Sunday Snippet, October 21, 2018

Picking up a line or two from last week in Hedge House. Jacob speaks first.

 

“Viewing will be the day after tomorrow. I have the hours on a slip of paper for you. And you should probably go and get cleaned up – you’ll be getting visitors.”

She looked at him questioningly.

“Word is out that you’re here and there’s going to be a viewing. You’ll be getting casseroled to death any time now.”

“By people I don’t even know?”

“They knew your grandmother, and that’s what really matters to them.”

“That and being curious about me.”

He chuckled. “Nosy, you mean, but yes. You’ll be the talk of the town. Already are, in fact. Grocery store, barber shop, news stand…”

She groaned.

“It’s not that bad. Gives them something to do.”

“So what are they saying?”

“Most are just wondering what you’re like and if you’ll be staying. Apparently Jonas is talking like he already owns the place.”

Green eyes flashed in anger and Jacob smiled inwardly. Maybe Cara thought she hadn’t decided what to do about the house yet, but she had. She just didn’t know she had.

 

Tentative Blurb:

When Cara Hawthorne returns to the childhood home she had been torn away from twenty years earlier, she thinks it will be to do nothing more than settle her grandmother’s estate and return to her job as a junior lawyer at a prestigious law firm in Tulsa.

But every nook and cranny of the house and gardens unearths long-buried memories, and when the town’s mayor sets his sights on her and the property she finds herself caught up in a centuries old battle with powers she has only barely begun to understand

 

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5 responses to “Sunday Snippet, October 21, 2018

  1. Great dialogue … so true and the flow is very natural!

  2. I loved the line “casseroled to death.” It’s so evocative of the over-friendly neighbors.

  3. Enjoyed the snippet, a lot of true-to-life comments in there and I also like how much she wants the house already, even if she won’t admit it.

  4. Sounds like a winner, Paula!

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt

    He seems to know her expressions well. 🙂

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