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Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows by McBlain Ginny
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Newlyweds who vow to remain childless inherit three pre-school children.
Awe-Struck Publishing; January 2004
162 pages; ISBN 9781587493980
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Title: Solemn Vows
Author: McBlain Ginny
 
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Oh, God! What have I done?

The door latch's solid click still echoed in Quinn's head minutes after Meredith left the room. She was gone. Where, he didn't know. His heart pounded a drum beat of doom.

He collapsed on the bed and stared at the door, willing the portal to open. If he lost her, what would he do? Meredith was his life. He couldn't go on without her.

What other option did he have? None. Absolutely none. He couldn't violate Steve's sacred trust. Besides he loved those kids just like they were his own. Cognizant of the pitfalls of foster care from his own miserable experience, it would kill him to see those precious tykes mired in the system. And while he had no problem with the concept of adoption, he wasn't about to shirk the obligation he'd accepted so long ago.

Meredith had thrown their marriage vows in his face. It had taken all his resolve to keep from tossing the "for better, for worse" part right back at her. Although justified, his profound guilt overshadowed his anger.

His wife didn't want children. She'd gone to great lengths to make certain he understood her position on the issue before she accepted his ring, as she had pointed out so heatedly. She was right. He had pledged to remain childless.

Just as he had pledged to Steve to raise his kids.

His eyes burned with unshed tears and his muscles ached with mounting tension. He rolled over seeking relief and found none.

What it all boiled down to was, despite his pledge to her, the kids needed him more than Meredith did. But did she need him as much as he needed her? Quinn rolled to his feet and strode to the window. Everything hung on her decision.

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