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Saturday, December 2, 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

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.

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Last Week:
Caleb followed her into the clinic, nothing with approval that it seemed clean and well kept. A big yellow cat lay in the sun on a deep windowsill. The staff smiled at him with friendliness too. Warmth spread throughout his veins. After a dreadful start in life, Peaches had gotten lucky. 

The doctor took him into her office and removed two soft drinks from the small refrigerator behind her desk. “What do you think of Peaches?"

At the sound of her name, Peaches gave the doctor one of those soulful looks that she used to  she used to give him, but her head still rested on his knee.

This week: 
I think she looks wonderful. You’ve done everything that needed doing for her.”

The doctor smiled as if his compliment really did please her. “Thank you. We tried. It took a while for her to heal, but with the groundwork you laid we thought we could help her, and we did.” She took a sip of her drink. “Have you decided what you want to do now that you have your freedom?”

Caleb shrugged. “I don’t know yet; I just got out of prison yesterday.” 


Unknown said...

OOh, sounds like he needs a job working for the vet. :-)

Charmaine Gordon said...

This sounds so perfect for him and her.

Ed Hoornaert said...

She's pretty casual at being with an ex-con. That raises interesting questions in my mind. What does she know about him? What's her past experience with ex-cons?

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

I wonder what her reaction will be. Great snippet.

Hywela Lyn said...

I can understand how she's so comfortable with him, since he saved poor Peaches and she obviously has a bond with him - dogs are great judges of character.

Just finished this book and thoroghly enjoyed it. I'll try and write a review if I ever get a moment to myself - it's a bit manic at the moment!

Amy Braun said...

Haha, yeah, I can imagine he would need some time to think about it first... ;)

Linda said...

I wonder if she has a plan that includes more than the dog.

Diane Burton said...

Ed brings up a good point. Why is she okay around an ex-con? I do hope she offers him a job. It's what he needs...and maybe what she needs, too.

Unknown said...

He probably needs some down time... or he could work at a very understanding vet's, maybe. :)