By Susan Wiggs
A romantic novel within which a reclusive lighthouse keeper unearths his existence is modified endlessly while he unearths the physique of a lady - subconscious and pregnant - washed up at the shore one morning. in spite of the fact that, she has a mystery that places them either at risk.
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They glared at one another, chins jutting, each silently defying the other to speak. Mary felt a stirring in her chest, her throat. And then, all in a rush, came the mirth. Untimely as Indian summer, it came bubbling up through her, and no amount of glaring and posturing could stop it. She laughed until the tears came, then used her sleeve to dab at her eyes. Jesse Morgan looked thoroughly annoyed. “You’re getting hysterical. ” “I’ve been resting all day. I’ve been resting since Sunday. And I wasn’t laughing at you but…but…I don’t know.
It’s going to be so perfect. ” She gazed down at the midships deck, where ladies were milling about, twirling their fringed parasols. More than one shot a glance toward the rail where Jesse and Emily stood. “Such a shame, though,” Emily said. ” He grinned at her. ” “Oh, heavens, don’t pretend you don’t know. ” She winked. “Nothing but dreams, Jesse. ” They watched in companionable silence, waving as Emily’s parents arrived. Gentlemen in seersucker suits joined the ladies, and the dancing began.
God forbid that it should be,” she retorted. ” Surprised at herself, she got up from the table and walked away from him. What was it about the man? she wondered. He brought out the worst in her. He got up, too, and followed her across the keeping room. ” She whirled to face him, surprised to find him standing so close she could feel his body heat. ” They glared at one another, chins jutting, each silently defying the other to speak. Mary felt a stirring in her chest, her throat. And then, all in a rush, came the mirth.
The Lightkeeper by Susan Wiggs