I’m so exited to share this with you! Out of Her Element has just released on Amazon! *happy dances* Check out an exclusive excerpt below. Or read the first chapter on my website.
Living a life of luxury isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Twenty-year-old Palestinian immigrant Mira Hassan is dirt-poor and homeless when wealthy family friends give her the chance of a lifetime. The Montaigne family invites her stay with them in their mansion on a twenty-five acre estate in Dayton, Ohio.
The transition from the hills of rural West Virginia to high society is anything but easy. As Mira deals with prejudice and struggles to understand America’s class system she must find a way to fit in with her hosts without losing herself.
Unable to find a reason to stall any longer, Mira gave the hound in her lap one last scratch. “Sorry, buddy. I have to grab my stuff and go back inside. Maybe I’ll see you again later.”
She gave him a gentle shove, and he rolled off her with a groan. Despite all three dogs begging for attention, or maybe jerky, she collected her pack and sleeping bag and returned to the cabin.
She stole a peek at the room while she set her things on the floor by the door and hung her coat on the empty peg. Richard still sat at the table, but James stood at the counter, knife in hand, with the rabbits in front of him. Bill was conspicuously absent.
The way Richard kept assessing her made her nervous, so she joined James.
“What are you making?”
“I was thinking about rabbit stew.” He glanced at her. “If I put it on now, it should be perfect by lunch.”
Maybe she could help him out to repay him for breakfast. “You want me to skin and cut up the rabbits for you?”
“If you’d like.”
He handed her the knife and joined Richard at the table. Mira quickly skinned both rabbits and set the pelts aside. She could trade them at the store after she cured them, unless one of the men wanted to keep them.
Working with practiced fingers, she soon had one rabbit boned and cut into bite-sized pieces. Bill came into the kitchen as she started on the second.
“Hey, Mira, I have a proposition for you.”
“What is it?” If he wanted to offer her a job, she would give it serious consideration.
“How would you like to come live with my wife and me?”
She almost cut herself. He wanted her to live with them?
Stilling her hands for a moment, she took a breath to compose herself. Her mind raced faster than her pulse. Moving into his house was a far cry from working for him.
She went back to work on the rabbit. “Is Mrs. Montaigne okay with this idea?”
“She’s hoping you’ll say yes. I just got off the phone with her, and she made me promise to call her back just as soon as I have your answer.”
Mira finished butchering the rabbit while she thought. Why did they want her to live with them? Did she even want to live there?
Out of Her Element is available on Amazon. Read for free with Kindle Unlimited.
Right now, Out of Her Element is available as an ebook only. A paperback version is coming soon, so stay tuned for more information!