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By Elin Hilderbrand

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have accumulated on Nantucket for a marriage. Plans are being made in keeping with the desires of the bride's past due mom, who left in the back of The laptop: particular directions for each element of her youngest daughter's destiny nuptials. every thing can be falling into position for the attractive event--but in fact, issues are faraway from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are fairly chuffed, their household locate their very own lives crumbling. within the days prime as much as the marriage, love may be puzzled, scandals will come up, and hearts might be damaged and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching trip in attractive DAY--into the center of marriage, what it capacity to be devoted, and the way we elect to honor our commitments

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Je partis sans un regard pour lui qui était resté planté sous les platanes. Il m’avait réveillé ; la hargne un moment anesthésiée revenait, en bouffées odorantes. À cette heure, on aurait dû être sous le cerisier, en bordure du petit champ de luzerne. Moi, je ne faisais pas la sieste, mais j’avais un livre poussiéreux, mille fois lu, entre mes deux coudes enfoncés dans l’herbe. Pépère avait laissé sa cigarette s’éteindre au coin de sa bouche (il faut beaucoup tirer pour qu’une cigarette roulée continue à se consumer).

Avec des fonds dont on ignore l’origine, il achète à Lerné, en son nom, une propriété de quinze hectares qu’il entend, avec des amis, mettre en valeur. Des histoires de bornage et de fournitures non payées l’amènent, plusieurs fois de suite, à agresser violemment des personnes du Chinonais qui portent plainte sans que, semble-t-il, suites soient données à ces actions de justice. Ne dit-on pas que même les gendarmes refusaient depuis quelque temps de s’aventurer sur les terres de la communauté agricole de Jouax…» Ces petits points de suspension-là valaient leur pesant de vacherie et m’intriguaient beaucoup.

Autour de lui, cinq jeunes gens, dont trois d’espèce masculine, les deux autres de genre indiscernable mais vraisemblablement femelle. Le fait que ma cible ait une aussi sale gueule me réjouissait à moitié. * M’assurant la collaboration d’un annuaire, j’eus vite fait de dégoter l’adresse de M. Baudoux, chirurgien, ainsi que son numéro de téléphone. En province, on se met rarement sur la liste rouge ou alors, c’est qu’on est un rude escroc ou bien un grand timide. Baudoux habitait boulevard Heurteloup, vers le milieu.

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