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He felt as though today was the first–or at most, the second–time he’d seen the real Claire.

She was most certainly not Claire Malcolm, the young widow who fastidiously kept her head down and only revealed her true spirit when focused on healing. That Claire had often seemed somber and world-weary. She was also steadfast and dedicated, to be sure. But ultimately, she had been trapped in her grief, emerging to feel the sun on her face only when she couldn’t bear the darkness another moment longer. Or perhaps only because she had people who depended upon her.

The woman John had met and befriended a year ago now bore only a passing resemblance to the one who’d fallen into Red Jamie Fraser’s arms that morning.

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