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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The long road wound through thick stands of pine, their needles still lush and green against the gloomy backdrop of the late autumn sky. From somewhere high above them among the branches, the light-hearted song of a siskin floated down. Ben breathed deeply and loosened his death-grip on the reins.
“What about your folks, Em?” he asked, breaking the stillness between them. “Aren’t they expecting you? Won’t they worry if you don’t show up at home?”
She shook her head. “Our plans were a bit indefinite. I had several days of examinations at school. I wasn’t sure when I would finish up or which day I’d be ready to come back.”
“In other words, your folks don’t know you’re in Sunset?”
Her shoulders moved slightly. Ben guessed it was supposed to be a shrug. “I’ll send word later and let them know I’ve arrived and that I’ll be staying with Kat. Really, Ben, it’s all right.”
Relieved that she was still speaking to him after the unkind way he’d treated her earlier, he nudged her slightly. “So, how’s everything going at school? When you left last August, you were excited about it. You don’t seem all that enthused now.”
“My bad mood has got nothing to do with school.” She edged away from him and folded her arms across her chest. “I don’t know how you’d expect me to be cheerful after that tongue-lashing you delivered. You’ve made it very clear that you’re not happy to see me.”
A quick protest nearly slipped out but he sucked it back. For now, best that he not encourage her in any way.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little “snippet”.
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