Danger in the Woods

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Peggy Lea Baker, May 7, 2012 - Fiction
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What was supposed to have been a pleasant afternoon exploring the woods behind their great Aunt Clara's mountain cabin home, turned into a frightening and dangerous adventure for Nick James and his younger sister, Mandy.A sudden, and violent thunderstorm, accompanied by cold and gusting wind, sends them scrambling for cover as they try to figure out how to get back to the safety of Aunt Clara's home. Losing sight of the narrow trail they were following, Nick and his sister find temporary shelter under a tree until they hear the sound of barking dogs in the distance.Soaking wet and muddy, they push through the wind and rain convinced that a rescue party is looking for them. Continuing with determination, they eagerly approach another small cabin only to discover they are heading into a dangerous situation instead.Nick and Mandy realize they must do their best to avoid being hunted down by two very suspicious men and their two vicious dogs, quickly heading back into the woods to avoid being discovered. They struggle to stay calm as night comes and darkness takes over the woods. Mandy worries about wild animals and other strange sounds, relying on her older brother's quick thinking to keep them both safe.As their unexpected adventure through the night unfolds, they discover there is more to these two unsavory men and their dogs than they could have ever imagined especially when they find themselves cornered and staring into the evil eyes of the two growling dogs.

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Born and raised in California, and mother to five children, Ms. Baker enjoys a diverse life which includes writing, art, and amateur photography. Observing people, watching how they interact with others and cope with ongoing life events, provides her with ample material as she pursues her passion for writing suspense and intrigue fiction. Whether for youth, young adults or a more mature audience, she loves to create story lines that will capture her readers' attention and keep them turning the pages with one exciting and unexpected twist and turn after another.

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