An excerpt from Looking Back

An excerpt from Looking Back

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Danielle Ackley-McPhail By DAckley-MPhail Updated Jun 25, 2014

An Excerpt from Looking Back (published in Athena's Daughters by Silence in the Library Publishing)

As she drew close to the carriage house, it was impossible to tell if Langstrom was even inside, given that the windows were shuttered and draped in such a manner that there was no means of seeing through the glass. Anxious, she lengthened her strides further until she near ran in a shameful fashion. Stopping a moment as she gained the door, she allowed her breath and color to settle before she entered. The air carried the faint scent of her late mother's roses from the nearby garden. The perfume served as an anchor. Each breath she drew restored and reinforced the demeanor of Lady Pemberton.

As if acting with the utmost propriety could ever countermand the scandal if my arrangement with Langstrom were discovered... She pushed the uncomfortable thought aside and carefully unpinned her hat from her upswept, sable hair, leaving it and her white gloves beside the door, where they would no...