Next Year's Promise

Next Year's Promise

by Karen Hudgins



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590889855
Publisher: Wings ePress, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Karen Hudgins loves good stories and writes what she likes to read--warm, entertaining books with happy endings. Enrolling in a university continuing education novel writing program about ten years ago started Karen's journey into learning how to create fiction. "But I can now see that I was preparing for this since I was little." She has studied art, business, and obtained a degree in behavioral science. (Disciplines rooted in real life, but also how it could be.) The author is a mom and lives in the Midwest with her husband, a newspaper businessman. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the family pets.

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Chapter One

Anne Kingsley drove by more sheep than she could ever count on a sleepless night. Thousands grazed and roamed the dirty blonde pastures of the Red Gum Station. They appeared to be contented, perfect really. Unlike her, the woolies belonged here in the Australian bush country.

Sighing, she brushed red grit from her white shirt. The last part of the four-wheeler trip had proved the roughest. Almost more than she could handle. But after she'd arrived at the main house, the housekeeper served her tea that went down smoothly. She smiled. At least, she found one familiar comfort.

Alone now in the McGregors' living room, Anne gazed up at an Aboriginal painting above the fireplace mantel. Creamy strokes mingled with dots and swishes of brown, pale green and yellow ocher.

More than art, it seemed to be a visual puzzle. She stepped closer, yet the subject of the portrait stayed hidden. Curious, she lingered for a moment, then turned away with her briefcase in-hand. Sinking onto the edge of the big easy chair opposite the television, she pulled her cell phone from her pocket and rang the office.

"Green and Associates Advertising," garbled through.

"Hi, Jack."

"Kinglsey? Tell me you made it."

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