The Colonel's Mistress
The suspenseful tale of a young woman who runs away when she discovers that she is about to be married against her will to a man she does not know. She is soon aware of her life threatening situation and the threat continues to follow her around the world. What began in hopes of freedom and adventure grows into a life of serious risk and danger. She has become a target. More
This exciting tale begins in England and then moves to Christchurch and Akaroa, New Zealand, in the midst of the turmoil of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
This is more than a simple story of a runaway bride. Dishonour and shame are only a part of her troubles. She becomes intensely and passionately involved in a new way of life. However, there are multiple factors at work that conspire to put her life, and the lives of all around her, into serious danger.
She struggles to maintain her life and dreams against the machinations of deviant officials. She finds that she is lost in a bewildering world of corruption and deceit. Every time she dodges capture by one or other of her enemies, she discovers that there is another one hot on her tail. The Bombay cousins, her father, her stepmother, the police, immigration officials, evangelists, all seem to have an agenda beyond her ken. Throughout all her trials she works towards creating a new life for herself somewhere in the world. The climax finally reveals that she is enmeshed in a dark and dangerous world which threatens not only her own life, but that of others she has come to love.
The author wrote this story for fun and expects that it will be fun and a joy to read.