Love, Lies and Valentines by D.E. Malone EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: D.E. Malone
- Language: English
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- Genre: Holiday Fiction
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A wretched ice planet.
Maggie Patton leaned forward in her window seat to take in the
view of the white landscape below. Descending below the clouds, the
plane shuddered with turbulence but Maggie paid it no mind. Her first
glimpse of Minnesota from above was anticlimactic, to say the least.
More trees. More snow. Less civilization.
She’d considered driving at one point. Boston to Hendricks, Minnesota,
was twenty-three hours, a daunting road trip to many, but she’d been up for
the adventure until the guy at Rent-A-Car said he couldn’t guarantee he’d
have an SUV available when she’d called to make a reservation. And you’ll
want one, believe me, making that trip along the Great Lakes in February,
he’d said in an ominous tone.
“Have you been to Minnesota before?”
Maggie jumped slightly. Next to her, the woman who’d clamped
earphones on the minute she’d found her seat three hours ago spoke for the
“I have not.” She gave her a quick smile before turning toward the
“Born and raised,” the woman said. “You’ve probably never heard of my
Maggie didn’t take the bait, instead waiting for the woman to tell her.
She’d enjoyed the solitude of the flight after fighting the crowd at Logan that
morning. Extending her peace of mind was high on her list these next four
days. She didn’t want to dwell on what should have been happening this
“Two Rivers,” the woman offered. “Almost two hours north of Duluth.
Right on the lake.”
Surprised that it sounded familiar, Maggie glanced at her seat mate.
“You’ve heard of it? It’s famous for its lighthouse,” the woman said. “It’s
not technically in Two Rivers, but we take credit sometimes for its landmark
status. Looks like a candy cane.”
Of course. Cora had sent her photos of the lighthouse and the lake, trying
to tempt her to make the trip since her college friend moved to Minnesota. It
shocked Maggie that Cora had stuck around in the same town this long.
Going on more than five years, Maggie thought. The northern winters must
have won her over Texas summers.
“How far are you from Hendricks?”
The woman brightened at finally catching Maggie’s attention.
“Oh, not more than fifteen minutes in good weather. What brings you to
the North Shore?” She clamped her lips together. “If you don’t mind me
“A valentine.” Maggie leaned forward to tuck her book into the leather
bag at her feet at the same moment the plane lurched. Her head knocked on
the seat in front of her.
“Are you all right?” The woman’s hand was on her arm in an instant.
Maggie straightened, brushed a stray curl off her forehead, and smiled.
“Yes, thank you. I’m fine.”
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