2 Works in Rachel Hunter/William Ransom
23 Jun 2019
It's been 5 years since Ian and Emily divorced, and Ian has been raising Digger on his own. The two of them have become a duo, with Rollo as a constant companion, until Emily calls and he sends her to voicemail:
“Hi Ian, it’s Emily.” She sounded nervous, speaking too quickly. “I guess you’ll know that. I’m calling because I wanted to be the one to tell you -- I’m filing for physical custody of Digger. I miss him, and I think it's… time. I hope you understand and don’t fight me on it. A child needs his mother. And I have my husband Jeremy here, who can help me with Digger -- you might know him by Sun Elk, remember? Well, we’ve been talking and... he really encouraged me to do it. And I want him. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. I think it would be good for Digger, too. I miss him. Okay, Ian. Please don’t be too mad. I’ll send the papers along soon. I wish you would have answered so we could’ve talked about it. I miss you, too, you know. Okay. Bye.”
Nearly the same day, an attractive woman named Rachel Hunter waltzes into his life, commissioning him to tattoo her. They hit it off, and Rachel offers him a fun, no-strings-attached distraction. He accepts her offer.
30 Jun 2018
When Rachel Hunter agreed to help her friend Dottie cater Colum MacKenzie’s 60th birthday party she worried that her canapes might become soggy or the whipped potatoes wouldn’t be creamy enough but never that she’d discover the guest of honor dead as a doornail!
- Part 1 of Fraser's Ridge Cozy Mysteries