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       Shelter in Place, p.45

           Nora Roberts
 

  “I’ll dance with you. I just need one more minute.”

  “It’s about damn time.” And CiCi did a little boogie on the spot. “I’m a little bit psychic,” she added. “Go on, make him smile.” She gave Simone a nudge.

  With a half laugh, a quick shake of her head, Simone decided her grandmother just might be a little bit psychic.

  She crossed paths with Reed and the faithful Barney in front of the bronze.

  “I asked Essie, Hank, and the kids to pack up and head over. I think we need a good party.”

  “I think that’s a great idea. Mi can bunk with CiCi.”

  “That works. Are you ready?”

  “Almost.” She took his face—oh, she knew that face—in her hands. “I want simple. Maybe a wild party after, but simple for the main event.”

  “I was going to do burgers and…” The smile came, slow. “When? I’ve got to clear my schedule.”

  “Summer’s busy for the chief of police. How about the Saturday after Labor Day? The island’s pretty quiet again.”

  “I can do the Saturday after Labor Day.”

  “At CiCi’s. Nobody throws a wild party like CiCi, and she and Mi are going to be my maids of honor. No black tie, no tails.”

  “Can I begin to tell you how much I love you?”

  “You’ll get to that. CiCi’s going to want one of her Wiccan priestess friends to perform the ceremony. I’d like to let her have that one.”

  “As long as said priestess is licensed to marry, I’m good. Can I start telling you now?”

  “Almost. I want the ceremony part at sunset. I don’t want traditional vows, but I do want an exchange of rings. And I want Florence for a honeymoon.”

  She considered, nodded. “I think that covers the absolutes. After those you can have your input.”

  “I can agree to all of that. My only provision, at this time, and up to the vows—when it’s legal? If CiCi crooks her fingers and says: Come on, Reed, let’s catch a slow boat to anywhere, you’re out.”

  “That’s fair.”

  Grinning, he swung her off her feet and in circles while Barney leaped and wagged.

  CiCi put an arm around Mi’s shoulders as she watched.

  “You’re spooky, CiCi. Really good spooky.”

  “Dr. Jung, we’re going to throw our girl one hell of a wedding.”

  She watched through a blur of happy tears as a man she adored whirled her greatest treasure in front of the curve of bronze, the hill of white roses.

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  Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print. You can sign up for email updates here.

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  CONTENTS

  Title Page

  Copyright Notice

  Dedication

  Part One: Innocence Lost

  Chapter One

  Chapter Two

  Chapter Three

  Chapter Four

  Chapter Five

  Chapter Six

  Chapter Seven

  Chapter Eight

  Chapter Nine

  Chapter Ten

  Part Two: Passion of Purpose

  Chapter Eleven

  Chapter Twelve

  Chapter Thirteen

  Chapter Fourteen

  Chapter Fifteen

  Chapter Sixteen

  Chapter Seventeen

  Chapter Eighteen

  Chapter Nineteen

  Chapter Twenty

  Part Three: Proof of Life

  Chapter Twenty-One

  Chapter Twenty-Two

  Chapter Twenty-Three

  Chapter Twenty-Four

  Chapter Twenty-Five

  Chapter Twenty-Six

  Chapter Twenty-Seven

  Chapter Twenty-Eight

  Chapter Twenty-Nine

  Chapter Thirty

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  Copyright

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  This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

  SHELTER IN PLACE. Copyright © 2018 by Nora Roberts. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

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  First Edition: May 2018

 


 

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