Vic is a broken set of bones after Barnacle pushes her down the basement stairs. Thankfully, Tubs knew how to set bones without surgery and Dr. Connors knew how to make plaster casts.
Turns out Vic’s feral dog baby likes to chew on her casts.
So what were the health implications for consuming calcium sulfate, the main ingredient of a plaster cast? Gas and bloating.
Which makes it a whole lot safer than drinking from a Late Victorian baby bottle. So don’t fret for the Cannonball when you read that he likes to chew on Vic’s cast below. He’ll be fine.
While Xavier’s plan to take a holiday in Europe for Vic to have her baby incognito works well enough, complications during the birth almost takes both mother and child. Dr. Connors performs his first cesarean ever. While successful, it Vic takes months to recover. A prisoner to the bed, she spends her time encouraging marriage between two of their employees. Unfortunately, Xavier’s original negotiations with Tubs prevents the giant from acting upon his heart. While Xavier chases ladies enjoying the sun, Vic convinces Tubs to resign his service.
When Xavier and Vic return to England, the head of Scotland Yard awaits them at the dock. A great change in Parliament has occurred due to the fallout of their last investigation. England is crumbling beneath an outbreak of crimes and their help is desperately needed before lives are ruined and jobs are lost.
Vic stared at her butler, feeling as if Christmas had come early. “Gregory, are you telling me I have my own carriage and driver?”
She wrapped her arms around his waist. “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Gentlemen do not hug,” he scolded. “And you are welcome. I realized it was ridiculous for you to be carted about in a rented carriage, when your carriage sat unused at the other house.”
“Won’t Claire need it?” The last thing she wanted was Claire arriving at the door calling her a thief.
“No, Mr. Brown has bought an automobile, so they no doubt will appreciate the removal of two horses and the second carriage from the stable.”
“I can’t wait to see David’s car,” Vic said and remembered Claire still didn’t know for certain she was back from Spain. While she had seen Xavier, Vic had managed to avoid her thus far. And the reason for the continued secrecy was presently chewing on her ankle cast. She reached down and stroked Cannon’s giant head.
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Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved normally. But all those bad behaviors has given her lots of fodder for her humorous romances. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
You have been warned.
Mostly humorous books by Liza:
Ghost Lover—Two British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. And there’s a ghost cat that roams about the book as well. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)
Untamed & Unabashed—The youngest of the Bennet sisters, Lydia, tells her story. A faithful spinoff from Pride & Prejudice.
A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)
Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.
Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.
Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.
Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.
The Hardest Love — Is to love oneself. Sam’s story.
The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)
The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.
The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue him, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.
A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?
The Mesmerist — The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.
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