By Barbara Taylor Bradford
Mallory Keswick cannot think how her existence might be greater. She has an excellent, enjoyable marriage to a guy who loves, helps, and nurtures her. She has a stunning domestic and gorgeous twins who convey pleasure to her days, to all of which she devotes herself wholeheartedly. Mallory feels she has eventually chanced on the elusive feel of relatives that by no means particularly rang precise in her personal childhood—until a very merciless act of violence tears aside the material of her happiness. Devastated, distraught, and thinking about how she is going to ever move on, abruptly Mallory's spirit is being verified as by no means sooner than, forcing her to find new reserves of braveness and energy to confront the darkness that has left her with not anything extra to lose and . . .
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In actuality it was huge. And yet it had a compactness about it, was not as sprawling and spread out as it appeared to be from the outside. Although it did have more rooms than we really needed, it was a tidy house, to my way of thinking, and there was a natural flow to the layout. Downstairs the rooms opened off the long gallery, upstairs from a central landing. Because its core was very old, it had a genuine quaintness to it, with floors that dipped, ceilings that sloped, beams that were lopsided.
Nor did I know then that it was this house which would rescue me from the destructiveness within myself. It would become my haven, my refuge from the world. And in the end it would save my life. But because I knew none of this at that moment, I walked blithely on down the gallery and into the kitchen, happy at the prospect of the holiday weekend ahead, lighthearted and full of optimism about my life and the future. Automatically, I turned on the radio and listened to the morning news while I stood toasting a slice of bread and drinking a cup of coffee I had made earlier.
But I hadn't mentioned this to Andrew. After all, he was her son, her only child, and he ought to know her well, if anybody did. And yet there have been times over the years when I have noticed a wistful expression on Diana's face, a sadness in her eyes, a look of longing, almost. A yearning, maybe, for Michael? Or for that love who was not entirely available? I wasn't sure, and I have never had the nerve to broach the subject. Nora startled me, and I jumped in my chair as she came crashing into my office.
Everything to Gain by Barbara Taylor Bradford