Wishing you a happy #TeaserTuesday :-)
6 days until… A MOMENT TO CHERISH 💍 (A Whistle Stop Romance, book 4) releases!!!
When we left off, Bella was visiting Miss Mabel at the hospital after the woman had fallen. If you missed the prior excerpts, you can find them here: http://jenniferfaye.com/a-moment-to-cherish/
EXCERPT / Chapter One – Part 3
Bella leaned forward and squeezed her friend’s hand. “We can talk about it later.”
“Later. My concern is for you. You’re the one lying in a hospital bed.”
“This isn’t over.”
“I didn’t think it was.”
“Good. And don’t think I’ll forget. My mind is still sharp as a tack.”
“I know. I’m just worried about you.”
With her other hand, Miss Mabel patted the back of Bella’s hand. The fragile-looking woman, who was more a mother to her than Bella’s own biological mother had ever been, could see right through her. “I think you’re having what I’ve heard described as bride’s nerves. Not that I was ever a bride, but I’ve been around enough.”
“It’s not that. I promise.”
“You and Mason, you’ll work it out. You’re meant to be. And as for me, don’t you worry. I’m a tough, old broad.”
A smile tugged at Bella’s lips. “You certainly are. Tough that is.”
“Did my son tell you his big plan?” Sarcasm echoed in every word.
Bella shook her head. The less she spoke to William, the better. They hadn’t gotten along—ever. Miss Mabel had adopted him when he was ten and moved him to Whistle Stop.
He’d always looked down his nose at Bella. He never called her that horrible name some of the other kids had taunted her with, but in every mannerism, he let on that he was so much better than she was. But he was good to Miss Mabel—at least when he was younger. As he’d gotten older, his financial needs had grown. He didn’t bother with Miss Mabel these days unless he needed something.
Miss Mabel straightened the sheet, smoothing nonexistent wrinkles. “William says it’s time I sell the dress shop. And now, when he finds out about my accident, it’ll be the final straw.” Moisture gathered in the woman’s eyes. “He’ll demand I move to that senior community near his home in Santa Fe.”
Bella handed her a tissue. This just confirmed her dislike of the man. She’d like to give her dear friend’s adopted son a piece of her mind. Why wasn’t he here? Surely he couldn’t be that shallow and self-centered. For Miss Mabel’s sake, Bella hoped the man’s feelings ran much deeper for the woman who took him in and loved him like her own.
Whistle Stop Series:
A Moment to Cherish, book #4:
Whistle Stop is abuzz...the mayoral election is just weeks away.
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A Moment to Love, book #1:
Welcome to Whistle Stop…where anything can and most likely will happen.
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A Moment to Dance, book #2:
When trouble strikes…Whistle Stop pulls together
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A Moment on the Lips, book #3:
Welcome to Autumn Fest…sweet treats, entertaining company, and a tender romance.
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