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.
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The story 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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But Emily saw no warmth that morning. She heard no warmth in his voice. She felt no warmth from his touch.
Shivering, she pulled her gray cloak tighter about her shoulders. “Why did you bother to show up at all?”
His body stiffened at the question. He sucked in a deep breath, drew himself up, and peered down at the girl he’d called his own for the last seven years. As his gaze raked over her, Emily wondered again at the unmistakable changes she saw in him.
“I figured you’d be stubborn enough to come back, even if I didn’t want you here.” Without waiting for a reply, Ben looked around, spotted the dusty valise still lying in the middle of Main Street where she’d dropped it, and sauntered off to reclaim it. “Get in the wagon,” he called over his shoulder. “I’ll take you home.”
Ben took a few steps, stopped, and then turned to look at Emily again. “Have you really been waiting all this time for me?” For a moment, the familiar warmth returned to his amber eyes. The corners of his mouth briefly turned up as a grin flickered and died.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet”.
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