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Wilful Fate - Chapter 1

Wilful Fate - Chapter 1

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Lively Jacintha Fleming runs a clothes shop in the country from a converted barn. Up in London for the day buying stock from rag trade wholesalers, she wanders into an old churchyard and discovers an epitaph immortalising a notorious seventeeth century highwayman and womaniser, Claude Du Vall. Pre-occupied with thoughts of him,her van skids out of control demolishing the original Victorian cast iron railings of a fashionable house. Dazed and shaken she is rescued from the wreckage by its owner, charismatic Ed Amory, a business tycoon and she recognises him as the man who hounded her former fiance, Kim, out of office. Her next unexpected encounter with Ed occurs at a one day seminar that she attends, designed to provide advice to budding entrepreneurs. Trying to dismiss Ed from her thoughts, she is shocked, only days later, to encounter him again - at the race-horse training stables run by her uncle Roger. Ed reveals that Kim, a brilliant computer expert had defrauded Ed's company. Although long dead, the highwayman plays an unexpected role and provides a new twist as does the excitment of racing and race horses, with the idyllic English countryside, its bluebell woods, hawthorn hedges and may blossom forming the backdrop to the clashes between Ed and Jacintha and the ups and downs of their relationship.
Lively Jacintha Fleming runs a clothes shop in the country from a converted barn. Up in London for the day buying stock from rag trade wholesalers, she wanders into an old churchyard and discovers an epitaph immortalising a notorious seventeeth century highwayman and womaniser, Claude Du Vall. Pre-occupied with thoughts of him,her van skids out of control demolishing the original Victorian cast iron railings of a fashionable house. Dazed and shaken she is rescued from the wreckage by its owner, charismatic Ed Amory, a business tycoon and she recognises him as the man who hounded her former fiance, Kim, out of office. Her next unexpected encounter with Ed occurs at a one day seminar that she attends, designed to provide advice to budding entrepreneurs. Trying to dismiss Ed from her thoughts, she is shocked, only days later, to encounter him again - at the race-horse training stables run by her uncle Roger. Ed reveals that Kim, a brilliant computer expert had defrauded Ed's company. Although long dead, the highwayman plays an unexpected role and provides a new twist as does the excitment of racing and race horses, with the idyllic English countryside, its bluebell woods, hawthorn hedges and may blossom forming the backdrop to the clashes between Ed and Jacintha and the ups and downs of their relationship.

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