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Adventure Romance Fiction, Mystery Fiction, Adventure Magic Fiction

Those Who Wait

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Gabrielle Shaw had been very content with her life. It wasn't perfect, but she enjoyed her position teaching drama at Le Valley, an all-girls grade school in Oregon. When the school begins to have financial troubles, not only is her position eliminated, but the hip new director, Adam Hawkins, manages to persuade her step-mother to leave her entire estate to Le Valley School.

In an unfortunate accident, Gaby destroys a rare vehicle that is Hawkins' pride and joy and at the same time becomes an unwitting witness to a death that could send her to her grave.

With no job, no home, and fearful of Hawkins' revenge, Gaby heads across the country to the Finger Lakes area of New York State, child-home of her grandfather, looking for potential relatives who might lend her a hand. Adam Hawkins and his girlfriend, Monica, head east to track her down—Adam, because Gaby knows too much about the recent death of a local philanthropist to be on the loose; Monica, because she believes Gaby holds the key to four lost paintings by French artist Camille Pissarro.

Gaby lands in Otter Cove. It has become a safe haven and she has made a few trusted friends—a busy widower named Nancy who hires Gaby to work in her cafe, elderly twins Jim and Joe, and an enigmatic musician named Hobart. But it is now November. Winter is coming.

Gaby knows Hawkins hasn't given up looking for her. It's also time for her to move out of her three-season cabin and look for a proper job and place to live. At the last minute, another acquaintance, Erick, offers her temporary accommodation in his historic lakeside inn while he prepares it for winter. But after one 'cold night in hell', Gaby finds herself teamed with Erick in a chase which takes them on a winding journey across the country. Gaby soon discovers the lure of millions of dollars has created a caravan—several members of which will use any means to get what they want—no matter how hot it gets.

Caution to the Wind

In the Works - A New Book in the Breaking Camp Mystery Series

Nathan and Nina Trask are hitting the road again—this trip will take them to Arizona. Out of the blue, a childhood friend of Nathan's has invited them to his retirement party. Growing up in Hickory Glen, Ohio together, Nathan looked up to Leolike a big brother. It was Leo, 4 years older than Nathan, who taught him to swim, an appreciation for and understanding of nature, and encouraged in him what became a lifelong support of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

When Leo left Hickory Glen right after graduation to join the US Marines, Nathan couldn't have been prouder of him. When Leo returned from Vietnam and shortly after landed a dream job as a Park Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, he had no bigger fan than Nathan.

After years of one-sided efforts to remain in touch with Leo Walker and his wife Brenda, Nathan doesn't hesitate to make plans to head west to the party. He is a bit confused about Leo's return address- it's a small dot on the map in the northwest corner of Arizona—nowhere near the Grand Canyon.

After four days of travel, Nina and Nathan arrive inParker, Arizona and pull up outside Leo's home. But Leo's current situation is completely unexpected. It's hot in Arizona, and things are about to get a lot hotter—and dustier—as the Trask's unwittingly find there's more to an aspirin than meets the stomach.

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Breaking Camp Mysteries

Adventure Romance Fiction, Mystery Fiction, Adventure Magic Fiction