Haunting. Haunted. Redeemed.
Book Description: When Lisa Harbinger takes a job as nanny to a prestigious Australian family, she gets more than she bargained for: two spoilt children, vengeful ghosts, a long-unsolved mystery and a blazing passion she and her enigmatic boss are unable to deny.
- Title: Penelope’s Ghost
- Author: Goldie Alexander
- ISBN: 9781941260142
- Series: Stand Alone
- Published: April 9, 2014 by Boroughs Publishing Group
- Format: eARC
- Genre/s: Paranormal/Romantic Suspense/Contemporary
- Word Count: 83,560
- Source: Publisher
No sign of Richard that night, which meant another filled with disappointment and heartache. I was feeling utterly sorry for myself until at breakfast Shirley happened to mention that he’d driven to the city to overnight in the East Melbourne house. Then he planned to bring Dana back to Rangoon. Only then I remembered him telling me how this would happen, though he never said exactly when. Much as part of me hated the idea of his being so nice to his ex—and I knew this was totally unfair as Simon was still nice to me—I was curious to meet her. Still, I was astonished and a little appalled when a message came from Eleanor inviting me to dinner that night. Surely Dana would need at least one evening to settle in without having to meet a stranger?
Then I went into a spasm of paranoia. Did this invitation mean Richard and Dana were announcing their reconciliation to the world? I almost managed to tell myself that Richard owed me some explanation, that our meetings weren’t just casual flings and that he should have warned this was about to happen.
What about Tamsin? Where did she fit in? I was so distraught, so sick with apprehension I found it almost too hard breathe—and from then to bathe the kids, put them to bed, and read them a story. Willow, always quick to pick up on my moods, kept asking, “Nanny have you got a sore head?”
I gathered Anna used this excuse for when life wasn’t going her way.
I thought about sending Eleanor my apologies. Then decided against it. It would only make her suggest another night. Better get it over and done with. When I did get to the sitting room in time for pre-dinner drinks, I was the last to turn up, and Dana was already nursing a long glass filled with what looked like soft drink.
Goldie Alexander has published over 75 books plus many prize winning short stories and articles. For children she is best known for, “My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove”, now in its 10th edition. Amongst recent work are three collections of short stories: ‘Killer Virus’, ‘My Horrible Cousins’ and ‘Space Footy”.
Her latest novels for Young Adult include ‘The Youngest Cameleer’, ‘In Hades’ a verse novel, and ‘That Stranger next Door’. For middle grade readers: ‘eSide: A Journey into Cyberspace’. ‘ Cybertrix: 2043, and ‘Neptunia’, and the Junior novel ‘Gallipoli Medals’. She has authored the how-to-write ‘Mentoring Your Memoir’, facilitates creative writing workshops and mentors emerging authors.
Penelope’s Ghost is Goldie’s first, but far from last, Romance novel.