By Georgette Heyer
"IN THE summer time OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of events, balls and soirees. within the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, not anyone draws extra realization than the gorgeous, outrageous younger widow woman Barbara Childe. On their first assembly, rushing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, yet even their betrothal doesn't calm her wild habit. ultimately, with the conflict of Waterloo raging simply miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring again into the city, girl Barbara discovers the place her middle rather lies, and prefer a real noblewoman, she rises to the celebration, and to the calls for of affection, existence and war...
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I was raised with the idea that cleanliness is next to godliness; and, frankly, a scrubbed body was about as close to holy as I was going to get, given my current anger with God. I was grateful for what I had—truly—but it was only after I moved here that I realized how much I enjoyed indoor plumbing and having a real bathtub. Heating is done in the fireplace, which is situated in the middle of the cottage, allowing all four rooms to touch it and theoretically share warmth. The chimney is large, quite adequate to accommodate a man or a small bull.
This was not uncommon. “The De’il was seen abroad last night and Callum was sent tae fetch him o’er. ” I repeated, the reassurance in which I had wrapped myself falling away like silk in a violent wind, not because I was afraid of the Devil—not in the cold light of day—but because such strongly articulated ideas are more dangerous than casual notions kept to oneself, and actual belief—especially of the religious kind and especially in a crowd—is most dangerous of all. History has shown us that belief can make otherwise reasonable men do things that are vindictive or even insane.
But on the day after his funeral, when it began to rain with a strange and unseasonable ferocity, I found myself disturbed by the idea that the wet was falling on his defenseless body buried in the churchyard while I was at home, safe from the flood. I had taken the charm back out and begun wearing it again. It was my hair shirt, my penance for not finding any love left in my heart for the man I married. The minister had even said to me, “Carry rancor to the grave but no further,” but I could not let my anger go.
An Infamous Army (Alastair-Audley, Book 4) by Georgette Heyer