By Julia Quinn
"*Anne Wynter is probably not who she says she is . . .*
But she's handling fairly good as a governess to threehighborn younger women. Her activity could be a challenge—in a singleweek she reveals herself hiding in a closet jam-packed with tubas, playingan evil queen in a play that may be a tragedy (or mightbe a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the injuries ofthe oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodgingunwanted advances, he's the 1st guy who has actually temptedher, and it's getting more durable and tougher to remind herself governess has no company flirting with a nobleman.
*Daniel Smythe-Smith will be in mortal probability . . .*
But that's not likely to prevent the younger earl from fallingin love. And while he spies a mysterious girl at his family'sannual musicale, he vows to pursue her, no matter if that meansspending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's aunicorn. yet Daniel has an enemy, one that has vowed to seehim lifeless. And whilst Anne is thrown into peril,he will cease at not anything to ensuretheir satisfied finishing . . .
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Nay, I do not. " She turned her back to him, unwilling to let him see how the truth of his words hurt her. Truly they were both invisible as far as Father and the other brothers were concerned. Well, she wasn't completely invisible, but only because she poked and prodded everyone by speaking the truths no one wanted to hear. Ailig was invisible, though. He was quiet and thoughtful and disinclined to brawl with the other four. 'Twas an unfortunate thing neither being seen nor acknowledged, making one bitter and angry, though Ailig seemed to tolerate it better than she.
She had no one to turn to for help, no one to even give her a moment's pity.
But he was not silent this time. Nor was he subtle. Her life was over and the clan would surely come to harm if she did not find some way to change her father's mind. She wished for neither and she had precious little time to avert disaster. She'd not see the MacDonells drag the MacLeods into the muck that was Clan Donells' lot in life. 'Twas surely a misplaced loyalty on her part but she could not do less than what was best for her clan. She was daughter to the chief and despite her trials with her brothers she had a duty - it had ever been her duty - to safeguard the clansfolk, even, as was the usual case, when it meant protecting them from Broc, their future chief.