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I'm sharing a new project. It's a romance with a little mystery. It's a work in progress, so I'm open to suggestions. The story begins with this snippet.
“Mom,” Bethany leaned around the corner of the living room, “I’m sorry to bail on you, but I have to go to work.”
Abby Ten Eyck finished hanging the ornament on the Christmas tree that graced her mother’s living room window. She wiped her hands on her jeans—live evergreens always made her hands itchy. “I appreciate all the work you and the boys have done.”
Why Mother wanted them to bring down all the Christmas decorations was beyond her.
Abby glanced at her watch. “You’d better leave now. You can’t keep those hungry shoppers waiting.”
The last place Abby wanted to be on the Sunday after Thanksgiving was at a store while the thundering horde fought for bargains. Friday and yesterday had been nightmares at her shop and would be until December twenty-fourth.
Apologies for the misuse of commas. The blurb and cover are also works-in-progress.
Abby Ten Eyck hates change. Her mother is arrested, with an unknown man, and she’s selling the family home—Abby’s worst nightmare. For fifteen years since her divorce, she’s kept men at bay. A handsome newcomer revives her dormant feelings, until she discovers his dad is dating her mother. How much change can she take?
Sam Watson embraces the transition from frenetic Wall Street to a small Michigan resort town. His health is worth moving close to his dad who seems over the moon in love. But it’s the daughter who fascinates him. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his driven self. He has to help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.
(I used canva.com to make the cover. My 1st attempt.)