WIN IS ATTRACTED TO HANNAH…from the novel PEGASUS by Marilyn Holdsworth
They had met so unexpectedly. She was seated with friends in the box next to his on the opening day of the Penbrook Park Races. Quite by accident they were introduced by his friend Neil Jacobs, whose thoroughbreds were running that day. She immediately
impressed him with her quiet unassuming manner. Neil had spoken of her articles and told him she was sure to be a candidate for the Pulitzer Prize one day.
Long ago Win had resigned himself to his solitary life after losing his first wife to cancer. But looking at Hannah’s young eager face today he felt how much he wanted her near him. At forty-five, Winston Caughfield III was a handsome distinguished looking
man, but still very aware that he was fifteen years her senior. But when they were together, the age difference seemed of no importance to either of them. In many ways she seemed mature far beyond her years, perhaps because of her total commitment to her work and also the tragedy of her young husband’s death. She seldom spoke of her loss, only once had she mentioned that ill-fated Chicago flight. She was very courageous. He looked over at her now, hair flowing loosely in the wind as she rode. He never would have suspected there was such strength in that slight delicate figure riding beside him, but more than once he had seen her face her adversaries with determination. Some secret source of energy seemed to well up inside and spill out of her. And he knew when she started her research and investigation into this horse thing she would be relentless. He looked forward to sharing in it, but at the same time felt a foreboding sense of fear for her. Above all he wanted to protect her and keep her near him.
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