A beautiful and emotional story about grief, the promises we make and finding love in the most unexpected of places.
Woken in the middle of the night by the horrific news that her estranged sister has been killed in a fatal car crash, Sophie abruptly finds herself guardian to a niece, Alana, she never knew existed. The baby gives Sophie a way to cope with her grief, and a new focus to her life, but the unexpected appearance of Samson, Alana’s father, wanting his daughter to now live with him, threatens to destroy Sophie’s newly formed family. Can Sophie and the seemingly feckless Samson, reach a compromise, or will Sophie be forced to give up her sister’s baby?A beautiful page turner perfect for fans of Diane Chamberlian , Amanda Prowse and Imogen Clark.
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Sophie took a deep inhalation; it was hard to concentrate with a baby screaming in her ear. She spotted a high chair in the corner of the kitchen and managed to strap an extremely indisposed Alana into it so she could at least use both hands and not worry about spilling hot water on her niece.
She almost had the bottle prepared, when Sophie somehow heard the doorbell ring over the sound of the crying. She went to answer it, only remembering as she reached the kitchen door that she couldn’t simply leave the baby alone – goodness knows what could happen! Getting frazzled, she lifted her niece out of the highchair, which bizarrely seemed to make Alana even crosser than she’d been when she was originally put in it.
The doorbell continued ringing, becoming more insistent, forcing Sophie’s blood pressure to soar even higher. The sheer number of locks and chains on the front door reminded Sophie her sister’s neighbourhood was perhaps not as salubrious as her own. There was no peephole, so she opened the door gingerly, ready to slam it shut quickly if necessary.
What faced her could have been the god Thor, or perhaps someone from the cast of an Australian soap opera. One who worked out. A lot. At least 6’2’’, lean, very tanned and muscular, with shoulder-length, wavy blond hair. He wore a faded t-shirt and board shorts despite the fact the day hadn’t heated up yet. He, rather incongruously, held a pink teddy bear in his hands. Sophie met his eyes, which were the intense blue of the sea on a cloudless summer’s day. Her examination was brought to an abrupt halt by his wince as the full force of the baby’s crying hit him.
“Is that Alana?” he asked, not taking his eyes off the baby, which Sophie was quite glad about as she was sure she looked an absolute state.
“Who are you?” she asked, politely, forcing herself back to the reality of a stranger standing on the doorstep enquiring after her niece, but, bizarrely, not recognising the baby.
“Is Natasha in?” he responded.
“Are you a friend of hers?” Sophie questioned. Was it her imagination, or was this guy being deliberately elusive? And why did he seem so fascinated with the screaming child in her arms? – his attention still hadn’t left her.
“You could say that,” he answered after a pause. “I’m Samson. Alana’s father.”
About The Author:
Emma grew up and lived in London, before falling in love and moving to Wales to marry her own hero. Emma now lives with her husband, 4 children, and many animals a few miles outside of a small Welsh market town. She can often be found in rivers attempting to control two overexcited chocolate labradors. Seven charming romances are currently available from the Amazon bestselling authoress: Number 1 Australian kindle bestseller, ‘His Secret Daughter’, is the heart-rending story of Iris, a woman falling in love with the father of her child. The only problem is she never told him they had a daughter. The beautiful landscape around her home gave Emma the inspiration for ‘The Green Hills of Home’, a tale of love and duty in which country girl Gwen struggles to save her family home and avoid her feelings for her handsome, suave new boss. Is he quite all he seems? ‘Snowed in for her Wedding Day’ is a novella picking up Gwen’s story as her wedding day approaches, but with terrible weather, and an absent groom, will she have the happy ending she so deserves? ‘Just Desserts’ is a novella about confused chef Leah, who’s falling for her handsome French co-worker Jean-Claude, but meant to be marrying to Dan in just a few weeks! Who will she choose? ‘Her Perfect Hero’ was released in July 2015 as ‘I Need a Hero’, it’s a lovely comic romantic read for anyone who’s ever searched for Mr Right (and failed to find him!). Despair of Bronte, a romance writer, incapable of spotting when the perfect man is right next door! Full of horses, country houses and dentists, just beware of the foul-tempered cat Mr Darcy! ‘Starstruck’, proves that falling in love with a rock star is harder than you’d think! When newly divorced Kate finds school friend, now super famous rock star Joseph Wild, on her doorstep, her whole quiet, ordinary life is thrown into disarray. Is the attraction between them enough to make up for all the hurdles they have to cross if they want to be together? Latest release, ‘Her Sister’s Baby’ is a beautiful and emotional story about grief, the promises we make and finding love in the most unexpected of places. Emma likes (in no particular order): cake, books, Cary Grant films, prosecco, chocolate, guinea pigs, knitting, quilting and happily ever afters!