Sweet Summer Love!

Summer is the perfect time to fall in love…with a good book!

 

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 Find a cozy nook, curl up, and enjoy sweet romances from these authors:

 

Christina Cole

Devika Fernando

Ashley Nemer

Penny Estelle

Shanna Hatfield

Sandra Nachlinger

Amanda Ward

Tea Cooper



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Winner will be selected at random on Sunday, June 22.


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What Do They Say…?

Welcome, readers, to Snippets!  Here, each week on Sunday,  I’ll be posting short six-sentence excerpts from my stories. You’ll meet Kat Phillips from Not the Marrying Kind, you’ll get to know Tom Henderson from Keeping Faith, and you’ll get “sneak peeks” of a very grown-up Emily Sue and Benjamin Brooks in He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.

This week, my snippet comes from Not the Marrying Kind, the first book in my “Sunset” series about life and love in the little town of Sunset, Colorado.

Remember last week? When Lucille noted the size of Joshua Barron’s socks and commented about men with large feet?

Snippet – You Know What They Say

In today’s snippet, Kat sees Joshua at church on Sunday morning.  Oh, dear. He’s got more mending for her to do!

Enjoy!

EXCERPT FROM: Not the Marrying Kind

 

“I think you look very nice.” Very nice, indeed. She eyed him from top to toe, then brought her gaze upward again to stop at the cloth bundle he held in his hands. “What’s that?” she asked as he thrust it toward her. “More socks?”

He nodded. “You did such a fine job on those first ones, Miss Kat, I was hoping you wouldn’t mind darning a couple more pairs for me. I do intend to pay you. I don’t expect you to do all this mending for nothing.” He glanced down at his well-polished boots. “I guess it’s these big feet of mine. For some reason, I seem to go through socks awful quick.”

Big Boots“Well, you know what they say about men with large feet.” She smiled and looked up, but just then Joshua began to cough and choke. “Are you all right?” she asked. “Can I get you something?”

Joshua sucked in a deep breath, held it, then peered down at her from his six-foot-two height. “Just what do they say, Miss Kat?” He seemed barely able to get out the words. “About a man with big feet?”

The way he looked at her made her face heat. In fact, her whole body seemed to suddenly be on fire.

“You know,” she replied, unable to look at him. “That they’re hard on socks.” Obviously she’d guessed wrong. She had the distinct impression that whatever it was they said, it wasn’t anything she should be thinking about in a place of worship. “I’ll get these back to you as soon as possible.”

 


COMING NEXT WEEK – IT’S LUCILLE’S TURN TO BE A BIT EMBARRASSED!

Watch for next week’s Snippet from KEEPING FAITH


 

Want to read more of Kat’s story?

Leave a comment and you could win a Kindle edition.

Winner will be selected at random tomorrow morning at 9 AM CDT.

NOT THE MARRYING KIND

Not the Marrying Kind

 

 NOT THE MARRYING KIND is a delightful story about a woman finding her true self and overcoming many obstacles along the way…big thanks to Christina Cole for writing such a wonderful historic western.

– Jeanine McAdam, Author –

Christina Cole is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical romance writers. She delivers once again with her latest. The characters are engaging, fun, warm, and strong. The plot tight, the pacing brisk, and the romance top notch. Also the attention to historical detail is spot on. A great read from beginning to end!

– V. L. Locey, Author –


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You Know What They Say

Welcome, readers, to the new home for my Six-Sentence Sunday Snippets.  Each week I’ll be posting a short excerpt from one of my historical romances — published ones and ones still in progress.

This week, the snippet I’ve chosen comes from Not the Marrying Kind, the first book in my “Sunset” series about life and love in the little town of Sunset, Colorado.

EXCERPT FROM: Not the Marrying Kind

 

What difference would one more little fib make? Ever since she’d met Joshua Barron in the hills that May evening, her life had become one clever lie after another. If all her untruths were lined up end to end, they’d surely stretch to hell and back.

Needle-and-Thread-250x297But Lucille, of course, quickly guessed the truth. “These aren’t your father’s shirts, Kat,” she said, holding one up. The broad shoulders and the length of the sleeves clearly indicated that they were made to fit a much taller, larger man than Dirk Phillips. She put down the shirt and picked up a sock, holding it by the toe. “And this,” she went on, “is definitely not your father’s.” She raised it a bit higher, noting its length. Her eyes widened. “Oh, my, you do know what they say about the size of a man’s foot, don’t you?”

Kat’s features scrunched up. She had no idea what Lucille was talking about now. She probably didn’t want to know.

“Oh, all right, yes. Joshua brought these to me,” she admitted. “But I need your help. You know I can’t sew.” Flattery always worked on Lucille, and Kat poured it on thick. “You’re the best seamstress in these parts, next to your mother, of course.” In addition to running the mercantile, Olive McIntyre used her dressmaking skills to augment the family’s income. She’d taught her daughter how to stitch and sew, as well. In time, Lucille would no doubt set up a little shop of her own.

“I know, but you can’t keep doing this.” Lucille shoved the shirts and socks into the bag and thrust it at Kat. “It’s wrong. Sooner or later, Mr. Barron is going to find out what you’ve been up to, and believe me, he’s not going to be happy about it.”

“He’s not going to find out.” Kat shook her head, refusing to accept the proffered bag. “It’s only a couple of shirts, Lucille. A few buttons, that’s all. What would it hurt for you to take five minutes of your time, do the mending, and earn a quarter?”


MORE TO COME NEXT WEEK!


 

Can’t wait until next week to read more of Kat’s story?

Leave a comment and you could win a Kindle edition.

Winner will be selected at random tomorrow morning at 9 AM CDT.

NOT THE MARRYING KIND

Not the Marrying Kind

 

 

Christina Cole is quickly becoming one of my favorite historical romance writers. She delivers once again with her latest. The characters are engaging, fun, warm, and strong. The plot tight, the pacing brisk, and the romance top notch. Also the attention to historical detail is spot on. A great read from beginning to end!

– V. L. Locey, Author –


Click HERE for more “Sneak Peeks” from your favorite romance authors!

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