The most poignant sequence of Mina and Diego’s intensely obsessive love story...
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Mina's Adventures #4
Publication Date: October 2014
On the eve of the final sale of her mother’s business, Italian import Mina Calvi faces a crossroads. The road she dreams of foretells a life of rosy bliss in a quaint Laguna Canyon cottage, sipping cappuccino with her lover, Diego. When a chance detour brings her face to face with the love of her life caught in the wrong place, with the wrong crowd, that road to paradise takes a turn onto a rocky trail dotted by death, betrayal and loneliness. Mina’s friends, old and newly found, rally to keep her safe while she navigates through intense drama and self doubt to finally find redemption.
Ashes of Autumn is possibly the most poignant sequence of Mina and Diego’s intensely obsessive love story.
He rested his hand on the bar top, next to Mina’s. She willed herself not to move, not to react. Prayed he couldn’t hear the thunder in her chest, the wailing in her soul.
“Funny to meet you here.” He leaned closer to her.
“Totally unexpected.” Touch my hand. Tell me how you missed me.
The bartender said something to Diego, waited then moved on.
“Hey, you two know each other?” The surprise in Kalinda’s voice genuine.
“Know each other?” Mina tilted her head, searched his unreadable eyes. “Hard to say.”
“Really?” He kept his eyes on her. Probably regained his sense of balance after the shock of finding her there. He put his hand on the back of her stool and spun it so that she faced him. The edge of his sleeve brushing against her bare shoulder.
National Bestselling author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona--but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?
Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco--but then, who doesn't?