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THE CROSS OF LOVE

THE CROSS OF LOVE
BARBARA CARTLAND

Copyright © 2012 by Cartland Promotions
First published on the internet in 2004 by
Barbaracartland.com

Published by M-Y Books at Smashwords

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The characters and situations in this book are entirely
imaginary and bear no relation to any real person or actual happening.

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CHAPTER ONE
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1864

Crows wheeled and circled in the bleak winter sky, while the mourners huddled over the grave beneath. The chill in the air was not more bitter than the chill in their hearts.

What will we do without him? How will we manage?

The man they were laying in the earth had been their vicar and, in some ways, their father. In their tiny, remote village of Fardale, there was nobody else to care for them, and they remembered now that the Reverend Colwell had exhorted them, praised them, chastised, defended and loved them.

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