MOONLIGHTING IN VERMONT:
Sometimes a girl just has to get dirty
TROUBLE FOLLOWS SOME WOMEN…
Bella Bree MacGowan is your average country girl. She works two jobs to support her farm and the menagerie of stray animals that accumulate there; she’s almost always covered in mud; and everyone in her small town of South Royalton, Vermont, feels free to comment on everything from her love life ("That Jim just isn't right for you!") to her expired inspection sticker ("Better get that car looked at!"). Is there any such thing as privacy anymore?
… BUT IT FELL IN LOVE WITH BREE MACGOWAN.
When Bree finds a dead body at the five-star resort where she moonlights as a maid, her life careens out of control. Her lawyer boyfriend, Jim, dumps her; the surly and sensual investigating officer, Lieutenant Miles Brooks, keeps giving her the beady eyeball; and a reporter at the paper where she works names Bree as the primary suspect in the murder! Can your average hard-working country girl prove her innocence, rein in a love life gone wild, and maintain her sanity all at the same time?
Kate George is the author of the award winning novel Moonlighting in Vermont and it's sequel California Schemin'. Raised in California, she currently lives in Vermont with her husband, four children and two dogs.
Bree does her best to do the right thing, she just is a little off center about what the right thing might be. What do I mean by that? Well faced with a choice to do what I would really like to do and what society dictates, I do what society dictates. Bree is much more likely to do what she'd really like to do.
What she really likes to do when faced with a dead body is NOT throw up.
Moonlighting in Vermont
“Oh, my God.” I sank to my knees. The thing blocking the door was my boss. My dead boss, if the amount of blood on the floor was any indication. Crap! I knelt down and squeezed my arm through the space to see if I could feel a pulse, but she was cold. Dead cold. I sat down on the porch floor, put my head between my legs, and willed myself not to throw up.