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Into the Bush

Under African Skies

By Marlette Bess

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Format: Paperback, 410 pages
Published In: United States, 13 October 2015
Sunny Franklin, a forty-three year old from Las Vegas, made a life changing decision to leave her traveling companions in Egypt and venture out on her own. She met two people in Cairo on her first day alone that would have a profound influence on her life. Sunny learned that Caroline and Howard were extremely wealthy people with busy lives and that they were much more than colleagues. That night Sunny had dinner with them and again breakfast the next morning. The instant friendship was solidified when Caroline invited Sunny to come join her at her farm near Kruger National Park, South Africa. This started an adventure for Sunny into the world of the rich and famous. After staying on Caroline's farm for days, Caroline took Sunny to Cape Town for six weeks of parties and galas and more social lunches than she had ever attend in her life. Experiencing the life of a socialite for some time, Sunny told Caroline that was time for her to move on. She thanked Caroline for her hospitality, but she knew it was time to be solo again. Caroline was upset, but it was nothing that a shopping trip couldn't cure. Three days later, Sunny, once again, found herself in the lap of luxury riding the Blue Train north to Pretoria Station near Johannesburg. It was her transition trip from pampering to having to carry a backpack while on safari. Howard gifted Sunny a new laptop. It was the latest and greatest with satellite capabilities to company the international cell phone he had already given her. Howard loved technology and Sunny reaped the benefits. She entered Botswana on her own with high hopes about her safari - seeing the exotic animals and breathtaking landscapes. She shopped in a women's co-op, she took a tour based on Alexander McCall Smith, Number One Ladies Detective Agency books and also visited a the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Sunny was happy and lonely at the same time. With night after night of sexy dreams, Sunny was surprised that Africa woke up her spirit and her sexuality. Sunny met Jamie Bevins, a twenty-eight year old, cocky bush pilot from New Zealand, when he flew her into the bush at Gunn's Camp in the Okavango Delta. On the flight, she could smell Jamie's pheromones... her logic was lost and nothing was left but pure lust. Jamie entered into Sunny's dreams. A week later, Jamie came to Kubu Lodge on the Chobe River for dinner and sat down at Sunny's table. The instant chemistry they had for each other was culminated that night. That night of lust and passion change them and forged a love bond that couldn't be broken. They became inseparable adventurers. Sunny accompanied Jamie to New Zealand for his four-year skin cancer checkup. Jamie asked Sunny to marry him but before they could have a ceremony, they had many issues to resolve. On the one-month anniversary of their marriage, while having sex, Jamie discovered a lump in Sunny's. They were devastated when they received a diagnosis of breast cancer. Sunny went through three surgeries, was on drug therapy and took an antidepressant; slowly Sunny became a ghost of herself. Jamie had finished flight school and was a copilot from Sidney, Australia to Los Angles, California. Jamie felt disconnected to Sunny because he was off flying until one night he found her in the bathtub with a razor blade. They had had so little time together and Jamie was devastated at the thought of losing his love. Howard came to visit his friend Sunny and found that she was not well both mentally or physically. She was admitted to a hospital, which helped her physically, but the emotional scars of breast cancer took much longer to heal. Weeks passed and Sunny regained her health. Jamie took a job in Africa flying jets for Howard's company, Hanley International. This would allow him to be home with Sunny more. Sunny knew they would lead healthy, adventurous and lustful lives when they returned into the bush under African Skies.

About the Author

Marlette Bess was born and raised on the sunny southern California coast. By her early twenties she found herself alone with no family. Although Marlette came from humble beginnings, she always dreamt of travelling to exotic places. This fuelled a lifelong desire for travel and adventure. Marlette's impetuous naivete and shoestring budget lead her on her first international adventure to Israel where she worked long, hard days on a kibbutz. Saving her money, she next ventured on to Europe, no longer innocent about the ways of the world. With her travel mate and future husband at her side, the next big journey was to Africa. They crossed the Sahara Desert from West Africa to Nigeria then onto Senegal during the drought of 1973. Together they enjoyed meeting the people, seeing the animals and experiencing the continent's beauty. While other Americans were celebrating the Bi-centennial in 1976, Marlette and her husband were on a bus loaded with people, pigs and parcels, traveling through Central America. The couple saved their money and continued to travel to many countries throughout the world including Egypt, Canada, Australia, Italy, New Zealand and many other places. Marlette has lived in California, Oregon and Montana. Her travels have taken her too many parts of the world: Thailand, Turkey, India, Burma, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, American Samoa, Australia, and much of Europe, both alone and with friends. Her latest adventure was cruising the Baltic Sea and discovering Iceland. Through her many world travels, recently she has developed a renewed interest in the beauty and mystery of North America. Why does Marlette write? At first writing was a hobby. She had never been that interested in English in school and thought you had to know how to spell to be a writer. After a downturn in her health, recovery writing has been a way of life...it acts as therapy. Marlette is a novelist, not so much writer. Give her three hundred pages and she'll give you a complete story! Marlette writes Women's Contemporary Fiction with a focus on relationships. Hope you enjoy her stories!"

EAN: 9781512374483
ISBN: 1512374482
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dimensions: 20.32 x 12.7 x 2.13 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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