Whirlwind Romance

A rush of emotion dropped a veil over all but the tiny world of the two people in seats 11A and 11B, in a jet plane floating somewhere over the Atlantic, in a still moment in time.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wow! Reality Imitates My Fiction

Reality imitating art?  Triptych, my tale of legend, history and romance intertwining in a triptych of suspense, eerily foreshadows this intriguing news item.

Julian Radcliffe, chairman of the London-based Art Loss Register, calls it "the biggest cache of illegally stored art since the end of the [[second world] war." He's talking about the discovery in Munich, Germany of more than 1400 artworks, including previously unknown paintings by Matisse and Chagall. The paintings were found in the apartment of an 80-year-old man whose father had acted as an agent for the Nazis to collect art and sell it abroad. It's not yet clear whether the man was protecting the art or wanted it for himself. At any rate, his son kept the paintings, only selling one now and then to live on. One investigator described the collection as "professionally stored and in very good condition." So the mystery continues.

The only thing missing in this story is romance. That's where Triptych has the upper hand.


Miranda Cabot lost all interest in love after her husband Edward crashed into the Potomac River rocks called the Three Sisters. Her sister Honor likewise prefers her tower and her writing.  Not so the third sister Sybil, who longs for romance with a dashing Frenchman.  She advertises for said hero on Craig’s List and is rewarded with the Chevalier du Bon Arnaque, who comes to Washington from Alsatia claiming to be an art dealer. Miranda identifies one of his paintings as a previously unknown masterwork and begins to suspect the Chevalier is a crook.

 She asks her neighbors Dieter Heiliger and his grandson Corey, to act as chaperones. With three beautiful, strong-willed women in a house filled with three handsome, virile men, the inevitable result is an intricate web of jealousy, sex, and intrigue. Add in long-lost master artworks hidden from the Nazis, stolen prototypes and a resident genius and you have a recipe for romance. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend calls for?
You can read more about the German discovery here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_ART_FOUND?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-05-15-04-49. Triptych is available in ebook and print here:





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