Beautiful Lies by Emilie Richards

By Emilie Richards

The Pearl of serious fee has printed deadly flaws in all who have possessed it seeing that its discovery in Australia a century in the past. desirous to holiday the curse, new proprietor Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. while her son disappears--with the pearl--Liana and her ex-husband needs to triumph over their bitterness to discover the boy and the enemy who will cease at not anything to reclaim this coldly excellent and hazardous treasure.

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Archer lay still and waited to decide which would be best. "We're not here... " Tom mumbled something else; then, for a moment, at least, he fell silent. Even in his sleep, fair-minded Tom got the story right. The men of the Volunteer First Cavalry, known to the world as the Rough Riders, hadn't been sent to Cuba to fight each other. They'd been an odd mixture of trail-roughened cowboys and idealistic aristocrats guaranteed to have both the brains and brawn an Army unit needed. Despite the difference in their education and background, they had come together to fight a common enemy, the Spanish, who were said to have sabotaged the Maine and enslaved the Cuban people.

The dial was cool to the touch, and her hand, sweating now, slid right over it. She wiped her palm on her skirt, then reached for the dial again. She imagined it grew warmer as she began the long series of numbers that would open the safe. Only three people in the world had ever known the combination. Her father, herself, and the man who had calibrated the dial. She stepped back before she set the final number, preparing herself to remove the pearl. Her intercom buzzed, and Carol's high voice came over the speaker.

She was not surprised to find her hand was trembling. " She put her hand on the lapel of her black blazer, which was embellished with a brooch from the days when she was young and foolish enough to believe she should follow her heart. The pearls were small but pristine, six of them tucked in a spray of lily-of-the-valley forged from four-teen-carat gold. The only man she'd ever loved had created the pearls. She had created the brooch. The clasp gave way, and she took a second to lock it before she held it out.

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