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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beyond the Book: The Captain and the Cheerleader

Hello, and welcome to Beyond the Book. I've been sharing excerpts from The Captain and the Cheerleader. I'm picking up where I left off last week. Robin Lanford who's a royal pain in the butt just bet Susan English that she couldn't get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach. Some of the other faculty members also got in on the bet. Kurt showed up and Susan asked about the football game later that night. Now, Susan is at home thinking about the bet.

Susan English can’t stand Robin Lanford! She’s so full of herself she irritates everyone on the faculty of Fairfield High. When Robin bets Susan fifty dollars that she can’t get a date with Kurt Deveraux, the head football coach, Susan jumps at the chance to put the little heifer in her place. She had no idea that teaching Robin a lesson would irrevocably change her life, strain treasured friendships, and throw two families into chaos.

Susan threw her keys into the basket on the kitchen cabinet and flung her book bag into the closet. It was so much fun putting that thing away on Friday! “Here, kitty, kitty,” she called.

An ancient yellow cat with chewed up ears and inscrutable green eyes strolled into the kitchen.

Samson was fifteen years old and didn’t get around too well anymore, but he had lived with Susan since he was a kitten. She confided in him as she did in no one else. Samson never criticized and always made her feel better.

“Hey, boy,” she crooned as she scooped the cat up and scratched his chin. “What did you do today? I got myself into hot water at school with a stupid bet.”

Samson purred and offered his own brand of comfort to Susan. “Yes, I know it’ll work out okay. It’s just that I don’t want to hurt his feelings. He seems like a nice man.” 


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