A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

By Victoria Connelly

Compliment FOR VICTORIA CONNELLY: "Witty and unique. " -The Romantic Novelists' organization

Of direction she's captivated with Jane Austen...

Surrounded via appalling exes and fawning scholars, the one factor preserving professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her own mystery love for racy Regency romance novels. She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts convention within the English geographical region is the appropriate chance to flee her chaotic lifestyles and eventually relax...

But then she encounters a devilishly good-looking guy on the convention who turns out decided to brush her off her toes. Is he extra fiction than truth? Or might he be the hero she didn't understand she was once searching for? (20110613)

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She paled a little; he wouldn't have thought it possible. “The wedding ceremony,” he said. ” Within the pallor of her cheeks two new spots of red bloomed. He smiled at that, a sharp smile that he knew wouldn't comfort her—but it did erase the last of that feigned meekness. ” He reached into his vest for the folded newspaper. He proffered it but her fingers never unclenched, so Kit opened it for her, held the front page up to the light. “Look. ” Monsters in the Sky! screamed the headline in thick black letters.

One Master Eugene Sumner, a bos'n on the good shipRip Tide . ” Kit looked up from the newsprint, thoughtful. ” He lowered the paper. “You,”she added pointedly. He bent his head and examined the coarse edges of the daily, folding it and refolding it in his hands. Beyond his feet the old table lay at a forlorn angle, its underside revealing a darker, less even stain than the top. It had been in the cell for as long as he could remember, certainly since his father's time. He wondered how many runners had stared down at its surface and counted the hours.

The walls were not, in fact, painted in the blood of the doomed as she had always heard, but were instead an ordinary gray stone, heavy blocks that also formed the floor and ceiling like the solar of an old Norman castle, but without windows. There was an oak-framed bed, a plank table, and a pair of chairs. There was a lantern on a hook by the door. The bed was narrow, and plain. It held two pillows and a fleecy blanket the color of sand. ” she asked, still facing the bed. He did not reply. Rue looked down at her hands, opened her palms and stretched her aching fingers.

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