Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stinky Is Good In A Garden Of Lies

Agnes pulled the large SUV into the Landau’s driveway. Karen never knew there was a more expensive area in Greenstone.
“Oh honey,” Dayna unbuckled her seatbelt. “You have no idea. This is the Old Money Row. There’s only two ways to get here: be born into it or be fortunate enough to be married to it. Either one would be too much stress for me. Wait ‘til we get inside. It’s like a day at the museum.”
“I know. I almost knocked over a flower pot and was scared I would be arrested.” Agnes laughed. “But Mrs. Landau is so sweet. I just love her. Hey, I wonder if Donnie and Gracie will be here.”
Genevieve made sure her staff prepared a variety of finger foods for her guests. She wanted them to feel right at home. And she picked a Saturday because she knew Donnie and Gracie would be there. She had such a small window to work with, and she had to make the most of every moment. There was no guarantee she would like the girl. At any rate, she needed to know which picture had Gracie so frightened.

Gracie stood next to Donnie in the library window. He wiped his palms on the front of his slacks. It infuriated Gracie that such a common girl always had that affect on him, and she knew it. It was the only reason she came around. Everyone thought she was such a good friend to Patience, but she wasn’t. She was a gold-digger, through and through. And Donnie had never been strong enough to resist her.

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