A Summer Affair by Susan Wiggs

By Susan Wiggs

A talented yet stricken general practitioner, 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 seems in Blue's surgical procedure. even supposing she holds a pistol geared toward his center, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's attracted to her fragile attractiveness, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent so much of her existence at the run, yet every little thing adjustments whilst she forces a stranger to avoid wasting her existence. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen rate. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she unearths herself touched through this notable 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 an extraordinary and distinct love, and the dear present of a moment likelihood at happiness.

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Their collective wealth rivaled that of a small European nation. “It was neither, sir,” Blue said, though he knew Vickery would never believe him. ” “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.

Because I’m a doctor who took an oath? ” Scowling with fury, he took off his frockcoat, rolled back his sleeves and poured water into a basin. He thought with fading wistfulness of his plans for the evening—a quiet supper with his son. He’d actually hoped Lucas would be too exhausted from the churchyard gardening to pick a fight with him. On some evenings, Blue paid a visit to his longtime mistress, Clarice Hatcher. Elegant, accomplished and undemanding, she had been a small yet diverting part of his life for years.

She tried to put together what had happened last night. Fragments of memory swirled around her. She snatched at them as they drifted past: the sizzle of danger in the night air, a drunken man calling out. She had gone to the shadowy waterfront district in order to reclaim her stolen fortune. Instead, she’d encountered a worse crime in progress. A police officer was being shot at like a wharf rat. Some inexplicable, latent sense of decency had compelled her to intervene. She’d deliberately drawn fire to herself and nearly got herself killed.

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