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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Beyond the Book: Purple Heart

Welcome to Beyond the Book. Today we'll continue with out excerpts from Purple Heart, my Wild Rose Press release. 


Jenna West has no idea what she might have done to her new tenant Mike Hightower. He's surly and hateful every single time they meet, and he looks at her as though he despises her.

He does despise her. She's from the Middle East, and people like her killed his friend Ramirez when the army sent them to Iraq.

Will the power of love work its magic to soften Mike's bitter hatred, or will he ignore his growing attraction for his pretty landlady?

Last Week:

It did mean a lot. Thousands of jobs had gone overseas; not many people found a sweet position like this one. After a training period, he would be responsible for various gages and computer screens to make sure that everything operated correctly. 

Stan modestly brushed away his thanks. “Oh, I was glad to do it. I’m just happy that I could help.” He drained the last of his coffee and set his cup on the desk. “How about a tour?” 


This week: I've skipped a few paragraphs, and today is the first mention of our heroine Jenna West.

“When would you like to start, Mike?”

“I need a day or two to find someplace to live. How about Monday?”

“That works for me. Say, I just thought of something. Jenna West has a duplex for rent. I saw it on the bulletin board in the cafeteria.”

“Who’s Jenna West?”

“She works a couple of aisles away from you, but she isn’t here today. She called in with a virus of some sort. She must really feel bad. Jenna hasn’t missed a day of work in the past year and a half.”

“Could we get her number?”

“Sure can. I think Jenna would treat you right.”

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