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Today I'm sharing my heroine, Jane Doe's favorite 12 quotes and one of my favorites that is all Jane’s creation. Jane Doe is an amnesiac with a rather ironic twist of an eidetic memory – every word she reads, she remembers. Unfortunately for her, she can’t remember anything from before she wakes up in Dominion Falls with the exception of words of greats like Poe, Whitman, Goethe and Shakespeare. She develops the habit of citing these quotes in time of stress or at random, much to the chagrin (and sometimes enjoyment) of those around her.
- Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. ~Henry David Thoreau
- He that has led a wicked life is afraid of his own memory. ~Thomas Fuller
- Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life. ~Apra Behn
- A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. ~Alexander Smith
- ‘Sex’ is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. ~Marquis De Sade
- Those who live are those who fight. ~Victor Hugo
- Hark close and still what I now whisper to you, I love you, O you entirely possess me, O that you and I escape from the rest and go utterly off, free and lawless. Two hawks in the air, two fishes swimming in the sea not more lawless than we. ~Walt Whitman
- And neither the angels in heaven above, nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul of the beautiful Annabel Lee. ~Edgar Allan Poe
- Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living. ~Seneca
- The art of life lies in taking pleasures as they pass, and the keenest pleasures are not intellectual, nor are they always moral. ~Aristippus
- Painting the feathers of a chicken does not make it a peacock. ~Jane Doe
Cole Mitchell runs the busiest saloon and brothel in Dominion Falls. He keeps his women at a distance, unwilling to relive a past he worked hard to forget.
Until the night Jane Doe falls into his saloon bleeding and near death. She wakes with no memory, only the firm belief someone tried to kill her. In the strange world of amnesia she manages to find solace in Cole’s arms and he finds home in hers.
While they work together to solve the mystery of her appearance, their pasts – her lack of, and his buried – build a barrier between them.
To make matters worse, Jane’s past isn’t willing to let her go. A stranger proves he’ll kill to keep his secrets safe. With those she loves in danger, Jane’s errant memory is all that stands between them and death. Cole can only do so much to protect her, will it be enough?