It’s time for another teaser Tuesday! Today, I’m sharing a What Happens Abroad, the last book in the Adventures Abroad series, coming June 16 from Bloomsbury Spark.
I stared out at the city for a bit longer, letting my thoughts drift around, and an idea occurred to me. Glancing down at the street, I fought back a surge of vertigo. Instead, I looked at the wide windowsill. It looked big enough to hold me, but I didn’t want to just hoist myself up and topple over backward to the street. I dragged the nightstand under the window and used it to climb up, slowly, clutching the hinges of the shutters, until I was standing in the tall window. Still hanging on tightly, I looked out over the city, and I almost laughed.
It was like a whole different world stretched beneath me, waiting to be seen. The angle of the buildings I’d been looking at when I was standing on the floor of my room had shifted, and I felt a heady sense of power now that my eyes skimmed over the Duomo.
A few feet shouldn’t have made that much of a difference, but then again, it’s all about perspective. As an artist, you’d have thought I would have remembered that. A small smile spread across my face as I considered the possibilities spread out before me. Maybe the answer was waiting for me down in the streets of Florence.
One adventure abroad they’ll never forget.