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Weekend Writing Warrior – 1/25/15

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 by Maggie Wells   8 Comments | Posted in Blog

Here’s a little more from my latest novel, Spring Chickens:

“Make your offer, Bram. The farm’s what you wanted all along.”

Her voice was scarily calm. So calm he couldn’t give her anything more than the bare-faced truth. “Yes, I want the farm,” he exploded. “It’s never been a secret. Everyone knows I planned to buy this land when it came up for sale.”

“Everyone but me.”



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 – 1/25/15"

  1. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    January 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm  

    Oh dear, the uncertainty is rearing it’s ugly head! Well written.

  2. Comment by Charmaine Gordon
    January 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm  

    So intense and wonderful. You’ve got it all right here.

  3. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    January 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm  

    Oh Bram. Oh Lynne. Oh, my heart. You are a wonder, Ms. Wells. Fantastic job!

  4. Comment by Laurie
    January 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm  

    Still one of my favorites of yours

  5. Comment by Veronica Scott
    January 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm  

    Tense little snippet, not sure what will happen next – loved it!

  6. Comment by Michelle Howard
    January 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm  

    This has the build up for angst. I loved that. Bram has stepped his foot in it and poor Lynne

  7. Comment by Jess Schira
    January 25, 2015 at 6:03 pm  

    She’s not happy, is she. Great snippet Maggie!

  8. Comment by Kate Warren
    January 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm  

    Ooh! Sounds like she thinks he was trying to trick her. Can’t wait for the next snippet!

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