by Nancy Fraser
GENRE: Historical Romance Anthology (Vintage (1950s)
Ah … the Fifties!
A time of innocence, and the not so innocent. From “I Love Lucy” and “Willy” to “Private Secretary”, “Father Knows Best” and “Bachelor Father”, television and music from the fifties gave us inspiration. Come take a trip down memory lane with these five vintage reads!
Get your romance on, and make grandma proud!
Ed Loves Marnie ~ 1955 – Can this handsome military man convince the single mother to take another chance at love? Or, will their shared memory put a wall between them?
Willa Thomas, Attorney-in-Love ~ 1956 – Will these co-workers be able to tow the company line and forego a chance at love? Or, will they risk everything for love?
Professor Knows Best ~ 1957 – Will this freaky trip back in time to 1957 give her the answers she seeks? Or, only more confusion? How difficult will she find it to navigate being best friends with the college-age version of her own mother?
His Private Secretary ~ 1958 – Can she run interference between her handsome boss, his needy family, and the scores of women trying to bed him and wed him and still remain unaffected by his many charms?
The Bachelor Father ~ 1959 – Will Nanny #5 be the one to finally ace the job, and coax him out of his shell and back into life? And, will a family vacation to Paris fulfill their wildest dreams?
From: Ed Loves Marnie ~ 1955
The remainder of July flew by in a blur. Day camp for the kids, golf and lunch at the country club on Saturdays with mom and dad, church and barbeques on Sundays. The usual. Marnie couldn’t help but wonder how Ed was spending his summer. He’d called nearly every evening the first week after he’d left, a couple of times the second week, but nothing since.
With the kids in bed for the night, Marnie poured herself a cup of tea and curled up on the couch to read. No sooner had she opened the book when the phone rang. Her pulse raced in anticipation, even though it was likely only Terri or her mom.
“Hello?” she greeted.
“Hello there to you, too.”
At the sound of Ed’s voice, her heartbeat doubled. “I’d almost given you up as MIA,” she said.
He chuckled, and Marnie found her previous dismay at his silence melting away like an ice cream cone on a hot August day.
“Sorry about that,” he said. “Washington sent another pilot and me away with very little notice. I barely had time to pack my duffle.”
“Something important?” she asked.
“To the military, everything’s important. However, this was quite routine.” He paused before asking, “How have you been? And the kids?”
“Fine. Despite the heat and humidity, we’re surviving.”
“I’ve got to change my plans a bit,” he told her.
You’re not coming home…I mean to Frederick…this weekend?”
“No, unfortunately.” When she didn’t respond, he added, “And I do consider it home, Marnie.”
“When will you be here?” she asked and then wished for the words back. They made her sound so desperate.
“It looks as if I won’t make it until Labor Day weekend.”
“Is there anything you need done at the house?” she asked, hoping she sounded cheerful despite her disappointment.
“I think I’ve got everything covered.”
Oh…I just thought—”
“Marnie,” he said softly, the tender way in which he said her name stopping her negative thoughts in their tracks. “I miss you.”
“I—” She stopped short and drew a breath for courage. “I miss you, too.”
“Do you have plans for the Labor Day weekend?”
“That’s the weekend we usually go up to the lake with Stephanie. She has a cabin there and the kids can swim and—”
“Any chance they can go ahead with their grandma and you and I drive up on Sunday?”
“You can’t be here until Sunday?”
“No, I’ll be there late Friday or early Saturday,” he told her. “I just thought perhaps we could spend one day together. Alone.”
Together. Alone. The images Ed’s words had conjured up spun through her thoughts late into the night, drawing a sensual heat from Marnie she’d not felt in ages. As long, and lonely as July had been, August would likely be worse.
Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.
Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.
Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.
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