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I'm sharing a new project, a romance with a little mystery. It's a work in progress, so I'm open to suggestions. This snippet occurs a little later than last week's. Still, in the first chapter.
“Abby, what is this box doing here?” Standing in the doorway to the dining room, Mother had fisted her hands on her hips. “You shouldn’t have brought that down.”
“Fine time to tell me, Mother, the boys just left. It does say Christmas on the side.”
As Mother crossed the foyer into the living room, Abby followed her.
“Mother, what’s wrong?”
Sitting in the closest chair, Mother used a tissue to wipe away a tear. “Take that box upstairs.”
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 Sam. 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.)