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A WHISPER OF ROSEMARY

by Colleen Gleason

A book from the Medieval Herb Garden Series

A Whisper of Rosemary

and excerpts from Sanctuary of Roses and The Shop of Shades and Secrets

by Colleen Gleason

Smashwords Edition

© 2011 Colleen Gleason, Inc.

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PROLOGUE

England, 1126



I cannot wed him!”

Allegra, Lady of Cleonis and Firmain, grasped at her lover’s hands, clutching them with her cold fingers. “’Tis you I love! Only you!”

He smoothed a hand down the side of her face even as pain thrummed in his temples. “My love, you must do as the king wills. And you know that I cannot wed with you, for I am promised to another.”

Tears glistened in her eyes and he thumbed one away, then reached to hold her hands with both of his own. He blinked furiously, squeezing his eyes closed, trying to force the pain away from his head, but it would not abate.

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