From LOST AND FONDUE by Avery Aames
Some people call me a bad girl. Tosh! Don't believe it. I am headstrong. There is a difference. And I am beautiful, which makes plenty of people jealous. And I am intelligent.
All right, so I made one mistake. One. I left my husband and my twin daughters and went home to Mumsie and dear old Dad, but only for a bit. Not long. An eon is long. I left for a few years. I needed to think. I needed time to find myself. Is that enough reason to hold me accountable forever? I mean really, love, is it?
So, I have returned from England. I have my head on straight, and I want to be a good mother. I do. My girlie-girls need me. Who else do they have to turn to? Charlotte? Not on your life. She has no sense of style, and she's unbelievably busy, dishing up cheese and solving crime. Please, do not even get me started on that new angle of her life. Defending the helpless, she will tell you, but I know better. She is nosey and she likes to fix things. She always has a hand in somewhere. Well, she will not be snooping into my life. I will be a step ahead of her at all times.
And that Meredith? When did she sink her clutches into the love of my life? And now her niece is suspected of murder. What kind of role model is that for my sweet Amy and Clair? I have half a mind to move back to Providence so I can keep an eye out. However, there is one small snag. I am a little low on cash. But I have a plan.
Did you hear about the abandoned vineyard that good old Meredith wants to turn into a college? It's rumored to hold buried treasure. Jewels.
So here is my thought. I will find that treasure, cash in those gems, and start life anew. And I will beg the court to give me back my girls. But first, I need to know where to start.
I do not mean to be a bother, but do you have any ideas?
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