Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Snippets - in medias res

Never Too Late lands in less than three weeks! Less than THREE WEEKS!  *deep breaths*

Here it is on GoodReads...and reader reviews are starting to appear!  *deep breaths*

And it is now available for pre-order at all sorts of e-booksellers!  *swoon*

While I'm over here hyperventilating, here is a little snippet for you.  This week's snippet appears without context in the middle of Big Things, after a few Big Things have already happened. Enjoy!

“Is it the shop? I know the burglary is quite a shock. It's understandable, but those objects can be replaced. The shop can be renovated. You are safe, and that is the most important thing.”

You are safe, and that is the most important thing.

His words shot so directly to the target of her sorrow that fresh tears sprang to her eyes. His hand stroked tears away from the corners of her eyes.

“It's just,” she finally said, “been quite a day, as you said. Apparently, I am overwrought, and my mind runs away with me.”

"What is it?”

She answered his question with one of her own.

“What do you see when you look at me? Truly?”

"I see a woman. An enchanting, forthright, beautiful woman.”

“Such pretty words.” She would have scoffed if she had the energy.

“You don't believe me?”

“It's too easy. That's the kind of thing you could say to any girl to make her moon-eyed. What do you see when you look at me?”


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