By Dorothy Garlock
After the demise of her mom and dad, Annie Lash yearned for a guy she may possibly supply her like to thoroughly. Then a tender frontiersman provided her an opportunity to flee her youth domestic. whilst Annie arrives at the frontier, she discovers adverse Indians, river bandits, and a hidden ardour that grows because the powerful, younger guy who fought to tame the wild additionally starts to tame her obdurate middle.
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How could it be otherwise? Money had not been a subject Mary and he discussed in Charlotte’s presence—they hardly ever talked about it even when they were alone. His mother’s squalid nagging about money had been the constant background noise while he lived with his parents; he didn’t want to be reminded of it in the life he had made for himself. To be sure, he had occasionally informed Charlotte that he wasn’t rich, in a tone, he realized, about as convincing as that of his ritual injunctions not to speed on the eastern end of the Long Island Expressway because she was bound to be caught, but considering how Mary and he had lived, in such material ease and without going into how that ease was financed, as though bills didn’t exist, could she have resisted the conclusion that in fact he was rich, and his disclaimers of wealth or anything like it only a part of his perpetual scoffing and self-deprecation?
We sunset people will do anything to keep amused! Oh, Mr. Schmidt, you really must forgive us! You know how Jon is. He came in this morning very early and left typed instructions for the whole day, and ever since he has been in a meeting with clients that will run late. It’s been like that since last week! That’s why I thought it was better to call you myself, instead of reminding him to do it. He will be very sorry when he learns that you were annoyed. That’s what he mustn’t learn. Remember, we are covered by secretary—former partner privilege!
Has she told you? She thought I should speak to you first, but I knew you would want it to be her. I hope you approve my making her an honest woman! He stood up and held out his hand, which Schmidt shook. The long fingers that explored Charlotte were hairy between the first and second joints. Where does the ring go, on the right or left hand? No doubt, Jon would wear a ring. It occurred to him, not for the first time, that this large, very handsome young man’s hairline wasn’t what it used to be.