Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

"A girl harassed by way of war...A health care professional torn among ardour and duty...A sweeping story of affection within the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller--Kathleen Woodiwiss.Alaina MacGaren is pressured to escape the devastation of her fatherland within the guise of a tender boy, in simple terms to discover sanctuary within the fingers of an enemy. Cole Latimer is a rushing Yankee general practitioner who has served the Union faithfully, and his delicate center compels him to assist a ragged, blameless ""lad"" in need--never suspecting the rags disguise a bewitching belle suspected of being a insurgent secret agent.

But Alaina's masquerade doesn't idiot Cole for lengthy. And the power, braveness, and breathtaking sensuality of this girl whom it might be treasonous to like units responsibility and wish at battle inside of him. but future has joined them for sturdy or ill--and they either needs to keep on with the place their hearts might lead them, in the event that they are to construct an excellent new existence jointly out of the ashes of the old.

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This time she has outmaneuvered me and I must swallow my pride and give in gracefully. I have no other choice if I wish to own my ancestral home, and I have vowed that no one but I shall inherit it. So, I find myself in the position of being engaged to the Lady Blanche Delande, the Dowager Duchess's choice as a perfect wife for me, despite my feelings to the contrary. " Sir Jeremy felt a twinge of unease as he stared at his friend's haughty profile, the sherry-colored eyes narrowed reflectively and the finely chiseled lips curved in an unpleasant smile.

Yes, I'm well aware of that. " Richard smiled, seeming far too adult for his ten years of age. His red hair looked as though he'd just run an impatient hand through it, and there were faint shadows beneath his blue eyes. "Rather that than a fathead. " Sabrina asked. Richard's mouth turned sulky as he concentrated on a small crumb next to his plate. " Mary choked on her tea, glancing up at Sabrina with wide, startled eyes full of consternation, but Sabrina continued to stare calmly at Richard's bent head.

She could hear the busy hum of the bees from then hive in the herb garden where they flavored their honey from rosemary, lavender, sage and marjoram planted nearby. It was so restful, so peaceful, so removed from the world beyond the high stone walls. " Mary asked as she began to gather up the empty dishes and return them to the large woven basket. Richard tossed the remains of roast chicken, ham and pickled salmon to the floppy-eared, black-and-white spaniels waiting patiently for their share of the picnic.

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