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About An Enduring Love
Born and raised in Latvia, Rebecca Balodis marries Rhys Sudduth, an English diplomat. Shortly thereafter, he is summoned home to attend his father’s death-bed. Rebecca cannot accompany him at the time and becomes trapped in the turmoil plaguing her country. He is informed she died in the upheaval.
Nearly four years later, she escapes and arrives in London with their son in tow. Arriving in the middle of his sister’s ball is very awkward, especially since Rhys plans to announce his betrothal to a young debutante later in the evening.
Trouble, tangled in suspense and danger, follow her from Latvia. Can this pair ever find or even recognize an enduring love? Is it worth keeping?
The gangplank of the Dragon’s Stirr had been lowered ready for Latvian passengers to board. The creak of the ropes tying the vessel to the dock rasped Rebecca’s nerves, reminding her that soon Rhys would sail back to England without her. Devastated by the thought of such a loss and at such a time, she swallowed hard. How can I bare to let him leave me behind?
Standing on the dock in the mid-day sun, she tried to hold back her sobs and for a moment, she feared her knees might give way beneath her. She clinched her jaw, trying to hold steady and caught the lapels of Rhys’s finely tailored jacket with trembling fingers. A rising ocean breeze stirred his dark hair and swirled her skirts about her ankles as he placed his hand over hers.
When Rebecca gazed into Rhys’ deep blue eyes, Gorgi Weister’s words intruded. Sudduth is almost believable when he claims undying devotion. I admire his talent. Her chest burned with apprehension and she gulped a deep breath. What if Weister is correct? Does Rhys wish to abandon me as Weister implied?
Weister’s sly innuendoes and the sound of his mocking laughter circled in her mind, but she pushed such negative views aside. Guilt for allowing a moment of doubt to fester filled her with shame, but that too, she brushed aside. Ne! I refuse to believe Rhys would desert me. Although we have only been married a few months his love is strong and will endure forever, as will mine. Nevertheless, doubt crawled into her head, impossible to completely deny. Still, why would a government official such as Gorgi Weister attempt to stir trouble with lies? It made no sense!
About the Author
I am a native of Texas and still live in this great state. I married my high school sweetheart, years and years ago. We raised four children and have eight grandchildren, and grandchildren are Grand. At the moment, all my children and my grandchildren live within seventy miles of our home, lots of visits. My husband and I still love each other after all these years the stuff romance is made of, Happy Ever After!
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Thanks for hosting today. Thanks to everyone who stops by and for any comments. I’d like to leave a question. As a reader, how to you choose a book to read? By the cover? By the blurb on back? By the reviews or all or none of the above?
The back cover blurb. A pretty cover doesn’t hurt. I skim through reviews, and if there is a common complaint, I might reconsider buying the book, especially if it’s one of my pet peeves. But the premise of the story has to be intriguing before I consider buying it.
BTW, welcome to Susana’s Parlour, Wareeze! It’s a pleasure to have you!
Thanks for hosting!
I’ll need to read this one too……
Another new-to-me author with a book that sounds like my favorite kind of read! I use a combination of factors to decide what books to buy/read. Back cover blurbs are helpful as are trusted review sites. I also tend to follow tours like this to discover books I wouldn’t find otherwise. I get a good insight of the story and the author’s writing to help me decide if the book is for me or not.
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What a great excerpt, I enjoyed it very much.
Thanks for the comments. I really want to know how a book is chosen. I love being on your blog Susan. It is a delightful place.
The excerpt was nice
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Thanks to each of you that viewed the blurb and left a comment. Many thanks to you as well Susan. I’m signing off for the night.