Sunday, February 9, 2014


Here's an excerpt from my newest book, EVER HOPEFUL:

His tone low, he spoke calmly, with the supportive look in his eyes she’d come to crave. “What’s going on, Laura? Why are you talking about leaving again?”
Laura turned and faced him and let loose all the fear that welled up inside her, that ate at her, that brought self-doubt when she wanted to be strong, made her prepare to run when she wanted with all her heart to be able to stay.
“What am I doing? You want to know what I’m doing? I’m not getting my hopes up, that’s what I’m doing, Cade. I’m being realistic instead of living in some fantasy where I get to stay on a ranch where I feel safe, with people who care about me. With plenty of food and no one that wants to hit me.” Laura’s fists balled at her sides, her nails digging into flesh as she struggled to contain her emotions. “Where I don’t have to worry about money or how to take care of my baby. Where I have love and support and....”
She shook her head as her eyes and nose burned with the tears that were going to come no matter how hard she tried to fend them off. “I can’t do it, Cade. I won’t hope for this. I won’t let myself think I can have this, because it’s going to hurt like hell when I lose it.” Laura wrapped her arms around herself and ignored the tears she knew fell on her cheeks.
Cade just watched and waited though she was in the middle of a meltdown, in the middle of making a fool of herself. She hated losing it in front of him. Laura swiped angrily at the tears and turned toward the counter.
There must be some other chore she could do, something to focus on other than the man in front of her who had never had to wonder when the earth would fall out from under his feet.
Cade wouldn’t let her turn away though. He slowly reached a hand out and touched her with just one finger under her chin, gently pulling her eyes back to his.

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