Seduced By Sapphires (Soft cover)
by Dianne Fetterly « View this author's BIO
After what seemed like an eternity, a figure appeared in the black opening. Cassandra squinted to see through the thick smoke. Her full, pink lips formed a quivering smile and a sigh of relief moved through the motionless crowd as James emerged from the darkness with the little girl cradled in his arms. As Sarah's weeping parents rushed forward, she began to cough and gasp for air.
"Thank God, she's breathing," said a teary-eyed Linda.
"You should get her to a doctor right away," said James, placing the child in her father's arms.
"We will, thanks James, " Linda said gripping his hand.
A relieved Cassandra slowly made her way through the crowd toward her brother. Noticing the troubled expression on his face, she placed a delicate hand on his forearm.
"I thought he was right behind me, Sis. James grabbed a new air tank and was strapping it on his back. "He should be out by now."
Cassandra's face no longer portrayed the relief of a moment ago. "Please be careful," she said and gave her brother a warm hug.
James turned to go but stopped in his tracks.
"What is it, what's wrong?" asked Cassandra, urgently.
"Look," he said, gesturing in the direction of the barn doors.
Cassandra turned just in time to see the missing firefighter stumble through the smothering smoke; her pretty mouth formed a thankful smile as she saw the small foal in his strong arms.
Living in a small community in rural Virginia, auburn-haired veterinarian, Cassandra Davidson thought she knew everyone in town. But who was the tall, dark firefighter she spotted at a tragic fire and why did his haunting, blue eyes invade her nightmares.
Despite her obvious attraction to the stranger, Cassandra wasn't interested in love right now. She was still reeling from a lost love and would rather be alone than risk having her heart broken again. But no matter how hard she tried, Cassandra couldn't keep those eyes out of her thoughts.
Nicholas Cunningham had just found out the love of his life was a married woman. In an effort to put the disastrous relationship behind him, he jumped at the chance to get away from Richmond and head out to the quaint, Colonial town for a few weeks to update the local firefighters on the latest firefighting techniques. But maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all, since Nicholas found himself enjoying the attention of the deputy fire chief's stunning, green-eyed wife.