A Whitsunday Romance Duo by Rhonda Forrest EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Rhonda Forrest
- Language: English
- Formats: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Available For Free Download
- Series: None
- Price: Free
- File Size: 1 MB
Frankie leaned back in her car seat, the paddocks to the side of the
highway a monotonous blur of grassy flats, filled with fat cattle
ignoring the noisy vehicles making their way north and south. Her hands
rested on the steering wheel and she flexed her fingers out straight, checking
her red fingernail polish was unchipped and glossy. In the corner of the rearview mirror, she caught a glimpse of herself and she stared back, checking
her long brown hair was still sitting correctly, the usual side stray piece
conforming to where it was supposed to rest. She had spent an hour
straightening her hair that morning, one side pinned back, showing off her
strong cheekbones, a light brush of pink adding just the right amount of
colour to her skin.
Her eyes turned back to the road and she gripped the steering wheel
firmly as a succession of B double trucks passed her going in the opposite
direction. The highway was narrow in parts and thankfully her new white car
responded to her foot quickly, picking up speed, allowing her to pass other
vehicles and avoid the tedium of sitting behind slower drivers, who dawdled,
showing no hurry to reach their destination.
To travel slowly or take your time were not words included in her
vocabulary. Everything was undertaken at top speed and Frankie’s social and
business calendar was always busy and rushed, completed with an intensity
like there was no tomorrow. There wasn’t a moment when she sat around and
did nothing and now with a new career, time was of the essence more so than
ever. She stretched her legs and wriggled in her seat, impatient to get to her
destination. On the side of the road, a large sign with a picture of a silver
leaping barramundi caused her to ease her foot off the accelerator and she
checked the name of the town – Proserpine – Gateway to the Whitsundays.
Not far to go now.
The town appeared on her left; a row of houses, motels and businesses on
either side of the highway, the main street directing travellers towards its
array of cafes and shops. It was a popular stopover for those looking for
coffee or fuel and she peered through the windscreen past the cluster of
buildings. The town’s mill loomed beyond, its large chimneys spewing out
white smoke, reminding her she was in sugar territory.
On either side of the
highway, fields of cane stretched in every direction and lumbering trucks
laden with short sticks of harvested cane rumbled along adjacent dirt tracks,
their wheels throwing up dust, cloaking the shiny paint on her car. She’d have
to find a car wash. The email from work had described the place where she
was headed as a small town, but she imagined it would have a garage with a
car wash attached.
For More Read Download This Book