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431 pages, Kindle Edition
First published June 28, 2005
“I am asking you to marry me because I love you,” he said, “because I cannot imagine living my life without you. I want to see your face in the morning, and then at night, and a hundred times in between. I want to grow old with you, I want to laugh with you, and I want to sigh to my friends about how managing you are, all the while secretly knowing I am the luckiest man in town.”
“What?” she demanded.
He shrugged. “A man’s got to keep up appearances. I’ll be universally detested if everyone realizes how perfect you are.”
"You love me?"
"It will be the death of me, I'm sure, but yes. I can't seem to help myself."
Audio book source: Hoopla
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrators: Rosalyn Landor
Narration Rating: 4 starts
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 11h 11m
She was sometimes vexing, occasionally infuriating but always entertaining.
"Something important is always about to happen, my dear girl," Lady Danbury said. "And if not, you'd do well to act as if it were. You'll enjoy life better that way."
“He didn’t know where the thought had come from, or what strange corner of his brain had come to that conclusion, because he was quite certain it would be nearly impossible to live with her, but somehow he knew that it wouldn’t be at all difficult to love her.”
"It's a lovely language, so melodious and smooth ..."
“‘If you want to know if a gentleman loves you,’ her mother said, ‘there is only one true way to be sure.’”
Lady Danbury leaned forward. Even Hyacinth leaned forward, and she was holding the book.
“‘It’s in his kiss,’ her mother whispered. ‘It’s all there, in his kiss.’”
"Well," he said with an affected sigh, "you have my approval at least."
"Why?" Hyacinth asked suspiciously.
"It would be an excellent match," he continued. "If nothing else, think of the children."
She knew she'd regret it, but still she had to ask. "What children?"
He grinned. "The lovely lithping children you could have together. Garethhhh and Hyacinthhhh.
Hyathinth and Gareth. And the thublime Thinclair tots."