NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incomparable Danielle Metal breaks new floor as she takes us to nineteenth-century England, the place a high-born younger girl is pressured out into the arena—and starts a adventure of survival, sensuality, and long-sought justice. Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Fort below the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the demise of her aristocratic French mom. At eighteen she is her father’s closest, maximum relied on kid, schooled in managing their grand property. But if he dies, her half-brothers brutally flip her out, denying her very lifestyles. Angélique has a prepared thoughts, outstanding attractiveness, and an envelope of cash her father pressed upon her. To live to tell the tale, she is going to want all her assets—and one daring stroke of fortune. Not able to safe employment with out references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her method to Paris, the place she rescues a tender girl fleeing an abusive madam—and sees an opportunity: Open a chic space of enjoyment that can offer protection to its ladies and serve handiest the most productive shoppers. Together with her upper-class breeding, her impeccable taste, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, quickly a sensational established order the place robust males, secret wants, and wonderful, subtle ladies come in combination. However dwelling at the fringe of scandal, can she ever make a lifetime of her personal—or regain her rightful position on the earth? From England to Paris to New York, Danielle Metal captures an age of upheaval and the struggles of ladies in a male-ruled society—and paints an interesting portrait of a lady of unquenchable spirit, who in properties nice or humble is each and every ounce a duchess.http://books.google.com/books/previewlib.js
(ESPECIALLY ONE LIKE ME) to be a Grown Man (BLACK MAN) a Father ? My Mother worked HARD you hear me. 2 jobs, one in the early morning and One in Late Evenings. I am being 1000000 with you when I say this, (NOT 100) most of the time when she left in the Morning for work, she never returned home, it was straight to the part time job, just to provide for Herself and Me. (THESE DAYS, THAT'S HARD) Some -things do/did change, but never HER LOVE FOR ME (MY MOM'S) . What did change was ME... I started growing up, became a father @ 20 (KINDA GOOD THOUGH RIGHT?), went through a lot of turmoil though, Dropped Out Of School. (TOOK MOM THROUGH HELL - YOU HEAR ME!). AND YES, I KNOW I DID.... NOW I DO. I end up GOING TO JAIL on her (MY MOM) a couple of times. Matter of Fact, to Keep it 1000000 That's all I did for a while, for small things though, like Driving. I end up having 4 more Kids, whom I love dearly, like any father would. NOW, My Mom works a part time job, ONLY. (STILL ABOUT THAT MONEY) .ONE THING I NOTICED THAT DID CHANGE FOR MY MOM, NOW She does not only take care of HERSELF, and Me, BUT She also helps OUT with (MY KIDS) Her Grandkids. HEY,...What can I say, SHE'S MY MOM. "LOVE YOU MOTHER".. and THANKS 4 RAISING ME THE BEST YOU COULD.WHO SAID/SAYS "A WOMAN CAN'T RAISE A MAN"?I 4 SURE DON'T, Matter Fact, I COULD NEVER HONESTLY SAY THAT.OLD (FFC).. FAIRFIELD COURT.YOU KNOW SOME,... THEM PROJECTS TAUGHT ME WELL.... Back 2 Me.... (I AM A PRODUCT OF MY ENVIRONMENT) Now Tell Me, What'sMy Environment?
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