By Patricia Frances Rowell
Revenge used to be a type of Justice
One ideally fitted to the rocky coast of Cornwall that Morgan Pendaris might back name domestic. Having received again his birthright, he may well now have fun with his name, his lands...and the unique charms of Lalia, the widow of his enemy--who held his center within the palm of her hand.
What rate Love?
Sold in the course of girlhood right into a loveless marriage, Lalia Hayne had by no means recognized the refuge of a real lover's fingers. yet now Morgan Pendaris had come to assert her domestic as his personal, and she or he stumbled on herself unexpectedly keen to provide whatever for one contact of ardour in a stranger's include!
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He was a dark shadow, always threatening. His power was so great that he’d turned island life upside-down, just by being there. ‘You’re imagining things,’ said Hester. ‘You should be more worried about the curfew. Going all that way! What if the soldiers catch you? You could go to gaol! ’ ‘Oh, yes, Mr George gave me seven shillings. ’ She reached into her pocket. Alice waved her away. ‘Take it to your father, Gracie. ’ ‘I don’t want to see him,’ said Gracie. 34 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 35 Five Though Gracie’s work didn’t start until 8 o’clock, she chose to walk to The Briars each afternoon in daylight.
People like her. Someone had stepped in to give her better working hours, and she couldn’t help wondering ... At times like this, Gracie felt her mother looking over 60 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 61 her shoulder. She slipped back the blanket and lit a candle, so she could see to write. Hester stirred in her bed. ’ Gracie dropped the pen and covered the paper with her hand. ’ ‘But you are! ’ Gracie blushed. ’ It was almost true. She wouldn’t be sending the letter. Dear Bonaparte, she had written.
You could roam the paths of St Helena and never see a soldier. One man had changed all that. Because of Bonaparte, everyone’s freedom was restricted. Like a hunted animal, Gracie stole down the road to Jamestown. She flitted from shadow to shadow, crouched in gutters and flattened herself under bushes. When she stumbled and fell, she didn’t cry out but lay without flinching till it was safe to move again. The Kendrews’ house, at the end of the chase, was not just a home but a haven. ’ Hester said next morning.
A Dangerous Seduction by Patricia Frances Rowell