March 7, 2017 by dellanioakes
Savage Heart is the much anticipated (and demanded) sequel to my historical romance, Indian Summer. Set in the early summer of 1740, Gabriella and Manuel are now happily (or maybe not so happily) married.
“Señora Enriques is feeling a bit under the weather. I need to check on her.” Manuel moved toward the steps to the house quickly.
“She sounded a might put out to me,” Willem replied, spitting in the dirt as he led the horses away to the barn.
“Yes,” Manuel said softly. “Yes, she was.” He paused on the steps. “Willem, did you hear everything?”
“Entire country heard, I’ll warrant, sir.”
“And you think I’m wrong?”
“Not my business to judge right nor wrong on your decisions, sir. I can agree or not as I choose, makes no difference. But I will say this, that girl loves ye above her own life. If ye go ‘gainst her wishes, ye might not have a home to come back to. She’d as likely leave ye as mind ye.”
Manuel hung his head, laughing sardonically. “You’ve put your finger upon it, Willem. As usual, you point out my foibles.”
“We all work to our strengths, sir,” the old Irishman said with a smirk. “Give her a big kiss, love her hard and maybe she’ll forgive ye. But don’t niver lie to her, sir, or I guarantee—that she’ll not forgive.”
© 2017 Dellani Oakes