A Summer Affair by Susan Wiggs

By Susan Wiggs

A proficient yet health care provider, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving clinical perform from his Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco whereas elevating his son by myself after an unthinkable tragedy. Then at some point a feminine fugitive with a gunshot wound seems to be in Blue's surgical procedure. even if she holds a pistol aimed toward his center, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's attracted to her fragile attractiveness, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent such a lot of her lifestyles at the run, yet every little thing adjustments while she forces a stranger to avoid wasting her existence. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen expense. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she unearths herself touched by way of this striking guy and yearns to arrive out to him and his rebellious son.From danger-filled again alleys to the glittering ballrooms of excessive society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound ardour. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to find an extraordinary and distinct love, and the valuable present of a moment likelihood at happiness.

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He’s not going to be happy with you,” June warned. “Nothing can make my father happy,” said Lucas. He went and checked the ewer and basin. The large white china pitcher was empty but clean. More vague memories drifted past and evaporated. ” “I think I remember a time when he was happy, but it might just be a dream. When I was small, he used to laugh and toss me up into the air. ” “He might toss you somewhere when he learns what we’ve done,” June said. ” Lucas set his jaw. It was one of many bones of contention between him and his father.

Blue folded his arms across his chest and faced the window, scowling in the direction of St. Mary’s. From here, he could see the slender Gothic spire and one side of the church, skirted by a broad swath of greensward bordered by flowers. In one corner, by a stone fence, there was an outbuilding or gardening shed of sorts. There, Father Jock supervised a work crew of ne’er-do-wells, out-fitting them with rakes, scythes and a wheelbarrow. “Maybe I should send him to finish his schooling with the Jesuits of Santa Clara,” Blue said.

But, uncounted hours later, she didn’t feel stronger in the least. Her eyes were closed, but she was spinning. Time passed, and she was lost again. Was she on the deck of the ship? The tea company clerk called Mr. Leland had promised her a first-class billet. Seven beautiful days at sea, her destination the Sandwich Islands, a paradise she’d seen only in dreams, but one she’d always longed to visit. She smiled, envisioning white sugar sand and deep turquoise water, orchid forests and native feasts and ceremonies.

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