The Confession - The Heritage Of Lancaster County; #2
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on the mistress's daughter?" the butler asked. One of the cooks admonished him with a wave of a spatula. "Talk to your wife. Rosie can tell you what the girl looks like, I'll bet." "The girl?" Garrett said, holding a round tray in midair. A curious smile played across his lips. "How old is she?" "No one seems to know her exact age," Selig offered from his post beside the cutting board. "But my bet is she strongly resembles Mrs. Bennett." "One would certainly hope so," said Theodore, who had
and came near the wheelchair, resting her hand lightly on Laura's shoulder. "I'll see to it." Laura watched as her nurse set about preparing to administer the regular evening injection of morphine. Reticent 20 and edgy, she stared at the needle. "If you don't mind, awhne, she asked, not couldn't it wait., perhaps for just " " certain why she'd made such a request. "Oh? Are you experiencing some kind of discomfort? Nausea? Pain?" The truth was, there had been no ill effects of her afternoon
cautioned her while they were dating. "Your father, bless his soul, will turn over in his grave if you end up with that man," she'd said. But young Laura, caught up in the romance, had argued repeatedly for his sweet, endearing ways. "Dylan is so handsome . . . so wonderful. He won't hurt me, Mother, not the way Katherine's father did. Dylan's a gentleman." So she'd waited until her mother died, marrying Dylan Bennett against the woman's wishes. As for Laura's father, he'd adored her; she'd
else tore at his soul. He was caught in the middle, with no way out. Outside, the noonday sun made ribbons of gold on the deep, deep snow, and as Dan left his home, most of the house lights shone out from the windows, upstairs and down. Giving no thought to the huge electric bill sure to follow, he drove his fine car through icy streets, his heart as heavy as the new-fallen snow. 201 Tall tapers were flickering on the dining room table when Dan arrived at the Hess home. In spite of the snowy
You're here at last." She didn't want to hurt the dear lady or disturb any of the numerous tubes going in and out of her body. Oh, but she wanted to be near her. Hug her--not hard--just embrace a part of her. Two thin hands came together, slowly grasping the satin baby gown. It was then that Katherine leaned over and kissed the hand nearest her, letting the tears flow freely. "I've missed you all my life," she managed to say. "I've never been truly Amish, not through and through." Then, so as