Anna’s biggest concern is whether the sturdy young guard will ever notice her. That is until the mischievous young prince Naetok begins to stir things up at the Palace.
A fantasy romance, set in the author’s secondary world of Nardva and occurring about 20 years before the Akrad's Legacy Series.
"This is a delightful short story, which uses the unique customs of its settings to effectively blend the two genres." Adam Collings, Goodreads review.
'The Herbalist's Daughter' was originally published in Tied in Pink: Romance anthology for Breast Cancer research (Far Horizons: 2014)
Four Short Stories, Including Falling for Maddie Grace and Where there's Smoke by Meredith Resce (Golden Grain Publishing, 28 October, 2016)
Four Short Stories: Falling for Maddie Grace and Where There’s Smoke
Falling for Maddie Grace
Maddie Grace has followed her passion, and against all odds has become the first female professional football umpire in Australia.
When an on-field accident sees her caught up in play, and on the receiving end of a blow to the head that knocks her out, Maddie’s career is in jeopardy—not because of the accident, but because of the young man who knocked her out.
Zac Beecham is one of Australia’s most loved professional sports stars. He’s used to the intrusive paparazzi who seem determined to ferret out some dark and dirty secret where there is none. Having been open about his faith and Christian morals, he knows he is a target. So when he ends up on top of Maddie Grace, dazed and in a stupor from concussion, the media pounce on the visual images and decide to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Ridiculous headlines: Zac’s secret love affair with the ref – investigation into corrupt umpiring.
Dodging headlines is one thing, but dodging Maddie Grace is another.
Where There’s Smoke
After three years, Chris is returning home because of a bushfire crisis threatening his family farm. The danger level is extreme both to himself and the property, almost as extreme as the danger that his heart will be broken all over again.
Sally hasn’t seen Chris in three years, and she hasn’t forgiven him for just disappearing with no explanation. But he chooses today – the day when their neighbouring properties are in the path of a raging bushfire – to return. She wants to demand an explanation, but with the smoke and flames bearing down on them, now is the time for defending their homes and stock – and each other.
Romance forged in an action packed, high tension drama.
Plus two new stories from Meredith Resce
Best Seller and A Piece of Cake
Child of the Dust by Shoba Sadler (independent release, September 2016)
Beautiful but spoilt Vietnamese socialite, Cao Kim Lye, learns of her parents sudden death from the dashing Amerasian family chauffeur, Bryan Nguyen.
Kim steps out of a world of crystal and chandelier to enter the dust and chaos of the working-class. She finds herself living under the roof of a shop cum living quarters with Bryan and his adoptive family.
Ever conscious of the privileged class, Kim struggles against the emotional ties she forms towards Bryan, the reluctant saviour, who considers her an unnecessary hitch to his already complicated life.
He still bears the scars of abandonment by his mother and his American GI father when U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam.
Eventually Bryan and Kim's powerful attraction to each other begins to break down the walls between them, but is their attraction enough to blossom into a love that can sustain?