Recently wed Maggie Kinsley finds herself in a perilous game of
half-truths, and unsuspecting danger, as she tries to get to the bottom of a
decades old mystery…
By Susan Berry
After a distasteful first meeting, and a rocky start to their romance, Maggie Kinsley has been happily married to Desmond for the last eleven months. And although she was often alone when he traveled for business, she rather enjoyed how he passionately greeted her when returning home.
So when he received a letter naming him as executor of a property that belonged to a deceased family friend and had to leave for a few weeks, Maggie should have been content as she kissed him goodbye. But there was something about the whole thing that made her uneasy. Why was Desmond so evasive with her when she asked him about the previous owner. And why had he insisted she not tell anyone of his plans to stay on the property. Maggie soon found the answers to her questions were more than just a woman’s intuition, but rather something that not even her wildest, darkest fears could have foreseen.
“I so enjoyed the long awaited final book to the trilogy the author so lovingly created. Maggie’s story has a wonderful ending and she’ll be in my heart and mind for a long time.”– Amazon
A shaking of the car startled her,
as did the feeling of Desmond’s arms around her as he’d opened the door and
lifted her from the seat. Now cradled in his embrace, she lost whatever control
she had left. Her hands clenched the front of his shirt as she buried her
head in the soft fabric. She wanted to crawl inside his skin. To get lost in
the protection it offered. The warmth of his arms soon soothed her. When she
loosened her grip on him, she realized he was crying too. She wiggled free and
stood in front of him. With her open palm, she wiped his face, then kissed his
lips. She lingered there for a moment, needing to ground herself to have any
hope of gaining control over her own fractured emotions. Again, she put her
hand to Desmond’s face, only this time she left it there. “Are you okay?”
Since Susan Berry was a young girl, she loved to write. Her imagination was filled with stories that she couldn’t write down fast enough. But it wasn’t until her grandmother had given her a Harlequin romance novel to occupy her time on a long, boring car ride, that she fell in love with reading romance. The excitement of the characters first meeting, and the dance of the heart that followed, left Susan frantically turning pages. From that day on, Susan spent her free time with her beloved grandmother, reading the latest novels they’d retrieved from a used book store, or the local second hand shop. That reading eventually turned into the writing of her own romance novels. Novels filled with characters who have not yet found love, but eventually find a way to overcome romantic troubles with humor, wit, and the consumption of lots and lots of chocolate.