Where in the world had she found palm fronds, as well as pineapples? The cost of those alone would make a sane man weep over his ledgers. Ever since Mama became informed of Papa’s elevated rank she’d felt the need to go over the top in her entertaining. Hopefully, soon, she’d return to her senses and become the elegant hostess they all knew she was. Scratch that thought. Hoped she could be again.
“Are you quite all right, Miss Bennet?”
She gave a start and glanced up at Jonathan Lucas, seated to her right. It was at that moment she realized how close she’d leaned toward his seat in order to look around the wall of palm fronds, pineapples and other fauna. She sat upright immediately.Oh dear.
Until next week,
Hug someone you love today.