By Susan Wiggs
Feisty orphan Pippa de Lacey lives via wit and ability as a London highway performer. but if her sharp tongue will get her into severe difficulty, she throws herself upon the mercy of Irish chieftain Aidan O'Donoghue.Pippa presents a welcome diversion for Aidan as he awaits an viewers with the queen, who holds his people's destiny in her palms. Amused before everything, he turns into captivated with the audacious waif who claims his patronage.Rash and impetuous, their not going alliance reverberates with wish and the tantalizing promise of a existence each one has regularly wanted—but by no means dreamed of achieving.
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The smell of blooming herbs filled the spring air. “Naturally,” Iago said in his dark honey voice. “And of course, your papa did not die at all. ” Beaming, Pippa twisted around on her stool to look up at him. Framed by the nodding boughs of the old elm tree that shaded the garden path, he regarded her with tolerant interest, a comb in his hand and a gentle compassion in his velvety black eyes. “I, too, like to invent answers to the questions that keep me awake at night,” he said. “I invent nothing,” she snapped.
She elongated her words as the effects of the ale flowed through her. ” �� Diary of a Lady It is a mother’s lot to rejoice and to grieve all at once. So it has always been, but knowing that has never eased my grief nor dimmed my joy. In the early part of her reign, the queen gave our family a land grant in County Kerry, Munster, but until recently, we kept it in name only, content to leave Ireland to the Irish. Now, quite suddenly, we are expected to do something about it. Today my son Richard received a royal commission.
It is not so bad. But tell me, why is your hair cropped short? ” “Lice,” she said simply. ” He scratched his head. “Aye, well. ” “Not lately. Who dresses your hair, my lord? ” Brazen as an inquisitive child, she stood on tiptoe and lifted the single thread-woven braid that hung amid his black locks. “That would be Iago. ” Like getting me drunk and carving up my chest, Aidan thought grumpily. ” He meant to reach out and tousle her hair, a meaningless, playful gesture. Instead, as if with its own mind, his palm cradled her cheek, his thumb brushing up into her sawed-off hair.
At the Queen's Summons by Susan Wiggs