Escape to Mountain Shadows Kindle Edition
On the other side of the world, she finds work at a small farm school on the centuries’ old Mountain Shadows wine estate in South Africa. Lucy and the estate’s owner Josh de Lange are fiercely drawn to one another. But the long shadow of Lucy’s past threatens their love. For there are powerful enemies on the other side of the world, the kind that refuse to let sleeping dogs lie.
Can the love between Josh and Lucy withstand the vengeance of the Palmers? When everything she holds dear is threatened, Lucy has a bitter choice to make...
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020
Firstly a huge thank you to Nadine (a.k.a Audrey Flynn) for sending me a copy of her latest novel Escape to Mountain Shadows. I have previously read her novel My African Craving and pretty much devoured it in one sitting was that good, and the same can be said for this one.
From the get-go this book grabs you as it is revealed on the first page that the main character’s lawyer fiancé Jason is a cheating douchebag, advertising his availability online. “My little teacher fiancée is out of town. Who wants to hook up...” What Jason doesn’t bet on is that his “little teacher fiancée” Lucy is actually a force to be reckoned with and one that can potentially turn his new political career on its head (you go girl). Whilst he is miles away, she makes some posts on his social media that, by the next morning, go viral, and all that is left is for Lucy to get the heck out of Dodge and make herself disappear before Jason can catch up to her.
After deleting her own social media accounts, destroying her mobile phone, and changing her contact details, Lucy finds herself a teaching job a world away at Swartberg Community School, which is situated in the beautiful wine region of South Africa at a farm called Mountain Shadows. The farm is owned and run by the magnetic Josh de Lange, who, from their first meeting, has a strong attraction to Lucy and wastes no time in making his feelings known (who doesn’t love a man that gets after what he wants). Nestled high up in the mountains, this picturesque farm would seem to be the perfect escape plan for Lucy to start over again, or is it?
Let’s just say that this novel does not disappoint when it comes to romance and the edge of your seat thrills. Like her previous novel My AfricanCraving, Audrey Flynn knows how to write an adventure that takes the reader through the beautiful scenery of Africa with a romance hotter than the weather here.
Will Jason and the Palmer family catch up to Lucy and try to destroy the new life she has made for herself? Will Lucy manage to expose Jason for the person that he really is? Do Josh and Lucy get their happy ever after? For that, you will have to get yourself a copy as I am not one for spoilers!
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