By Susan Wiggs
A proficient yet stricken doctor, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving scientific perform from his Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco whereas elevating his son on my own after an unthinkable tragedy. Then sooner or later a feminine fugitive with a gunshot wound appears to be like in Blue's surgical procedure. even supposing she holds a pistol aimed toward his center, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's attracted to her fragile good looks, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent so much of her lifestyles at the run, yet every thing alterations whilst she forces a stranger to save lots of her existence. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen fee. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she reveals herself touched by means of this striking guy and yearns to arrive out to him and his rebellious son.From danger-filled again alleys to the glittering ballrooms of excessive society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound ardour. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to find a unprecedented and specific love, and the valuable reward of a moment probability at happiness.
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And the people who come to the Rescue League are ill,” countered Blue. ” Vickery settled back in his chair and crossed his ankle over his knee. A twist of bluish smoke drifted lazily from the tip of his cigar. “You’re an interesting man, Dr. Calhoun. ” Blue decided he had no choice but to let Vickery patronize him. “You come from one of the best families on the west coast, yet as a youth you joined the Union Army at the height of the war. ” Blue tried not to look too incredulous. ” So Vickery knew more about him than he’d realized.
I see. ” “The army needed doctors at the frontier. ” Yet if Blue had known what that tour of duty was going to cost him, he would have stayed in San Francisco, treating cases of the gout and ladies’ vapors and pretending it fulfilled him. ” inquired Vickery. Even now, a decade later, the old rage and grief gouged at him. His loss. His failure. ” “I’m very sorry. The loss of one’s wife is a blow from which a man never recovers. If I lost my Alma, I’d be done for,” Vickery said. ” Of course it wasn’t an accident.
The docks are rife with disease, and construction on the new Embarcadero is not even finished. Once it’s in place, the need will be even greater. ” Blue could feel Vickery’s attention sharpen, and he was quick to explain himself. “I’m not proposing a rival project or anything of the sort. ” Vickery leaned forward and selected a cigar from the tooled leather humidor on the low table between their chairs. He stroked his long, pale fingers down the length of a fresh cigar. A waiter hurried forward to light it for him.
A Summer Affair by Susan Wiggs