The Firstborn

The Firstborn

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QuenbyOlson By QuenbyOlson Completed

Sophia has sacrificed everything for her younger sister, Lucy. She has removed them from the only home they ever knew, taken on the care of Lucy's illegitimate son, George, and even assumed the role of a widow and mother in order to erase all hint of scandal from the boy's birth. But rumor continues to follow them like the darkest of clouds, and Sophia must adapt to her new existence as a false widow with no prospects beyond the doors of her small cottage.

Lord Haughton - "Finn" to those close to him - will stop at nothing to prevent the slightest whiff of disgrace from tainting his family's name. When he learns of his younger brother's latest indiscretion-one that leaves a bastard child in his wake-Haughton rushes across the country to offer the boy's mother a comfortable living in exchange for her silence about the child's true parentage. But he arrives only to have his generous offer thrown back in his face by Sophia Brixton, a sharp-tongued and sharper-witted woman who proceeds to toss him out of her house. But just because he is banished from her home does not mean he is so easily banished from her life.

  • austen
  • historical
  • janeausten
  • nineteenthcentury
  • regency
  • romance
1025Becca 1025Becca Jun 26
😂 I felt the need to contribute another very accurate smiley. Very funny lol.
lily2549 lily2549 Nov 14
Loving it so far, the writing flows great and dialogue is amazing. Happy to find such great work.
bestmom60 bestmom60 Mar 14
David seems like he's looking for attention and going about the wrong way of getting it. Spoiled little rich boy with a brother to clean up after him.
Majiclee Majiclee Apr 15
Sounds like brother needs to grow up. He should be cut off financially from the family until he can show responsibility for himself.
MargretteSatterfield MargretteSatterfield Jul 17, 2016
I think I like Winston. Despite the boring nature of his appearance and speech, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders and an uncanny ability to reserve judgement until he has all the facts. Until given a reason to the contrary, I believe I like him.
KAWerts KAWerts Aug 24, 2016
I adore how much this sentence truly captures that time period.