Disillusioned by divorce, reporter Sophia Smith Dubonnet gets her chance at a big story – interviewing a reclusive dictator in a third world country. What she finds challenges her perceptions as she becomes enamored with the General and his ideas, struggling to remain aloof despite his charisma. But before she can enjoy a brief romance, she’s forced to make a decision at gunpoint: does she side with what she’d previously believed to be right, or take a chance on where her heart might lead her?
Sophia's irreverent humor should give you a few chuckles. The story has believable characters, action, and romance; a great weekend escape, airplane or beach read.
Here's what readers have said about "The Essence":
"I really enjoyed this novel. It was funny, interesting and always had you guessing what was going to happen to Sophia next. A great book!" (Lulu reader)
"Wonderful book. It captured my interest from the beginning and held it through the very end. A wonderful romance with a twist of excitement! I'm ready to read a sequel! " (Amazon reader )
"Enjoyed the humor - found myself laughing out loud on the Metro!" (Reader in Washington, DC area - via email)
"I loved this story. It's romantic, yet fast paced and intriguing. Excellent reading to bring with you on vacation, to the pool, on a plane trip, etc." (Lulu reader)
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About the Author
Nancy MacCreery writes for people who enjoy action mysteries. Her books feature complex characters with a propensity for jumping into action in situations (often serendipitously stumbled upon) where little is known but evil must be uncovered and corrected for good.
If you are intrigued by the challenges of our complex geopolitical world yet enjoy a touch of irreverent humor, romance and the antics of a group of intelligent, caring, sometimes fumbling and fun-loving cast of characters, Nancy’s books will offer you a great escape into a world of intrigue, trade-offs, and the crusade against evil.
The Scoops and Schemes series includes Book 1 - The Essence, Book 2 - Unexpected Impact, and Book 3 - Cinnamon Bourbon and Deception. Book 4 is in progress!
Nancy can often be found hiking, swimming, obsessing over her garden, reading and studying the political landscape, or dreaming up intricately woven plots while drifting on a boat at Jordan Lake, North Carolina while her husband fishes for that elusive “big one”.