Dear Interested Parties,
The ballrooms of London are atwitter…
And widows are revamping their boudoirs.
A few debutantes are likely still bitter…
But secretly consulting grimoires.
The demimonde ladies remain hopeful…
And gamblers are flooding the Hells.
The shopkeepers are restocking by the boatful…
But matchmaking mamas are hiding their gels.
What is this special occasion you ask?
Why the prodigal son has returned!
Yes, dear readers, you all know who I mean…
And this time he will not escape my matchmaking schemes. (Alas, I couldn’t help myself.)
For I am determined, dear reader, to find without delay…
A mate who can rein in his extravagant way.
Sure, I only have the slightest inkling of an idea, and with this wily bachelor, I will need much time to plan.
Nevertheless, I am confident I shall prevail, and by the holidays, he will no longer be a single young man!
My Umbrella is at the ready.
Lady Harriett Ross—Self-proclaimed Matchmaking Motley Meddler—Mistress of Destiny—Wielder of the Infamous Umbrella
I’m just an old woman with opinions. On everything.
*Lady Harriett Ross appears in all of the novels of the Agents of Change series by Bluestocking Belle, Amy Quinton, and has her own matching making series called The Umbrella Chronicles. See www.amyquinton.net for more information.