Thread of Hope Extract
Having finally located Leonie with a mental search, Prospero was unable to reach her physically at night. The following morning he and Andrew are able to set out to try and find her. This extract is from Andrew’s POV.
“Come on, wake up, we have to go get Leonie.” Someone was shaking Andrew.
“Get off,” he grumbled, still more than half asleep. “What is it? What’s happening?”
“We have to get Leonie.” Prospero’s voice was urgent, almost panicked.
Andrew pushed him away and sat up. “I need coffee first. Not going anywhere without coffee.”
Chloe, who he hadn’t noticed until that point, pushed a hot mug into his hands with a smile. “Here, take this. Leonie’s still asleep, but we expect them to switch the Shields on any minute. You can get going as soon as you’re ready.”
Slightly more awake after several mouthfuls of coffee, Andrew risked a glance at Prospero, who was almost vibrating with impatience and unable to keep still. He gulped down the coffee, deciding to be ready very quickly. They met Lord Gabriel, Lady Eleanor and several others at the gate on the town side of the campus. Prospero stepped outside the range of the campus Shields for a moment, obviously checking on Leonie for himself, and then, with a sigh, turned back towards where Gabriel was giving instructions.
“Andrew, Nick,” Gabriel said. “You’re to go with Prospero to the shopping area, but only Prospero is to go in to search for Leonie. Should all be well, you can return here, and bring with you those who’ve been stationed there overnight. Prospero, if you need help, you ask for it, understood?”
Prospero nodded. Andrew hoped he meant it.
“Should there be problems,” Gabriel continued, “Nick is in charge, and I am relying on all of you to make sensible decisions.”
He looked hard at Prospero, but didn’t comment further before sending them off with a wave of his hand. Andrew trailed slightly behind the other two.
“I hope this works,” he overheard Gabriel say. “I don’t think Prospero would make any sensible decision right now, not if Leonie turns him down. I can’t see him letting her walk away.”
“No,” Eleanor replied sounding satisfied. “Neither can I.”
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Thread Of Hope (book details)
The enthralling sequel to the compelling Strand of Faith.
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Is honesty always the best policy?
Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may…
Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…
Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?
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Strand of Faith details…
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?
In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.
After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?
Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?
Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?
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Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun. When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Target shooting only, honest. Nothing to worry about.
She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.
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