A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion by DeVa Gantt
By DeVa Gantt
Charmaine Ryan understands basically poverty and ache turning out to be up. within the wake of a frightening tragedy, she seeks a brand new existence, and destiny leads her into the personal international of the rich Duvoisin extended family. initially, it sort of feels as though not anything bad might contact this likely charmed relations. yet an in poor health wind blows throughout the halls and chambers of the Duvoisins' sprawling island retreat, sporting betrayal, deceit, and ominous peril. quick, Charmaine is stuck up within the secrets and techniques and mystique swirling round the enigmatic kinfolk. on the middle are transport rich person Frederic Duvoisin and his younger spouse, Colette. and there's Paul Duvoisin, a speeding seducer and Frederic's bastard son, who stirs a perilous fascination within the girls; the scheming Agatha Ward, who won't leisure till she's taken Colette's position in Frederic's middle in addition to in his mattress; and exiled son, John, who reenters the relations fold, stoking the turmoil as he unveils truths most sensible saved hidden. eventually, Charmaine chooses to face with Colette opposed to bold enemies, yet has she made the proper choice? A sweeping, impressive combination of event, romance, intrigue, and suspense, A Silent Ocean Away heralds the arriving of an excellent new voice at the historic fiction scene.
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The Duvoisin wealth intrigues them, whets their appetite. ” Joshua asked. “In a day or two you’ll set foot on Charmantes and see her people. ” Loretta leaned forward. “I know my sister and her husband are pleased with their move to the Caribbean. And I must admit, after your description, Captain, I’m looking forward to arriving. ” But the girl was pensive, deaf to their conversation. ” “Les Charmantes sounds like a lovely place to call home,” Loretta prompted. ” Charmaine rubbed her brow. ” Loretta knew better.
It’s a shame you didn’t get this to me sooner. The post was carted off yesterday. ” Charmaine nodded gratefully and began ﬁshing in her reticule for the coins Gwendolyn had passed to her. She was oblivious to the mercantile bell. “Now if you’ll just tell me how much—” “Excuse me one moment,” Madeline said, moving around the corner of the counter. ” she inquired of her newest patron. “No thanks, Maddy—” Charmaine’s stomach lurched as she recognized the voice of Paul Duvoisin. “—I can ﬁnd the things I need.
They were now riding parallel to the seemingly deserted island. She felt much like Jean Duvoisin II, discovering his paradise for the ﬁrst time— untamed, yet free. There couldn’t be a more serene place on earth, she thought, concluding that this couldn’t be the main island, but rather one of the smaller two that had not been settled. By and by, the beaches turned rocky, and cliffs dominated the coastline, jutting ever higher as they trekked east. Huge waves sent � �ilent �cean �way 35 sea spray spiraling upward as they bombarded the palisades, showering a mist that reached as far as the decks.