26 July 2015

Sunday Snippets-Another excerpt from Leah in Love (and trouble) Beneath Southern Skies Book 3

Beneath Southern Skies- Contemporary Romance set in Australia

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Book 3--Leah in Love (and trouble)
Book 2--A Dream for Lani
Book 1--Lonely Pride
Violet Amelia Connor, known to all as Leah, is a landscape designer who inherited her love of gardening from the eccentric aunt she lives with. Leah is contracted to work on the garden of Private Investigator Sean Russel and unwittingly becomes embroiled in the handsome PI’s cases. A series of unpleasant experiences land her in real trouble where she is kidnapped, bashed, bound and altogether becomes a party to such mayhem she is forced to wonder how she ever got mixed up in this mess. But her indomitable spirit, obstinate nature, and incurable sense of humor enable her to override all obstacles. And of course there is her overwhelming attraction for Sean Russel that started it all.
Previously published as Shrinking Violet this book was a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of The Year in 2006.
“Well, Josh, that was a turn up for the books. Fancy that—he’s a PI.” Josh gave a pleased grunt as I drove away from Sean Russel’s home.

I was amazed at that piece of news and couldn’t stop shaking my head all the way home. I love PI shows on TV, and watch some of the re-runs religiously. There’s something about a man who goes out and solves crimes that is very exciting and adventurous. I admit I was pleased Russel wasn’t a lawyer. Though Lord knows what difference it made. As soon as I had his garden ship-shape I’d probably never see him again.

I turned into the driveway of the home I share with Aunt Eliza, and Josh let out a couple of barks. How he knows we are home I could never work out—but he does.

When I opened the truck door, Josh jumped down, his tail merrily wagging as he romped into his domain.

“Guess what?” I went straight to the kitchen where I knew Aunt Eliza would be preparing one of her not-so delicious meals. Botanist and expert on everything to do with flora she might be, but cook she isn’t. Never mind, I’m not so hot in the kitchen myself, so don’t complain.

“You married a millionaire and are leaving for Hawaii tonight for your honeymoon?” Spoon held aloft she faced me. Whatever she was cooking had taken a lot of preparation. The kitchen looked like a war zone. She had a knack for using every available pot and pan in the kitchen. Even when she bought new ones she still used the old ones as well.

“Actually, yes, I did get married, but we’re going to Italy—thought the weather would be better at this time of year.”

“That’s nice. But you should have invited me to the wedding.” She grinned, waving the spoon over a shoulder as she went back to stirring a concoction that bubbled merrily on the stovetop. “How did the day go—apart from the wedding?”

I sat at the table and cleared a small space to prop my elbows. “Well, this has been a rather extraordinary day, Lizzie. First of all the client didn’t want me working on his garden—his interfering sister booked the job in his absence. Then he told me to get on with it and keep out of his way. Which I was quite prepared to do, but then just before I left the most extraordinary thing happened.”

“He asked you to marry him?”

“Will you get your mind off marriage? I have no intention of getting married in the foreseeable future. No, he was beaten up by thugs.”

“Beaten up?” That grabbed her. She flopped onto one of the chairs facing me and gaped. “What do you mean?”
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Book 2: A Dream For Lani
Lani inherits a fortune, but yearns for a loving family. The chance to grab that arrives when two youngsters talk her into taking a flat in their house. Their father, Ryan, is intrigued by the air of melancholy about his new tenant. Will Lani find the love she yearns for?

Book 1: Lonely Pride

Sam fell in love with Mac when she was still a child and he a teenager. A special bond formed between them. By the time Sam reached seventeen she was in love with her hero, but one awful night he betrayed that love and Sam was unable to forgive him.

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