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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample:

Today's excerpt is from The Sentence my only inspirational novel.  In this excerpt Rachel my heroine ponders her attraction to my hero Clint.

Maybe it was because of his looks. He had a nice body with  a pair of drop-dead gorgeous shoulders. She’d always loved nice shoulders on a man. His face was traditionally handsome, his eyes a pretty blue that always caught her attention. She suppressed a sigh. Bet he didn’t know that every single thing he thought showed in his eyes. Sometimes the emotions she read there shocked her.  Clint seemed to be far more sensitive than she had expected.

He could show unexpected consideration also, like helping Mrs. Jones off the floor and offering to paint her house for free. Still though, how could she be attracted to a man like Clint?

Attracted? Rachel Amos attracted to a……drunken…nobody? Rachel had to remind herself to breathe.  It probably wasn’t a real attraction. She didn’t know anyone like him so she was curious about him. That’s all it was.

Of course, she knew her attitude toward Clint wouldn’t please her father because he wanted to save Clint’s soul. What would he think if he knew his only daughter was attracted to such a man?

She was not attracted to him! Okay, she’d better pray tonight. Pray for the strength not to notice those nice shoulders and expressive blue eyes. She had a nice boyfriend, a guy with a future which was exactly the way she liked it.

The Sentence is available at:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sentence-ebook/dp/B007ND7F8W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1347324421&sr=8-2&keywords=the+sentence

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sentence-elaine-cantrell/1109667552?ean=2940014238359

http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=10046831

11 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

You did a great job of showing Rachel's internal turmoil. I have a feeling she isn't going to be able to fight her attraction to Clint for long, and that will surely result in problems for her. Great setup.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Rachel is a master of self deception, but you're right, Sandy. She can't fight it forever.

Patricia Kiyono said...

Poor Rachel. She thinks she knows what she wants in life, but she can't stop her attraction to the bad boy. Although she's starting to see Clint isn't as bad as she thought.

Elaine Cantrell said...

That's right, Patricia. Rachel matures greatly as the story progresses and ultimately realizes that everyone needs forgiveness sometime.

Marsha Ward said...

Lots of thoughts churning around in Rachel's head. Great scene, Elaine!

Sharon Cullen said...

Nice introspection and I love the cover!

Carrie-Anne said...

I like the look into her conflicted emotions. This sounds like a really good story.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Marsha, Sharon, and Carrie-Anne, thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate them very much.

Jenna said...

I loved her soul-searching and the attraction she can't deny but wants to. I think she'll lose that battle, but that's just me. :) Nice sample.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Yep, she's gonna lose.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, how can we explain these kinds of attractions? Definitely out of our control sometimes. Sweet sample!

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