A Safe Love
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by Eva R. Marienchild
Description: Bethany has hightailed it from the Big Apple to Aussieland where she basks in the breathtaking scenery and relishes her newfound baking success?and all the new bickies (Aussie dollars) she's earning. If only she could whip up a recipe that helps her learn to trust men?at a time when she could use it most. When she renews a friendship with work colleague Paul "Johnny-on-the spot"--also from NYC--she's battling memories of a childhood betrayal. Will she ever be able to get close enough to Paul to share her love of the Lord with him? How can she finally relax into a truly safe romantic love?
eBook Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing/Double Dragon eBooks, 2012 Double Dragon Publishing
eBookwise Release Date: March 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [45 KB]
Reading time: 22-31 min.
Bethany Bunuel stood with her forehead pressed against the window gazing out onto the sweeping majesty before her. Just like a picture postcard, she thought, as she took in mist-shrouded inlets, craggy coasts and massive trees. Bethany had fallen in love with the rugged Australian Outback during a trip a few years ago. It had only taken her six months to decide to pack up her life in New York and come back for good.
Cranking open the casement window she luxuriated in the hit of oxygen that rushed to her lungs. The early morning sun was high overhead and her feathered friends--a red-capped robin and white-winged fairy wrens--were alighting on the bird feeder outside her window. Behind her the teakettle beckoned. Barefoot, Bethany padded back into the kitchen, where the smell of freshly baked bread greeted her. Taking the kettle off the stove she poured a cup of green tea and peered through the glass oven door at the golden brown dough.When the telephone rang, she knew it would be Carmine, owner of Dough Ah! Dear, the store that carried her baked goods.
"Good morning, Carmine," she chirped, feeling as lighthearted as the birds outside her open window.
"What?" Because he was deaf in one ear, Carmine tended to yell. "Who else do you have in your life?"
"So, I'm a loner," Bethany said.