“My heart cannot decide if it wishes to pound or flutter, and I can no longer feel my fingers. I love you, Emily. Never doubt that.”
If he could give her nothing else, at least he could leave her with the certainty of his devotion.
“And I love you,” she said, brushing the hair from his forehead with her fingertips, a curious expression upon her face.
“But you must fight to live, Luca. I do not wish to raise our child alone.”
Her voice cracked upon those last few words.
A child? At that announcement, his heart did its best to beat faster, but failed. Alone. No, that was not what he wanted for her. His Emily deserved better. He wrapped his arm about her and pulled her into his lap.
“How long have you known?”
“A few days. Perhaps a week. Don’t look at me like that. We spoke our vows a month ago, that night we spent under the stars.” Her slender fingers tugged her necklace forth, the coins flashing brightly in the fading
This was an interesting 30-odd page read. Steampunk at its finest. Mechanical horses, gypsies and necklaces come together in a story about being with the one you love.
It was too short to pass any good judgement on it other that it looks like a good practice novel for greater things to come.
Thank you for reading The Tin Rose , a story set in the world of The Elemental Steampunk Chronicles. Did you enjoy this book?
Join my mailing list to download a FREE copy of Rust and Steam—An Elemental Steampunk Story exclusively available as an eBook to newsletter subscribers. A speeding train. A determined villain. A reconciliation of broken hearts. Lady Alice Hemsworth wasn’t supposed to fall in love. It was her duty not to. Alas, she’d failed miserably. Mr. Benjamin Leighton—despite being turned away by her steam butler—can’t stop thinking about her. Alone, both are miserable—until a deadly encounter throws them together on the night train to London. Anne’s Newsletter