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Carlisle Pride

By Leigh Michaels


Published by Leigh Michaels at Smashwords

http://www.leighmichaels.com


Copyright 2010 Leigh Michaels

First published 1987

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Cover illustration copyright 2010 Michael W. Lemberger


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CHAPTER ONE


Spring at Oakley Manor ... Could there be another spot on earth where the sun shone quite so brightly, and the flowers had the same perfect clarity of color? And the smells!

Brooke inhaled deeply as she walked across the sloping back lawn. The sharp scent of jonquils, softened by the delicate fragrance of the first early bluebells and the rich smell of dew-wet ground, tickled her nose as she walked slowly towards the back door.

“I suppose it’s possible I’m prejudiced,” she murmured, with a half-smile that poked fun at herself. “But there’s still nowhere that can beat Oakley in the spring.”

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