Lord Edon pulled it off! I won’t spoil how he did it, but he managed to keep his membership at White’s and get even more respect from the other gentlemen. I honestly didn’t think it would go the way it did. I thought this would have to go into the next book in the series, but as it turns out, he said a couple of sentences that got him out of trouble. As Lord Clement told him, I don’t think anyone else could have pulled it off.
As for Charles Duff, he is convinced that a certain side character is going to murder Algernon (our hero). I was chuckling through the scene today as Charles was telling Eris his plans to rescue Algernon. She had the good sense to insist he includes her brother (Byron who is a Runner) in his plan. That will minimize the “trouble” Charles will cause. 😛
Meanwhile, things are going well for our hero and heroine for the time being. That’s going to change in a bit, but in the end, we’ll get to our happy ending
It turns out as soon as Katie decided she’s going to marry Jeremiah, he never had a chance. It’s just a matter of time before he gives in. She’s subtle about it. He has no idea she’s already picked him. Today, Katie told one of the older children at the orphanage she’s going to marry Jeremiah. She made the child promise not to tell anyone, and this particular child won’t.
As a side note, the child is Pearl. Does anyone remember the baby Jeremiah found in The Rancher’s Bride as he was searching for Abby? This is the same Pearl. 😀 I thought it would be fun to show how things turned out for her.
Erin is finally coming around to falling in love with our hero. She just doesn’t realize it yet. 😛 Alex realized that following her all over the place like a lovesick puppy wasn’t working in his favor. As they say, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Thankfully, he figured out he had to change tactics, and it’s been working in his favor. I like Alex. It’s hard not to root for him. The book is turning into a cute romantic comedy.
I don’t think Erin is going to come out and admit her feelings. I think she’s going to have to be forced into a marriage somehow. But I could be wrong. I’ll just have to keep writing to figure this one out.
In case anyone wants to put this on pre-order, I have it up across all retailers. It’s due out September 25, and, as usual, I’ll announce this book’s release on the day it comes out.
This finishes up the Nebraska Prairie Series.
This is the book about the widower with two children who is in a wheelchair. I didn’t go heavily into this for the bulk of the book, but the hero doesn’t feel like a complete man so there is a little difficulty he has when it comes to the bedroom. The heroine’s first husband died, but he blamed her for their bad marriage since she was barren. I’d say of all the books I’ve done so far, this one has a tone similar to Eye of the Beholder, except both the hero and heroine are dealing with insecurities.
Here are the links if you’re interested in it: