Favorite Lines: From A Bed of Thorns and Roses

This is a series in which I quote lines that strike my fancy from books I’m reading or have read. Today’s selection is from A Bed of Thorns and Roses by Sondra Allan Carr, a historical romance based on Beauty and Beast. A beautiful, but traumatized young woman commits to serve as a secretary to a man who has been horribly disfigured by fire. A Bed of Thorns and Roses is a beautifully written, tender and poignant love story and is one of the best books I’ve read all year.

She fascinated him, the cautious way she moved, as wary as a frightened rabbit, a wild creature taking no ease in her surroundings, as if at any moment she expected the hounds to be loosed against her. But no, he was painting her with false strokes, dipping the brush into his own feelings to color his vague sketch of her with familiar hues.

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