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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors

 Welcome to Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors. I'd like to thank everyone for the nice comments you've left about my WIP. They were encouraging to me, and I received some excellent advice. Again, thank you. 

Today I'm starting excerpts from Return Engagement, my first book about the Lovinggood family. I've already shared some of the first part so I'll be doing a little jumping around. First a blurb, then that excerpt. Oh, and on Sunday when you finish here go to for more excerpts from a talented group of authors.


Elizabeth Lane is one lucky woman. She has it all-money, fame, a satisfying career and a devoted fiancé. Her humble beginnings are all but obscured, but she isn't the kind of woman Senator Henry Lovinggood wants for his son, Richard. Senator Lovinggood plans to make Richard the President of the United States; he'll need a woman from a wealthy, powerful family by his side. Ten years ago the senator broke Richard and Elizabeth up, but this time it won't be so easy, for Elizabeth wants to know what might have been. This time she'll fight back, a struggle which ultimately leads to kidnapping and attempted murder and alienates her from the man of her dreams.

Excerpt: In this excerpt my hero Richard plans a special day for Elizabeth. You won't see what it is today because I like to start at the beginning of a chapter with my excerpts. Elaine Lovinggood is Richard's mother.

Mrs. Lane knocked on Elizabeth’s bedroom door around nine the next morning. “Are you going to sleep all day?” she called as she entered the room and drew back the drapes. Sunshine flooded the room as a flower-scented breeze wafted into the room. 

Elizabeth yawned and stretched. “Good morning. I didn’t mean to be so lazy, but I couldn’t sleep last night. I had a lot on my mind, I guess.”

She got out of bed and stretched again, and her mother passed her robe to her. “I’m going to get breakfast. What do you feel like?”

“Oh, grapefruit and toast. Coffee too.”

Mrs. Lane paused for a moment when she saw Elaine Lovinggood’s card lying on Elizabeth’s night stand. “Have you decided whether or not to call Mrs. Lovinggood?” She indicated the card with a nod of her head. “She seems awfully eager to meet you.”

Elizabeth sat back down and poked her lip out. “Mother, why did she have to come here? She must know I don't want to see her."

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Jessica E. Subject said...

Sounds like Elizabeth is about to go through a lot for love!

Jenna said...

So what is Mrs. Lovinggood up to? An intriguing beginning! Tweeted.

Aurora Springer said...

She sounds like a bossy woman and probably agrees with her husband about Elizabeth.

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting set up for the story going forward. (Have to say I was hoping for more of the other book - it's really exciting!)