A Prior Engagement by Ashtyn Newbold EPUB & PDF – Details About
- Author: Ashtyn Newbold
- Genre: Historical Christian Romance Fiction, Historical Christian Romance
- Publish Date: November 30, 2022
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Perhaps it wasn’t wise to exchange her hand in marriage for a puppy, but
Julia couldn’t withdraw from the bargain now. It was in writing, and she
held the very letter in her hand. She would miss that puppy, but one day,
when she was Oliver Northcott’s wife, it wouldn’t matter. The puppy would
be hers again anyway.
She grinned to herself. She had always considered herself to be quite
intelligent for the age of eleven, but now she could see that she was just plain
“It’s time to sign the agreement,” Julia said, planting one hand on her hip
as she turned toward Oliver. He chewed his lower lip nervously.
Her friend Mary had joined her to be the witness of Oliver’s signature on
the letter. It had taken less than two minutes to draft the specifics of their
bargain, and Julia could confidently say that everything was done according
to her own wishes.
“If I sign this now, then we are as good as engaged.” Oliver glanced up,
blue eyes filled with skepticism. Boys at the age of eleven were never quite
as clever as the girls. But that was the problem. Oliver was twelve.
He studied the page one more time, brow furrowing. His blond hair shone
like golden biscuits in the early morning sunlight. Julia had instructed him
and Mary to meet near the edge of his family’s property where their parents
wouldn’t find them and see what they were up to. The estate of Larkhall was
grander than any Julia had ever seen. It wouldn’t be Oliver’s, for he had an
elder brother, but that was a sacrifice she was willing to make. Surely he
would find a respectable profession in the clergy or military or something
There were more important matters to consider, such as love.
was in love with Oliver Northcott. She didn’t care who told her that eleven
was too young to be in love. She was clever enough to recognize what those
flutters in her stomach and blushing of her cheeks meant. If she couldn’t go a
day or even an hour without thinking of him, smiling about something he
said, then how could she not be in love with him?
“You are being silly, Oliver,” Julia said. “We are too young to be
“If I sign this, promising to one day marry you, then we would be
engaged.” Oliver grimaced, his freckled nose scrunching.
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