, dusted it with gloved fingers, and inclined his head.

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Adriana said...

The Best Man, by Adriana Kraft
Kitty lifted her chin as soon as the broad shouldered mustached man headed in her direction. She knew what he wanted - he’d been studying her much of the afternoon and evening. She was surprised it took him this long to come after her.
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