Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, Book 4) by Tessa Dare

By Tessa Dare

<span>What's a duke to do, whilst the woman who's completely unsuitable turns into the lady he can't stay without?

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no wish to wed this season--or any season--but his diabolical mom abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he pick out a bride from the women in place of abode. Griff makes a decision to train her a lesson that would finish the wedding debate without end. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and suffering, Pauline Simms doesn't dream approximately dukes. All she wishes is to hold up her barmaid apron and open a book place. That dream turns into feasible while an smug, sinfully appealing duke bargains her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her tasks are uncomplicated: undergo his mother's "duchess training"... and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn't a depressing failure. She's a courageous, quick-witted, beguiling failure--a lady who ignites Griff's wish and soothes the darkness in his soul. protecting Pauline through his facet won't be effortless. no matter if Society might settle for a serving woman duchess--can a roguish duke persuade a serving lady to belief him together with her heart?</span>

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Malbushim (Hebrew)—clothing. part one 5 everyone be happy with their share and enjoy it, that’s what I wish with all my heart. And after I’ve lived as many years as I have to live, don’t forget me. Remember to say kaddish* when you can. † ♦♦♦ Bubbe Bashe outlived her husband by many years. In a manner of speaking, she’s still doing it. Not that she sees so well or hears so well or walks so well, but you can’t deny she’s still alive. She’s just more like an old hen than a human being and doesn’t realize that everything has changed.

Moyshe Kulbak, ‘‘From Byelorussia,’’ trans. by Leonard Wolf, in Howe, Wisse, and Shmeruk, The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse, 388. 17. Ibid. 18. R. ’’ Maisei Kul’bak, Vybranae (Minsk, 1970), 8. 19. , 398. 20. ‘‘The Rabbi’s Son,’’ Isaac Babel’s Selected Writings, 175–176. 21. Nikolai Ostrovskii, Vi shtol hot zikh farkhatevet: Roman in tsvey teyln, ed. M. Kulbak (Minsk: Melukhe farlag, 1937). This Yiddish translation of Nikolai Ostrovskii’s paradigmatic Soviet novel, How the Steel Was Tempered, lists Moyshe Kulbak’s name on the title page, referring to the text having been ‘‘edited’’ (baarbet ) by him; the name of the translator is not listed.

It’s no secret he wants to marry her o√ to a nice Jewish boy. Lately, he’s put down his carpenter’s plane and gone looking for a bridegroom in the synagogues. He’d prefer a kosher slaughterer, someone with a bit of Jewish education. They say the following actually happened. Once, Uncle Yuda arranged for Khayaleh to meet a highly eligible bachelor on a street corner at the far end of town. That night a blizzard struck. Khayaleh went to the corner and waited as told. Although no one, not even a bachelor, would have ventured out in such weather, she was so desperate for a husband that she huddled against a wall and resolved to stick it out to the bitter end.

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