The Bride Price

The Bride Price

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QuenbyOlson By QuenbyOlson Updated a day ago

To save her family from scandal, Emily Collicott must marry.

Ruined in her first season in London, she is given no choice but to wed her father's pick for a husband, or be cast out from her home. Emily agrees to marry William Hazlitt, a man she hardly knows. But William remembers her. Growing up as a tenant on her father's estate, he admired her from afar, their lives kept separate first by class, and then by loss.  

Emily seeks to begin a new life with this quiet man to whom she finds herself wedded. But the scandal she escaped in London soon finds her again, the very man who destroyed her reputation threatening to tear down the happiness she's found with her new husband. To keep from losing everything, she must either make a deal with a devil... or learn how to destroy one.

This Lord Marbley tho. <3 <3 <3 I can't wait to read more of this story! Completely intrigued.
silvana_md silvana_md Mar 10
Wonderful chapter! I danced and had my fair share of punch, and even got struck by so many feathers! Lol. 
                              Marbley seems too good to be true! I'm excited  to discover his true character! I can't wait to read more. :)
This is just beautiful... The way you described the entire scene, so vivid. I don't know about Marbley, though, but judging from the blurb...I doubt he's good news. 😒
Oh, my heart! Poor Emily. I knew Lord Marbley was too good to be true. What a Willoughby!
A very good start!  It grabs the attention and curiosity, right away.
I'm nearly swooning over this guy. And Josephine intrigues me. Something tell me she's not being entirely truthful with the details of her proposal. Excited to read more!