By Barbara Dawson Smith
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Extra resources for A Glimpse Of Heaven
And all day she had wondered about his destination. She couldn't believe a rustic jaunt through the countryside would content him. Had he joined a friend for a game of cards? Alfred had gambled away many an hour at the Fox and Hound. Or had Burke gone to visit a lady? To spend hours making love, dipping his fingers into all her secret places. . "I'll see to his lordship," said Martha. " Leaving a mound of unpeeled potatoes, the maid tore off her stained apron and straightened the mobcap on her curly brown hair.
The girl, who had her bodice lowered to her waist, was the giggly maidservant who brought his wash water. The man, who turned beet red and fumbled to cover her, was Fabian Snow. Interesting, Burke thought as he beat a retreat. The master of Snow Manor was not so bashful after all. At last, drawn by a commotion of voices, he found Catherine outside under the great oak tree that shaded the west wing. She stood surrounded by a cluster of servants--the stout Cook, several chattering young girls, and prissy Mr.
He peered sharply at her, but she was gazing at the fireplace, intent on her task. The glow of the candle gilded her fineboned profile and the rich damp mass of her hair. Despite his enveloping cloak, her tight nipples were outlined against the rain-wet gown. Dark and undeniable, desire sank its velvet talons into him again. He burned for her so hotly his muscles trembled. He wanted to make love to her, to rouse her with slow and steady patience. He wanted to hear her sigh in ecstasy beneath him.
A Glimpse Of Heaven by Barbara Dawson Smith