By Courtney Milan
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Courtney Milan: The Governess Affair
Copyright © 2012 by Courtney Milan.
Cover design © Courtney Milan.
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ISBN 13: 978-1-937248-06-2
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For Amy, Tessa, and Leigh.
I’m never “scared” with you all around.
London, October, 1835.
The door to the upstairs library slammed viciously, rattling in its frame. Heavy steps marched across the room, bearing down on Hugo’s desk. Fists slammed against the wood surface.
“Damn it, Marshall. I need you to fix this.”
Despite that dramatic production, Hugo Marshall did not look up from the books. Instead he waited silently, listening to boots marking a path upon the carpet. He wasn’t a servant; he refused to be treated as one.