Sunday, June 16, 2013

#8Sunday. Sweet Lenora



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I received the ARC galleys for Sweet Lenora this week. This last step before publication is always exciting because it means that release day is near. Sweet Lenora is a historical romance novella set on an clipper ship in 1862. It will be available for purchase on July 1.

Here's this Sunday's eight, the opening lines of Sweet Lenora:


     On the day of my father’s funeral, the gray October sky opened and shed copious tears. It was good that the sky was so willing to cry as I could not find my own sorrow. It seemed I buried it upon learning of his death.
     We stood around the gravesite as he was laid next to the mother I had never known. My Aunt Louise looked up now and again from under the awning of her black umbrella to insure herself that I had not jumped in after the coffin or run off into the rain. To Aunt Louise, I was a spoiled and fractious child, not a young woman of twenty with a mind of my own.
     “High time you found her a husband,” she had said to Father on more occasions than I cared to count. “It will not do to let her run wild.”




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13 comments:

  1. Wouldn't let he do to run wild! enjoyed the loss of emotion...not ready to deal with the death. Good snipet!

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  2. Great descriptive passage! Especially liked the sky shedding copious tears because she couldn't.

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    1. It's always fun to start with a funeral..Thanks for stopping by Debbie

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  3. I have a feeling she and the Aunt are going to find themselves in disagreement again soon. The somber description was excellent - terrific snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica. Yes, Aunt Louise and Lenora aren't going to get on at all.

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  4. Very descriptive. Very nice. I can feel her sense of loss. Fabulous snippet.

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  5. I have the feeling that aunt Louise is going to be making trouble.

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