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Maggy glanced to her right, her gaze snagging on a small cabin beside the river. It had likely been Mr. Kent’s residence prior to the building of the larger house. But that thought barely registered in her mind before her lungs squeezed tight, forcing her to gasp for breath.
Not another attack. Not here.
Unpinning her hat, Maggy used it to fan her flushed face. She shut her eyes and willed herself to breathe through the pressure in her chest. She was safe—no one was going to harm her ever again. Especially not a man. Detective skills weren’t the only things she’d learned in the last six years; she’d also learned how to take care of herself.
Feeling faint, she lay down on the seat and pressed her cheek to the tufted leather, desperate for something real and solid beneath her.
“May I help you?” a male voice asked from nearby.
Maggy scrambled up, her heart thrashing for an entirely new reason. Mortification scalded her cheeks.
“I’m here to see to Mr. Kent,” she said, hastily poking pins back into her hair where it had fallen from its coif as she’d removed her hat.
The man’s eyebrows shot upward. “I’m Edward Kent. And you are?”
She’d been too flustered to immediately identify the British accent behind his words. This was her employer. Maggy cleared her throat.
“Pleased to meet you, Mr. Kent.” She straightened her shoulders and pasted on what she hoped resembled a smile. “I’m your new Pinkerton detective.”
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
February 10th: Grand Finale
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