More Than Words Can Say

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a lifelong love affair.

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More Than Words Can Say

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a lifelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a livelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a livelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a livelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a livelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a livelong love affair. Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2014

All during dinner, Don kept glancing at the door, hoping she would come in, and growing morose when she didn’t. Pushing his plate away,... Read Chapter

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That Sunday, Rusty headed to Europe to meet the editor for the Carnivale freelance piece. Venice, Italy was her favorite place in the wor... Read Chapter

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The book was finished in time for the opening; Rusty cabled Don’s office to say the books would be at his hotel in time to give them to... Read Chapter

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Hong Kong was a city where cultures differed from street to street. Part of it was European, part British, and part Chinese. Rusty and Wa... Read Chapter

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Lugging her satchel and her suitcase, an exhausted Rusty climbed the stairs to her apartment. She opened the door and entered, dropping h... Read Chapter

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The early morning sun flooded in the tall windows. Rusty turned over on the couch and rubbed her eyes, willing them to focus. Gazing acro... Read Chapter

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It was mid-morning when they awoke. She was startled for a second that he was still there, spooned against her, his face buried in her ha... Read Chapter

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It wasn’t a week, but Don did manage to eke out another few days; they spent every minute together. When he finally did have to fly hom... Read Chapter

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They fell into an uneasy routine of giddy togetherness. After six months as lovers, things finally came to a head. Rusty had been gone, w... Read Chapter

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Rusty stirred; she heard something tapping downstairs. The noise was soft, but insistent. Half way down the stairs, she realized that it ... Read Chapter

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“Fault!” “Shit,” Rusty thought as she went back to the line, bouncing the ball before serving again. Her timing had been ... Read Chapter

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Rusty packed everything and put the case by the front door, but Don didn’t come. She knew he was putting off the inevitable, so she sta... Read Chapter

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They landed in Bali, tired and bedraggled. Franco’s friend picked them up and drove them to the house they rented by the beach. When th... Read Chapter

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After Rusty left, Don spiraled. He felt so fucking empty. The drive home each night from the studio was torture. He’d have a precious c... Read Chapter

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Brunch on a gloomy Sunday; two friends sat in the back of a dark café. Don sat with his cap low on his brow, nurturing his third bloody ... Read Chapter

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The following Friday night, they were preparing to go out. Rusty sat at the dressing table, listening to Don humming as he shaved. It con... Read Chapter

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After much conversation, Rusty agreed to return to postpone Bali to return to California with him. His house was still being rented; Lily... Read Chapter

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“Oh my God,” Don murmured in a strangled whisper. “Get dressed, I’ll round up the groom.” Josh dashed back out as Don f... Read Chapter

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The doctor arrived quickly and examined Rusty while Josh and Don hovered close by. He found no broken bones. Apart from the cut by her te... Read Chapter

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When they got home, Rusty and Don called her father and gave him the news. He immediately demanded they come for a visit. Don was working... Read Chapter

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She slid back over behind the wheel and pulled out. Driving up the road, she turned off to a drive leading up a hill to a small cabin wit... Read Chapter

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Rusty loved her top floor office that overlooked the water; Don took the office that sat as an annex to the main house. His secretary occ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 15, 2014

Rusty Maine was a widow starting her life over after World War II. She became a photographer. After meeting Don McCarthy, a handsome actor, at her exhibition, she is thrown into a passionate love affair that takes her into the exciting world of Hollywood, art and international politics. As they navigate their relationship, heartbreak and passion send them into a lifelong love affair. View table of contents...
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Rusty planned the trip to coincide with her father’s trip back to the family vineyard. It was time to bring everyone back together.&nbs... Read Chapter

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They spent the rest of the week with Zizi, charming her and enjoying her incredible hospitality. Giovanni started taking Don with him on ... Read Chapter

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  Her wish was answered. By the following spring, Rusty was pregnant again. This time, the doctor told her to take no chances an... Read Chapter

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“Gio!” Don called out as they pulled up in front of the old house.  Gio, smoking the ever-present cheroot, stepped out onto the ... Read Chapter

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The next morning, the smell of coffee awoke him. Opening his eyes, he saw a steaming cup on his nightstand. Rolling over, he smiled as he... Read Chapter

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As Rusty predicted, that night, Gio told his children that he and Elena were going to get married before planting season swung into full ... Read Chapter

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Her gasp awoke Don. He sat up, and concerned by her voice, pulled her into the crook of his arm. As Tomas filled her in on the details, R... Read Chapter

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Gio couldn’t help but notice that his daughter and son in law looked much happier when they entered the backyard. Walking hand in hand,... Read Chapter

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Don went to New York and found a furnished apartment. By his estimate, including the television special they’d planned, he would be the... Read Chapter

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“What made you pick psychology?” Rusty asked as they walked along the beach. “I’ve always been fascinated by how people think... Read Chapter

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Don’s eyes lit up when saw Rusty coming through the terminal. Relief flooded through him, followed by the overwhelming desire to swing ... Read Chapter

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“Cara, there’s another set of messages for you.” “Throw them away Pop, there’s nothing to talk about.” She replied as she... Read Chapter

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Rusty finished packing the last of the boxes. There was a sizable stack going for donation. Neither one of them wanted the dishes, the fu... Read Chapter

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“Hi honey,” Rusty called as she entered the house, toting Eva in one arm and holding Mike’s hand in the other.  “Hey swe... Read Chapter

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Their life continued and the family expanded. The entire clan, now with young Sam in tow, converged on Healdsburg on a regular basis. Gio... Read Chapter

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They looked at each other uncomfortably for a moment before Don leaned in and kissed her cheek. His lips lingered for just a second befor... Read Chapter

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A few months later, Don called Rusty at her studio. She was putting together a small retrospective to show in a local gallery; it wasn’... Read Chapter

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Bob worked hard to be less threatened. They talked about it until they both reached an understanding. In the meantime, Don’s calls beca... Read Chapter

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Six months later, Rusty found herself in a place she never thought she’d be again; wrapped in Don’s arms. The headache wasn’t just ... Read Chapter

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Bob’s last days were peaceful, full of family and friends. Rusty took each of the kids in to say good-bye and each time it took all tha... Read Chapter

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As spring progressed, Rusty and the kids spent a few weekends down in Healdsburg at the cabin. The first weekend was the hardest. It was ... Read Chapter

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Rusty arrived at the airport, nervous and full of anticipation. Sylvia had the kids; Mike wasn’t happy that she was going and that set ... Read Chapter

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The nightly phone calls resumed when they were back in their homes, only now, they closed each conversation with tender affection and lon... Read Chapter