Today's excerpt comes from my only inspirational novel The Sentence. This scene takes place right after a Christmas pageant. You can find more samples at http://www.sweetsatsample.wordpress.com
How could he do it! How could her father bring the guy who burned the church into their home for six months? Yeah, it was an accident and her dad’s a minister, but if he wanted to save this man’s soul why didn’t he go to the prison to do it? And no matter what anyone says, she doesn't watch him all the time!
Clint took a step closer to her. Goodness, why hadn’t she
noticed how warm the room was behind that curtain? She didn’t
like being so close to him either, but for some reason she didn’t
move away. “Look above your head,” he said.
Rachel looked up and saw a sprig of mistletoe tied to a
ceiling fan with a long piece of red yarn.
“That’s mistletoe, Rachel.”
“So? I imagine the high school kids tied it there so they
could steal kisses.”
When Clint took another step toward her, Rachel’s heart
started to pound. “You’re really pretty, Rachel.”
Rachel felt herself blushing. “I don’t want empty
compliments from you.”
This time when he stepped forward he took her hand. “Oh,
it isn’t an empty compliment. You’re one of the prettiest women
I’ve ever seen.”
Rachel’s heart now took off in a mad gallop. She knew she
should leave the empty auditorium immediately, but her feet
Clint slid his arms around her and muttered. “Don’t argue
with tradition.” So saying, he gently kissed her on the lips.
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