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Saturday, December 2, 2017

#WeWriWa ROMANCE REKINDLED What's in the box?


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where authors share an 8 - 10 sentence snippet. Be sure to visit the other authors. You can find them hereSorry for missing last week. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. 

I've been sharing excerpts from ROMANCE REKINDLED (formerly titled From Jailbirds to Wedding Bells), a romance with a little mystery. This snippet is still in the first chapter. Please excuse the rogue commas.

When Abby finished draping the garland, she grabbed the empty tote to add it to those already stacked in the dining room. The boys had left that heavy box in the way. Using her foot, she tried to push it aside, but the weight made it move only a couple of inches on the thick tan carpet. Maybe if she took out some things it would be easier.
“What are you doing?” Mother screeched.
“I can’t move the box,” Abby ripped the rest of the packing tape, “I need to take out a few things so it isn’t so heavy.”
“Stop right there, don’t—”
Abby pried open the lid. The box was filled to the brim with cards, letters, and journals.


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.


 ROMANCE REKINDLED will be released on Monday, December 4th at the usual online booksellers.



24 comments:

  1. Oh, now we know what's inside, but what is the significance of them? A great snippet! :)

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  2. Ditto to Jessica's comment. A deeper mystery.

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    1. I just hope it makes reader turn the page.

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  3. One way, or another, she’s gonna find out what’s in that box!

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  4. A HA! And I bet all of that contains some very interesting reading :) Love the plot development today - excellent excerpt!

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica. Very interesting readers, indeed.

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  5. That's an interesting --and counterproductive -- reaction from the mother. Now she's sure to wonder what Mom's hiding.

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    1. It's like telling a kid not to touch. But...Abby isn't a kid.

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  6. If I were her now I'd really want to know what's in the box! Great snippet!

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  7. Hmm, how why has mother reacted that way?

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    1. Good question. And one that plagues Abby...until something else happens.

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  8. Oooo I wonder what they all say!

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  9. Good excerpt. I want to know what's next now.

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    1. I hope readers do, too, and turn the page. Thanks.

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  10. Thanks for all your comments. I spent all day formatting ROMANCE REKINDLED for Kindle, etc. Finally finished. I'll be around to visit you tonight and tomorrow.

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  11. Ah, a treasure trove of secrets. But first she has to get past mom. Fun snippet.

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    1. Thanks, Alexis. Not sure if I'd leave that box alone now.

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  12. I'm curious to know about the letters. Great snippet.

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  13. That's a pretty big reaction. Must be something good in those papers!

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