“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 …

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“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 …

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“There is no beauty in pride. The only true beauty is found in humility.”

She shrugged, looking as if her answer was obvious. “My uncle needed an extra set of hands on the farm, so I offered to help. I don’t think I was very good at it, but I managed to plant several drills by the end of a single day, and my uncle seemed happy with my …

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“The greedy soul will rob the generous heart blind.”

A small smile spread across her lips. “Yet you agreed to meet me here, and I assure you I don’t owe your father money. Nor did I have business on my mind when I made my invitation to you.” Again silence fell between them, their hands still joined. Charity hadn’t lied. She hadn’t come here …

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“Moderation is but the key to avoid gluttony.”

“What would you have me do? Pretend that this man chasing my sister is genuine and not some money-grabbing monster?” “You don’t know him,” she tried again. “Neither does she,” he said, his voice raised. “And neither do you.” She went to walk past him, following Hannah’s direction out the back of the house. He …

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“The unfed lust of man has but one goal—to destroy the courage of an innocent soul.”

Caitlyn just stared at Darien. She knew he must be confused at seeing her escaping the brothel under the disguise of night and dressed as a man. No explanation would satisfy him. She certainly couldn’t tell him she had gone to see the women who worked for him and give them their weekly supply of …

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“Bella means beauty, something you most definitely are.”

Ruben shrugged. “People will always gossip, Bella.” She pulled her hand away. “Why did you call me that?” “I didn’t mean to overstep my place, but I had to say it,” he explained. Reaching to her, his fingers ran along the soft, pale skin of her cheek. “Bella means beauty, something you most definitely are.” …

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“My husband and I don’t share a room, Jarrah.”

Lifting the pillow to his nose, Jarrah breathed deep the sweet scent he knew to be Emily’s. His senses instantly responded, his groin aching for the mere touch of her skin against his again. “My husband and I don’t share a room, Jarrah,” she remarked from the doorway, forcing him to turn around suddenly. “You’ll …

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“I have to save her. I have to be with her!”

Devon’s steps were measured, suddenly fearful what was to become of Lotte and himself. “What are you going to do with us?” “Whatever I want, my boy.” George smiled evilly at them. Without warning, Devon lunged at the older man, struggling with him for the weapon. George fought back strongly, until Devon feared he would …

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