Tuesday 1 April 2008

Summer Duet

Holiday in Bologna and A Secret Treasure are already available as electronic downloads, but Summer Duet brings these two short romantic novellas together for the first time in one paperback.

Bookstrand Publishing 2010
$13.99 Paperback

For details and reviews, plus the ebook editions of the two stories, see the individual pages for A Secret Treasure and Holiday in Bologna.

A Secret Treasure

The Greek island of Rhodes: luxurious and hot, beloved haunt of the Sun God, steeped in the mysteries of the past. In the late 1930s during the gathering storm-clouds of war, it is a dangerous place to fall in love.

When pretty, passionate Eve Burnett meets the darkly intriguing Julio Falcone, she is torn. As a man, Julio is powerfully attractive. As a policeman, he is bound to be a Fascist. Her brother, David, who is missing, is connected to the Greek Partisans who wish to liberate Rhodes from their Italian overlords.

Now, as David appears at their parents' house soon after Julio makes Eve's acquaintance, Eve is compelled to hide her brother and a mysterious gold statuette. The Fascists are looking for him and this secret treasure. Soon, Eve realizes that she may be forced to choose between the man she loves and the ultimate safety of her family.

More details and reviews.

Holiday in Bologna

Heidi Manelli, a bright, lively Anglo-Italian, arrives in Italy on a mission. A letter given to her on her 21st birthday has revealed that her real name is Soleari and she has family living in Bologna. Orphaned, she is unsure how her estranged relatives will receive her.

The story opens with Heidi outside the Soleari villa. There she encounters her second cousin, the quietly charismatic yet aloof Stefano, who is suspicious of her sudden appearance and disinclined to believe who she is. After pleading from her aunt, Heidi reluctantly agrees to stay at the villa, where she swiftly discovers more mysteries, and danger.

She turns to Stefano for help, but will he do so? What is his relationship with his family? What does he want from her? Is their developing relationship a holiday romance, or something deeper?

Is her holiday in Bologna going to change her life forever?

More details and reviews.

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