In the Company of Secrets by Judith Miller

By Judith Miller

The reality may well fee her everything.... Olivia Mott did not intend to lie. someway, it simply occurred. And wasn't all of it woman Charlotte's fault besides? Now Olivia's place as assistant chef at Pullman's based resort Florence is dependant upon her retaining her secrets and techniques. and occasionally lies have a manner of resulting in different lies. may still Olivia admit her genuine previous and settle for the implications or maintain quiet with a view to guard her cozy new circumstances?Deception appears to be like a part of way of life within the corporation city of Pullman, Illinois, the place the grand Pullman Palace motor vehicle is synthetic. Samuel Howard, Olivia's pal and town supervisor, turns out to imagine every thing is okay, yet Olivia observes whatever really diversified. might or not it's that Olivia isn't the just one harboring secrets and techniques?

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He was watching her every move. Only when she reached the stairs did she turn her back toward him and race up the flight as though the devil himself were on her heels. She didn’t stop running until she reached the third floor. Leaning against the far wall, she gasped for air, her chest heaving. As her breathing slowed, she realized those few minutes in the kitchen had changed the course of her life. She’d seen her dream evaporate as quickly as ice melting on a summer day. When she’d arrived at Lanshire Hall fourteen months ago, she had hoped Chef Mallard would lead her on the path to a successful career.

I want to hear about Randolph. ’’ Olivia didn’t wait for Lady Charlotte to protest. Instead, she pointed toward a bench along the far side of the park and marched off. If her ladyship wanted to hear anything further, she’d be required to follow. At least the woman would be somewhat closer to the ground in the event she fainted. Callous thought, perhaps, but Olivia had heard many a story about her ladyship’s petulant behavior. As Charlotte’s lady-in-waiting, Ludie had always taken such conduct in stride, but Olivia wasn’t accustomed to dealing with high-strung women who succumbed to fainting spells and tantrums.

Not that she didn’t love Aunt Eleanor, but Olivia had expected a more resourceful solution from Ludie. Though Olivia’s dream seemed outlandish to most, Ludie had encouraged her to pursue training as a chef from the first day she’d arrived at Lanshire Hall. Suddenly Ludie’s shoulders squared. ‘‘Didn’t your cousin Albert move to America? Perhaps you could follow him there. ’’ She beamed at Olivia. ’’ Olivia’s heart pounded with a mixture of fear and excitement. Could she possibly do such a thing?

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