By Dorothy Garlock
After the loss of life of her mom and dad, Annie Lash yearned for a guy she may provide her like to thoroughly. Then a tender frontiersman provided her an opportunity to flee her formative years domestic. whilst Annie arrives at the frontier, she discovers opposed Indians, river bandits, and a hidden ardour that grows because the robust, younger guy who fought to tame the wild additionally starts off to tame her obdurate center.
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Winter floral arrangements of poinsettias and feathery ferns in silver vases dot every fourth place setting. It is lovely, and I find myself forgetting the dream and remembering that it is Christmas. I join Felicity and Ann as we stand wordlessly at attention behind our chairs, waiting for Mrs. Nightwing to lead us in grace. There are bowls of preserves and great slabs of butter beside our plates. The air is perfumed with the wood-sweet smell of bacon. The waiting is torture. At last, Mrs. Nightwing stands and asks us to bow our heads.
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