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 Finnian Haughton will stop at nothing to prevent the slightest hint of scandal 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.

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
I adore how much this sentence truly captures that time period.
nononoi_ nononoi_ Oct 23
Yeah, with title, money & brother like David...
                              no wonder Finn like that :p
Nascent status? So a status he was born into? Or has a right to by birth?
I just started reading this story ...And I am liking this so far
That's what you think. Keep thinking it and you're in for a rude awakening, buddy.