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Art of the Chase
The Bostwicks of Trillium Bay
by Tracy Brogan
December 5, 2023
From a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling author comes a Gilded Age series, The Bostwicks of Trillium Bay. "Brogan brings her signature wit and whimsy to this delightful trio of historical stories." --- USA Today bestseller Elizabeth Essex Above the glistening waters of Trillium Bay, the majestic Imperial Hotel awaits its first guests. It's the summer of 1888, and names like Carnegie, Astor, Pullman, and Bostwick line the premier resort's registry as society's elite gather on its grandiose front porch to see -- and be seen. But Chase Bostwick isn't interested in being seen. As the second son of a wealthy financier, he's only interested in work -- in Chicago -- so being tasked by his father to chaperone his wearisome mother and boisterous little sister during their Michigan summer holiday is Chase's personal purgatory masquerading as paradise -- for never was a man more ill-suited to leisure. Emerson McKenna isn't interested in being seen, either -- but she does want her artistic talents to be noticed. As the illegitimate daughter of a renown portraitist more infamous for his romantic dalliances than for his work, Emerson has schemed her way into a position at the hotel teaching doe-eyed debutantes to paint. She says her goal is to commission enough portraits from the resort's wealthy patrons to finance her dreams of studying in Paris. But Chase has his suspicions... Thinking to ease his ennui, he sets about to unravel the mysteries of this enigmatic Miss and her tattered satchel full of secrets, but what he learns -- from her questionable marital status right down to the potentially felonious embellishment of her artistic credentials -- leaves him feeling captivated. And protective. When his misplaced chivalry sets in motion events which may do more harm than good, Chase and Emerson must work together to keep her safe -- and in his arms. "Whether writing contemporary rom-com or light-hearted, gilded age historicals, Brogan always delivers!" --- USA Today, bestselling author Alyssa Alexander
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Cry of the Firebird
by TM Clark
January 13, 2024
How far will they go to save lives in peril? South African-born Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has been in the thick of some of the worst humanitarian disasters across the globe. But when she's posted back to South Africa following the suspicious death of an ex-colleague, she faces the biggest medical mystery she's ever seen. The resettled San community of Platfontein is exhibiting a higher-than-average HIV infection rate, and their people are dying. The cases Lily takes over are baffling and despite her best efforts the medicine doesn't seem to be helping. To save this unique community, Lily and a policeman from the Kalahari, Piet Kleinman, join forces to trace the origins of the epidemic and uncover the truth. Their search drags them into the dangerous world of a corrupt industry driven by profit while the authorities meant to protect their community turn a blind eye. In a race against time Lily and Piet will put not only their careers but their lives on the line... A gripping adventure through the badlands of South Africa.
I was born in Zimbabwe, and have lived in South Africa and England, but now call Australia home. I'm married and have two sons.
When not running around after the men in my life, I get to enjoy my hobbies, which include boating, reading, sewing, travel, gardening, and lunch with my author friends, (not necessarily in that order!)
I'm passionate about different cultures and wildlife, the wilder places in the world and literacy.