Claudette: (Blushes and clenches her hands into her skirt after she is seated.) Ah…thank you for inviting me!
Devika: Claudette, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Claudette: I appreciate your interest. I’m a house maid at the Bellamont Plantation.
Devika: Interesting. What about your family background?
Claudette: Oh, I married when I was fairly young. My parents passed from this world not too long afterward. I never had siblings, though I always wanted one. I only had my husband, until he was taken swiftly by God. You could say my dear friend Agnès is the closest thing to a sister I’ve had.
Devika: I see. So how did you meet Eric?
Claudette: Through my employment with the Hill family. He also worked at the estate.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know he’s the one?
Claudette: I struggled for some time with what I felt for him. But I suppose it was his many kindnesses, and the way I grew to trust him.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Claudette: I suppose it was that moment in my icy house, while my husband’s body still lay there, and I realized I was quite alone. I knew I needed to move forward, survive somehow.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Claudette: I once wanted to run my father’s farm, but now, when that dream isn’t possible, I only wish to be happy, safe and free.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Claudette: Sometimes I’m afraid that the past will repeat itself, that I’ve made a terrible mistake. I’m also afraid of losing Eric. He’s been paying all this attention to me. I’m not sure what I would do if I found out it was all a lie.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Claudette: A family of my own, and preferably to have Eric in my life somehow.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
The Hill family saga concludes as loyalties are questioned, faiths will be tested and undying love may come at a terrible cost…
Fara Hill, mother and faithful wife, is torn between her family at home and her urge to be at sea. Soon, she learns some disturbing truths. Was the past a fairy tale instead of reality?
Chloe Hill, loving wife and young mother, questions her faith when her husband sets an ultimatum she cannot meet. Will she be able to keep her marriage from falling apart?
Adrienne Bellamont Hill, born of a valiant captain and a fiery redhead, is untamed to her core and will bow to no man. Then Christian du Plessis enters her life with an offer she can’t refuse. Discovering the man behind the polished gentleman, she is drawn to him in many ways. Holding out for love is a family tradition, but can she resist the temptation of passion?
Christian finds this young woman to be a fascinating challenge, and is torn between keeping his distance from her and succumbing to her charms. A fierce battle of wills ensues as he sees she is much more than he ever imagined.
But danger lurks, threatening to destroy everything…
Can these two strong-willed individuals unite in the cause before time runs out?
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender