A DEBT REPAID
by Jean Prugh
Love and Intrique in Europe
This story was told by me, by a spirit named Jennifer. She said, to repay a debt.
When Sarah is abandoned in a Paris convent by her mother, Jennifer her art teacher, befriends her. Robert Ballantyne sees her unusual style of painting and recognizes it as identical to that of an artist he once loved. Curious, he invites Sarah and Jennifer to London, supposedly to sponsor Sarah’s career. Staying in Robert’s home, they are surprised to see so many magnificent paintings by the old masters.
Sarah stays with Robert after Jennifer dies in a car crash. While in Berlin with him, she is outraged to find out how he obtained the paintings. She is attracted to Robert’s associate Phillip, though wonders if she can trust him. Later, he tells Sarah he is investigating Robert’s art connections, and has fallen in love with her. Robert, while drunk, attempts to rape her, but in a struggle dies and she is suspect.
Sarah is curious about her mother, and Phillip promises to find her. He does, and takes Sarah on a surprise trip to Switzerland. But when they visit with her there, they find out more unsettling truths.
Between writing in the summer and golfing in the winter in Tucson, Arizona. Jean is pleased to finally bring her second book A DEBT REPAID to the light of day. It is available through Amazon.com or at Santafejinx@gmail.com