"MY LORD," FENICE SAID, HER VOICE TREMBLING,"IF YOU FIND ME DISPLEASING, I AM SURE—"
"I find you lovely," Aubery said, the words wrenched out of him by her tear-filled eyes, bent head,and shaking voice, from which the music had disappeared. "I am sorry to have frightened you,"he added, wondering suddenly if he had read too much into her look.Fenice's head came up, and the relief and eagerness in her expression made Aubery ashamed of his doubts. But now a new question rose in his mind. There was a reason, he remembered, why Raymond and Alys wanted to send the girl away from the place of her birth. It must be a strongreason, he thought, to make her willing to accept a husband who would take her such a distance from the protection of her blood relations
Other books by ROBERTA GELLIS
Knight's HonorBond of BloodThe Sword and the SwanThe Dragon and the Rose
The Roselynde Chronicles