Married To A Marquess(143)

By: Joyce Alec

“Ginny, darling, he was testing us. I told him in no uncertain terms that I was going to marry you, and he told me he was testing me. To see if I could understand the love of a good woman.”

“Is this true?” Ginny asked.

James nodded.

“The sly duke,” she said as she smiled through her tears.

“Return with me. You have to. We have duties to perform tomorrow, and then we will announce our engagement to the world. I love you, Lady Virginia Croft.

Ginny's tears changed to tears of joy.

“Yes, I will marry you.”

And to the young woman who had stolen his heart, James leaned in to kiss her lips. Ginny felt a tingle through her body as James jumped out to tie his horse to the carriage. They were going back to the Carvingham Estate that in a few months' time would be Lady Virginia Croft's new home.