By Kate Hewitt
At the eve of his departure for the hot global, Allan MacDougall asks his cherished Harriet to attend for his go back, whilst he'll be proven and ready to marry her. whereas Harriet gladly supplies her promise, Allan's father insists he's appearing dishonourably and so he needs to unfastened Harriet to marry one other whereas he keeps to maintain the religion himself.
Through years of worry, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet hold to the affection that first introduced them together--yet it's the treacherous doubts in their personal hearts which could turn out to be their undoing, and force them farther aside than ever. From the Highland clearances of Scotland to the hazards of the untamed Canadian wasteland, a ways Horizons will sweep you away on a grand and romantic event that's according to precise occasions and letters, and celebrates the power of a promise and the iconic and redeeming strength of love.
Written through a USAToday bestselling and award-winning writer, this ebook was once formerly released in hardcover and has been totally edited and revised. discover extra approximately Kate Hewitt's books at www.kate-hewitt.com.
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“It's now not them i need to speak about,” Allan stated, his voice sounding rusty. “It's you... and me. i have simply been operating up the braveness to claim it.”
Harriet’s center fluttered so she felt virtually breathless, even dizzy with either trepidation and pleasure. “You've no use of braveness with me, Allan MacDougall,” she acknowledged, yet her voice sounded unusual to her personal ears. She may well hardly ever think that Allan was once purely discovering the braveness now--now, whilst he was once to sail with the dawn--to converse his brain, and maybe his middle. “We've continually had undeniable phrases among us.” She met his gaze squarely.
“I know.” Allan grasped her palms in his personal. “And it is undeniable phrases i'm going to use. i like you, Harriet Campbell, and that i continuously have, because the day i discovered you right here, hiding one of the rocks. It was once intended to be, among us. i have continually identified it.”
“Oh, you have?” The be aware of chilly skepticism in her voice took them either all at once. those phrases have been ones she’d longed to listen to, yet no longer now. no longer now, whilst it used to be definitely too late.
Allan frowned. “Surely you’ve recognized it.”
“If I did, it wasn’t as a result of your many phrases at the subject!” Harriet retorted, and Allan smiled wryly.
“I didn’t are looking to bind you...”
“Why not?” Her call for got here out harsh, and he or she pulled away, her again to him. She couldn’t face him, face the lifeless offers he was once making now, whilst he left at the morrow.
She’d imagined this dialog such a lot of instances, had anticipated to consider pleasure, no longer ache. no longer anger, and definitely now not despair.
“Harriet...” Allan begun. He sounded misplaced, as misplaced as she’d been all these years in the past, curled up one of the stones of Duart fort. Her anger tired away and he or she closed her eyes, summoned a silent prayer for strength.
Straightening, she circled. “What is it you need to say to me, Allan?”
He drew in a deep breath. “I understand it really is a lot to invite. I ask it besides, for romance of you and believing the affection you have got for me. Will you watch for me, Harriet? look forward to me again to this land while i have made my fortune and produce you domestic to the recent Scotland with me?”
Harriet used to be silent. She struggled with the bitterness and resentment that surged up inside of her at his presumption to invite one of these factor of her, and so past due! “You’ve recognized you have been leaving for months,” she ultimately acknowledged. “Why inquire from me now? for those who enjoyed me...?”
“I instructed you, I didn’t are looking to bind you...” Allan’s gaze used to be regular upon her yet Harriet nonetheless sensed he was once now not conversing the total truth.
“Bind me?” She shook her head, her phrases approximately over excited at the wind that used to be now emerging, ruffling the outside of the ocean. “What are you doing now, Allan, yet binding me? Binding me to an empty promise, for you’re crusing at the morrow!” She felt tears sting her eyes and she or he blinked hard.
Anger flashed in his darkish eyes. “My offers usually are not empty!"