I’m grateful for so many things. I’m especially thankful I’m healthy enough, and have the financial means, and the time to fulfill my dream of traveling to far off places. Travel has broadened my mind and allowed me to better understand people who live vastly different lives than me.
This was especially true on my recent trip to Jordan. The news is full of negative stories about radical Muslims in far off countries doing terrible things, but the welcoming warmth of the people I encountered in Jordan, a Muslim country where women wear hijabs, chadors or burkas, and the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer five times a day, was the polar opposite.
Cambodia was another eye opener. Even though the Cambodians suffered the deaths of more than two million citizens under the Khmer Rouge genocide in the late 1970’s, the people are cheerful and friendly and working hard to build a new future. They have so little, but are more than willing to share with a stranger from a foreign land.
The more people in other countries I meet, the more I realize we all have the same goals and dreams. I’m truly thankful for each new friend I meet along my travels and the many ways he or she enriches my life.
Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.
Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.
Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Wills he and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?
Bitter Legacy is C.B. Clark’s third romantic suspense novel published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were released in 2016. C.B. has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.