By Catherine Anderson
The GiftAnnie Trimble lives in a solitary international that nobody enters or is aware. As smooth and lovely because the delicate blossoms of the Oregon spring, she is avoided via a city that misinterprets her illness. yet cruelty can't smash the affection Annie holds in her middle. Alex Montgomery is horrified to profit his wild more youthful brother pressured himself on a helpless "idiot girl." affected by guilt, Alex concurs to marry her and lift the babe she incorporates as his personal. yet he by no means goals he'll develop to cherish his wonderful, mute, misjudged Annie--her childlike innocence, her womanly charms and the wondrous approach she perspectives her international. And he turns into made up our minds to wreck throughout the wall of silence surrounding her--to heal...and to healed through Annie's candy tune of affection.
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The pungent odor of fresh manure blended with the dusty smel of alfalfa hay to lay heavily on the crisp night air. Nickers of welcome drifted to him from the shadowy stal s. Under other circumstances, Alex might have stopped, but he didn’t have the time or inclination to hand out sugar lumps to the horses tonight. Jerky splashes of golden light from the lantern and the quick motions of his shadow playing across the plank wal s indicated the depth of his anger. Grinding his back teeth to keep from roaring, he reached the end of the corridor and kicked open the planked door to the tack room.
Just calm down, Douglas. You don’t want to run afoul of the law, do you? Mess with an idiot girl, and you sure as hel wil . She’s old Judge Trimble’s daughter, for Christ’s sake. ” “How wil he know? ” Because it was inarguably true, the observation made Alan’s blood run cold. Annie couldn’t talk. Even if she recognized them, she probably didn’t know their names and couldn’t repeat them if she did. He dared a quick glance in her direction and saw her tugging to free her shawl from an exposed tree root.
Annie yearned to close her eyes against the memories that swamped her, but she didn’t dare. Her eyes were her only defense. Why had he hurt her like that? The question had bedeviled her al day and evening, and there was no answer for it. She had done nothing wrong, nothing to make him mad at her. She remembered the glitter in his eyes. Pretty eyes, the color of Mama’s Christmas toffee. He had laughed as he hurt her. Annie didn’t think she’d ever be able to get the pictures out of her mind. She locked her arms around her bent knees.