By Beverly Barton
From the again conceal: while a stunning scandal exposes southern secrets... because the blazing warmth of summer season provides approach to sultry September, a shroud of suspicion settles over the Noble's Crossing, a sleepy Alabama city. not anything is because it turns out- and not could be back. Lane Noble Graham stands accused of murdering her ex-husband...and the only guy who might help, Johnny Mack Cahill vowed by no means go back to the city that scorned him...or the girl whose love he knew he did not deserve!
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Regardless of her feelings for Johnny Mack, she couldn't deny her purely feminine need for him to see her as the woman she was today. Lane stripped out of the red dress, which always gained her compliments when she wore it. Red was too flashy. Too bold. Too self-confident. But the je ans and T-shirt she had put on before she had gone down to breakfast had been far too casual. Even Lillie Mae had suggested she might want to dress up a bit more. After rummaging through her wardrobe, she chose black slacks, a sleeveless black shell and a crisp white shirt, which she left hanging loose and unbut toned.
Lillie Mae handed Lane a Royal Doulton china cup filled with hot Earl Grey tea. No lemon. No sugar. No cream. "I figure that with him being fifteen years older, he's not the same boy who left Noble's Crossing in the dark of night, letting a lot of folks think he was dead. He's thirty-six. Older and maybe a lot wi ser. And I know for a fact that he's got money. He's been sending me a check every month for years now, and I've been putting it in a savings account in ca se you and Will ever needed it.
When she stretched out in the canopied twin bed, Will lifted the pink top sheet and matching blanket up to her waist Leaning over, he kissed her forehe ad and then reached for the book she held in her hands. When he started across the room to bring the white wooden rocker closer to the bed, Mary Mart ha cried out to him. " "I'm not leaving," Will reassured her. "I was just-" Jackie quickly scooted the rocker into place in front of the nightstand. "Thank you," Will said. "I think I can handle things here.
After Dark by Beverly Barton