19 July 2015

Sunday Snippets-A Dream for Lani (Beneath Southern Skies Book 2)


Beneath Southern Skies- Contemporary Romance set in Australia. All three books in the series are on sale all through July. Just 99c each.

Book 1-Lonely Pride
Book 2--A Dream for Lani
Book 3-Leah in Love (and trouble)  
Cosseted all her life, Lani Moore 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 enchanted by the air of intriguing melancholy about his new tenant. Will Lani’s lonely heart find the love she wants above all else?
It was still impossible to conceive of the massive fortune that was hers, and she was content to let the lawyers handle it. Which they’d done with professionalism and tact. For a while she’d felt all at sea, thankful Marcus was there to guide her. It had been so easy to let him smooth her path.

Marcus. She shuddered anew at the thought of his mercenary tactics. It was galling as well as humiliating to learn his interest in her was based on avarice, not affection. Was it any wonder her self-esteem took a battering? After the flaming row that finished their relationship she’d experienced the lowest ebb of her life.

More galling were the articles that appeared in the gossip columns. When she thought of one in particular she still cringed. The journalist made no reference to Marcus being after her money—oh no, she was depicted as being loveless and alone. One more poor little rich girl ensconced in her ivory tower, unable to find true love.

The awful thing was that it came too near the truth. She was alone—and lonely.

The kindly man who now handled her business affairs suggested a bodyguard. The thought of a life where every step was dogged appalled her. The mansion, overlooking Sydney Harbour, which had been the only home she’d ever known, felt like a millstone around her neck. Guilt filled her at the thought of selling it—poor Aunt Jane would turn in her grave at the idea. So, she compromised and leased it out. American employees of a huge company now lived there.

“It was the best thing you could have done; starting out afresh.” Min broke into her thoughts as she came to lean on the counter. “That big place was too much for you. And too many men knew about your money.” Min grimaced. Lani knew she referred to Marcus’s betrayal. She was right; there were many mercenary men out there, willing to go to any lengths to get their hands on her fortune.

No other man would be told of her assets—not until she was sure she could trust him. Her confidence in the opposite sex, never great, had been sorely stretched.

“I believe this is the best book I have ever read! I probably think something similar when I finish a book, but I have never before printed the words. Lani Moore had relocated to Victoria, Australia, to try to start over. Never again would she allow anyone to get close to her just because she was rich. She wouldn’t lie about it; she would just keep her mouth shut...
Ms. Tricia McGill keeps enticing us into the story with her wit and charming manner of writing. Of course, there is love and there is disaster. The love ebbs and flows and the “near hits and misses” just tug at the heartstrings. The ending may be predictable (after all, who wants a bad ending) but the journey is unforgettable! I urge you to read this winner!” Brenda Talley TRS

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http://mizging.blogspot.com (Ginger Simpson)
Leah in Love (and trouble) Book 3:

Leah is a landscape designer who inherited her love of gardening from her eccentric aunt. Contracted to work on the garden of Private Investigator Sean Russel, she unwittingly becomes embroiled in the handsome PI’s cases.
As Shrinking Violet this book was a finalist in RWAustralia’s Romantic Book of The Year 2006.

Lonely Pride Book 1:

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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