By Tamera Alexander
After an undesirable earlier, Claire strives to create anything that might final as an artist between Nashville's elite society within the 1860s.
Claire Laurent's maximum aspiration is to color whatever that would convey her acclaim. but her father insists she paintings as a copyist. A forger. whilst she's pressured to escape her domestic, her course collides with lawyer Sutton Monroe, who exhibits her kindness through now not turning her in to specialists. but if he later refuses to come back to her relief, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. discovering herself one of the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of making a long-lasting influence on the earth of artwork is inside of reach--but provided that her previous is still hidden.
The Federal military destroyed Sutton's domestic, confiscated his land, and threatens to wreck his family's honor. His decision to reclaim what belongs to him unearths a fact that could expense him greater than he ever imagined--as good because the girl he loves.
Set at Nashville's old Belmont Mansion, a gorgeous antebellum manor outfitted by way of Adelicia Acklen, a long-lasting effect is a sweeping love tale a couple of state mending after battle, the redemption of these wounded, and the braveness of a guy and lady to determine themselves--and each one other--for who they are surely
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Now I’ll have to wait until Monday no matter what, even if he writes sooner. The whole way home, I daydream about what it might say. “I’ve longed to hear from you night after night,” I hear in Jack’s voice. I laugh out loud on the subway when I concoct this. ” seems more like it. Three o O n Saturday morning, Cait and Abby play loud but suddenly familiar music as they pack schoolbooks and a few personal things, to head over to Dan’s for the weekend. I hear it as I climb the stairs to hurry them along, and the recognition goes right to my soul.
I watch other guys look at you, Jane. You’ve got such gorgeous eyes. Lips. Your face . . You must know. You’ve always been a knockout. And if you’re a little heavy, it’s sexy. You wear it well. Voluptuous. Is that the word? Honestly. ” I look at stars like Delta Burke on TV and think she’s pretty, but who would be attracted to her? I feel unattractive even when I’m dressed up; I can’t help it. I want to be what I am no longer. And diet and exercise never seem to make enough difference. You have no idea how frustrating it all is.
Older. Men don’t get uglier as they age. They gain patina. They look more interesting. And certainly, Daniel has. He has gray sideburns now, and sunrays at the edges of his eyes. And a thousand untold secrets behind those eyes. I didn’t set out to marry a secretive man, but then, since I did, perhaps I was somehow subconsciously drawn to his secretiveness. Daniel is a champion at secrets. His secrets are as lavish as his gifts, and dark and worrisome, and I, like my mother, was totally clueless.
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