Happy Saturday and a happy holiday season to everyone! I’m continuing today with the excerpt I have been sharing bits from for the past several weeks. At long last, Lainie actually gets to meet some of her Corbin’s Bend neighbors today. It follows directly from the excerpt I shared on WIP It up Wednesday. If you missed it, you can find it here.
Once Grant left, Lainie fussed around the kitchen, randomly unpacking things and cleaning up, trying to at least pretend to get things in some semblance of order. Far too soon for her comfort, there was a knock at the door. She opened the door to find her mentor, Venia Varner, along with two women she didn’t recognize. Both were around her own age, unlike Venia, who was likely in her 50s. One had long, very pale blonde hair, several shades lighter than Lainie’s own and the lithe, elegant build of a dancer. She had a baby carrier hooked on one arm and carried a cane in the other. The other was as dark as the first was fair with brown hair and eyes and a fuller more curvy build.
“Good morning!” Venia said cheerfully as Lainie stepped back to let them in. “How was your first night?”
Anybody care to guess who Venia brought with her? Leave a comment and we’ll see if anybody gets it right. 🙂 (PS if you are one of the few people who has seen the manuscript, don’t cheat. It’s Christmas time after all. Santa’s watching 😉 ) Be sure to visit the other blogs as well.