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The Marriage Lie Excerpt

1 I awaken when a hand winds around my waist, pulling me head to heel against skin heated from sleep. I sigh and settle into my husband’s familiar form, fitting my backside into his front, soaking in his warmth. Will is a furnace when he sleeps, and I’ve always got some place on me that’s… Read More »

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An Almond For A Parrot Excerpt

Chapter One Newgate Prison, London I lie on this hard bed counting the bricks in the ceiling of this miserable cell. I have been sick every morning for a week and thought I might have jail fever. If it had killed me, it would at least have saved me the inconvenience of a trial and… Read More »

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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach Excerpt

ONE Washington, DC November 1943 I did not fight the umbrella which blew inside out as I stepped from the streetcar. Instead, I clung tighter to my nearly soaked cloche to hold it in place against the icy rain that slanted sideways across Pennsylvania Avenue. Navigating the slick pavement carefully, I swam through the midafternoon… Read More »

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Little Mercies Excerpt

Chapter 1 When people find out what I do for a living their first question is always about the most horrendous case of child abuse I’ve encountered. I can be at a backyard barbecue or at a New Year’s Eve party or in the waiting room at the dentist’s office, or my husband’s baseball game.… Read More »

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