The House on Becket Lane

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iUniverse, Aug 22, 2011 - Fiction - 308 pages
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Lord Dashell Lonsdale is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in London, but few—even Lord Lonsdale himself—know that despite appearances, his family fortune is not as secure as he believes. When a chance encounter with an unknown lady on the street shakes his seemingly stable world, the young lord has no idea how to react. She collapses at his feet, a frightened child in her arms. She is whisked away before he can even learn her name. She is Caroline, the younger of two daughters of a family that carries a burden of secrets as well. All they know is that their mother’s tongue is silenced not by pride but by fear—and she took her secret to her grave. Now Caroline lives in a house with only her stepfather to guide her. Lord Lonsdale exploits his station to learn of her identity and where she lives. His arrival triggers an angry quarrel between Caroline and her stepfather. Horrified to have caused such tension within her family, he departs with the promise to return the next day. But duty calls him away before he can keep his promise. He learns that, thanks to the gambling debts of his brother, his family is on the brink of financial ruin. He has no choice but to turn his attention to salvaging the family’s fortunes and honor. Now Caroline has her own secret to share—and what she must tell him may end their love before it can begin.
 

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The House on Becket Lane is an engaging story, which is written like a Charlotte Bronte novel. It is about a young lady who runs out into a street to save a child from harm and finds herself saved ... Read full review

Contents

Dashell
1
Dashell Visits His Aunt
3
Dashell Meets an Unknown Lady
7
Hannah and Johnny
10
Tragedies
13
Dashell Calls on the Unknown LadyTwice
16
Dashell Has Afternoon Tea with the Lady Again
27
Dashell Spends Time At A Gymnasium
35
Dashell and Caroline
144
Dashell Returns To Windsor
157
Caroline Tells Her Story
162
Dashell Dines With His Aunt For The Third Time
173
Lord Barrandale Returns To London
179
More Happenings at the House on Becket Lane
189
Johnny Runs To Find Lord Lonsdale
200
At Becket Lane Again
205

The Carriage Ride
38
And What Happened Afterwards
47
Dashell Is Summoned To Windsor
59
The Servants Wonder
65
Father and Son
72
Events Occur at Barrandale House
84
The Two Brothers
87
Dashell Dines With His Aunt
98
The Servants Are Concerned
103
Martin Gives Dashell A Warning
105
Dashell Attends To Business
112
Dashell Dines With His Aunt Again
117
Happenings at Barrandale Park
122
Maxwells Homecoming
129
Happenings At The House On Becket Lane
134
At Grosvenor Square
212
More Happenings With Johnny
217
Thomas Wardlock
223
Father and Son
232
Wardlock Calls at Barrandale House
236
Johnny Again
243
The Death of Thomas Wardlock
251
Dashell and Caroline
256
Hannah and Johnny Tell All They Know
260
Dashell and the Others Continue To Talk
268
Lord Barrandales Suspicions
272
At Becket Lane Againand Elsewhere
276
The Cab Driver Tells All He Knows
290
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