" She wouldn’t think of him. Or she would pretend he had gone away. Back to Tir Alainn. Back to his home Clan. Had just gone away without saying good- bye. Which, in fact, was exactly what he might have done."
Taken from Pg 358 of The House of Gaian, Book 3 of the Tir Alainn Series.
I am actually re-reading this for The Flashback Challenge. This is from the page I am on, a little towards the end of the book.
If you haven't read Anne Bishop before, and enjoy pure fantasy and want something new - non-vampire/werewolf, do do do pick up something by Anne Bishop. Her writing is crisp, exciting and she always, inevitably, tells a great tale.