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The Awakening by Donna Boyd

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By Donna Boyd

The distinguished writer of The Alchemist leaves the area of old Egypt with this chilling, sleek ghost tale of an unraveling relatives.

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She caught the faintest whiff of leather on his warm puppy breath. “Aren’t you cute? ” Simon snarled it. “An escape artist who doesn’t sleep. If I take my eye off him for two minutes, he eats something or breaks something or finds the most inappropriate place to relieve himself. ” She snuggled the pup. ” Simon shot a look at the dog that didn’t speak of returning sloppy kisses. ” “Very appropriate. ” She crouched down with him, then signaled her dogs to release. As they trotted over, she set the puppy on the ground.

Revived, rested, fascinated with everything, Hugh talked nonstop. Amused, Fiona let him ramble and dreamed of a vat of coffee, an enormous burger and a gallon bucket of fries. When she spotted the house through the trees, she dug out another gear and quickened her pace. They’d barely cleared the line when Rosie and Devin ran out of the house. Fiona crouched. “Off you go, Hugh. ” She stayed down, slung her arm around Peck, whose entire body wagged with joy. “Yeah,” she murmured to him as Devin beat his wife by a couple lopes and snatched Hugh up.

Big hands, she noted, on the ends of long arms. Like the boots, the leather jacket he wore had some years on it. But the truck looked new. ” she called out, and he stopped frowning at the training area to turn toward her. ” His voice had an edge to it, not anger so much as that annoyance she read on his face. Behind her Bogart gave a little whine. ” She stepped off the porch as he started toward her, watched his gaze skim over her three guardians. ” His eyes, tawny, like warm, deeply steeped tea, shifted back to her.

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