Welcome Flora. Congratulations on the publication of your latest books.
About the Book Love’s Sweetest Revenge
We never know when a minor change in our daily routine will alter the course of our lives. Thirty-something Liz Bertelli had other things on her mind that fateful day she ventured from her usual walking path into New York State’s lush forest. Her husband had left for a plaything in her twenties and it had been far too long since the award-winning artist had picked up a paintbrush. Liz doesn’t see the mother bear with cubs until it is too late. When the bear charges, she runs in blind panic, falling and striking her head against an old stone wall, knocking herself unconscious. Bruised, but relieved to awaken in this world with the bear gone, Liz spots something glittering in the wall. She tugs at it, releasing an old silver locket and the saga of forbidden love it contains. Uncovering the locket’s secrets takes Liz and best friend Rosa Ramirez (a young widow) to a castle (the Castillo de San Marcos) in the romantic city of St. Augustine, Florida. More clues bring the friends to handsome Latino brothers, Carlos and Jack Martín. Sparks fly between Liz and Carlos, who has worked for the President and flown aboard Air Force One. Jack, a rugged Army hero, roars into Rosa’s life on a gleaming Harley-Davidson motorcycle. But can Liz, embittered by her husband’s betrayal, and Rosa grieving her husband’s untimely passing, respond to love’s overtures? Answers come on a snowy Christmas day, when an arduous trek through the frigid forest, leads to another surprise.
Love’s Sweetest Revenge, book one in the Castle in the Sun series, by award-winning writer, Flora Reigada is an intriguing blend of romance, mystery and characters so real, they became a part of my life. Add to that, beautiful settings, such as the pine-scented forests of Upstate, New York and a castle in sunny Florida. I recommend this well-written and captivating book.
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About the Book Love and Obsession
A diamond and emerald engagement ring sparkles on Liz Bertelli’s finger that Christmas day in New York State. Liz has just accepted a marriage proposal from Carlos Martin, a presidential aide who has flown aboard Air Force One.
The couple is gathered with family and friends for a holiday feast. Best friend Rosa Ramirez is there with Carlos’ Army hero brother, Jack, the chemistry between them evident.
Hints of trouble come with a disturbing phone call from Liz’s ex-husband, Steve. He seems determined to ruin Liz and Carlos’ joy and sabotage their upcoming wedding in St. Augustine, Florida. Equally determined to exchange their vows, the couple arrives on the scene. Jack and Rosa join them.
But as an approaching hurricane rustling palms and stirring-up waves, signals danger, Steve’s escalating behavior forecasts trouble. Will he get past Jack and his motorcycle buddies to disrupt Liz and Carlos’ marriage? And how does a tiny acorn lead to a big surprise?
In Love and Obsession, book two in the Castle in the Sun series, romance and wedding plans encounter opposition and even threats from a jealous “ex.” How this unfolds on Florida’s sun-kissed beaches and a luxurious oceanfront condominium captured my attention from beginning to end.
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About the Author
Flora Reigada is an award-winning journalist and novelist. She and husband, Dan, have been a
reporter/photographer team for several newspapers, including the Florida Today and currently,
Senior Life of Brevard County, Florida. Interesting places they have explored in pursuit of a story include a castle, the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. They also toured Titusville, Florida’s historic, Vassar B. Carlton Courthouse, climbing a hidden stairway, to a long-forgotten jail.
Flora has also written for Guideposts magazine, Decision magazine, the Upper Room daily devotional and more. She and Dan are proud parents and grandparents. The couple has traveled throughout the beautiful British Isles and visited Spain, where they stayed in a castle on a cliff overlooking the ocean.
Flora invites you to visit her webpage: http://florareigada.blogspot.com/