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by K. Starling
Description: Scotland promises new beginnings for Clarissa, but first she must right a hundred year-old wrong. Escaping a sordid past, Clarissa hopes to find a new life in Scotland. But ghosts have pasts of their own--and they need the sort of help only she can provide. It's not long before Clarrisa becomes close to the children she watches over, the cook who teaches her the way of the Scots, and even the ghost who needs her. But will the entrancing Master William Kirkland be as enthralled with her as the rest of his household? And what is the connection between him and the spirits that refuse to leave his property?
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2009 2009
eBookwise Release Date: June 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [115 KB]
Reading time: 65-91 min.
"All right, children. Go on out and play. I want to speak with your new governess before dinner. Not a word from either of you. Be gone and you'll earn some dessert tonight."
The deep baritone in his voice dissolved what little professionalism she had left. He stood straight and tall at about six foot three. His hair was dark sable, shoulder length and tied back with a thin piece of leather. How I would love to run my hands through that. And such a nice butt too. She'd always had a thing for men's butts.
Feeling bold, she approached Master Kirkland from behind and raised her hand to shake his. "I'm Clarissa Randolph. Nice to meet you."
He turned and their eyes met. Neither said a word for several seconds. She pulled her hand back so quickly it was almost rude. It's Jordan. He looks exactly like Jordan. How could this be?
"Master William Jordan Kirkland at your service." He bowed down when he said this. "Mrs. Walmier tells me the children love you." His lips turned up into the most gorgeous smile.
"What have you done to them?" His grin became a full-fledged smile when he added,
"I suppose you brought a paddle all the way from America?"
His laughter filled the room.
"They're lovely children, sir. Just needed a bit of structure is all. I appreciate the opportunity you've given me."
"Oh no, Miss Randolph, it is you I appreciate. I wondered how long it would take for a governess to understand my children." A robust laugh escaped his lips. "I know what a handful they can be. I also know they are curious, intelligent and lots of fun once you corral them. I learn from them each and every day. I've missed them completely."
His left eyebrow rose, "You've seen the ghost?"
"I can see it in your eyes. All who have seen the ghost claim we share similarities in person. And what is your opinion? Who is the most handsome?"