It’s finally publication day! I cannot thank the Tule Publishing team enough for all their wonderful help with this whole process.
I hope you enjoy Kalinda and Zach’s story and of course also Suzie’s story!
Don’t stop reading – there is a short blurb below 😊
It would be lovely to hear from you!
Kalinda Evans works for the Anglo-Boer war foundation in Canada. She’s sent to South Africa to make sure everyone who lost their lives in the war will be remembered. On her drive to the guest farm in Kimberley, South Africa, Kalinda picks up a female hitchhiker and is startled when just moments later, the woman vanishes. Kalinda would be convinced she was dreaming…except there’s still a white lace handkerchief on the passenger seat.
Extreme sports enthusiast and computer game designer Zack Carter is always after the next big challenge. He’s far too busy for romance and adheres to a three-date rule, until he meets his parents’ latest guest. When she relays the story of her mysterious experience, Zack’s family shares the local ghost story. Kalinda and Zack work together to solve the puzzle of the ghost and how it all ties in with the war and the work Kalinda is doing.
As their attraction grows, Zack realizes he no longer feels the need to prove anything to himself. He only needs to prove to Kalinda that he’s more than a good time.
A short blurb:
Relieved, Kalinda nodded. Her insides were still shivering from the shock. She wanted to get to the little museum as quickly as possible and start on her assignment. She didn’t want to stay one minute longer than necessary. At the moment Toronto sounded much more normal.
She glanced up. Zach was staring at her. Again there was the strange shift inside of her. How did the song put it? Easy on the eye, hard on the heart. Yep, that was Zach Carter. She didn’t have to guess whether he was a flirt – the damn dimple seemed to appear just too readily. Dimples? Seriously?
“A last comment about Suzie,” Luke said.
Kalinda swallowed a groan. Enough of the ghost stories, already.
“Apparently she only appears to people who are getting married soon.”
“Well, that cannot be true, because getting married is definitely not on my agenda,” Kalinda said firmly.
Madeline giggled. “Well, my dear. It was also the last thing on my mind. And then I met Zacharias.”
Kalinda smiled vaguely, but didn’t react to Madeline’s words. She focused on her plate, fervently hoping all talk of ghosts and weddings was finished.
“I still don’t understand how you ended up on your hands and knees on the road,” Zach interrupted her thoughts.
Kalinda frowned, trying to remember exactly what had happened. “I fell, I think.”
“But why?” Zach insisted. “You were driving …”
“I got out of the car to look for her. She was walking towards me when I heard the car behind me. When I turned around, the car was nearly on top of me. And then—” She inhaled sharply. “She pushed me out of harm’s way,” she finished softly.
“Otherwise our car could have hit you.” Madeline had also turned pale.
For a few minutes it was quiet around the table. Then Zacharias cleared his throat.
“Tell us how you ended up living and working in Canada,” he asked Kalinda, clearly trying to change the topic.
“Erica, a cousin of mine, moved there about five years ago. We grew up together. Her parents took me in when mine died in a motorcar accident. So, two years ago I followed her. We’re very close and I missed her.”
“So what happened two years ago?” Zach asked.
“Zach,” Madeline scolded, but he ignored his mother.
Kalinda shrugged. “I got divorced.”
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