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Saturday, January 27, 2018

#WeWriWa - ROMANCE REKINDLED: Dumpster Diving


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I'm sharing the last snippet from my new release, ROMANCE REKINDLED, a romance with a little mystery.  Next weekend, I'll begin sharing snippets from my WIP, a romantic suspense.

Setup for this week's snippet: Abby and her daughter, Bethany, arrive at the jail to get her mother, and they meet Mother's boyfriend. Now his son shows up. Finally, we get answers as to why the two were arrested for theft and trespassing.

To keep within the guidelines, this snippet has been edited from the original. Please excuse the rogue commas.

The old man walked slowly forward--from his grimace, arthritis must be taking its toll on his bones, “Sam, my boy, you didn’t need to come.”
“Sure I did, Dad, now why were you arrested?”
“We-ell, Flo here fell into a dumpster behind the bakery—she was trying to get one more loaf of bread.”
“Bread?” Abby exclaimed, “you were dumpster diving for bread? Is that why you're selling the house because you need food?”
"Oh, Mom," Bethany clung to her grandmother’s hand, “Getting food for yourself isn’t the reason for taking the bread out of a dumpster, is it, Gram?”
“No, Bethany dear, the bread isn’t for me,” Flo sighed, “It’s for the birds—that stingy Duncan won’t give me the stale bread, so I had to take it out of his trash bin, that's why that awful deputy arrested us for trespassing.”
“I don’t understand how you ended up in the dumpster, too, Dad.”
His mouth twisted, and red crept up his neck, “I was trying to help her out and . . . well, Flo doesn’t know her own strength.”
She grinned up at Sam, “I’ve been taking classes at the Senior Center, using the machines in the equipment room, and now I can lift fifty pounds.” She raised her arm and made a muscle--Abby just groaned.



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 is available at:

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28 comments:

  1. It's a very cute snippet and a sweet reason for them being arrested. An entertaining snippet for sure! :)

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  2. LOL. This grandmother is quite an enjoyable character.

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  3. What a way to be arrested! This story intrigues me, I have to know more. Great snippet Dianne

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  4. Dumpster Diving! love it. There's quite a few of those in my area #wewriwa

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    1. Some people will take anything. So sad when they really need food.

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  5. I like Mom - she's funny and feeds birds.

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  6. The plot thickens...in a way that's going to require me to keep reading LOL because I have LOTS of questions. I'm hooked. Well done!

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    1. High praise, veronica. Thanks so much.

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  7. This scene is fun. Grandma and grandpa out dumpster diving and then him admitting she doesn't know her own strength.lol Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. She is so proud of herself, too.

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  8. I adore this delightful turn of circumstances! What's a daughter to do?

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  9. Delightful scene. I love the tale of how they ended up in the dumpster.

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  10. I love the fun in this snippet!

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  11. Children drive their parents to distraction. This is the parent's revenge :)

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    1. LOL, Ken. Abby is so (too?) serious. This shakes her up.

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  12. Aw, can't fault her reason for dumpster diving for bread! Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Lyn. Embarrassing to admit, though.

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  13. I hope there wasn't too much other than bread in that dumpster!

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