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’m here!”

Upon hearing Frances’s voice, Faith rushed as quickly as she could from the family
drawing room. Frances was in the entrance hall, flinging her shawl aside even as she
flung herself at Faith.

“Hey, careful,” Adam said, catching her about the waist and swinging her around until
she squealed. “You don’t want to bump the baby.”

When Frances landed back on the floor, she gasped at Faith’s large stomach. “Can I
touch the baby?”

“He might even kick you,” Faith said, taking her niece’s hand and holding it to her

Frances’s mouth fell open. “He kicked me! Is it really a boy?”

“We’re just guessing. It doesn’t matter to us.”

“He wants to meet you,” Adam said. “We’re glad you came back from Scotland in time.
Did you have fun?”

“I love it there! There are horses to ride and puppies to play with, and I can see
mountains from my room. It’s so wonderful to read lying in fields of flowers. Oh—Mother
says she’s sorry she couldn’t come.”

Faith and Adam exchanged a relieved glance. So far, Marian had kept her word.

“Frances!” Sophia cried, rushing forward to hug her niece. “I’m so glad you’ll be
here for the wedding.”

“It’s about time you and Mr. Percy married,” Aunt Theodosia said with a sniff. “He
couldn’t let Faith be the only brave one to take on our family.”

Sophia blushed and smiled at Faith. For several months, Faith had been denying that
she’d inspired Mr. Percy to come forward after the ugly hints in the newspaper. She
thought it was Sophia’s beauty and kindness that had finally made him realize he’d
never find another woman like her.

And weddings must be in the air, because at last, when Lord Shenstone had stopped
pursuing Lady Emmeline, she’d realized she might actually miss him and consented to
be his wife.

Resting her hands on her belly, Faith smiled as Frances hugged each member of her

Faith’s family. She smiled at her husband, so grateful that he’d come to find her
that day in Hyde Park, that he’d made her his duchess, a mother—but mostly, his wife.

About the Author

After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, GAYLE CALLEN
found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This
USA Today
bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books,
and her novels have won the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award.


Gayle lives in Central New York with her three children, her dog, Apollo, and her
husband, Jim the Romance Hero. Visit her web site at

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EPub Edition MAY 2014 ISBN: 9780062267979

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