B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Heart-stirring romantic reads about new and life-long love!
Bestselling author, Vanda Vadas delivers five engaging short stories. Love is not limited to age. It is timeless and for the young and mature at heart. Be it that sizzling, first, meet cute romance or time-tested relationships, this collection of touching tales demonstrates themes of love, loss and marriage.
QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Grace is a croupier at a casino, the consummate professional with unwavering concentration. She is caught off-guard when a stranger with piercing blue eyes takes a seat at her table. Blackjack is not the only hand he sets out to win.
A PASSIONATE LOVE
Cherry Tree Lodge in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia, is no ordinary Bed and Breakfast. It harbours a secret, one that is connected to a Bohemian brooch, a photograph and a child's wisdom. Truths are revealed in the indelible footprints of a passionate love.
Josh works nights as a barman at an exclusive hotel. By day, he's a student at the local university. When a woman his age enters the bar in search of employment, Josh has good reason to stare. She's dressed like a cowgirl ready to rope a calf in a counry rodeo. What could she possibly know about champagne, swizzle sticks and cocktails?
Finding your soul mate is one thing, marrying her and never letting go is another. Cedric succeeded on all counts. No regrets. Even though he now fights a losing battle, nothing can sever the ties with his one true love.
Compromise is a two-way street. Not so for Connor and Kate. Consequent to personal sacrifice and broken promises, their marriage is on a downward spiral. Salvation is at hand if only fears are faced.
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About the Author
Before residing in Australia, Vanda’s birthplace and early childhood years were spent in Papua New Guinea. At the age of eleven, a holiday in England sparked an interest in the days of old. Castles, ruins and discovering Jane Austen novels inspired a life-long interest in all things historical, a passion that later kick-started Vanda’s desire to write historical fiction.
Her locale and global visits to faraway places inspire Vanda to create fictitious characters and dramas – past and present – set against authentic and geographical backdrops.
The Gold Coast is home to Vanda and her husband where they enjoy walks along world-renowned beaches or a quiet getaway to the lush hills of the Hinterland.