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Tanhea

The great city of Constantinople never slept . . . its traffic of humanity from the great and powerful during the day to the lowest that crept out into the darkness of night made it a living thing. A dirty, … Continue reading

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Soul Mates

Stepping back a bit, he tilted her face up to his and looked deeply into her eyes before bending to kiss her softly with trembling lips, his heart jumping in surprise when she gave no resistance to his kiss and … Continue reading

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She is Mine!

“She is mine!” Robert exclaimed as he smiled down at his newborn daughter cradled so peacefully in his arms. Tears came to his eyes as he stroked her soft brown hair and his voice trembled as he spoke softly now, … Continue reading

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Newborn

Leigha watched Gordon take the stairs two at a time, and wishing she could do the same so as to leave her in-laws alone, she turned and began to walk towards the parlor. Dan Dougal had dispatched all of the … Continue reading

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The Pirate’s Heart

“Would you mind travelling with a pirate?” Turk asked, having overheard and feeling a kinship with the man. “I have nowhere I need to go at the present time, so I may as well take you there myself!” “Why, thank … Continue reading

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Sacrifice… and a Promise

Leigha walked slowly into Robert’s cabin on the ship, her eyes locked on the sleeping man as she approached the bed and sat down beside him. Picking up the cloth from the basin of cool water, she sponged his feverish … Continue reading

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No Time for Tears

“There you are, lass. I’ve been searching all over for you!” Charles said, smiling broadly at her as she turned, startled by his sudden appearance. “I should have known to look here for you!” “Father, I didn’t hear you come … Continue reading

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Mercy

     “Leigha, may I come in?” Turk asked as he opened the cabin door to be certain that he had the right room.      Leigha turned from her pillows to see him, her face streaked with tears as she beckoned … Continue reading

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An Honorable Heart

     Turk poured them both a glass of the wine they had purchased that day and then raised his glass in a toast, waiting for Leigha to lift hers as well to meet his.      “This is to our friendship,” … Continue reading

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Turk’s Promise

     Turk’s eyes narrowed and his face darkened as the weight of having almost lost Leigha to that dark shadow fell heavily upon his heart. Averting his eyes from hers, ashamed that she might see his tears, he pulled her … Continue reading

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