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24185048 Millionaire Dad Nanny Needed

24185048 Millionaire Dad Nanny Needed



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Published by: PatriciaThananayagam on Oct 11, 2011
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Millionaire Dad, Nanny Needed!Susan Meier
CHAPTER ONETHE Wedding Belles’ three-story townhouse in the heart of Boston was always aflurry of activity, but that Friday, the number of people and the noise level theycreated had hit new heights. Brides—accompanied by their attendants and cluckingmothers—filled the offices and spilled into the hallways. The scent of chocolatecake wafted through the air. A rainbow of color flowed from gowns through flowerarrangements and favors for the reception dinner tables. Sequins on white bridedresses and veils caught the morning sun pouring in through the windows and sentflashes of light through the foyer, into the corridors, up the stairs.Audra Greene, accountant for Wedding Belles, worked her way through a gaggle ofgiggling bridesmaids, creating a rustle of satin and lace. She edged around thewedding party considering various shades of blue and the party trying on dresses inpinks and lavenders, smiling politely and saying, “Hello,” and “Excuse me,” on her wayto her third-floor office.Finally there, she closed the thick wooden door and leaned against it with a sigh.The Belles’ copper-haired, pixie-featured general assistant, Julie Montgomery,laughed. “It’s a jungle out there.”Removing her navy blue coat, Audra strode to her antique desk. “How manyweddings are they working on?”“Let’s see. The weddings for June of next year are in the initial planning stages.September brides are finalizing details.”“And April brides are panicking?” Audra hung her coat in the closet before she slidonto her tall-backed brown suede chair in front of the billowing yellow silk drapesthat gave the room the rich, elegant feel that she loved.
Julie tilted her head, considering that. “The Belles like to think of it as maximizinglast-minute opportunities.” With a chuckle, she went back to inputting invoices intothe computer to pay that month’s bills.Audra’s chest tightened as she watched Julie. The assistant—and the Belles forthat matter—had no reason to check into the most recent deposit in the businessaccount and discover it was actually every cent of Audra’s savings. Or that theestimated income taxes they’d sent in wouldn’t cover this year’s bill. Paying thedifference would drain the Wedding Belles’ coffers and they wouldn’t have enoughmoney for the wedding they’d promised to Julie. But Audra knew.Still, she didn’t immediately turn on her computer and begin writing the e-mail tothe other Belles about their dire financial straits. She needed to tell them—thismorning—before Julie’s wedding plans went any further. But she couldn’t do it infront of Julie.“Julie, would you do me a favor?”Always eager to please, Julie quickly glanced up. “Sure.”“I should have grabbed a bottle of water from the kitchen, but I have something Ihave to do right now. It can’t wait—” Loath to ask the Belles’ assistant to run thiskind of personal errand, Audra had no choice. She needed a few minutes of privacy,and when Julie entered invoices for payment she shared Audra’s office. “Could youget me a bottle of water?”“Sure!”Julie sprang from her seat. “I can’t believe you’d hesitate to ask me! I’m soindebted to you guys. I’d do anything for any of you.”

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