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Daisy pulled away from Swift’s grasp. “You’ve changed,” she said, trying to collect herself.
“You haven’t,” he replied.
It was impossible to tell whether the remark was intended as compliment or criticism.
“What were you doing at the well?”
“I was…I thought…” Daisy searched in vain for a sensible explanation, but could think of nothing. “It’s a wishing well.”
His expression was solemn, but there was a suspicious flicker in his vivid blue eyes as if he were secretly amused. “You have this on good authority, I take it?”
“Everyone in the local village visits it,” Daisy replied testily. “It’s a legendary wishing well.”
He was staring at her the way she had always hated, absorbing everything, no detail escaping his notice. Daisy felt her cheeks turn blood-hot beneath his scrutiny.
“What did you wish for?” he asked.
“That’s private.”
“Knowing you,” he said, “it could be anything.


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Please be real,” she gasped. “Please don’t be a dream.” “I’m real,” Matthew said huski...
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Matthew wanted hours, days, weeks alone with her... he wanted all her thoughts and smiles and secret...
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She let a teasing tone enter her voice. 'Is there any emergency for which you are not prepare...
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A book had always been a door to another world... a world much more interesting and fantastical than...
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Evie awoke to the cheerful glow of a tiny flame. A candle sat on the bedside table. Someone was sitt...
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They took Daisy to the orangery, where warm autumn light glittered through the windows, and the scen...
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Derek's breath touched Sara's throat in unsteady urges. "Sometimes," he whispered, "I'm so close to ...
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Babies were dangerous . . .
they made you fall in love before you knew
what was happening.
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I forced myself to take another bite of bread, chewing casually. But inside I felt stricken, filled ...
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Back to what? A guy who bails on you when you need him? What's Dane doing now that's more important ...
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Well, you missed out on some important protocol, Ella. You can't stand between a Texan and his power...
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Dear Jack,

I love you, too.

And I think I know the secret to a long and happy ...
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Amanda herself couldn't understand why her writing was so different from her own personality. Her pe...
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The earl shook his head, exhibiting a degree of frosty offense that could only be achieved by an ari...
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I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to belie...
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Frost’s face darkened. “What gives you the right to speak for Miss Hathaway and her family?” <...
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You have to rely on whatever sparks you have inside.
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Between the sisters' joined hands, the pressure of their pulses mingled in steady throbs. Daisy was ...
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Jewelry, in a box this big?' I unfastened the silver latches.

'This is Texas,' Kimmie sai...
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Ah, there’s the governess voice. All stern and disapproving. It makes me feel like a naughty schoo...
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Daisy was wearing a butter-yellow gown that wrapped tightly around her slender waist and pushed the ...
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I’ll tell you what I’m fighting for. Not for England, nor her allies, nor any patriotic cause. I...
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The way glass can be molded or blown or cut into any kind of shape made me think about how we as peo...
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I want you any way I can get you. Not because you’re beautiful or clever or kind or adorable, alth...
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You deserve someone better than me. Someone young and idealistic…someone who can experience things...
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I-I’m not making advances,” she told him as she flattened herself against his chest. “You’re...
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My prize, my pleasure and pain, my endless desire. I've never know anyone like you.
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I won’t apologize for my past. A man is supposed to have experience.”
“From all indicatio...
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Slowly his resistance ebbed. She felt the change in his body, the relaxing of tension, his shoulders...
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I don't really like this song," Emma had said.
"You told me it was your favourite."
"It's ...
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I've missed you, Sebastian."

"Have you, love?" He unfastened the buttons of her robe, the...
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Annabelle’s eyes stung as she stared at him, while need and inexhaustible tenderness gathered like...
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He toyed with her ear, catching the rim delicately between his teeth. “I’ll admit it wouldn’t ...
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You’re not like any man I’ve ever known,” she said. “You’re not even someone I could have ...
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Cam paused, staring down at her with dilated eyes, the irises bright gold rims around circles of fat...
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I have a proposition for you,” she said, trying for a businesslike tone. “A very sensible one. Y...
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He looked disheveled and disreputable, like an outlaw on the run. A smile came to his lips, while he...
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You’re not like any man I’ve ever known,” she said. “You’re not even someone I could have ...
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Any man," she muttered, "who wanted to marry into the Hathaway family after this should be shut away...
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The Rom believe you should take the road that calls to you, and never turn back. Because you never k...
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A slow smile had curved St. Vincent's lips. 'Wives are a different case altogether. They require a g...
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Cam held her closer. "Marry me, Amelia. You're what I want. You're my fate." One hand slid to the ba...
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Browsing among the stalls, the sisters feasted on hand-sized pork pies, leek pasties, apples and pea...
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Amelia, if we have children … will you mind that they’re part Roma?”
“Not if you don...
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I found it when I was getting the crushed bees for Merripen’s poultice. I brought it back for you....
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Any man,” she muttered, “who wanted to marry into the Hathaway family after this should be shut ...
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The situation was extraordinary. How someone like Evangeline Jenner could have wrought such a change...
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I love you, he thought, looking at Win. I love every part of you, every thought and word... the enti...
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He uttered a curse that startled her with its foulness, and gripped her head between his hands, forc...
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And then another letter had come from Christopher, so devastating that Amelia wondered how mere scra...
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Zoe gave him a look that was difficult to interpret. Eventually she asked, "What makes you sure I co...
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You took advantage of me while I was sleeping," she said breathlessly. "That's not fair."
Gent...
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He was unbelievably hard. Everywhere. He was in control, infinitely stronger, and he wanted me to kn...
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Aristotle taught that stars are made of a different matter than the four earthly elements— a quint...
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Hardy was every loose-limbed cowboy in warn denim, every pair of blue eyes, every battered pickup, e...
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His kisses tapped into deep mines of memory, and the years that had separated us fell away as if the...
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Sturm und Drang?”

“Ah…I see that I’ll have to introduce you to the finer points o...
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I didn't want to give you the one last part of myself that I couldn't take back. And then you were g...
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In this regard, Daisy reflected, her marriage to Matthew would not be unlike Lillian's with Westclif...
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Honesty is overrated. As someone once said, 'Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of the heart....
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While the indecisive customer hovered over an array of perfumes that Nettle had brought out for her,...
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I wonder why it is that so many light-haired women smell of amber..."
"You mean amber perfume?"...
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The moment you enter the room, the earl becomes far more animated. It is obvious that he is fascinat...
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Here, I’ll read his explanation. ‘Your success in capturing the heart of Lord Westcliff was pure...
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A good perfumer was part alchemist, part artist, and part wizard.
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Because you need me," he said, drawing in his breath as she squirmed against him. "Just as I need yo...
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If you won’t marry me for the sake of your own honor, then do it for the sake of everyone who woul...
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I was going to have to leave you anyway. Because I loved you too much to drag you
down with me....
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I wanted more of those sweltering kisses. I felt terrible about that. But the warm sunny fragrance o...
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I felt the kind of loneliness that can happen in a roomful of people when everyone but you seems to ...
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Sometimes I'm not nice for a reason. It's a way to find out what someone's made of.
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I love you," she said wretchedly. “And if I were well, no power on earth could keep me away from y...
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I'm not good enough for you. But no one is. And most men, good or bad, have limits to what they woul...
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Some folks are happier not being saved.
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Darlin'...I know what you look like when you've been kissed.
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Poor people have few choices in life, and most of the time you don't think too much about it. You ge...
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Opening up to the wrong person is like putting ammo in their hands.
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