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If I’d known I was about to meet the man who would shatter me like bone China on terra cotta, I would have slept in. Instead, I roused our florist, Mr. Sitwell, from his bed to make a boutonniere. My first consulate gala was no time to stand on ceremony.



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Lilac Girls: A NovelHardcover – Deckle Edge, April 5, 2016