Magic Island

by Betty Kleinschmidt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/12/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781425157791

About the Book

Penny takes a business trip to a tiny Caribbean island and reconnects with her forgotten past. Penny's employer has sent her to Dauphine to check out his purchase of an aged plantation house now standing in ruins. On her arrival, Penny learns she is the sole guest at a beautiful resort and assumes the role of being the fiancée of her wealthy boss to fulfill his wishes. Ted and Rita Smythe, owners of The Beachcomber lodge overlooking the harbor, embrace her as the fiancée of her millionaire employer, Jerald Addison, the new owner of the old plantation house. Shortly after her arrival, Penny unexpectedly encounters Craig, owner of a large sailboat in the harbor. He and Penny had been more than just friends, but each had gone their separate ways. As Penny becomes reacquainted with Craig, she realizes their attraction for each other is even more intense. Romantic moments at the beach, evenings at dinner, and entertainment at the resort make Penny's job of restoring the plantation house less burdensome. Penny's employer arrives unexpectedly at the resort with his real fiancée, Kitty Hayle, a popular singer and recording artist. The resort owners and Craig begin to suspect that it is not Penny who is engaged to the millionaire. Who is really engaged to the wealthy business man, Penny or the singer? Will Craig's earlier marriage to Marian stand between Penny and his renewed love for her? Will Craig now reclaim Penny? Can love find the answers in this remote island paradise?

About the Author

Betty Kleinschmidt was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but lived for many years in the Caribbean. She and her husband now enjoy retirement in Tucson, Arizona.

Betty’s short romance stories have been published in TRUE ROMANCE and TRUE LOVE. This active octogenarian recently published A CLEAR VIEW OF KANSAS and Selected Short Stories, available from Trafford Publishing. Betty publishes articles in periodicals and recently started a creative writing group.

For several years, she published a magazine, THE ELVES’ MAILBOX, for doll makers and collectors under the name of Betty James. Her rag doll patterns and doll costumes patterns became well known in the United States and other countries. Betty is an experienced quilter, preferring the hand quilting process. Many of her quilts are displayed in her home. Betty enjoys showing her quilting art, fabric paintings, and wall hangings in art shows featured in the Mountain View retirement community where she resides.