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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday


Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors, your chance to sample the work of a talented group of authors. When you finish here, you can find more snippets at:

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My excerpt today is from Return Engagement. In this excerpt, my hero and heroine have met at the beach after a ten year separation orchestrated by Richard's father who didn't think Elizabeth was good enough for his son. Elizabeth speaks first.


"I could always tell what you were feeling by your eyes.”

“What do you see in my eyes right now?”

Elizabeth didn’t stop to think. If she had she wouldn’t have done it. She reached across the table and gently touched his cheek. She’d guess from the scratchy stubble on his face that he hadn’t shaved since early morning. Her heart almost stopped when she heard Richard catch his breath. He picked up her hand and held it to his face for a moment before bringing it to his lips. 

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18 comments:

Teresa Cypher said...

What a sweet, romantic moment you've captured in this snippet, Elaine! A feel-good moment. :-)

P.T.Wyant said...

Sweet and sensuous. (Seriously -- I love the way you incorporated the senses in this scene.)

Linda said...

They are really like falling in love all over again. It's a little scary for the life they built separately so far.

Chelle Cordero said...

Wow, that is powerful. Sad that they lost so man years but what they felt is still there. Well done.

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

Love the way you describe the stubble on his face. The way he brings her hand to his face is so sexy and sweet. Love it!

Sarah W said...

This is so lovely, Elaine!

I'm just wondering when his father or her fiance is going to appear . . .

Cecilia Corona said...

Awww. So gentle and sweet. Love the scene painted here. Great job.

Carrie-Anne said...

This is such a sweet moment!

Kate said...

Sweet, romantic eight! Love it!

Charmaine Gordon said...

You have a lovely rhythm to your writing. So gentle and something's gotta give next.

Veronica Scott said...

Aww, this is a lovely moment. Makes me sad for all the years they lost, but curious to see what's going to happen next. Great 8!

Siobhan Muir said...

Aww, what a sweet moment, Elaine. Great snippet. :)

diannehartsock said...

Such a tender moment! I wonder what he's feeling. :)

Jennifer Reynolds said...

Make my heart melt. Stuff like that makes me swoon. :)

KC Lowe said...

Even this short snippet made me dislike the absent father, a good bit of writing with some great emotion!

JTsuruoka said...

Nicely done. The stubble is the detail that sells the whole scene for me.

Gem Sivad said...

The agony of being in love. It's all there in this snippet. Wonderful.

Iris Blobel said...

Beautiful scene ...