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by Lizzy Stevens
Description: Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard, was killed November 22, 1718. Two months before, he purposely ran his ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, aground at what is now called Beaufort Inlet. He emptied the ship of all treasures into his other ship, The Tender, and fled to where nobody knows. Two months later, when he reappeared, he was killed in battle, and his body was tossed into the ocean. To this day, nobody knows where the treasure went. For years, people have searched high and low for his treasure. It has been said that Blackbeard said nobody but he and the devil knew where it was located. Cassie Andrews returns to Branson Missouri to clean out her grandfather's house, who recently passed away. While emptying the attic she comes across an old diary belonging to a woman who claims to have been married to Edward Teach. Cassie soon realizes that she holds the key to the famous Blackbeard's Treasure. Cassie turns to her friend Levi for help in finding the treasure. "In her zeal to uncover the clues to Blackbeard's Treasure Cassie lands herself in the hospital. Attraction explodes off the page as Levi nurses Cassie back to health and together they experience the adventure of a lifetime to uncover their true feelings for one another and Blackbeard's Treasure
eBook Publisher: Solstice Publishing/Solstice Publishing,
eBookwise Release Date: March 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [49 KB]
Reading time: 27-38 min.
Cassie Andrews packed her green 2011 convertible Camaro and left her beloved beach house in San Diego to go to Branson, Missouri to empty out her grandfather's house. Sadly, he had recently passed away. She was the only living family member so it was all left up to her. Not that she hadn't loved her grandfather, but she wasn't looking forward to spending months in Branson. She loved the beach.
The drive was going to be long and boring but there was no alternative as she would need her car when she arrived. Besides, she loved hearing those ponies roar from her v8 engine and feel the wind in her hair. Cassie drove for days, stopping over at little motels, until she pulled into her grandfather's house late that Saturday night.
Cassie got out of her car, popped the trunk and grabbed her bags. I am going straight to bed, she thought. The house was dark but when she unlocked the door and walked in and flipped the switches, the lights came on. That was a relief. The electric hadn't been disconnected. She took a quick look around. Everything was a bit dusty since it had been a month since her grandfather passed away. It took time to get things in order for her to be able to come out and take care of everything.
She hurriedly undressed and stepped in the shower for a quick rinse off and then went to bed. She had a lot to do in the morning.
Cassie was in the kitchen making coffee when a knock came at the back door. She walked over and opened the door to a dark haired muscular man wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt, holding a file full of papers. He looked to be around thirty. His gray eyes shone.
"Can I help you?" Cassie said.
"Hi. You must be Cassie," he said as he held out his hand.
"Yes and you are?"
"Levi Williams. My father asked me to bring by these papers. He got caught up in meetings. It's the deed to the house and the copy of your grandfather's will. Everything you need should be here."
"Thanks. Come on in and I'll get you a cup of coffee."
He walked in behind her. "So what's your plan? Are you moving here?"
Cassie turned around and tried not to laugh. "Oh no. I can't live here. I have a beach house back in San Diego calling my name. I'm going to go through everything in the house and sell what I can then donate the rest. Anything that doesn't fit into those groups I'll take to the local dump. I hope to have it all tied up within a month or two."
"Well if you need help with anything just let me know. I work for my father and he told me to help you out with whatever you need. He was friends with your grandfather."
"That's great. I'm going to take you up on that offer. Would you like some breakfast?"
Levi rubbed his midriff. "I just felt my stomach grumble. I left before breakfast, so, yeah. If you don't mind."
She opened the refrigerator door. "Well, I'm surprised. I was a mite hasty, inviting you for breakfast -- I really didn't know what..."
"Oh, my father made sure the house was fully stocked for when you arrived."
Cassie made eggs, bacon and bagels. She didn't always get a chance to have lunch in her busy schedule so she usually made sure to have a good breakfast. While everything cooked she poured them both a glass of orange juice.
As they sat down to eat, Levi asked, "So what do you do back in San Diego?"