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By Elizabeth Essex

Daring, brazen, and gorgeous, the Reckless Brides refuse to play by way of society’s ideas of courtship. But—come hell or excessive water—they constantly get their man…

A girl in Disguise

For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal army. So while her more youthful brother refuses to document for responsibility, Sally Kent slips right into a uniform and takes his place—at least until eventually he involves his senses. Boldly mountaineering aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. yet one guy is making her believe tantalizingly conscious of the full-bodied girl underneath her army blues…

A guy Overboard

Dedicated to his send, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees via Sally’s charade, and he’s livid. yet he needs to admit she’s the easiest midshipman on board—and a girl who tempts him like no different. along with his personal secrets and techniques to conceal and his occupation at stake, Col consents to maintain her on. yet can the fervour they cover continue to exist the perils of a conflict at sea? quickly, their love and devotion can be positioned to the attempt

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Schleppte er sie zum Arzt? Befahl er ihr, auf ihre Gesundheit zu achten, sich zusammenzuneh­ men, aus ihrem Zimmer zu kommen und auf die mit Synthol getränkten Waschlappen zu verzich­ ten, auszugehen und sich mit anderen Menschen zu treffen, »Aktivitäten« zu entwickeln, ins Kino zu gehen oder sich zu einem Töpfer-, Zeichen-, Patchwork- oder Seidenmalereikurs anzumelden, wie sie im Gemeindezentrum angeboten und auf den Plakaten beworben wurden, die an die hölzernen Telegrafenmasten mit den auf den Leitungen 42 Klippen hockenden Vögeln geheftet waren, zu deren Füßen sich vom Regen aufgeweichte alte Papierschnipsel häuften?

An den Onkel, der, von seiner entrüste­ ten kleinen Familie gefolgt, zu seinem Renault 18 60 Klippen ging. Wir betraten die Kirche, und während wir schweigend auf den unbequemen Bänken saßen und auf unsere eiskalten Hände bliesen, warteten wir, dass der Sarg zu den Klängen einer piepsigen Orgel hereingetragen wurde. An mir tropfte alles ab wie Regen an einer Fens­ terscheibe. Ich war nicht dort, wusste nicht, wovon die Rede war, fragte mich, wo meine Mutter sein mochte, was diese längliche Kiste aus lackiertem Holz enthielt, wann sie wiederkam, wann das alles hier vorbei war, dieser böse Traum, dieser üble Scherz.

Und plötzlich sackte er schlaff wie ein Lumpen zusammen. Sein Kör­ per hatte sich im Innern lautlos aufgelöst und nur eine dünne Hülle ohne stützendes Gerüst zurück­ gelassen. Von seinem Gewicht mitgerissen, stürzte auch ich. Der Pfarrer unterbrach seine Ansprache. 61 Olivier Adam Eine Welle des Raunens schluckte mich. Die Leute sahen uns an, ich lag verständnislos am Boden, mein Bruder mit geschlossenen Augen bewusst­ los neben mir. Mein Vater beugte sich über uns, und noch heute sehe ich deutlich den Ausdruck auf seinem Gesicht, sehe ich die Wut, die daraus sprach, als hätten wir uns einen dummen Streich erlaubt.

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