From Christina: As I work on the third book of “The Sunset Series”, I’m going to be sharing the story here. I’ll be posting “snippets” each week on Sneak Peek Sunday, and from time to time, I might post additional snippets, as well.
The story, “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”, is scheduled for release from Secret Cravings Publishing in January. Please be aware that what you are reading here will be unedited, unrevised work from a rough draft of the story. All comments, questions, and suggestions will be appreciated.
Those who’ve read “Not the Marrying Kind” will remember Emily Sue Phillips as the annoying little sister who loved sneaking about. In this story, she’s a very grown up young lady. I hope you enjoy today’s snippet, and that you’ll continue reading as the story progresses.
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Emily Sue Phillips arrives in Sunset
Nobody flounced better than Emily Sue Phillips. She’d first begun working on her flounce in her pre-adolescent years, and now, at the age of nineteen, she had more than perfected the art. Demonstrating her abilities, she wrapped her cloak around with a flourish and pranced across the brick platform of the stage depot. Her long skirts swirled about her ankles, and she lifted her chin a bit higher. Unfortunately, folks around town were busy that morning – too busy to pay her any mind.
For good measure, Emily added in a disdainful shake of her head, knowing how perfectly the strawberry-blonde ringlets danced around her heart-shaped face. To complete her performance, she threw in a well-practiced look of scorn – along with a rather unladylike snort. All to no avail.
No one noticed. Worse, no one cared that her heart was breaking.
With a sigh born of disappointment, Emily gave up flouncing about, stopped at the edge of the raised platform and glanced around once more. She’d been waiting – and watching – for nearly an hour, ever since the stage had arrived in Sunset and she’d eagerly disembarked.
But Benjamin had not come to greet her.
The bitter chill of the frosty November morning quickly seeped through her woolen cloak. Emily shuddered as a gust of wind rose up, whipping at the edges of her skirt. Dead leaves rustled through the streets. A perfect day for heartbreak, indeed.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet”.
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