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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors: Turnaround Farm

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If up and coming realtor Holly Grant can buy Turnaround Farm for her client, her business will boom. Who says you have to have a man in your life to complete you? She’s fine as she is thank you very much. Her first problem is that Jeb Wakefield doesn’t want to sell his farm, and her second problem is Jeb’s grandson Dan, the finest looking man Holly’s ever seen. 

Excerpt: Chapter One
Last week

“Loretta, I’ve told you a million times. If youwant to be a success in the real estate business, you have to work at it. Stop worrying so much. This is important to Grant Realty.”
“The Wakefields refuse to even discuss selling their property. Why do you think they’ve changed their minds?”

Holly grinned. “I did a little research. They’re broke,and Turnaround Farm is nothing but a white elephant. They work like dogs, but they never get ahead.

This Week: Holly is speaking where we left off last week.

"I want them to think about what selling the farm would mean to them. And don’t forget that my buyer upped his offer.”

“Don’t you ever think about anything but business?”Loretta asked, her voice almost snatched away by the wind. “There’s a world of exciting things to think about besides business.”  

Holly rolled her eyes at her exasperating assistant.“No, I don’t, and you should get your mind off Michael Stuart and think a little more about business yourself.”

“I’m engaged to Michael! Why shouldn’t I think about him? This time next year we’ll be married, for goodness sake.”

Holly scowled.


Charmaine Gordon said...

Just like real life, Elaine, you bring a reality into your stories.

Veronica Scott said...

Holly needs to broaden her horizons, I'd say! Excellent excerpt...

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Great snippet. Realistic conversation.

Ed Hoornaert said...

That scowl at the end added so many subtleties to the conversation. Now you've got me wondering and questioning.

Unknown said...

I wonder what kind of stories Holly is telling herself about what’s really important. Interesting!

Unknown said...

Business is important, but I agree it shouldn't be everything!
That last line caught my eye. Intriguing...

Hywela Lyn said...

As Ed says, that last line certainly raises some questions. Great excerpt!

Diane Burton said...

Poor Holly. She hasn't learned what's really important in life. Great job showing that.