They Call Her Dana

By Jennifer Wilde

A seventeen-year-old Southerner rises from her dirt-poor roots to develop into a celebrated actress whereas looking for her prior in Jennifer Wilde’s spellbinding manhattan Times–bestselling old romance

All Dana O’Malley wishes is to flee the Louisiana bayou, the place her stepfather and his no-account sons deal with her like a slave. Her prayers are replied while an act of violence forces her to escape her backwater city and he or she meets Creole aristocrat Julian Etienne. yet he's basically the 1st of 4 males who will deliver her status, love, and shattering heartbreak—a prophecy foretold by way of a hoodoo lady with the reward of moment sight.

As Dana rises up on the planet and achieves untold luck as an actress, her future comes complete circle. quickly she's going to discover the reality approximately her mysterious parentage—and eventually resolve the riddle of the routine dream a couple of mist-shrouded stranger that has haunted her considering the fact that formative years.

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Jackson sat up, scowling darkly. The carriage could allow us to off on the level front in again, yet we needed to force without delay earlier the theater ahead of we became. “There—there’s a crowd in entrance of the theater,” I acknowledged nervously. “Men with torches. ladies with placards. ” “Everyone remain calm,” Michael stated grimly. The din grew louder as we drew closer. The horses grew to become skittish, and the driving force needed to tighten his carry at the reins. The carriage bogged down. A pack of twenty or extra uncouth-looking males dressed like farmers swarmed over the pavements in entrance of the theater, lots of them waving torches, them all shouting obscenities, whereas a prim brigade of bespectacled, middle-aged ladies wearing drab grey and brown attire marched backward and forward, conserving up hand-printed placards denouncing our play and caution respectable people to stick away.

He grew to become and walked again into the wreck. I watched him for a second, and that i felt lifeless inside of. I stood there in my silvery-gray and emerald striped satin costume and lengthy grey velvet gloves, ashes floating round me, the air jam-packed with the acrid scent of smoke and desolation, and at last I grew to become and moved blindly during the milling crowd towards the carriage. Delia used to be already within. Julian used to be anticipating me with a apprehensive expression. “Here you are,” he stated. He took my arms and appeared into my eyes.

I’m going to Mama Lou’s at once. I’ll convey the medication again. It’ll make you are feeling larger. ” She controlled a tiny nod. I appeared into her eyes. “I—I love you, Ma. ” “And i like you, my darling. ” “You’re going to get well,” I stated hoarsely. “I—I intend to work out to it. I—” My voice broke. Ma tried one other smile, the corners of her lips fluttering weakly, and he or she lifted a paper-thin hand to stroke my cheek. I leaned down and kissed her forehead, after which I left the room, last the door quietly. I went to the larder and fetched the basket of brown eggs and the block of tough cheese wrapped in oilcloth that I had put aside previous.

I’ll kick your balls so not easy you won’t by no means manage to have one other whore. ” Jake scowled, remembering the tryst at the back of the pigsty, remembering what I had performed to him that point. Like such a lot bullies, Jake picked purely at the susceptible and defenseless, and he knew i used to be neither. He glared at me with blue eyes packed with hatred, jam-packed with lust, too. i used to be the one lady round those elements Jake hadn’t had his means with, both via strength or with consent, and the truth that i used to be his stepsister didn’t suggest something. He sought after me, okay, yet he knew complete good I’d make reliable my hazard.

Charles had by no means enjoyed me, he had used me. i noticed that, however it didn’t make the loss any more straightforward. Julian had enjoyed me truly, with the entire goodness of his center, and that i had damage him badly. That was once the worst factor of all. “It’s undesirable, isn’t it, love? ” Laura acknowledged quietly. I hadn’t heard her technique. She moved over to the railing to face beside me, a gauzy black lace scarf wrapped round her fingers. Moonlight and shadow performed over the deck. The boat rocked ever so lightly. “It’s bad,” I agreed. “Time helps,” she acknowledged.

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