Sanctuary - a suspense/romantic novel by Glyn Smith-Wild

It is the characters that make this book as well as the twists and turns of the storyline. Mainly set in France, the story centres around Ben Coverdale and the love of his life Mary Willson. Ben moves to France when the love affair breaks down, thinking that he can escape from his disappointments. It doesn't work out like that, and his past catches up with him in ways he could never have iamgined.

Hi, I'm Katie. Our author, Glyn Smith-Wild has said that we post some snippets from the book which feature us. This is on the night Dave and I returned from our honeymoon:

They went to bed early that evening. Once they were cuddled up together in bed, Dave was aware of Katie giggling, her whole body shaking, and then her laughing so much that at one point he thought she was going to choke.

'What's so funny?' he asked her.

'I was just remembering the last day of our holiday in that field,'she replied, tears of laughter running down her face.

Katie had been determined to find somewhere where they could have sex al fresco, something before now she had not managed to experience. They had driven miles around country lanes until they found a location which they both thought looked suitable. They found themselves in the narrowest of lanes so they had parked the car and made their way through a wide gate into a field which seemed to be far enough away from roads and footpaths for their needs.

They had crossed the field to the far side, where the field sloped away. Secluded by a hedge, Katie laid a blanket on the ground and after minimal foreplay, stripped off and made love with the sun shining down on them. What they didn't know was that just the other side of the hedge was where a group of fourteen and fifteen year old schoolboys were dropped off after school athletics. As the boys alighted from their bus they were aware of something happening on the other side of the hedge. Drawn by the squeals of delight emanating from Katie as she rode Ben cowboy style, first one and then the whole group went over to the hedge from where they could see everything going on. When the pair reached their noisy climax, there were hearty cheers from the boys.

The couple had calmly dressed, gathered up their things, and walked nonchalantly back to their car where they had collapsed in a heap of laughter. 'Well, that should help them with their biology,' Katie had said.

Hello, I'm Mary.  What an idiot you are, Katie. Of all the situations you get yourself into in the book, you have to choose a piece about your sexual antics. What you have shown has no bearing on the main story in the book at all. Anybody reading that will think that 'Sanctuary' is about sex, and we both know it isn't. Why didn't you tell them about Ben having to rescue you or something about Dave. Our author has written a book full of mystery and romance, and that is what he wants us to show future readers. Anyway, I just want to share a bit about me and Donald, the guy I left Ben for. I fell for him hook, line and sinker, but I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. He was weird - really weird, and I'm glad to be away from him. Of course all the details are in the book.

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