By Nancy Thayer
Lyrical, emotional, dramatic, and filled with Nancy Thayer's trademark heat and knowledge, Heat Wave tells the relocating tale of a lady who, after her probably ideal lifestyles unravels, needs to locate the energy to stay and love again.
After her husband's unexpected loss of life, Carley Winsted is set to maintain her daughters of their liked domestic on Nantucket. To ease the family's monetary pressure, she makes a decision to remodel their grand, ancient residence right into a bed-and-breakfast. now not each person, besides the fact that, thinks this plan prudent or really respectable--especially no longer Carley's better half's mother. additional complicating a myriad of demanding situations, a chum forces Carley to maintain a mystery that, if printed, will undo households and friendships. And her past due husband's former legislations companion is making Carley confront an array of combined emotions. Then, in the course of a late-summer warmth wave, the lives of Carley and her family and friends might be ceaselessly replaced in totally unforeseen ways.
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A tremor in her answer betrayed her excitement. She buried her hands deeper into her white fox muff, the one he’d bought her for her birthday. ” “No, not yet. ” she asked softly, her gaze slipping to his coat pocket. ” Reluctantly he dug around in his coat pocket, looking for the small piece of parchment. “I hope you find my poor effort acceptable. ” She held out her hand, the gesture oddly reminding him of a wife demanding her husband’s gambling winnings. Cursing Lord Byron for starting this poetry craze with his Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, he drew the parchment from his pocket and placed it in her palm.
The carriage was moving too fast. In seconds it would become a coffin. Thinking of the two little girls trapped within its leather squabs, he grabbed the reins along with the driver and helped him pull. He was too late. Just as the carriage hurtled over the edge of the cliff, Phineas threw himself off the driver’s bench. He had a sensation of sailing through the air. When he hit the ground, it was as though God himself had sent a giant hand into his midsection, driving the air from his lungs, stunning him with one mighty blow.
She estimated his age at well past fifty. His garb, she realized, was very rich, and much finer than his companion’s. An olive-colored coat of heavy wool cloth, with a deep collar and several shoulder capes, wreathed his thin form. His waistcoat was again of wool and his neck cloth was loosely tied. Highly polished, tasseled boots drew her eye away from his sticklike legs, encased in fawn-colored breeches. Still, his eyes bothered her the most. Although they were very kind, she thought she saw a strange sort of hunger hidden behind his gaze.
Heat Wave: A Novel by Nancy Thayer