After their wedding and a fairy-tale honeymoon, as our mum-to-be comes to terms with her new life, the vicious shadow of a past affair intrudes
All about Jennifer: a feisty international business romance!
In 'Now Comes Tomorrow' Jennifer finds herself facing new challenges from the international world of multi-million dollar property developments and from her relationship with Hans Müller, the chairman of the FKW group, a man old enough to be her father. In London the newly formed Aare Foundation, a Swiss-based Charity providing focussed and long-term support for a range of youth projects across Europe, imposes yet further demands on her.
Tumultuous changes take place in Jennifer's personal and professional life in the months after a Christmas holiday cruising in the Caribbean on Müller’s luxury ocean-going yacht; changes that, as a shadow from her past suddenly intrudes, throw into sharp focus her relationship with friends and professional colleagues around the world.
Thursday, December 18th - St Lucia, Windward Islands
Jennifer had almost forgotten how beautiful the Princess Eugene was. Anchored a couple of hundred yards off-shore in the calm sun-drenched blue waters of the secluded bay the pure white sixty-metre motor yacht, back-dropped by those steeply rising tree-covered hills, could have escaped from a Bond movie or, more likely, from a modern-day fairy story.
One of the crew – she couldn’t remember meeting him before – helped Johann unload her cases from the boot of the taxi. Helmut Schiller, the yacht’s first officer who’d met her on the quayside at Corfu an eternity ago, greeted her with a handshake and a warm smile before helping her on board the powerful motor launch. ‘Fräulein Anderson, welcome once again to the Princess.’
Captain Adams met her as she stepped onto the aft deck of the Princess. Behind him, to one side of the wide staircase leading to the upper deck, was the empty cradle for the motor launch; to the other side of the stairs the runabout was still covered by a white tarpaulin. ‘Miss Anderson, we’re delighted to have you on board again, this time for a little longer than your last visit. I’m sorry we didn’t meet at Corfu; I seem to remember I was rather busy trying to sort out some problems the Corfiot harbour authorities were having.’
Steve Adams had, of course, been aware of Jennifer returning to the Princess late that evening with Hans Müller. The following morning he could still remember being more amused than surprised at the sight of her having breakfast on the sundeck with his employer. He’d immediately decided that, since there were a number of things that needed his attention before they could sail for Alexandria, it would be tactful to stay on the bridge. Helmut Schiller held similar views although, by no stretch of the imagination, did the work require the attention of both senior officers.