To Marry an Heiress (Daughters of Fortune)
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The USA Today bestselling author returns with an unforgettable tale of a marriage of convenience that becomes a love match.
seen better days, and his somber eyes that she was certain had seen more joyous evenings. He extended his hand toward her. As though in a dream, she placed hers on top of his, and he escorted her onto the dance floor. Her breath caught once she realized exactly what she’d allowed. She’d never in her life waltzed. Of course, she’d never been married either, but that hadn’t stopped her from accepting his proposal—such as it was. In rhythm with the music, he waltzed with her, his gaze holding hers
stroked the spot on his glove that carried the dampness from her tear. He could not prevent himself from wondering at her reason for weeping. For joy because he had rescued her from the fate of a spinster? Or from disappointment because he hadn’t spoken of undying love? He presumed disappointment was the culprit. She’d made it perfectly clear that she didn’t anticipate flattery. Strange how once she’d forbidden it, he’d wanted to inundate her with it. Not the idiotic moon pales in comparison
Margaret beyond reason. And yet he was coming to realize he liked, enjoyed Gina so much more. Sitting before the hearth in his room, his legs outstretched, Devon lifted his glass to the painting in a mock salute. Unwilling to part with it, he’d brought it from his London home. “You would have never set foot in a field, much less worked in one. I wonder, my sweet, if we might have been happier if you had not found our financial fall from grace so difficult to accept.” He downed the amber
hurt so badly. I realize ours was a youthful love. I seriously doubt it would have stood the test of time. But I wouldn’t mind feeling the same sort of excitement that came over me every time I laid eyes on him. I was always simply so glad to see him. I just don’t feel as though I could settle for less.” And yet Devon had. Once he’d known a great love. With Georgina he’d forfeited love in exchange for wealth. Now he had neither. And the realization hit her that she had settled as well. Devon
I’ve decided to return to Texas.” His heart stuttered. “Pardon?” A sad smile flitted across her face. “You made a pact with my father. He failed to live up to his end of the bargain. I wanted to make restitution. But you didn’t need me, Devon. You didn’t need him. You’ve had the power all along to make Huntingdon something grand, an estate worthy of your heir. I can’t compete with the memories of Margaret. She was beautiful beyond description. You know what it is to marry for love. How you