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I'm sharing excerpts from my new release, ROMANCE REKINDLED, a romance with a little mystery. With her teen daughter insisting on accompanying her, Abby goes to the jail to spring her mother.
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Clutching each other, Abby and Bethany staggered into the police station. The wind off Lake Michigan made the door hard to open and even harder to close behind them, before they stomped their feet on the mat to rid the snow and ice.
“Abby, Bethie,” Rose, the dispatcher, insisted on thinking her daughter was still the toddler she used to babysit, “Sorry to call you out on such a nasty night.”
Though she liked Rose, Abby didn’t have time for polite chit-chat as she scanned the room, expecting to find her mother sitting at one of the deputy’s desks, “Where’s my mother?”
A blush flooded Rose’s face, “Deputy Dawson locked her up.”
“In jail? My mother’s in jail?”
“Mom, don’t go ballistic on Auntie Rose, it’s not her fault.”
“No, it’s that dang Deputy Dawg—wait until I get my hands on that idiot—where is he?”
“Now, now, dear, listen to Bethie,” Rose led them down a beige hall to the jail, two cells complete with steel bars, a narrow cot and a stainless-steel commode in each. Mother sat on the edge of the cot—and she wasn’t alone.
“Who are you?” Abby demanded of the old man sitting next to Mother, holding her mother’s hand!
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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