Oyster and Orisons by Mary C. Findley
Approx. 9,470 words.
Published on April 6, 2012.
Hope's stern uncle intends to prepare her for an arranged marriage with his missing son. No matter that Richard disgraced the family name and probably died at sea. What will Hope do with a break from the stifling lessons and strange religious teaching her uncle has heaped on her since her father died? Running a footrace disguised as a boy and secretly meeting with a handsome earl's son should mak