Salve for Souls

Thursday, April 7, 2016

FEAST AMONG THE PALMS






A scene from "Love's Sweetest Revenge" brings Liz and Rosa to a luxurious oceanfront condominium, with a million-dollar view of waves crashing onto Florida's sundrenched shore. The condo belongs to Carlos Martín, an international linguist who has worked with the President and flown aboard Air Force One.
Sipping wine from sparkling crystal, Liz and Rosa smile toward the open kitchen where Carlos and his brother Jack, are preparing Cuban cuisine for the foursome.
In their prime with rugged good looks, the brothers smile back, while romantic Spanish music plays in the background. Its castanets and guitars seem to dance in the fragrance of perfectly seasoned meat sizzling on the burner.
Seated on the plush sofa, Liz sways her well-proportioned form to the sensuous strains. Beside her, Rosa claps with the rhythm, its passion reflecting in her dark eyes.
The attraction between Liz and Carlos would prove irresistible, as would the chemistry between Rosa and Jack, an Army hero.
Rosa smoothes back her velvet-black hair. "I wouldn't change a thing about this vacation or this moment," she says to Liz.
Soon the table is set, candles are lit and generous portions of food are served.
The meat is crowned with onions and accompanied by yellow rice, black beans and sweet plantains, all cooked to perfection.
"Delicious!" Liz exclaims, closing her eyes to focus her senses on the mouth-watering food.
Being Latina, Rosa has made similar dishes. Liz is more familiar with the Italian recipes her parents brought from their native Italy.
"Please tell me what everything is and how you prepared it, especially the meat," she asks the brothers. "I might just try making it at home."
Carlos and Jack explain in turn. "The meat is vaca frita, meaning literally, fried cow. It's shredded beef we cook in red wine, lemon and spices such as garlic, oregano and cumin."
The brothers make sure Liz has the recipe. Liz cannot resist taking a picture of her meal.

Come join Liz, Carlos, Rosa and Jack for adventure, romance and a dream Florida vacation seasoned with a generous portion of mystery.
It's all in "Love's Sweetest Revenge," Book One in my "Castle in the Sun," romance series.

E-book just $2.99. Kindle Unlimited $0.00.
https://www.amazon.com/Loves-Sweetest-Revenge-Flora-Reigada-ebook/dp/B01BLKMLRC
The saga continues in "Love and Obsession," Book two in the series. E-book just $2.99. Kindle Unlimited $0.00.
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Obsession-Castle-Sun-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1O6HC4





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