By Barbara Michaels
There are negative secrets and techniques from generations prior buried at Maidenwood. clinical scholar Julie Newcomb has lower back to her family's decaying plantation—the website of such a lot of painful early life memories—to are inclined to her tyrannical grandmother, felled via a stroke. the hearth of malevolence nonetheless burns within the merciless, despotic matriarch's eyes—yet, for Julie, a faint spark of redemption and moment probabilities glints during this hated, haunted position. yet her hope—and her life—are heavily threatened by means of a nightmare reborn . . . and through the bleak discovery at the lonely highway to Maidenwood of the earth-browned skeletons of a mom and baby.
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Neither were the other families whose children attended my school. The heavy draperies were open. Sun had rotted their linings; they hung in tatters from the gilded rods. The furniture and chandeliers were swathed in cobwebs like soft gray dustcloths. The flashlight beam moved erratically around the room, spotlighting familiar objects. The sagging leather chair near the window, my favorite seat. The row of children’s books on the bottom shelf of the bookcase to the left of the fireplace—books that dated, all of them, from 48 / Barbara Michaels my mother’s youth, or from times even farther back.
The fact that I could even think the question horrified me so much I took another sip of sherry, reminding 42 / Barbara Michaels myself to lay in a stock of something stronger when I went shopping. The point was not what I wanted, but what decency and the ethics of the profession I hoped to enter demanded. I replaced the decanter on the sideboard and collected the used wineglasses. Before I could pick up the tray there was a timid tap at the door, and “Miz Danner” sidled in. “I heard the doc leave,” she said.
I’ll empty bedpans and bathe her and change sheets. ” Shirley added, “She’s the patient, Julie. It’s my job. ” I could believe that. And I thought I understood why Martha wanted my services restricted to those of a genteel lady’s companion. She’d fight to keep the shreds of dignity remaining to her while there was breath in her body. Well, I could sympathize with that feeling. At least I wouldn’t have to brush her poodle. Martha hated animals. She had never allowed pets at Maidenwood. Matt came in just then, ending the discussion.
Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels