By DeVa Gantt
Charmaine Ryan understands merely poverty and soreness growing 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. firstly, it sort of feels as though not anything negative may perhaps contact this doubtless charmed kinfolk. yet an sick wind blows throughout the halls and chambers of the Duvoisins' sprawling island retreat, wearing betrayal, deceit, and ominous peril. speedy, Charmaine is stuck up within the secrets and techniques and mystique swirling round the enigmatic family members. on the middle are transport magnate Frederic Duvoisin and his younger spouse, Colette. and there's Paul Duvoisin, a speeding seducer and Frederic's bastard son, who stirs a deadly 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 family members fold, stoking the turmoil as he unveils truths top saved hidden. eventually, Charmaine chooses to face with Colette opposed to bold enemies, yet has she made the correct determination? A sweeping, striking mix of experience, romance, intrigue, and suspense, A Silent Ocean Away heralds the coming of an excellent new voice at the old fiction scene.
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But since you were the one working the pulley, I’m holding you directly responsible for the ‘accident’ as you call it. I cannot abide such stupidity, and I certainly can’t afford it. Tomorrow you may collect your wages from Jake Watson, out of which I shall deduct the money not only lost on the damaged goods, but on the equipment as well. ” Renewed loathing welled up in Jessie Rowlan’s eyes. “Well, if it ain’t the high-and-mighty Paul Duvoisin, who thinks he owns the whole goddamn place. Well, sir, I got me some friends, and you’ll be regrettin’ you ever said that.
Since the boy is new, I expect you to be patient with him. ” “That’s ﬁne by me. ” “Good,” Paul said coolly. ” “Jason, sir. ” the older man expostulated. “Why the hell are you givin’ him to that big nigger? ” Paul raised a dubious brow. “If Jason is more of a hindrance than a help, that shouldn’t matter to you, should it, Mr. ” Receiving no answer, Paul turned back to Jason. “You’ll ﬁnd Buck at the bow of the ship. ” “Yes, sir. ” � �ilent �cean �way 55 “Good,” Paul replied, clapping a hand on the boy’s shoulder.
Men tarried at the same operation fore and aft, but with ease and camaraderie. Quite abruptly, work shifted from loading the vessel to unloading two crates of tea. Charmaine wondered why, but Gwendolyn only shrugged. A buckboard drew alongside the vessel, ready to receive them, but splintering wood rent the air and the pulley let go, one large container plummeting to the pier below. The men on the quay shouted and scattered, stumbling with the shuddering impact. The crate hit the wharf just shy of the wagon and split open, spilling tea leaves everywhere.