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And Then He Kissed Her

And Then He Kissed Her


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Working for a handsome man is fraught with difficulties. To those girl-bachelors so employed, I rmend an unflappable temperament, an unbreakable heart, and plenty of handkerchiefs.

Mrs. Bartleby

Advice to Girl-Bachelors, 1893

“Why?” The exotic, raven-haired creature in tangerine silk started to cry. “Why has he done this to me?”

Miss Emmaline Dove did not venture a reply to that question. Practical, as always, she saved her breath and pulled out a handkerchief. She handed it to the woman on the other side of the desk without a word.

Juliette Bordeaux, the now-former mistress of Emma’s employer, Viscount Marlowe, snatched the offered square of cambric. “Six blissful months we have had together, and when I receive from his footman the pretty little box, I am happy. But then I find a letter with the present, a letter which ends our amour. Mon Dieu! He thinks with jewels to soften the blow that shatters my heart! How cruel he is!” She bent her head and sobbed with an abandonment that was wholly French and somewhat theatrical. “Oh, Harry!”

Emma shifted ufortably in her chair and cast a glance at the ormolu clock on her desk. Half past six. Marlowe could return any minute, and she wanted to speak with him about her new manuscript before he went on to his sister’s birthday party.

She was fairly certain he’d be back to his offices yet this evening. The present she had purchased for Lady Phoebe...
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