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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors: Purple Heart

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors.  My excerpt today comes from Purple Heart which was released by The Wild Rose Press.  The price of the book was just dropped to $2.99, and you can get it at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88_119&products_id=404 and most other retail outlets.  In this excerpt my heroine, a pretty, young widow dreams of her dead husband.   The timing is interesting as she just met Mike Hightower.  Jo is Ethan and Jenna's daughter.


“It’s time to let go, baby,” Ethan said as he watched Jo splash around in the shallow water.

 

“Let what go?”

 

“You know. It’s time to move on.”

 

“No, never. I’ll never forget you, Ethan. Don’t ask me to do that.”

 

Jenna awoke with tears in her eyes.



30 comments:

Ann Swann said...

Great 8, Elaine. =)

charmainegordon author said...

This touches me, Elaine. I've been there. Thank you.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thank you, Ann and Charmaine. I appreciate that you came by.

Veronica Scott said...

Hopefully he'll make the point to her you don't have to forget to move on. Very well done, excellent excerpt!

karen Y. bynum said...

Ooo, I like that a lot! Gave me chills. Great 8! :D

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks for coming Veronica and Karen.

Jenny said...

Aww... This is so sad. I loved it. Poor Jenna, I can't imagine having to learn to let go after being widowed. Can't wait to read more.

Catherine Cavendish said...

Really poignant, Elaine. Well done

Jianne Carlo said...

Poignant is the right word. You've captured anguish in each sentence.

authorannelange.com said...

Oh, wow. Very heartfelt. Very nice.

Elaine Cantrell said...

thanks for your visit Catherine, Jianne, Jenny, and Anne. I'm so glad you came.

Kate Warren said...

Oh, poor Jenna! But letting go and moving on don't mean forgetting. Of course I can see how she would feel like it would be the same thing.

History Sleuth said...

Letting go and moving on is hard. You expressed that well. Great snippet.

Debbie Doglady said...

I can feel her pain! Very touching excerpt.

Sarah W said...

The hardest part is letting go . . . Very poignant moment!

A.S. Fenichel said...

This is very touching. Lovely.

Siobhan Muir said...

Oh, a hard and sweet moment, Elaine. Nicely done. :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Move on doesn't mean forget.

Clare Davidson said...

So sad :( I wonder if she will be able to take the advice and start to move on?

melissamackinnon said...

A dream? I hope. You don't have to forget to move on. I hope that everything works out for her. I feel sad for her!

A. J. Bradley said...

I can totally understand her conflicted heart. I hope I get to read all about her reconciling the conflict and being one of the lucky few to love twice in her life. Great snippet.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it very much.

sue said...

very evokative

Jessie Lansdel said...

Aww, that's so very touching. Lovely eight. Thank you.

Frank C. Etier said...

Was that real -- or ws Jenna dreaming?
I've suffered dreams of losing a loved one and awakened in tears.
Yes, men cry.

Evelyn Jules said...

Touching and heartbreaking. Lovely job, Elaine!

ED Martin said...

A very touching scene. I wonder if she'll be able to actually do what he says?

Carrie-Anne said...

I know the feeling of having a dream that's so real. Very moving scene.

Dani-Lyn Alexander said...

So touching! Very sweet scene.

Sarah Ballance said...

Heartbreaking and lovely. We buried a loved one today, so this is especially touching for me now.