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Pietro: My Love

Novel By: mmcgraugh
Young adult


Elsie, an American teenager, is spending the summer in France with her grandmother when she meets and falls in love with a mysterious young man named Pietro. After they are engaged to be married, however, Pietro's handsome brother Clyde moves in with the young couple. Will Elsie be able to resist Clyde's southern charm until her wedding day? View table of contents...


Submitted:May 22, 2013    Reads: 6    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


I woke with a haggard expression. Rolling out of Pietro's arms, I stumbled from the bed and to the door. My stomach rolled unpleasantly, and I softly began to weep. I'd never been more homesick than now. I covered my mouth in haste as the tears began to pour down my face. I ran down the hall with one hand covering my mouth, and the other was protectively rubbing my tummy. When I finally made it to the kitchen, I flipped on the lights and found a very startled Clyde enjoying a bowl of cereal.

"Jesus, Elsie!" He exclaimed with a laugh.

Then, he took in my expression.

"Oh, Elsie," He murmured.

I cried as Clyde strode across the room to take me in his arms. I stiffened a moment before I released my small sobs into Clyde's t-shirt.

"That's right. Cry all you need," Clyde murmured gently, rubbing my back.

For the first time in months, I felt safe.





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