Christine’s Irish wit is evident in her contemporary romance Londonderry Dreaming and newest release Sofi’s Bridge. A busy writer and speaker, Christine and her husband live on the west coast of Canada. Coming August 2016 is the release of Christine’s non-fiction book Finding Sarah—Finding Me: A Birthmother’s Story.
Charles, the family busy-body, threatens to lock Trina in a sanatorium-a whitewashed term for an insane asylum-so Sofi will rescue her little sister, even if it means running away to the Cascade Mountains with only the new gardener Neil Macpherson to protect them. But in a cabin high in the Cascades, Sofi begins to recognize that the handsome immigrant from Ireland harbors secrets of his own. Can she trust this man whose gentle manner brings such peace to her traumatized sister and such tumult to her own emotions? And can Nei, the gardener continue to hide from Sofi that he is really Dr. Neil Galloway, a man wanted for murder by the British police? Only an act of faith and love will bridge the distance that separates lies from truth and safety.
Neil stood so close his breath moved a strand of hair at Sofi’s cheek. “You need my help,” he said through gritted teeth. “Truly.”
Sofi glared through the windshield at the darkened grounds, listened to the creaking of trees in the wind.
His voice took on an edge. “People might waken.”
She clenched her fists, slid over the seat, and pushed the hair from her eyes.
In a blur, Neil placed a duffle bag on the floorboards beside the dog in the back.
Somewhere at the back of her mind, the realization dawned. The man had been ready to leave. He clicked the passenger door shut, swung into the driver’s seat, letting the vehicle roll down the incline and through the open gates. He pulled on the brake and leapt from the car, going to the front. As if to turn a crank.
Her heart thumped.
He’d not driven their car. He didn’t know the Cadillac had one of the new electric starters.
At the same time, Matilda shouted from the backseat through the glass. “Now’s your chance, leave the rogue behind.”
Before Neil could discover his mistake, Sofi slid behind the steering wheel, pressed the starter button. The engine coughed to life, and she stomped on the gas pedal.
Her hands shook on the steering wheel, as Neil sprang out of the way just in time. She almost smiled at his open-mouthed shock, the way he punched the air with his fist. Thank the Lord, she hadn’t run him over, but now he sprinted beside the car. She concentrated on steering the limousine straight, but couldn’t get the speed up to outrun him.
Neil leapt on the running board and clung to the roof rack, shouting, “Miss Andersson, for the love of all that’s good, stop!” Reaching in, he yanked on the brake, and the limousine squealed to a stop.
She sank her head against the steering wheel.
Read First Chapter of Sofi’s Bridge HERE
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Amazon.com Sofi’s Bridge (Paper & Ebook)
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