Reinventing Miss Bluebeard
Copyright 2007 Minda Webber
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A SPOUSAL SURPRISE
Eve choked on her wine. Hastily she set her glass down and glanced up in surprise. Who was this man, and what was he doing at her dinner party uninvited? And how had he known her name? Appalled, and yet at the same time intrigued, she assessed the fine specimen standing just inside the doorway to the dining room.
The room, lit by a dozen or so candelabra, softened that handsome, swarthy face, with its strong chin and patrician nose. The man was dressed in a deep green superfine jacket that outlined his broad shoulders, and his doeskin breeches were tucked into gleaming Hessians and emphasized his taut leg muscles. Although this was not a tall man, perhaps just under six feet, he was well built, with hair the color of polished walnut wood, and his hazel eyes were a mixture of colors, mostly amber. He reminded her of one of her father’s pirates, but better dressed.
Then he opened his mouth to speak, and Eve’s interest was doused like a fire by water: “My dearest, how good it is to see you again! I could barely wait to reach the Towers and see my devoted wife.”