Author: The final sentence.

Then, slowly, tentatively, his gaze never leav…

Then, slowly, tentatively, his gaze never leaving the emerald eyes of the Wind Dancer, Louis Charles reached out and took first Juliette’s hand and then Jean Marc’s.

As he’d promised, he kept her very warm …

As he’d promised, he kept her very warm indeed.

Finally, family was hers.

Finally, family was hers.

Laughing, she drew him into the room and shut …

Laughing, she drew him into the room and shut the door, closing in the roses, closing out the snow and the winter cold forever.

Laughing, I take my daughter’s hand, and…

Laughing, I take my daughter’s hand, and together, we join the music.

Scottish by birth, but American on purpose.

Scottish by birth, but American on purpose.

Yet all the while I was thinking, oh, Lauren, …

Yet all the while I was thinking, oh, Lauren, we’re making a mistake with China, in my opinion… Oh, Lauren, Lauren, from your point of view, how do things look in the Middle East?

For as it happened, trouble was brewing near E…

For as it happened, trouble was brewing near Edinburgh, and it would once again bring Gage and me together, far sooner than either of us could have predicted, and with unexpected consequences.

One can’t help wondering whether Gleb ev…

One can’t help wondering whether Gleb ever had the slightest suspicion that this woman was not the lovely young woman to whom he had once lost his heart, ‘now and always.’

He stood up and looked down to the sea and tho…

He stood up and looked down to the sea and thought that, for him, it wasn’t that easy.