A Man In A Kilt (Zebra Debut) by Sandy Blair

By Sandy Blair

Duncan MacDougall, the laird of Blackstone, was once cursed centuries in the past to wander as a ghost in the echoing partitions of his island citadel - and just one girl can unfastened him. Can it's the hot mistress of Blackstone, simply arrived from over the ocean? Duncan has heard that lovely leave out Elizabeth Pudding is not any greater than a prepare dinner - and she or he hails from a barbarous land known as the Bronx. yet she needs to study the methods of a woman all of the related - and she or he needs to remain at Blackstone for 6 lengthy months to inherit it. 'Tis time sufficient to educate her - and time sufficient to woo her. Duncan MacDougall is a tall, translucent determine with black hair and piercing blue eyes. but a mist separates him from the land of the living...a mist as robust as chilly metal. it truly is stated that merely love can dissolve it - and convey the fellow of her goals to hot, respiring existence.

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Thankful her husband didn't flinch, and grateful she'd not passed out or tossed her breakfast with the first thrust, Beth gathered her wits and continued, placing ten consecutive stitches deep and tight under everyone's watchful gaze. She looked up to find Rachael at her elbow, holding a crock of reeking, greasy salve. " Reluctantly Beth picked up another piece of fabric and plunged her hands back into the water. Confident she'd killed most of the germs and all of the skin on her hands, she wrapped the swatch of fabric around her finger and scooped out some poultice.

Surely, she could handle the needle and thread with some competence. She certainly couldn't do worse than those around her. She, at the very least, understood the need for sterility. As Beth exposed the wound on Duncan's arm, Rachael raced in with a pot of steaming water, and Isaac followed with soap and enough sheeting to wrap a mummy. She tore some of the fabric into small pieces. " It took everything Beth had not to scream herself. Her hands scarlet, she wrung out the fabric, flapped it to cool it, and started cleaning Duncan's wounded arm.

She nearly swallowed her tongue. Oh, good Lord. Now, what? She couldn't just stop. He had a fever. Was this ... reaction ... simply a biological thing that happened whenever cold water came too close to a man's plumbing? Probably. Yes. It certainly couldn't be a response to her. Though the tenting was surely a temperature issue, she retreated, washbasin in hand, to the end of the bed. She lifted his left foot. As her hands rose along his leg, she kept her gaze locked on the cloth in her hand. Minutes later Beth accidentally glanced up to find the steeple decidedly taller.

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