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Weekend Writing Warrior – 1/11/15

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 by Maggie Wells   8 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here are 8 sentences from my newest release, Spring Chickens:

She stepped back, her gaze dropping as he bent to retrieve a handful of plastic grocery sacks. Lynne licked her lips, eyeing the tiny red tab sewn into the back pocket of his faded jeans with unabashed envy.

A fresh round of insistent chirps greeted the invasion, and he stiffened. He backed out of the car, two bags dangling from his fingers as he shot her a puzzled look. “Who’s your friend?”

“Oh!” She laughed as she trotted to the passenger door. She lifted the cardboard box from the seat, her smile melting into a grin when the fuzzy little chick stared up at her.




You don’t have to be a spring chicken to fall in love


Bram Hatchett thought he buried his heart with his wife, but when a big city beauty blows into town to dispose of the family farm, she captures everyone’s attention. Particularly his.

Lynne Prescott’s former marriage was marked by her husband’s infidelities and doomed by the secrets and lies he left in his wake. Disillusioned and adrift, she seeks refuge in the simplicity of small town life.

There are few secrets in Heartsfield, Arkansas, but when a few loose boards on a rickety old porch bring them together, not even the combined forces of nosy neighbors, disapproving children and a disturbing decrease in the poultry population can stymie the attraction between the handsome widower and the intriguing divorcee.

But Lynne and Bram are both old enough to know there are no guarantees in life.

Can they set the fears of their pasts aside and learn to trust their hearts just one more time?


Be sure to check out all of my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors and see you next week!


8 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 1/11/15"

  1. Comment by Charmaine Gordon
    January 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm  

    And the fun begins! Maggie, you always weave a tale of humor and love, each one so individual and charming. I’m no spring chicken but this one tickles me.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    January 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm  

    Oh, that Lynne is a lucky, lucky lady getting to look at that ass. 😉 I adore these two. Best of luck with your release! 🙂

  3. Comment by Michelle Howard
    January 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm  

    What a cute scene. I love her checking out his butt lol

  4. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    January 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm  

    Aw, lovely scene, it really came to life, well done!

  5. Comment by Carol
    January 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm  

    There have been times when I’ve spotted one of those little red tabs and was instantly reminded of this exchange between Bram and Lynne. I’m so happy that more people will be reading about them, since they’re one of my favorite couples!
    Also, I’m thrilled with your new combined website and the reminders when there’s a new blog post. For someone who forgets half of what she wants to remember every day, it’s a great help!

  6. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    January 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm  

    Cute scene!

  7. Comment by Veronica Scott
    January 12, 2015 at 1:58 am  

    Awww, cute (and I could certainly visualize that little red tag LOL). Great snippet!

  8. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    January 12, 2015 at 2:43 am  

    Nice. Checking out the rear view. 😉

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