We’ve been busy in the last couple of days: a walking tour of Royal London, and an afternoon of beach combing on the Thames at low tide, much as Maggie and Lizzie might have done, looking for anything interesting. I found a clay pipe stem and a fossil of a starfish, which wouldn’t have interested them at all, but pleased me. Couldn’t keep them, though … There’s a bacteria in the water that’s fatal and the guide had us wear rubber gloves to do our muck raking (see where that word comes from?). I got a bit spooked and left my plunder for the river.
The Bride Wore Constant White Mysterious Devices #1
A bride in search of safety. A young lady in search of her father. A man in search of self-respect. What could possibly go wrong?
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Shelley Adina is the author of 24 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, and Hachette, and a dozen more published by Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes steampunk, contemporary romance, and young adult fiction, and as Adina Senft, writes women’s fiction set among the Amish and other plain communities. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches as adjunct faculty. She won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award® for Best Inspirational Novel in 2005, was a finalist in 2006, and in 2009 was a Christy Award finalist. When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or hanging out in the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.