Afternoon my lovelies. It’s finally Friday….AND half term next week! Wahoo! So today I’m on the blog tour of Endless Skies by Jane Cable, and am delighted to share an extract with you. I think you’ll agree….this sounds fab! Enjoy….
book blurb & Info
As archaeologist Rachel excavates a World War Two airfield, could a love story from the past hold a lesson for her as well?
After yet another disastrous love affair Rachel has been forced to leave her long-term position for a temporary role as an Archaeology Lecturer at Lincoln University. Rachel has sworn off men and is determined to spend her time away clearing her head and sorting her life out. But when one of her students begins flirting with her, it seems she could be about to make the same mistakes again…
She distracts herself by taking on some freelance work for local property developer, Jonathan Daubney. He introduces her to an old Second World War RAF base. And from her very first visit something about it gives Rachel chills…
As Rachel makes new friends and delves into local history, she is also forced to confront her own troubled past. Could a wartime love story have any bearing on her own situation? Could this time be different?
Published by: Sapere Books on 27 July 2020
Formats Available: Paperback & eBook. Available on Kindle Unlimited
Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US
Endless Skies will be 99p until 23rd October.
After yet another disastrous love affair – this time with her married boss – archaeologist Rachel Ward has been forced to leave her long term position for a temporary role at Lincoln University. To fill in time before term starts she’s been out running and has made the acquaintance of the guys who live on the barge opposite her apartment, one of whom she finds very attractive.
I turn off the lights in my bedroom before settling into the chair by the window. This is a spying mission — although why I am watching Jem and his companion from the safety of my room when I could be over there having that beer they mentioned…
Come on, Rachel, you know the score. That man — with eyes like Jonny Depp in Chocolat — he even lives on a bloody barge — spells trouble. Exciting, sexy trouble. And you promised yourself you wouldn’t be going there again for a long, long time.
I watch as he stretches his arm, the glow of his phone lighting Jem’s face as they laugh at whatever’s on the screen. And I imagine those arms around me, strong and muscular, that torso firm beneath my touch.
I am saved from myself by a Facebook message alert flicking across the screen of my phone. Jessie. I smile. Paul must be putting the kids to bed. She probably has a deadline — always mistress of displacement activity it’s a wonder she ever finished her degree. But she’s also mistress of knowing when I need taking out of myself. Even across the miles from Manchester.
How’s it going, honey? Followed by Jessie’s trademark seven winking emojis.
Still hanging around waiting for term to start. Bored, bored, bored.
Want to write this article for me? Right up your street — best Roman villas to visit this weekend for The Times.
Ha! Could’ve guessed you wanted something from me.
You know me too well. More winking emojis.
I’m considering my reply when I see she’s typing.
Still in a sulk about going to Lincoln?
I’m not sulking… and I don’t need you to tell me… AGAIN… that it’s my own fault.
She’s never pulled her punches about my boyfriends — she’s never liked any of them. But then if I’m completely honest with myself, neither have I.
Sorry xx, I add.
It’s OK … really. Look, why don’t you come to see us this weekend? Cheer you up?
But the last thing I need is her cosy domesticity rubbed in my face.
I’ll think about it. Now go and finish that article!
about the author
I write romance with a twist, that extra something to keep readers guessing right to the end. While my books are character driven my inspiration is always a British setting; so far a village in Yorkshire (The Cheesemaker’s House), a Hampshire wood (The Faerie Tree), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset (Another You) and rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies).
I was born and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall three years ago.
I published my first two novels independently and have now been signed by Sapere Books. I am an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine.
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Organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour, and to Jane and the publisher for sharing this extract with us.
Have a wonderful day and evening lovelies
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