Reckless ;-)

OK, it’s off to BookBaby!

My first novel, a romantic mystery entitled “Reckless Harvest”.  Here is the short synopsis, please envision the accompanying photographs as you read it. My hero is a dead ringer for Daniel Craig! (thump, thump, thump!)




Cowgirl Meets Cote d’Azur…

Part detective, part treasure hunter, Lydia Surreault has achieved astounding success finding things for people…everything from forgotten paintings to her most recent and highest of high profile discoveries… the long lost Porsche that Steve McQueen drove in the movie “24 Hours at Le Mans.” It’s a coup that has put her one-person agency, ‘Finders’ on the front page of the New York Times, vaulting her into a prominence she neither sought nor desired.

For Lydia has had it with her adopted home in the Big Apple and the ‘good life’ that goes along with it…the travel, the upscale restaurants, the VIP crowd, the fancy parties and insider invitations…and unfortunately, an increasingly long list of Metrosexual suitors.  Lydia cringes as yet another text message coldly illuminates the screen of her I-Phone. ‘Hey, if you’re in town let me know, we could hang out…’ She restrains herself from replying, ‘shave your trendy-two-day beard and grow a pair first.’  She’s decided to turn her back on it all and return to her roots, the Montana ranch where she was born and raised, perhaps in the still rugged West, she can find a man who will ignite the smoldering, but long dormant passion within her.

Yet even as Lydia prepares to bid farewell to New York, she has a chance meeting with Sean Berwick, a mysterious and extraordinary European blue blood. Heavily reliant on his finely honed intuition, Sean is a man who flows with the situation, seizes opportunities and trusts his decisions.  And in an instant he throws Lydia’s life and future plans into disarray, persuading her to return with him to the Cote d’Azur to solve a century old mystery surrounding a fabled seaside Villa.  Against her better judgment, Lydia agrees to take on ‘one last case’ only to be thrust into a world of glamour and excess best summed up by W. Sommerset Maugham as, “a sunny place for shady people.” And even as Lydia falls for the taciturn patrician, Sean, and the paradise of southern France, her unfailing intuition and nose for minutiae uncover a series of secrets that will severely test her loyalty to Sean and in the end, jeopardize the very people she has come to know and love.


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