Today I’m taking part in a blog hop. A group of us authors have got together, and what we have to do is give six paragraphs each from one of our novels, or from a work in progress. It’s a great chance for readers to get introduced to other authors. I’ve never taken part in one of these before, so I’m looking forward!
Since The Antique Love was released just last Friday, I thought it deserved to be my first blog hope peek. Hope you enjoy it! And after my excerpt, there’s a link to all the other authors. If you find another author on the list whose work you enjoy, please do come back and let me know!
Have a great Sunday!
The Antique Love sneak peek
“I was twelve, and Ann was just a baby when my stepmom left us all for some guy she met in a bar. Some guy richer than my dad. But that didn’t stop her taking pretty much all the cash from Dad’s hotel business with her when she left. Left us all high and dry.” He cast the twig aside. “Dad was a broken man after that.”
In the silence that followed, they heard the muffled sound of hooves in the mist. Kurt slowed to a halt, lifting his head before turning to face Penny. There was no bitterness in his features, just a sort of weary resignation.
“So you see all that passion and love stuff isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It broke us as a family. My sister didn’t have a great childhood after that.”
“Neither did you,” Penny cried. She was beginning to realise how like Kurt’s chivalry it was to think only of his sister and not himself. And how all of this made a lot of other things about him fall into place, too. Seeing the look on her face, Kurt smiled, lifting a gentle finger to touch what could be seen of her cheek between her hat and scarf.
“Guess that makes three of us,” he said. “You remind me a little of my kid sister.”
The sound of horses’ hooves was nearing, and Kurt swivelled round, missing the wince that crumpled Penny’s face at his last words. Kid sister! Is that really how he thought of her? But she hadn’t time to reflect on this sudden and devastating insight. A group of riders was approaching through the mist. On seeing him, one of the riders waved her arm in the air and trotted closer. Penny took a few nervous steps backward.
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Thanks for reading my sneak peek!
And here’s the link to the rest of the hop: Sneak Peek Sunday Blog Hop.
Please do come back and let me know if you find an author whose work you enjoy. Have a fun Sunday!
2 thoughts on “Sneak peek Sunday”
Lovely excerpt, Helena. I love the atmosphere you created with the mist and the sounds of riders approaching. Good luck with your tour, and with your novel!
Thanks very much, Marie! I enjoyed wriitng that part of the novel, and the scenes in the park. They were fun to write!