By Anna Schmidt
After years of taking care of others, Nola Burns is prepared for her personal dream -- working a Nantucket tearoom. and it'll take greater than allure for speeding entrepreneur Harrison Starbuck to shop for her out. in spite of everything, what right girl may belief a guy who thinks the theater is an acceptable venue for God's be aware? All Harry bargains is a enterprise proposition. So why may still it trouble him whilst Nola gets threatening notes? Now this unforeseen suitor basically desires to continue Nola secure -- for a lifetime.
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She’s so busy during the week. ” “Not at all,” Nola assured Oliver. “The prelude today is a standard that I’ve done many times before. ” And not waiting for a response, she turned her attention to the music and began to play. To her relief the two men moved up the aisle and she assumed they had gone outside to give her privacy while they enjoyed the warm spring morning. Reverend Diggs arrived and nodded to her as he went through his own preliminary preparations for the service. He placed his notes on the pulpit, marked each hymn page with a bookmark and then headed into the small side room where she knew he would don the black robe he wore for services.
Strike two. He withdrew his hand and straightened to his full height, a head and then some taller than the petite Miss Burns. From what he could see of her hair beneath the ugly little bonnet, it was not the premature gray he had thought. It was platinum—almost like spun silver. Fascinated at the contrast of the onyx eyes and the pale hair, he had to resist the urge to touch the wisp that fell against one ear. Instead he rolled his cigar between his fingers, dropping ash onto the floorboards of the porch as he placed it back in his mouth and drew on it.
There were library bookcases to each side of the Carrara marble fireplace. Instead of being crammed with volumes they featured a selection of books interspersed with a few of the most impressive seashell specimens Harry had seen on the island. Her desk was positioned near the large bay window, carefully placed at an angle to take maximum advantage of the view. In front of the fireplace were two matching chairs, their armrests covered with dainty lace doilies that matched the curtains, and a single large ottoman.