By Cathy Maxwell
Woman Julia Markham used to be the toast of London Society -- till an ill-advised tried elopement resulted in betrayal and left her strong identify in tatters. Now ruined, penniless, and determined, she has agreed to wed the magnetic and probably risky Brader Wolf. A rushing, phenomenally winning self-made businessman, Brader desires this union to assist achieve him access into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy, not anything extra. Julia, notwithstanding, is a girl of infrequent ardour and bold, irresistibly attracted to this enigmatic, infuriating guy, and no mere marriage of mutual comfort will do. yet how a ways will the lively good looks need to visit fulfill a center that would accept at least the affection of a life-time?
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I’m under contract now,” he reminded her as the crowd parted in front of them. Leading Julia to the center of the dance floor, Brader nodded his head to the dance maestro, who rapped his baton for the attention of the orchestra. Their guests quieted in expectation. With the downward sweep, a violinist played the introduction, noble and melancholy. Julia felt the bite of tears and a well of emotion. Soon she would have a place in the world again with this strong man before her, forced marriage or no.
The answer to the last question did not seem as distasteful as she had assumed before meeting her future husband. ” he had asked earlier. And Julia found herself thinking of the other way she could have answered his question. What would he say if he knew her innermost secret desire? The desire she dared not voice to Brader Wolf, her family, or any other human—was the desire for a child, a babe of her own to love and nurture, a babe to give all the love she had never had in this world. She wanted a chance to start over.
Brader was an excellent dancer, with a grace and finesse surprising in so large a man. By the time they started their second pass in the dance pattern, Julia had relaxed enough to allow Brader to dip and twirl her to the majestic, lilting melody as though they’d been dancing an age together. In her soul, she knew she and Brader made a spectacular couple. One by one, other couples joined them on the dance floor. The vivid colors of swirling silks, candlelight, and sparkling jewels spun around them.
All Things Beautiful (Monogram) by Cathy Maxwell