"Don't worry," Colin said. "It will work out perfectly."
Eustacia wasn't sure whether he meant the wedding arrangement or their future life together. She didn't know him well enough to even guess.
It was a marriage of convenience, after all, not a love match. Colin had made it clear that he wanted a down-to-earth partner to help him care for his brother's orphaned children--not a dreamy girl with her head full of romance.
Even so, Eustacia found herself hoping against hope that one day, he might grow to love her as much as she loved him . . .