Luck always seemed to find Danel Nahon—that is up until five years ago.

He entered his home and found his wife in the kitchen mending one of their daughters' dresses. "I'm returning to Grantville in a week with Javier for business."

Dora barely paused in mid-stitch. The set of her mouth that made her lips seem to disappear was a familiar expression that told him everything he needed to know what she thought about his plans.

But now he . . .

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