By Rita Bradshaw
It's 1926 and the melancholy is claiming its sufferers on a daily basis. Hannah and her mom Miriam, who've lived with Hannah's uncle and aunt when you consider that her father died, have by no means fairly been shut. As Hannah develops right into a attractive woman, so Miriam's jealousy and resentment of her grows. not less than Hannah can break out to spend time at her pal Naomi's, whose style mom supplies Hannah the love she so lacks at domestic. And Hannah isn't really detached to Naomi's good-looking, captivating brother Joe. but if she is compelled to escape her condo and the undesirable consciousness of her uncle, it's the grave, taciturn Jake, Naomi's different brother, who shines via as Hannah's protector...
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He was a man once unaccustomed to being alone. He was used to servants and family and friends and admirers. He had always felt his best among a party of people. But the eternal darkness separated him, and he found himself wanting to call for Manvil like a child afraid at night. Afraid of the dark. He heard Manvil’s heavy footsteps. “I thought she’d never leave,” the valet said. Simon smiled tiredly. Thank goodness for Manvil, whose irreverence hadn’t changed a bit since Simon’s blindness. “Unless you want me to bring her back,” Manvil added with humor.
Simon admitted to himself that he was curious. What was his grandmother up to? She had not asked him to sing, once he’d professed he would not; since then, no music had been played in the house. Though he hadn’t requested a ban, it had been easier that way. Now he listened to the rustle of Miss Shelby’s skirts as she walked past him, heard her seat herself at the piano and begin to play. She was no great musical prodigy, but she had a light, pleasant touch at the keyboard. And then she began to sing, and the blow to his gut was unexpected and disturbing.
P a g e | 37 After a pleasant dinner with the Wade ladies, Louisa followed them to the drawing room. As an hour passed, and embroidery began to bore her, she admitted to herself that she was waiting to see if Lord Wade joined them. She cursed herself for selfishness, but she missed talking to men. Oh, she’d conversed with her brothers by marriage, but that was not the same thing. Men thought differently; they always said what they were thinking. It was refreshing. It was not too shallow to like a man’s attention—was it?
Above The Harvest Moon by Rita Bradshaw