Bartered Bride by Anne Herries

By Anne Herries

Her hand in marriage traded in a online game of playing cards, blameless Lottie is totally out of her intensity engaged to a consummate bachelor Lord Rothsay. not just is a prolific womanizer, he is additionally a ruthless streak, leaving Lottie frightened approximately revealing that she is not the lady he'd agreed to marry!

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Mama liked the name. ’ ‘Do they? I wonder why. I thought Clarice eminently suitable for the young woman I met in Paris. ’ ‘Yes, I am certain it has,’ Lottie agreed. ’ ‘Are you indeed? Thank you, Miss Stanton. ’ He turned as the housekeeper entered with another maid bearing silver trays. ‘Ah, here is Mrs Mann with your tea—and something stronger for you, Sir Charles. If you’ll excuse me I have some business to attend to. Mrs Mann will take you up to your rooms when you have refreshed yourselves.

Because I need an heir. One woman is as good as another in the dark. Your father owes me and you chose to deceive me. ” Tears were stinging behind her eyes, but Lottie refused to let them fall. “Have it your own way, sir. You hold all the cards it seems but you may come to regret this…” She walked past him and this time he let her go. Bartered Bride Harlequin® Historical #303—March 2011 ANNE HERRIES Award-winning author Anne Herries lives in Cambridgeshire, England. She is fond of watching wildlife, and spoils the birds and squirrels that are frequent visitors to her garden.

Lottie sighed. ’ ‘My sister was a silly little thing, though I loved her dearly,’ Aunt Beth said. ’ Lottie nodded. Her uncle had not gambled away his money at the tables, but on a series of bad investments—including being caught in a scandal that had been almost as calamitous as the South Seas Bubble, which had ruined so many people in 1720—and had left his widow with very little fortune. Aunt Beth had been forced to sell her home and come to live with her sister and nieces after her husband died in a riding accident.

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