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I'm sharing excerpts from my new release, ROMANCE REKINDLED, a romance with a little mystery. To keep within the guidelines, this snippet has been edited from the original. Please excuse the rogue commas.
The ringing of her phone that night had Abby scrambling across the covers to the nightstand where she’d plugged in her cell phone. Two-oh-one blazed from the bedside clock in three-inch high red numerals as she yanked her phone off the charger.
“Hello,” Her voice sounded groggy, so she cleared her throat, “Hello?”
“Abby, this is Rose at the police station.”
“What happened?” As she clutched the cell phone, she had no idea how she could speak with her heart yammering in her ears.
“I’m calling about your mother—she’s all right,” the dispatcher said quickly, as if to reassure her.
How can anyone be reassured when the police call you at two a.m.?
“Yes. She’s been arrested.”
Abby Ten Eyck likes her life the way it is. She runs a successful business, has a well-adjusted teenage daughter, and has managed to keep men at bay since her divorce fifteen years ago. Just before Christmas, she’s hit with change. Her mother decides to sell the family home. Then she’s arrested, with an unknown man. Could this new man in her mother’s life create more upheaval? Or could his handsome son be just what Abby needs to revive her dormant feelings?
Sam Watson embraces 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 of his father’s girlfriend who fascinates him. Abby Ten Eyck reminds him of his driven self. He must help her slow down before she burns out. Like he did.
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