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Working on renovations to the extensive grounds, siblings Pru and Simon squabble about everything from boxwood to bay hedges. But when the removal of a half-dead tree turns up the wreckage of a World War II–era German fighter plane and a pile of bones, the arguments stop. That is, until a rival from Simon’s past pays a surprise visit and creates even more upheaval. It’s suddenly clear someone is unhappy their secrets have been unearthed. Still, Pru’s not about to sit back and let Simon take the fall for the dirty deed without a fight.
The large terra-cotta pot, weathered from the seasons, sported an inch-wide crack that strained at the wire wrapped around its circumference. Roots of the bay tree, seeking to break free from their encircling confinement, had insinuated themselves through the crack, found open air, and dried up. The small tree itself seemed to slump, as if resigned to a second-class existence. Pru and her brother, Simon, stood gazing at it in silence.
The figure lunged and shoved her away. She fell back and landed on her bottom in the gravel, shouting in alarm. As the person ran past her toward the opening, she managed to grab his ankle, and she struggled to stand and keep hold. The figure kicked loose from her grasp, and the force sent her staggering. She caught her foot on a guy rope from the marquee, danced a few steps, and went down hard on her stomach.
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This week's question for the Book Blogger Hop is:
Do you tend to read more in the winter or in the summer months?
The amount of reading I do does not really change, but the location might. In winter, I read almost exclusively indoors. During the summer, I love to sit on the side porch for hours and read. ;)