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Manhattan Magic

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Manhattan Magic

Length:
56 pages
51 minutes
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Released:
May 8, 2012
ISBN:
9781476128443
Format:
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A short novella by Marina Oliver, author of 60+ novels.

Coming out of the shower in her borrowed apartment, Rezia is confronted by a very angry - but very blond and attractive - young man. She expected her photographic commission in New York to be exciting - but not this exciting!

Klaus turns out to live next door and has mistaken Rezia for the apartment's owner. But their quickly developing relationship is threatened by newspaper photographs of him he thinks she has taken.

Rezia is looking forward to working in the major art galleries and museums in New York. And being given the use of Gina's luxury penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park when Gina suddenly goes away adds even more to her expectations.

But Klaus' behaviour puzzles Rezia. Maybe he mistook her for Gina - but why should he be so angry? What was Gina not telling her?

Gradually Klaus' efforts to make amends by taking Rezia to dinner - and even to his Long Island home enables them to develop a more relaxing relationship. But then photographs of Klaus in his home are published and he blames Rezia. Can their friendship survive?

Previously published under the pseudonym Laura Hart

Publisher:
Released:
May 8, 2012
ISBN:
9781476128443
Format:
Book

About the author

Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.


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Manhattan Magic - Marina Oliver

MANHATTAN MAGIC

BY

MARINA OLIVER

Coming out of the shower in her borrowed apartment, Rezia is confronted by a very angry – but very blond and attractive – young man. She expected her photographic commission in New York to be exciting – but not this exciting!

Klaus turns out to live next door and has mistaken Rezia for the apartment's owner. But their quickly developing relationship is threatened by newspaper photographs of him he thinks she has taken.

Rezia is looking forward to working in the major art galleries and museums in New York. And being given the use of Gina's luxury penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park when Gina suddenly goes away adds even more to her expectations.

But Klaus' behaviour puzzles Rezia. Maybe he mistook her for Gina – but why should he be so angry? What was Gina not telling her?

Gradually Klaus' efforts to make amends by taking Rezia to dinner – and even to his Long Island home enables them to develop a more relaxing relationship. But then photographs of Klaus in his home are published and he blames Rezia. Can their friendship survive?

Manhattan Magic

By Marina Oliver

Copyright © 2016 Marina Oliver

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Cover Design by Debbie Oliver

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Author Note

Living in New York is a dream for many girls, and for Rezia it comes true when she begins to work there on an assignment. It's a fabulous place with the skyscrapers and the feeling of importance that big things happen in the Big Apple.

MANHATTAN MAGIC

by MARINA OLIVER

Chapter 1

'This is unbelievable!' Rezia exclaimed, putting down her laptop and surveying the beautiful room with wide windows overlooking the lush greenery of Central Park.

To her left the Manhattan skyscrapers were visible, and the other way was a glimpse of the Reservoir behind what she was sure was the Metropolitan Museum of Art. How convenient this apartment would be when she was working there. Many of the other museums and galleries were close by, too. Below, the Fifth Avenue traffic, as crowded as she'd been told it was, crawled past, but the double glazing was so efficient only the faintest hum could be heard, and the occasional blare of a horn or siren. It would be different if she sat on the small balcony. This block was not very tall, and the noise and fumes would be unpleasant.

Gina, an amazingly pretty girl a year or so older than Rezia, equally dark haired, but not so tall, glanced up from the letters she was scanning, and shrugged. 'It's convenient, but the neighbours can be a pest!'

'I thought there was only one other flat – apartment, I mean – on this top floor?' Rezia said, puzzled. 'Who lives there?'

'Forget it. I had a row with him last time I was here, that's all. I must fly, the car will be here. You've got my father's office address?'

'Yes, and I'll send all your mail to him, don't worry. It's the least I can do for you when you let me use this wonderful place.'

Gina vanished into the bedroom. Rezia glanced round the large room again, blinking in disbelief. It was bigger than her entire flat back in London, furnished with two huge, leather-covered settees, several matching armchairs, and a round walnut dining table. Expensive scatter rugs dotted the

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