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Phantom Bride

by

Lisa Cach


(Originally published as Of Midnight Born by Dorchester Publishing)


Version 1.2 – November, 2012


Published by Lisa Cach at Smashwords


Copyright © 2012 by Lisa Cach


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Chapter One


Clerenbold Keep, England 1350

“God’s heart, Thomas, enough with your daydreaming! I cannot be expected to do this all myself,” Serena scolded, catching her brother wielding his sickle as if it were a sword, slashing at imaginary Frenchmen. She hacked at the wheat in front of her, the heavy-headed stalks falling with a whisper to the stubbled ground at her feet. The muscles in her shoulders and back burned with the pain of overuse, her hands were torn with blisters, her filthy gown stank of sweat and desperation, and a deep hunger that teetered on the edge of starvation gnawed at her gut, devouring patience and good humor.

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