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Phantom Pleasure


an excerpt






Chapter One



1859, Bellantaine Plantation, Virginia



From the edge of her four-poster bed, Frances stared out the window at the smattering of sunlight on the manicured grounds. From a distance, the echoes of raised voices, the crack of a whip, and the faint throb of singing from the slaves working the cotton field met her ears.



With each passing moment, her attention flittered from one raised voice to the other like a bee in her mother's rose gardens. Which of those working had told her secret? Who would betray her so?



Her father's incensed roar drifted up the stairs to her chamber-the tone enough to send a shudder of fear through her.



"Why?" she whispered and plucked at the lacy thread of her nightshift.



In the distance, the local church bell rang, drawing guests for the wedding from every plantation that fell within …