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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors


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 excerpts at:

http://www.wewriwa.com
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We'll continue with out excerpts from Flood. I hope you're enjoying them because I really enjoyed writing the book. Flood was reviewed by RomCon Reviews. They gave it 5 stars, and in part they said,  It's the kind of story that stays with you because of the intensity of the circumstances and you remember the characters. You can read the rest of the review at http://www.romcon.com/reviews/flood-by-elaine-cantrell

Blurb:
Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.


Last Week:
 He made a mistake, but we all think he’s paid his debt to society. The director already told him if he wanted a job at the shelter once he was free, it wouldn’t be any problem.” 
She laid her hand on Aria’s arm, her eyes wide and intense. “You know what Caleb did?” 

Aria shook her head. 

“The director told him he didn’t have to come to work on Friday if he didn’t want to. That’s the day Peaches was scheduled to be put down, but he said he had to be here. He said he couldn’t leave her to die alone. He wanted to hold her and comfort her until her soul went free.” 

This week
Aria’s lip quivered. Blinking away the mist in her eyes, she pulled a card out of her pocket and handed it to the receptionist. “Please give my card to Caleb. If he wants to email me, I’ll be glad to keep him updated about how Peaches is doing.” Beside her, Lila sniffed.

The receptionist, who was obviously a hugger, leaned over and hugged Aria again. “You’re a wonderful woman, Dr. De Luca. Only a person with a heart of gold would do what you’re doing for Peaches. Maybe you can help her learn to trust again.”

“What happened to her?” Lila asked. 

11 comments:

P.T.Wyant said...

Great snippet -- lots of emotion. I'm curious about Peaches' past,too.

Unknown said...


Quite moving. Animals inspire a lot of passion in people, don't they? Hoping to learn more.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Moving snippet, Elaine. Makes you want to help or send money or something.

Veronica Scott said...

The story has a nice pace and the people seems so lovely and caring. An excellent snippet!

Kimberly Gould said...

People really are willing to do anything for those they love, even the furry ones.

Linda said...

I'm so happy she is saving Peaches. That's a really nice name for a dog. I'm sure she will be all Peachy.

Nancy Gideon said...

I'm so mushy when it comes to animals. You had me by the heart!

ARHuelsenbeck said...

Your story is certainly timely.

Hywela Lyn said...

What a touching snippet! I'm so glad Peaches has found a loving home and I'm curious about her past too. I have a little rescue dog and the rehoming shelters do such good work, I often wonder what my little dog would tell me about his past life if only he culd speak. All I know about him is that he was shut up for the first two years of his life and never taken outside or played with. :(

Unknown said...

Peaches has a long road ahead, but a patient human can work wonders. Dogs can be so forgiving, it's amazing.

Teresa Cypher said...

Oh, her heart is starting to melt! Kindness to animals is high on most people's lists for measuring humans.