By Lavinia Kent
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If you've been to Cedar Cove earlier than, we've most likely met. you could often locate me both at domestic or on the public library, the place I paintings. I've lived during this city all my lifestyles and raised daughters right here.
yet my husband and I—well, approximately six months in the past, he disappeared. Just…disappeared. Where's Dan? Why did he move? Who's he with?
Will I ever locate out?
My homeland, my friends and family, deliver me convenience in this tough time. convenience and a feeling of guard. I'm always reminded that existence can and does cross on. for example, everyone's been discussing weddings and infants in recent times. Justine—the basically daughter of my ally, Olivia Lockhart—impulsively received married a short while in the past. my very own daughter Kelly lately had a child. regrettably, she refuses to just accept that Dan would possibly not go back to work out his first grandchild. My older daughter, Maryellen, is extra practical.
i feel she's seeing a brand new guy, yet for a few cause she won't inform me who it's.
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She lifted the heavy mug of tea and took a welcome gulp, ignoring her still cold fingers that caused the tea to tremble. Most often she drank from the delicate porcelain cups the house seemed full of, but there were moments that only a mug would do. The heat of the stoneware warmed her lips even before she tilted the cup. An image of other lips placed carefully on the edge of a mug, drinking where hers had been, came to her, but she pushed it back. Hers were the only lips that would drink from this cup.
There’d been roast duck. Cook had surpassed herself, the skin so crisp it crackled like parchment. And Mr. Green. She shut her eyes tight at the thought. He’d been so young, so hopeful, so completely inappropriate. If she ever chose another lover, it would not be one whom she needed to train. Clara yanked hard at her bindings again. She did not think Mr. Green could ever have conceived of strapping a woman to a bed. She doubted he’d even heard of such a thing. She had let him down gently—she hoped.
She tried to sit, but the ties held her tight, limiting her view. The ceiling had once been white plaster, but was now marked with the brownish stain of water and the soft gray markings of candle smoke and soot. There was a window to her right. An unfinished wooden frame surrounded unwashed glass. The sun shone through it, unblocked by shutter or drape. But constrained as she was, she could see no other furniture or ornamentation. There was the impression of a door beyond the foot of the bed, but she could not be sure.