"I like...[American women] because they are original and bring a little fresh air into Society. They are livelier, better educated and less hampered by etiquette...they are not as squeamish as their English sisters and...better able to take care of themselves."
-- Edward, "Bertie," Prince of WalesFebruary 1880
I'll abduct her.
If she won't help me, I'll force her.
Bryce Falconer smiled sardonically. But the injustice of kidnapping this innocent woman made him curse.
He flipped up the collar of his greatcoat against the winter storm that had dogged him south from his home for the...