Welcome to Sneak Peek Sunday, a blog event that happens every Sunday, giving authors a chance to highlight their work. Today I've a peek at when things start to get serious between Pippa and Clay, in my latest release, Hearts In Harmony.
And here's my snippet:
Pippa had just cut tomatoes for the salad when the screen door squealed open and slammed loudly behind Mason.
“Mommy, Mr. Clay asked if you had a crossed screwdriver.”
Mason held his crossed fingers up together to demonstrate.
“Why does he want a screwdriver?”
“He said we have screws loose and he can teach me how to fix them. Do we have one?”
She looked out the window to see Clay squatting next to Mia, pointing to a crossbar on the play set. It did have a loose joint she’d been meaning to repair, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Clay had noticed and without hesitation, offered to fix it.
She walked to the pantry, pulled her kitchen toolkit from the shelf and handed it to Mason. As he scurried back to the play set, she admired the picture painted by Clay and her kids. If she squinted, she could pretend for a moment that they could be a family. A sudden, stinging pang of guilt made her inhale sharply.
A family…without Mark.
But Mark had been gone a long time, and he’d have wanted her to stop mourning way before now. To build a happy life for their children. And she had. She’d never seriously thought that she’d want any man to replace Mark. Unable to relinquish the loyalty she had toward her husband, she’d ended the few relationships she’d had with other men before they turned serious. Men who couldn’t measure up to the man Mark had been.
Until Clay had burst relentlessly into her life.