Thanks for stopping by Jenny, please tell us about your Aussie ANZAC day story.
Memories of Love is a short romance written for Anzac Day. It celebrates one of the day’s great themes: mateship. Aussies are there for one another in the tough times.
Anzac Day is the day Australians remember those who fought and died for our country and for peace. If you’re ever in Perth, Western Australia (the setting for Memories of Love), you must visit Kings Park. The war memorial there has a stunning outlook over the city. But personally, even more than the memorial, I love the lines of old, tall trees planted to remember those who died in battle.
This is the view of Perth from Kings Park on a rare cloudy day.
In a style reminiscent of Robyn Carr, an intensely emotional story about taking chances and risking your heart.
When her family home burns down, it’s the final heartbreak for Rita Jorden who has already lost her parents. Her boss, former SAS captain and head of Tamerlane Security, Ivan Novak, steps in, offering her his home and his help. But Ivan has his own demons, and although he’s interested in Rita, there’s darkness in his past that could cause her harm. Thrown together into a situation that’s too close for comfort, this story can only end in one of two ways: in the destruction of Rita’s dreams of love — or the gift of healing and hope to two damaged survivors.
“We’ll contain the fire, but we can’t save your house."
Rita nodded. Part of her had been mourning it since she stumbled out of bed. There would be no recovering from this. Her mobile rang and she blinked to realise she still held it.
It was instinct to answer.
“Rita, I need you to come into the office. An emergency.” Ivan Novak, her boss, owner and chief executive officer of Tamerlane Security.
Late night calls were always emergencies.
Rita cleared her throat, feeling the harsh pain of the smoke she’d swallowed. “Ivan.”
“Did I wake you?” A touch of amusement lightened his voice. “You sound croaky.”
“My house is on fire.”
Heads turned as his voice exploded from the mobile.
Buy links for Memories of Love are available from the Escape Publishing website.
Jenny Schwartz is a West Australian author and the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran. Anzac Day has a special meaning for her and she hopes Memories of Love shares with you the day’s message of courage, love and the celebration of mateship.