All Things Returned
Anton & Lenora Book 3
Historical Romance Women’s Fiction
Anton and Lenora Boudreaux have settled into an idyllic cottage overlooking San Francisco Bay. They’ve left trouble behind them and found happily ever after—family, friends, and a business that has every expectation of being successful. Until the Willow sails into port.
The captain of Willow, Jacob Lowell, is privy to secrets that threaten Lenora’s reputation and Anton’s life. When Anton sails to Seattle on a business enterprise, Jacob tries to blackmail Lenora, threatening to expose all he knows and forcing her to make decisions that will test her love of Anton and her life with him.
All Things Returned is the third book in the Anton and Lenora historical novella series.
Anton pulled off his cravat for the second time. “Foolish speck of clothing—like to choke the life out of a man.”
He fumbled with it until I took the scrap of silk and tied it around his neck, sealing my action with a kiss. “You should try wearing a corset.”
“I think we should pull off all of these confounded garments and run about like babes in Eden,” he said, nuzzling my neck.
I dearly would have liked to take his suggestion. “We have to attend. For our own sakes and for Edward’s.”
Anton knew well enough attendance at the mayor’s ball was not an opportunity we could squander. In the year since we’d been in San Francisco, Edward, my brother, Anton, and Frederick Earnhart, a solicitor and good friend of Edward’s, formed a partnership. They planned to ship timber from Seattle, where it was plentiful, to San Francisco, where it was needed to support the city’s growth. To that end, they bought and repaired a clipper ship called the Sea Spray. The ship was even now sitting at anchor in the bay waiting for Anton to take command of her inaugural voyage north. They would set sail on the morning tide.
Anton shrugged into his coat. “The sooner we go the sooner we shall get home.”
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