“Wrath and vengeance will destroy everything in its path. Only the gift of mercy will bring about peace and love.”

Elina went quiet, watching Fin’s attention return to the papers on the desk. She knew now wasn’t the best time to bring up her own concerns. Still, he needed to know. “My father told me we leave for Australia as soon as he has our affairs in order.” Fin looked up at Elina. “He told …

“To live your life with compassion will bring more happiness than the need to covet your neighbor’s possessions.”

“Damn it, Anna,” Atol cursed. Hurrying to mount his horse, he flicked the reins on its rear and sped off after her. As he closed the distance between them, he knew he was being a fool running after this woman yet again. He needed to stop dropping everything every time she beckoned him. He needed …