Authors Nell Jones, Penny Stewart Releases ‘Under the Surface’

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Book chronicles tale of lost love, danger, suspense, battle of good versus evil

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Authors Nell Jones and Penny Stewart joined forces once again to grace the literary world with another compelling novel in 2015, “Under the Surface” (published by Xlibris). In their latest collaborative work, they showcased their careful attention to detail and clever dialogues that will captivate readers from beginning to end.

Set in Tuscany, this book brings to mind vineyards and olive groves dotting the countryside, visible from the fortified and walled mountaintop village called Montefirenza. The scenic atmosphere gives a surface picture of pastoral, peaceful and bucolic monotony, yet underneath that surface lie a world of emotions and a sea of changes. From kidnappings to murder, from teenage angst to mature passion, from prejudice to understanding, from greed to benevolence, from festivals to funerals – this small village reveals that what affects one, affects all.

In this story, readers will follow Alessandra, the owner of an olive and wine business she inherited from her grandparents. A widow, she recently reconnects with her past through the help of her office manager, Lia. Through the internet, Alessandra rekindles her romance with Vittorio a man from her youth. Their life in the peaceful village is dotted by prejudice, kidnappings, attempted murder and pedophile cases. Can they restore the village atmosphere back into order?

“Under the Surface” is for readers who enjoy travel and exotic locations. It is also for people who have reconnected with their teenage lovers and those who are interested in the classic battle of good versus evil.

“Under the Surface”
By Nell Jones/Penny Stewart
Hardcover | 6x9in | 226 pages | ISBN 9781514418789
Softcover | 6x9in | 226 pages | ISBN 9781514418796
E-Book | 226 pages | ISBN 9781514418772
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nell Jones is a long time resident of New Mexico, a world traveler and a retired educator. She enjoys writing, reading, teaching, playing the organ, traveling nationally and internationally – all a celebration of the rich possibilities of life.

Penny Stewart is a resident of South Carolina, a world traveler and retired educator. She taught in Mississippi, Brazil and New Mexico. She, along with Nell Jones, co-founded the High Plains Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. She enjoys, in her retirement, visiting with friends and family.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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