In her mind, Alice had stayed the pretty, wild-natured young girl who’d run off to be a movie star.
That pretty young girl, and all the stages of that girl before that day.
The little girl in frilly dresses and cowboy boots. The fretful baby she’d rocked late at night. The
defiant teenager, the child who’d crawled into bed with her seeking comfort from a bad dream.
The woman in the bed with the bruised face, the dull and graying hair, the hard lines dug in around
her mouth and eyes bore little resemblance to those precious images.
Still, Cora thought, she recognized her daughter.
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