Plus she is a horse whisperer, charming horsies by murmuring to them in Gaelic. They spend half the book squabbling, usually because her naivety has created the perfect situation for him to jump to conclusions about.
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So much for hoping that passion might tame that tongue of yours. It was at this point I decided that I loathed them both. No, no and NO! That book went right into the trash. Yeah, right. No, sirree bob! Because ya know, constantly being sexed up by a new hott guy every night gets soooo boring.
One of the books there is an art gallery and the woman who runs it gets kidnapped by her brothers drug running friends. The other book one of the sons has a daughter. Help me please. Hi first I want to excuse myself. I am looking for a novel. I just remember there was kind of a bet about a mansion going on between the hero and the heroine because of the heroes brother. I was kind of just looking through the book, I haven't really read it. Hi everyone. Just found out about this place, this looks great. English not my first language, so sorry for any mistakes.
I read some posts from the previous thread and I recognized a couple books that I'm also looking for I think Can't remember the author, much less the title or the characters names. The 1st was posted in ' It is set in England near the Thames. In the beginning the heroine is a highwayman dressed as a boy and is in charge of a group of orphaned boys.
She tries to rob a nobleman and he captures her and takes her to his home to be punished. When they go to spank her they figure out she is a she and he decides to keep her and train her to be a lady. In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along.
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Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames. I believe she had long red hair. During regency time in London, somehow the heroine is passing as a servant boy in the hero house, I think that she tried to rob him, but the hero was sorry and gave her a job instead and then the hero some lord starts to have feelings for the 'boy', when he finds it's a girls instead, he makes her his mistress and in the end eventually they get married.
I think that she also was someone important who was kidnapped and got amnesic. I'm starting to feel that I'm mixing 2 stories The 2nd was posted in ' I think he was drunk or something and she tries to rob him and his friend and he catches her and forces her to marry her. Shes actually suppose to be an aristrocat who got kidnapped when she was young. I remember then the heros father teaching her how to be a lady and then launching her into society and shes all beautiful and witty and successful. The hero falls for her without realising shes his wife and i remember how she kept visiting the streets to feed some orphans or something and the hero meets her there again asking for a divorce or something along the lines Hi- new member - : I am looking for a futuristic romance from the 80's or 90's.
A female pilot or law enforcer of some type crashes on a prison planet. The decedents of the original prisoners are living there and have formed a somewhat barbarian like society swords, etc. She and the hero fall in love and eventually leave the planet. There is some political strife, as the decedents of the original prisoners were being kept on the planet even though they hadn't done anything. I can't really remember the details.
The heroine had a vine tattoo that wrapped from her foot, around her leg, across her back, to "bloom" on her chest. I think she had red hair. I kept thinking this book was by Elizabeth Lowell or someone mainstream but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have a clue what book this is? Thanks for any thoughts!! The first book was Warrior's Woman. I know the female lands on the heros planet when her planet is invaded. The hero's planet is a barbarian planet where woman are second class citizens.
He ends up going back with her to help her planet out. I don't think she had a tattoo but maybe its another book in the series? Hi all. Im new to this and its all because im desperate to figure out this book. I do not have a lot of information but it starts in London. This woman who is living with her aunt and uncle is sent to live with the aunts brother.
The aunts brother makes advances towards the woman. She tries to escape and the brother is killed in the fray. She runs from the house and is snatched up and taken to a ship captain because she is mistaken for a prostitute. After that night she goes back home to her aunts and uncles she ends up being pregnant and they make the captain take her with him as he was leaving to America after they collected money from him.
He thinks he was tricked and makes it hard for the woman. She becomes very ill on the ride to America. He lived on a plantation of sorts with a woman neighbor he was intimate with. The neighbor is very jealous of his wife they were married in a quick ceremony before they left london the thought of the murder of her aunts brother follows her and she believes she is at fault.
I think there was another character that was rhe brothers accomplice he was a creepy, slight kind of man. I hope someone can help me and I get the chance to help someone else! Thank you. I would never have found it. Even the brief description on amazon would not have jogged my memory. I had to try a sample just to be sure. Thank you wadcb3! You are amazing. Please help!! There were twins: a boy and a girl who lost their parents and were left in guardianship of a Duke.
The boy ran away to sea to become a sailor and have a great adventure. So, the girl dressed up, pretending to be a boy and went to meet their newly appointed guardian. The Duke, trying to "man up" his new feminine looking ward took him her to a bordello very comical and that was where he found out that he was actually a she!! He ended up marrying her and then had her twin brought back from the ship he was on. I think the girl's name was Alyssa and her twin was Nicky.
There is more to the story but any help you can give would be appreciated. I've been looking for this book for a while but couldn't find it. I don't remember a lot of details. It's about a model coming back to her hometown. The book starts with her speeding when she's going into town.
The male character is a cop and they went to high school together. Any help finding this book would be greatly appreciated! I'm looking for a book about a woman who is married with a small daughter. She is hit by a car, I believe, and dies while in the hospital. But, she decides that it's not her time yet and takes over the body of a single woman who was also injured. She recovers from her new body's injuries and finds her husband and daughter to check up on them they end up becoming friends and more. In the end, the husband finds out or she tells him what happened and after a while they end up back together.
I believe it was a Silhouette or Harlequin. Hey all I am in need of your help! I have been trying to figure out the title of a book. Here is a summary of what I remember of the plot Ringing any bells for anyone? I am a newbie here The heroin however disguised herself as a normal girl and work at a ranch. She likes all the heavy machinery used at the ranch. The hero is her boss and owner of the ranch. He treats her like his other worker and has a girlfriend i think.
The girlfriend is very vain and the heroin notice that his girlfriend pretends to be trendy but actually she is not. Hi: I have been looking for a specific romantic book for ages. I came across this site today and thought I would give it a try. I think he has nightmares and the girl tries to help him with that.
I am not so sure on the specifics. So some of the above could be totally imaginary.
I hope someone can help me! Thanks a lot! Hello everyone! I came across this site today and hope someone can help me. Here's what I remember: The heroine is from France, an orphan, goes to love with her uncle?
Her cousin is an heiress. The hero is poor nobility and must marry for money. He visits the uncle's estate with his two friends to court the cousin. She gets pregnant. One of the hero's friends helps set her up with a shop in London where she resells dresses. Thanks so much for the help! Hi all! I'm glad I found this thread. I'm new to posts like these so bare with me. I've been trying to find the name of this book for a long time now and it's driving me crazy.
Please help me. I don't remember much of the plot of the story or the names of the characters 'coz I read this book a while back. What I do remember though is that this book is kinda on the adult romance genre. The story starts where a beautiful virgin young woman daughter of a man of power - probably a politician gets raped by a fat, short and old diplomat not really sure if he's a diplomat but he scares the girl by saying she can't tell anyone 'coz he has immunity in that country.
After being raped she is kidnapped by the same diplomat but she gets saved by a man love interest 1 but then she gets caught again by the diplomat and after some time saved by another man love interest 2. She then gets abducted by tribal people and she was deemed to be "the one" deity or something maiden or sun goddess because of her beauty. Love interests 1 and 2 joins this ritual and 2 wins and they escape from the tribal people. Going back to civilization she gets confronted by the two love interests to choose between them who she loves most.
She chooses love interest 1 but near the end she realizes, she loves love interest 2 more so she leaves 1 for 2 and they live happily ever after. I forgot most of the scenes and it was a thick book so there were a lot of scenes I forgot I wanna read them again but I just can't remember details that will lead me to the book.
I don't know if what I read was already an omnibus or just a very long novel. Any ideas?? New to this, but hopefully someone can help! I've tried searching for this book, but Google is failing me. It's a regency romance novel. He takes her to his country home, and she gets along with his staff. Possibly something about her organizing his library. She gets pregnant, but hides it from him. He takes her back to London, and she continues to hide the pregnancy from him she's miserable in the carriage ride to town -- I think because she's trying to be the perfect ton wife.
Her morning sickness gets so bad that she avoids callers; and then she's still so tired in the afternoon, that she cleverly avoids social calls and stays home to be well enough to go out for evening events tells Lady A that she'll be at Lady B's musical, tells Lady B she'll be elsewhere, etc. When her husband realizes that he is in love with her, he tries to track her down in the afternoon, going from point A to B to C, etc. They both profess their love, he takes her back to the country, and everything ends well. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!! Hi guys I'm new here!
I need help finding this book. I of course can't remember the name of the book or author or even character names but heres what I do remember: The woman moves in with the cowboy, I think she works at a theater, or maybe she's a mail order bride, but the cowboy pretends to be his twin brother throughout the story, who she eventually falls in love with. I remember there was an Indian couple living in the back yard and she helps the woman give birth.
Also, at the end of the book is when she finds out that the guy has been playing as his rough and tough twin brother. If theres any way you can help me it would be much appreciated!!! She ends up falling in love with 'Lucas Holt' who had a twin brother 'Slade Holt'.
Slade was brought up by Indians and is the rougher of the two. Lucas pretends to be both Lucas and Slade throughout the book to lure an enemy out of hiding. Hi all, I'm new to the group and the site. Hoping someone can help me with the title or author. It's historical fiction possibly regency. She literally stumbles over unknown man, drunk, and he proposes. After being chastised again at home she takes him up on his offer. Turns out he is nobility. Hero needs to marry and produce an heir to secure estate. Her father is getting remarried to a shrew.
It seems like both threads are active now! I'm a noobie, but here goes Medieval setting, published in late 90's or early 's I think --Two or three related books--one has a heroine named Judith, she marries beneath her somewhat, to a fairly impoverished noble family. Her husband had mistresses he called by days of the week and she burned up their bed so he knew she wouldn't put up with it.
The family's name had falcon in it, I think. Another related one same author, some shared characters was about the impoverished knight's little sister, named Zerah or something similar, who had always dressed as a boy and learned to fight like a knight. She is bested in a fight or something, and the other knight knows at once she is a woman though no one else, even her sister in law from the other book, don't know.
I hope someone knows these! This is so amazing, how some people know all of them! I had actually accidentally posted in another thread, and someone answered anyway, people are nice :. I need help finding the title of this book! Hopefully someone could help me - you all seem to have excellent memories. Its a fairly recent book I believe. But she has a big heart and is going to school to become a teacher. Things come to head when the sister gets sick. The real story is that the bf tried to have sex with the h, fed up with the spoiled nature of the sister, believing that the kind and sweet nature of the h was more his speed, but she denied him.
The bf goes off in a rage and promptly breaks up with the sister, spouting about how much better a person the h is than her, alluding that they had had sex. The sister runs to her brother, the H telling him how awful her friend, the h, is for sleeping with her bf.
He tells her off, yelling about how they took her in and were kind to her, all the while she was a cheating backstabber, etc. Realizing that she had just been kidding herself and would never be good enough for the H, she leaves for a teaching job in Texas? Things quickly fall apart between the H and his sister, especially as she realizes that the was probably wrong and took her anger out on the wrong person.
The sister grows up and decides to become a nurse. Meanwhile the h is teaching in Texas where she is stabbed accidentally by a street kid when she gets in the middle of a fight. The H and the sister fly to her aide and bring her back to the ranch against her will. During her recuperation thats when the h and the H make up.
Hoping someone can help me out with this. I read a book as a teenager it might have been either a young adult or a general romance book about a girl who goes out west dressed as a boy. Unfortunately, I don't remember many details from it -- I think it had a mostly white cover with drawn characters in brown tones. It was probably from the early s, although it could have been the late s as well. It might have been a series book Harlequin, or something similar. The girl is traveling with a group, and she of course likes one of the guys, who might have been the guide possibly on the Oregon Trail.
He only realizes she is a girl when he's helping her up some obstacle, like a hill, and his arm grazes her chest. I read the beginning at the library as a kid and never finished it, but it stuck with me, as you can see! Thanks for any leads. I'm struggling to find the name of this book..
This guy had an operation during which he tied his tubes ergo he can't have children. Then he enters a shop one day, a few years later and happens to look at her screensaver and find an image of a child that looks almost alike to him when he was a child I keep getting confused with storylines similar to this one. Please Help!!!! Look for the name and author of a romance i read over 10 years ago and it was an older book then, i'm thinking Romance story that the woman of the book was a reporter and while trying to get an interview with someone she gets bitten by a dog. He has a baby left at his door.
It's an old harlequin romance novel i believe 's in which the hero and heroine fall in love but unfortunately before anything can come out of it the hero's adopted father asks him to return home to marry his daughter who does not have long to live. Suffice it to say the hero's wife dies after two years and leaves him with a daughter. The hero immediately hops on a plane to go back to the heroine however the plane crashes and the hero receives terrible burns and has to undergo plastic surgery.
When the hero is finally reunited with the heroine who is an author or publisher she tells him she has a three year old son. The hero wants to be with her but doesn't know how to tell her about his situation. The hero's father- in- law meets him and the heroine learns about everything and runs away telling the hero she wants nothing to do with him.
The hero's daughter's name is Anna and I think the hero also had a mole on his back that was removed during his operation. Anyone having an idea or think the book I'm referring to then please let me know. I'm looking for the title of a romance book where she goes on a trip with a girlfriend, there is a hurricane and then she is all of a sudden in medieval times. There are two more books to this series and I would love to read them all.
I read this book years ago and cannot remember the name of it. I remember that the man was a lawyer who sided with the woman's husband and won the case, then they meet years later. The woman does not like corsets or lawyers. The story takes place in the U. I only read it once and started thinking about it and would like to read it again, please help me. I read this in the 80s. It was part of a "Historical" series like Harlequin.
Some of the "men" get together to see if someone can get her to say yes to a marriage proposal. There is a broke Scotish Laird in town who is trying to arrange money to help his clan. One night she is going back home from a dinner and her carriage is attacked and he protects her. She finds out about the bet and tries to leave him, but he says the bet was for him to ask he didn't have to break it.
So they get married. He takes over the finances for the two of them. Something happens on her estate but I can't remember what. At their first dinner party she has the bagpipes pipe the guests into dinner but it is not appreciated by the guests. She has scars on her back from where her father would use a whip on her. Eventually she is pregnant and they decide to move the entire clan to Canada because she wants the baby to be born in their new home.
If someone knows of this book, I would be grateful for the title. Trying to find a western historical romance about a guy who falls in love with his best friend's sister. The brother ends up dying in a lab fire and the guilt breaks up the couple.
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I think there might be the word stars in the title. Potentially from the s. I think it had a blue cover. Testing this out Cannot remember the author or name of book. Read a book a couple months ago - guy and girl known each other long time, meet up at I believe a friend, maybe family members wedding - great weekend after he tells her to leave or else - she stays; girl gets pregnant and guy demands 1 week to show her he'll be good to her. I think he didn't think he was worthy, but she's always been drawn to him. Maybe her family was wealthy?
I can't remember - any help - greatly appreciated. Hi guys! I'm looking for this book I read about 10 years ago. It's about this female author who teaches a writing class in her free time. She's a bit stuck with this one book she's writing since her editor doesn't like the way she writes her sex-scenes. Therefore by chance she decides to take sex lessons from this cop in her writing class I know it was in-return-for-something or other but can't remember the particulars. Read the book in dutch, and it's title was along the lines of "Lessons in love".
Does anyone have a clue? Help would be appreciated :. I need help trying to find a book I read sometime between years ago. I think it might be a harlequin. A girl is delivering something to a wedding maybe a cake? She gets shot at while leaving. A cop happens to be there and lands on her while protecting her. Of course there's chemistry, he ends up protecting her.
That's about all I remember. I'm pretty sure though that in the first scene when he is covering she ends up with an orgasm. The h owns a book shop or house in, I think, London. He arrived late at night, having traveled from another town. He overcomes it and, voila, HEA. Anyone know this? Was it Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts?
Hi, I'm looking for a romance book that starts out with a man about to hang for piracy I believe and then he escapes and hides in some caves on the coast, a young woman lives in a convent above the caves and I'm not sure if she discovers him or if he kidnaps her but they end up together and she can't decide if she wants to stay with him or turn him in?
Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? It's been driving me nuts not being able to find it. Hello everyone,does anybody know the title of this book? I think it's a harlequin. I can't remember the reason why the hero and heroine got married, all i remember is that the heroine left the hero to live somewhere near a beach. So, the hero decides to get to know her again.
When they meet not sure if at the beach or a restaurant at the beach they pretend they don't know each other and that they are meeting for the first time, they get along well and have a relationship. So happy to have found this group! I read a romance years ago that I have never forgotten. Unfortunately, I did forget the title and author.
I am hoping someone here can help me fill in the blanks. I am pretty sure it was a Harlequin. It was about this woman who had an aunt and uncle who were giving her some kind of pill to make her forget her husband. He finds her and of course she doesn't know him, but in the end she remembers. I believe there was some bad weather, too, maybe snow. So glad I found this site. I hope someone can help me find this book, it's been 15 years since I read it but it has always stuck with me.
The book I'm looking for was possibly published in the 's - 's. It was set in England if memory serves me correctly, 17th or 18th century? The heroine bares a striking resemblance to the estranged 'wife'. He assaults the heroine as he spots her near his home or possible on his estate thinking she's the estranged wife wanting to punish her for leaving him and his young son but is horrified when he realises that the heroine was telling the truth and is an innocent.
The heroine also has a slight limp, an injury she suffered when she was a child and I think walks with a cane. After attacking her he takes her to his home and to tries to redeem himself in her eyes not sure if he is titled, I'm assuming he is and she meets his son. Any thoughts would be most helpful. Hello : I'm hoping somebody can help me! I'm pretty sure the book was a harlequin book. All I remember is that the heroine knew the hero while she was growing up.
I think he might have been her brothers friend or something? She developed a crush on him and years later ends up working for him. He started to become attracted to her but still thought she was just a little girl even though she was all grown up. Any help would be deeply appreciated! I read this book in 03ish and it was old then so I dont really know the publish year. Medieval romance, kinda cheesy. Redhaired maiden given away to be wed as part of kings orders. Gets sent away to filthy castle run by awful lord.
He finds her and starts to fall in love with her. I believe the book went back and forth between his pov and hers. The cover was blue and whiteish. Thats all i have. Community please help i am looking for two historical romance titles book 1 i believe takes place is scotland or england during midieval times. The hero is a twin but was an outcast because twins were believed to be evil so his brother was chosen to rule while he was a warrior the heroine was arranged by her brother or stepbrother to marry the ruling twin but she falls for the brooding hero warrior instead.
At first the hero does not want anything to do with her but falls in love with her. Also the brother that was marrying her did not want her and ended up with a amid. Book 2 A preacher on a wagon train the heroine was a piano player for a travelling cathouse. Thought she was a hooker but she wasnt there was kids that they were putting with families and one of the girls became a second wife to religious guy. There was a fire and the cat house burned. Please help!!!!!!! Okay I'm looking for a book from Harlequin Romance its Like a Special Romance Edition or Something where the heroine is a woman football coach who has been hired to coach a high school football team but the man that wanted the position is angered but they end up assisting each other.
This woman doesn't let anyone know that she has MS Multiple Sclerosis and many accidents occur when she loses mobility in her legs. Two specific scenes that stick out to me is when she starts dating the other assist coach and they go to his family's home for a picnic and she plays basketball with them and she loses mobility in her legs and then that time she collapse in the teams locker room and the players find her. Does anyone know what the title and who the author is? I am looking for a book which I read a few years ago; a historical romance.
I am almost sure that the book was a prequel to other books. The heroine in this book was a vicar's daughter who met a titled man at an event which she attended with chaperones and a suitor. She and the man had sex the first time they met at the event and she later found out that the man was supposed to be betrothed to her friend. She snuck away another time to meet up with him. I think her sister ended up getting married to his brother or friend in a sequel. The description is up in post 8. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help. But now, as she travels to Oregon in disreputable company, the stunning Irish songbird's cherished independence is threatened by irresistible desires for a handsome young preacher.
Hi, Further to my post , could anyone please provide me with helpful search websites ie similar to allreaders. I've looked at a few but no luck. Come across a few but nothing that matches. It was "With this Ring" by Mary Wibberley. I used the search on vintageromances and found it.
I do not remember much, I read it about ten or so years ago. It is set in the U. The woman never wore corsets, was for women's rights, had a husband who hired his friend to represent him , she was made out to have been unfaithful towards her husband and was divorced. I do not remember why it came about but the husband's friend, who was a lawyer met her after a few years, he knew what the husband was like but still represented him. Something happened in the book were they got together to investigate or fix a problem, I am not sure, but there was a plot outside of their love life.
I must have read it pre-Warrior's Song as the original title was Chandra. Again, thank you! It's Wife in the Shadows by Sara Craven - if anyone is interested. I'm looking for a book, under Harlequin i think. Frowning, Mariella read it. The prince had been called away on some unexpected business and would not now be able to see her for several days. He apologised to Mariella for having to change their arrangements, but asked her to enjoy the facilities of the Beach Club at his expense until his return.
Carefully smoothing sun-protection lotion onto Fleur's happy, wriggling little body, Mariella bent her head to kiss her tummy, acknowledging that this would be an ideal time to seek out Fleur's father. She had his address, after all! So all she needed to do was summon a taxi to take her there! Kate had been quite correct when she had described Zuran's February weather as perfect, Mariella admitted half an hour later as she carried Fleur out into the warm sunshine.
Since she was here on business and not holiday she had packed accordingly, and was wearing a pair of soft white linen trousers and a protective long-sleeved top. When she showed the taxi driver the sheikh's address he smiled and nodded. Having learned already just how friendly people were, Mariella didn't take offence, replying simply tongue in cheek, 'You could say that. Revered by his tribe. They admire him for the way he has supported their right to live their lives in the traditional way. Although he is an extremely successful businessman it is said that he still prefers to live simply in the desert the way his people always have.
He is a very good man. Tanya had met the man in a nightclub, after all. And, certainly, during the twelve months they had been together, Mariella had never heard Tanya mention any predilection on her sexy sheikh's part to spend quality time in the middle of the desert! In fact, if she was honest, she had gained the impression that he was something of a 'playboy,' to use a perhaps now outdated word.
It took just under forty minutes for them to reach the impressive white mansion, which the taxi driver assured her was the correct address. A huge pair of locked wrought-iron gates prevented them from going any farther, but as if by magic an official stepped out of one of the pair of gatehouses that flanked the gates, and approached the car.
As firmly as she could Mariella explained that she wished to see the sheikh. Fleur had woken up and was starting to grizzle a little. Ruefully Mariella acknowledged inwardly that the nature of the message she wanted to give to the sheikh was better delivered in person! Thanking him, she asked the taxi driver to take her back to the hotel. He gave a small shrug. But you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle, as the track can be covered with sand.
It would take you two, maybe three hours. You wish me to give you the directions? Methodically, Mariella checked through everything she had put on one side to pack into the four-wheel drive for her trip into the desert. The Beach Club's information desk staff had assured her that it would be perfectly safe for her to drive into the desert, and had attended to all the necessary formalities for her, including ensuring that a proper baby seat was provided for Fleur.
But just in case she decided not to, they had provided her with a packed lunch in the form of a picnic hamper. If it hadn't been for the serious purpose of her trip, she could quite easily have felt she were embarking on an exciting adventure, Mariella thought. Like everything else connected with the Beach Club, the four-wheel drive was immaculately clean and was even provided with its own mobile telephone!
The road into the desert was clearly marked, and turned out to be a well-built, smooth road that was so easy to navigate that Mariella quickly felt confident. The secluded oasis where apparently the sheikh was staying was located in the Agir mountain range. The light breeze, which had been just stirring the air when she had left the Beach Club, had increased enough to whip a fine dust of sand over her vehicle and the road itself within an hour of her setting out on her journey. The sand particles were so fine that somehow they actually managed to find their way into the four-wheel drive, despite the fact that Mariella had the doors and windows firmly closed.
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She had left the main road, now branched out onto a well-marked track across the desert itself. It was a relief when she reached the Bedouin village marked on her map. It was market day and she had to drive patiently behind a camel train through the village, but fortunately it turned off towards the oasis itself, allowing her to accelerate. The height of the sand dunes had left her feeling surprised and awed; they were almost a mountain range in themselves. Fleur was awake and Mariella turned off the radio to play her one of her favourite nursery rhyme tapes, singing along to it.
A film of sand dust had turned the sky a brassy red-gold colour, and as she crested a huge sand dune and looked down into the emptiness on the other side of it Mariella began to panic slightly. Surely she should be able to at least see the tourist base oasis from here? Ruefully she reached for the vehicle's mobile, realising that it might be sensible to ask for help, but to her dismay when she tried to make a call to the number programmed into the phone the only response was a fierce crackling sound.
Stopping the vehicle she reached for her own mobile, but it was equally ineffective. The sky was even more obscured by sand now, the wind hitting the vehicle with such force that it was physically rocking it. As though sensing her disquiet Fleur began to cry.