Having rediscovered each other after years apart, Finley and Max tread carefully around each other for fear of another rupture in their relationship. But a chance trip to Fes to research an article allows Finley to discover more than just the sights, sounds and tastes of this mesmerizing Moroccan city.
Max joins Finley on the final leg of her assignment in Morocco, sharing with her the hidden treasures of a city that he has explored in the time since she left Morocco the first time. As she uncovers the myriad delights of the city, she also learns about herself and the man she may decide to let back into her life.
Follow Finley and Max through the streets of Fes in this Bonus Chapter to Book 1 of the Blake Sisters Travel Mystery Series.
New author Carter Fielding is a millennial with an old soul. She likes old maps, old photographs, vintage records, and vintage champagnes. A Southerner, with roots in Anderson, S.C., she likes a good bourbon, a day that calls for wearing a barn jacket and wellies, and the smell of wet earth after a good rain.
After graduating from Williams College and Georgetown Law School, Fielding worked in banking in New York City before returning to the DC area as a management consultant. She lives in Northern Virginia with her Boykin spaniel, Trucker, and uses her passion for books and travel to create characters she hopes readers will come to love
I wish I could have as mature a conversation about relationships as Finley and Max did. The beauty of letting go of the past is that it clears space for the future. There is a concept in Vipassana meditation, anicca—impermanence—that lets you accept that what you think is now has indeed, in just a second, already passed and will never be again. Finley and Max might find that freeing.
Discovery in Fes
The train, which left the station promptly at 12:45 a.m., arrived in Fes at 7:30 a.m. The time in between went quickly as two people, who knew each other in another time and seemingly another space, uncovered what had passed between them years ago, unmentioned. It wasn’t a discussion of what had gone wrong, but rather one about how they each had missed all the things that were so right about the two of them together. It was a conversation fraught with a lot of laughs and a few sighs, but no tearful regrets. What both of them concentrated on was being sure that this time, all that was felt and thought and sensed was said, so that the other could experience and engage and above all, enjoy.