Today's teaser comes from a good old-fashioned romance novel. One Perfect Rose, by Mary Jo Putney is a historical romance, full of Dukes, Shakespeare, and high society. It's been sitting on my shelf for at least ten years and I read it because I needed an "O" book. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far and wish I hadn't waited so long to read it.
If he made a list of of those he wanted to hide from, Claudia's name would be at the top. They had always gotten on well, but she had very firm ideas about the natural order of things.