Duchess de Borde
Salutations to one and all. I am the Duchess de Borde.
I forever wear black thus causing tongues to wag as to whether or not I am in mourning or simply a mysterious personage. The truth is that black flatters my blonde hair and serves to conceal chocolate crumbs upon my gown.
I am allergic to insipid men and the number 12.
After witnessing what transpired *a-hem* between him and Lady Cee in the party scene post here, the Duchess de Borde is so bold as to approach the wickedly handsome Mr Wickham.
Would you dare converse with Mr Wickham if he turned an eye to you?
Would you dance with him even if you knew he would break your heart?
Bit o'sip sip gossip...
Did you know...
A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
by Jennifer Becton
visit Austenesque Reviews
for the giveaway here -ends Nov 25
When Charles Bingley and Mr. Darcy made proposals of marriage to the Bennet sisters at the end of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Caroline Bingley was both distressed by her brother's choice of bride and humiliated by Mr. Darcy's rejection of her. And she made her objections known.
Now banished from her brother's household, Caroline must return to her mother's home in the north of England until she can make amends with both Bennet sisters. Desperate though Caroline may be to return to polite company, she absolutely refuses to apologize to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and instead, she seeks an alternative route back into society in the form of Mr. William Charlton, heir to a barony.
Through her connections with Mr. Charlton's sister Lavinia, Caroline begins to infiltrate the household in the hopes of securing the gentleman and his title for herself. However, she must also contend with her vexing emotions regarding Mr. Patrick Rushton, a once-wealthy landowner, and the meddlesome opinions of Mrs. Rosemary Pickersgill, the companion sent by her brother.
When all that Caroline has ever dreamed of attaining--an ancient family name, a title, and a home of her own--is finally within her reach, will she grasp for it even if it means disregarding the workings of her own heart? Or will she cast off the trappings of society and give herself to true love?
* guest post is based on Pemberley Ball RSVPs
* image source gown for Duchess de Borde aka MAD
* image source Mr Wickham