Do you remember the conversation in His Reluctant Lady where Christopher is trying to prove to Agatha that he trusts her enough to tell her a secret? In case you don’t, here’s a quick excerpt:
“All right,” he said, “I’ll concede to your challenge. You want to know something that only the gentlemen in White’s know? I’ll share a confidence with you. Lord Davenport has made a bet with Lord Pennella. The wager? The hand of Miss Giles. Whoever marries her first owes the loser his estate.”
Her jaw dropped and she made eye contact with him. “An entire estate for a marriage?”
“Now I don’t seem like such a bad gentleman, do I? I’d never make a wager on you.”
She couldn’t believe it. Poor Miss Giles. Agatha would hate it if someone made such a bet on her. Posting this in the Tittletattle would be a service to Miss Giles. She needed to know what Lords Davenport and Pennella were up to. Then she could send both earls off in disgust and find one who wouldn’t treat her no better than an object.
It was at that moment, I knew I’d be writing about Lord Davenport and Miss Giles.
And now their story is ready!
I’m not sure when it’ll be on other sites like Apple iBooks, Flipkart, Oyster, or Scribd. Those usually take longer.
Also, at last check Patty’s Gamble is still not on Apple iBooks. I will do a post when it is, and I’ll post when The Earl’s Secret Bargain is on Apple iBooks, too, since I know quite of a few of you read iBooks.