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By Lisa Kleypas

A twist of fate...

Devon Ravenel, London's so much wickedly captivating rake, has simply inherited an earldom. yet his robust new rank in society comes with undesirable tasks . . . and various surprises. His property is saddled with debt, and the overdue earl's 3 blameless sisters are nonetheless occupying the home . . . in addition to Kathleen, woman Trenear, a stunning younger widow whose sharp wit and backbone are a fit for Devon's own.

A conflict of wills...

Kathleen is familiar with higher than to belief a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. however the fiery appeal among them is very unlikely to disclaim - and from the 1st second Devon holds her in his hands, he vows to do no matter what it takes to own her. As Kathleen reveals herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, just one query remains:
Can she maintain from surrendering her middle to the main risky guy she's ever identified?

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But that isn’t where the tale terminates. For fifty years Findloss lay buried, and the rocky waters nearby remained as shunned as the village’s shores, but on another Beltane Eve a half century later, a wind arose, this time from the east, and in the morning the village reappeared. Houses, the kirk and churchyard, a small dead orchard and fishing boats—all were unburied, if apparently lifeless. It was a town for ghosts. This was as disconcerting to the village’s neighbors as its disappearance had been.

Being a cat, he was fond of warm places. When possible I burn driftwood, but recently—in spite of the storms—it had become hard to come by. This meant using coal or peat. The fisherman’s words once again put me in mind of some of the wilder tales of Fergus Culbin, and I found myself again feeling reluctantly curious about the man I’d never met or even heard of until after his death. I had found no personal artifacts in the cottage beyond clothing that was old but of good quality, and the solicitor assured me that nothing had been removed from the premises.

Findloss had indeed disappeared in the night and been replaced with a desert wasteland where it would be found that almost nothing could grow. Of other survivors, if there were any, nothing was ever heard. This is fairly standard fare as tales of disappearing cities go, and if the story ended there, it would be a site worthy of a visit by any intrepid visitor interested in exploring auld haunted Scotland. But that isn’t where the tale terminates. For fifty years Findloss lay buried, and the rocky waters nearby remained as shunned as the village’s shores, but on another Beltane Eve a half century later, a wind arose, this time from the east, and in the morning the village reappeared.

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