贝拉的愿望清单
Bella's Wishlist

  • 作   者:

    埃米莉•福布斯
    Emily Forbes

  • 译   者:

    彭丽洁,吴夷

  • 出版社:

    禾林图书股份公司

  • 语   言:

    双语

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花样年华的贝拉身患绝症,她的愿望清单上会有什么样的心愿呢?

26岁,正是女孩子绽放最美的年纪,贝拉却身患绝症,弱小的身材被病痛折磨,而坚强乐观的心却向往一切美好。她期待着参加妹妹的婚礼,希望姐姐和男友能继续走下去。在贝拉的愿望清单上,对于自己,贝拉只渴望在生命结束前有一段爱情。查利被眼前的这个纯洁坚强的女孩征服,他许诺在贝拉治愈康复后给贝拉一段完美的爱情。治疗的过程十分艰苦,查利一直伴随贝拉左右,贝拉是否能够完成她最后的心愿?贝拉能否获得新生呢?

莱克茜坐在餐桌上首端,左边是贝拉,右边是她们的姐姐埃薇。莱克茜让埃薇也一同参与策划她的婚礼,用她的话说,这将会是“悉尼十年难得一见的盛大婚宴”。埃薇了解莱克茜,对她筹划活动的才能也是清楚得很,她和心脏外科医生萨姆•贝利的婚礼将会是悉尼一段时间以来的顶级盛宴。这一点根本不足为奇——莱克茜在她父亲数百万元资产的公司里负责活动策划,她对此有丰富的经验。而且,一般说来,莱克茜总是能如愿以偿得到自己想要的。贝拉有点儿不确定,是否萨姆也像莱克茜一样,热衷于举办一个盛大的婚礼。但是自从萨姆向莱克茜求婚以来,贝拉对他唯一的一点了解就是他从来不会为鸡毛蒜皮的小事挂心,如果一场盛大的婚礼能让莱克茜开心,那就按她的意思办。她们的父亲也不会啰唆;对莱克茜来说,根本就没有什么麻烦的事,费用不用担心,也不用怕会忙得一团糟。理查德和莱克茜一样,都喜欢风风光光的场面。

LEXI, please, can't you do this for me?' Bella Lockheart begged her younger sister.

Bella was feeling dreadful. Her chest was hurting and every breath she took was a struggle. Her temperature was escalating with every passing minute and it felt as though her forehead was on fire. She wanted to be upstairs, in bed, not sitting at one end of her father's massive dining room table that comfortably seated eighteen people. She wanted to close her eyes and sleep. The only reason she'd agreed to meet with her sisters was because she wanted the chance to try to persuade Lexi to do this one thing for her.

Lexi was sitting at the head of the table with Bella on her left and their older sister Evie on her right. Evie had joined them at Lexi's invitation to begin planning what Lexi described as 'Sydney's society wedding of the decade' and, knowing Lexi and her talent for planning events, her wedding to cardiothoracic surgeon Sam Bailey would be one of the most spectacular events Sydney had witnessed for some time. That was unsurprising really—Lexi had plenty of experience as she was employed by her father's multi-million dollar empire to run the events side of his company, and Lexi generally got what she wanted. Bella had some doubts about whether Sam was as keen on the idea of a huge wedding as Lexi was but if she'd learnt anything about Sam since he'd proposed to her sister it was that he wouldn't sweat the small stuff, and if an enormous wedding made Lexi happy, that's what she would get. Their father would never quibble either; nothing was ever too much trouble, expense or fuss for Lexi. Richard loved an extravaganza as much as Lexi did.

Bella knew the only way to get Lexi to move quickly on the wedding was to play the only card she had. 'I want to see you get married and the longer you wait the less chance I'll have of being there. Please.'

They all knew the odds of Bella seeing her next birthday weren't good but Bella had *never* played this card before. Not with her father, who had pretty much ignored her for her entire life, or with her mother, who couldn't cope and had replaced her family with bottles of gin, or with her sisters, who had always been there to support and protect her. But she figured if there ever was a time to play this card, it was now.

As Bella watched Lexi, waiting for her response, she was aware that Evie had stopped flicking through the pile of bridal magazines and was watching them both. The highly polished wood surface of the antique table reflected their images. The golden highlights in Evie's brown hair shone in the surface of the table and Lexi's platinum-blonde hair glowed in the reflection, while the dark auburn of Bella's curly locks was absorbed into the wood, making her seem dimmer in comparison. A sigh escaped Bella's lips. Seeing herself as a duller reflection of her sisters was nothing new. She'd had twenty-six years to get used to the idea that she wasn't as beautiful, intelligent or amusing as her two sisters, although she hoped that her kind heart went some way towards redeeming her character.

Not that it seemed to count for anything as far as her parents were concerned. She'd given up trying to mend those relationships, although she was blowed if she would give up on her sisters. They were the most important people in her world and she did not intend to miss out on seeing her younger sister get married. She had to convince Lexi to set a date for her wedding and make it soon. She'd missed out on an awful lot of things in her relatively short life and there was no way she was going to sit back and miss out on this. Lexi had to listen to her.

'You only need a month and a day to register. You could be married before Christmas,' she insisted.

'I need time,' Lexi replied.

Time. The one thing Bella didn't have. She knew that. Lexi knew it too, so why wouldn't she agree?

  • 版权信息

  • 序言

  • 第一章

  • 第二章

  • 第三章

  • 第四章

  • 第五章

  • 第六章

  • 第七章

  • 第八章

  • 第九章

  • 第十章

  • 第十一章

  • Copyright

  • PROLOGUE

  • CHAPTER ONE

  • CHAPTER TWO

  • CHAPTER THREE

  • CHAPTER FOUR

  • CHAPTER FIVE

  • CHAPTER SIX

  • CHAPTER SEVEN

  • CHAPTER EIGHT

  • CHAPTER NINE

  • CHAPTER TEN

  • CHAPTER ELEVEN

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