For a change of pace, this week I’m giving you the opening to my second regency WIP so please excuse any errors or mistakes. This one is tentatively called Maid To Be a Lady. This story features several characters from my contracted Christmas story, A Christmas Surprise.
So sit back and enjoy this opening-
Debbi carefully set the folded day gown in a pale blue sprigged muslin into the brown trunk. On top she gently placed the chemise and stockings that went with the morning dress. She’d done the same with each of the outfits, pairing the correct undergarments with the outfit.
Next she retrieved the pale pink satin gown from her dressing table chair, held it up in front of herself while gazing at the vision in the mirror. Lost in the daydream of dancing with a handsome gentleman she never heard the door to her room set in the top floor open, until it was almost too late.
“Ah good, I see you’re just about finished with the packing. Is there anything I can do to help,” Mrs. Linna, the duke and duchess’s housekeeper asked as she stepped into the tiny room.
“No but thank you for the offer. I’ve only got a few more things to put in, then I’ll be ready,” Debbi responded, a touch of nervousness in her words which she noticed and dipped her head in embarrassment.
“I understand you’ve settled on a surname?” the housekeeper said, almost in a passing tone.
“Yes. It was actually her grace who came up with Overstreet.”
“In that case Miss. Overstreet I present you with this missive to give to the housekeeper of the Earl of Whitchurch,” Mrs. Linna passed a folder piece of foolscap to the harried Debbi. “Mrs. Unster is an old friend. In short, if you have any difficulties with either the other guests or staff I’m directing you to tell her and she will resolve the problem.”
“You’re to kind.”
“It’s the least I can do for one of my charges. Now,” Mrs. Linna stepped forward and took the dress from Debbi, “You need to get into your traveling dress then go see her grace. Those aren’t my orders but hers.”
Only through him does she find the courage to go head to head with her worst enemy-terrorist bent on mass destruction.
Bound by a special love to help and protect each other, side by side these two unlikely partners willingly march forward into battle. A fight to the death neither is sure can be won but fighting as one they will try to.
Kidnapped and forced to reveal what she knows Sandi realizes there is only one individual who can save her from certain death. It’s not the government but her new best buddy.
Together they defeat the enemy proving once again that battle buddies come in all shapes and breeds.
Rescued, Sandi finally realizes that there is a new and better life for her as long as Taz is part of it.
Don’t forget to stop back on Tuesday for a scene based on a word prompt. This week it’s knife.
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