BINDARRA CREEK - 'The Ghost of his Past'
When the wonderful S. E Gilchrist came up with the idea for the sweet romance series of Bindarra Creek, (13 books by 13 authors over 13 months), all set in the fictional NSW Country town of Bindarra Creek, I didn’t have to think twice. I thought it was a wonderful idea and wanted to be a part of it. It’s been a great ride so far, and I’ve really enjoyed delving into the deep emotions of my characters, a tortured hero and the woman who wants to help him heal.
I think I am drawn to the troubled hero, the hero who hasn’t found peace and suffers with inner demons, emotional demons. Writing about my tragic hero, architect Mark Bradford, was the most rewarding experience of my Bindarra Creek story, called ‘The Ghost of his Past’.
But I also enjoyed bringing in many characters from previous books, including secondary characters such as Edwina Lette, sisters Pamela and Beatrix of the Country Women’s Association of Bindarra Creek, and Mayor Barry Donaldson.
I also include scenes with main characters such as Tessa and Dylan from S.E Gilchrist’s ‘Bindarra Creek Makeover’, and Cameron and Rhiannon from Lee Christine’s ‘Shadows of the Heart’. I also mention Stevie Ryan’s Reach for the Stars program, (as featured in Kerrie Patterson’s ‘Reach for the Stars’ book), Bellevue Stables, the Akuna Hotel and mud run that was featured in Stacey Nash’s ‘Stolen Sanctury’
I’m also excited that I was able to have Brooke and Mac’s wedding featured in my story (Brooke and Mac are the hero and heroine from Sandie James’ story ‘The CEO Mechanic.
Blurb for 'The Ghost of his Past' by Simone Angela (my pen name for my contemporary romance novels)
Architect Mark Bradford escaped to the country town of Bindarra Creek with his seven year old daughter, far from his ex fiancée who six years earlier tried to kill him and their baby girl. When Frenchwoman Brigitte de Rosier arrives as Mark’s live-in nanny, Mark’s world is turned upside down. All those painful memories he thought buried long ago, resurface.
Brigitte came to Bindarra Creek to spend time with her uncle. She never expected to be drawn to her remote, new boss and his lonely daughter and wants to bring some light into their shadowy lives.
But Mark is over-protective and doesn't agree with her belief in giving the little girl some freedom. How can she teach him to loosen the reigns with his daughter, defeat the ghost of his past and give love another chance? And how can she overcome the fact she resembles the woman who tried to destroy him and his little girl?
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