Cordelia sighed, "That is an understatement."
"Beau walked into his mother's room and she started in a very terse voice, 'What is the story behind this Anna Belle? She is playing the part of a southern lady when apparently she is a gold digging tart with a sordid past. You will not marry her. Do you understand?'
She sighed, 'And to think she was presented at the Camellia Ball - by our family. Dear God, I may never recover from this.' She stared at him. 'If you don't tell her, I will. Although it would be better for everyone's sake if I never see her face again.'