All Things Returned, Anton & Lenora Book 3
By Ute Carbone
Historical Romance Women’s Fiction
Anton and Lenora Boudreaux have settled into an idyllic cottage overlooking San Francisco Bay. They’ve left trouble behind them and found happily ever after—family, friends, and a business that has every expectation of being successful. Until the Willow sails into port.
The captain of Willow, Jacob Lowell, is privy to secrets that threaten Lenora’s reputation and Anton’s life. When Anton sails to Seattle on a business enterprise, Jacob tries to blackmail Lenora, threatening to expose all he knows and forcing her to make decisions that will test her love of Anton and her life with him.
All Things Returned is the third book in the Anton and Lenora historical novella series.
Excerpt from All Things Returned
“Jacob Lowell has taken from me what is mine. I shall have it back.”
“You stubborn, stubborn man. Jacob Lowell is not worth your spit. He is a drunkard and a gambler. Did I tell you how he came to be indebted? He spent part of his family’s considerable fortune on
whores and the rest he gambled at cards.”
Rupert turned to me, looking shocked at my words. Anton knew me well enough not to be so affected.
I stepped close enough that I could touch him. “I am sorry for what I have done. More because you are right, I should have waited until you came home and I should have trusted you. If you see it as betrayal that cannot be redeemed, then I’ll away from you. I’ll be grieved for all of my days, but I will trouble you no more. But if you throw away your life for someone so unworthy, I shall die with you.”
Fresh tears punctured my eyes. We stood for an eternity in silence, his back to me and nary a sound but the chirp of birds and the snort of the horses. My tears, too, were silent as they rolled down my face.
Anton turned and I saw my pained reflection in his eyes. He put his hand to my arm then swept me to his breast. “I will never let you go, though you tear my soul in two.”
About the Author:
Ute (who pronounces her name Oooh-tah) Carbone is an award winning author of women’s fiction, comedy, and romance. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, where she spends her days walking, eating chocolate and dreaming up stories.
For more about Ute and her books, Please Visit:
Web page: http://www.utecarbone.com/
Ute is giving away 2 copies of books 1 and 2 in this series,
Sweet Lenora and To The Wind