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Weekend Writing Warrior – 1/4/15

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 by Maggie Wells   9 Comments | Posted in Blog

Hello, friends! It’s a new year and we’re still here! Wooo hoo!

Here are 8 sentences from my upcoming re-release, Spring Chickens:

Their eyes met and held. Her lungs expanded. They threatened to explode all over the beautiful man standing in front of her if she didn’t get her autonomic system back on track. She forced air out through her parted lips and dragged more in through her nose. The scent of wood chips, milled grain, and fresh earth mingled with some kind of musky after-shave and tickled her nostrils.

“My aunt was in love with your uncle,” she blurted.

A tiny smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. “So I’ve heard.”



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!


9 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 1/4/15"

  1. Comment by Laurie
    January 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm  

    So happy to see them again. Looking forward to the re release

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    January 4, 2015 at 2:57 pm  

    Guhhh…these two are perfect. Can’t wait for the re-release! And the cover is nothing short of fab! 🙂

  3. Comment by Charmaine Gordon
    January 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm  

    The cover is perfect and oh the snippet-so full of warmth and humor.

  4. Comment by Jean Latz Griffin
    January 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm  

    Sounds like fun ahead!

  5. Comment by ED Martin
    January 5, 2015 at 1:10 am  

    Great description of her reaction. I experienced it right along with her.

  6. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    January 5, 2015 at 2:12 am  

    Great description of her reactions and the use of senses.

  7. Comment by Veronica Scott
    January 5, 2015 at 3:09 am  

    Love the premise and I thoroughly enjoyed the excerpt, especially all the yummy scents. Excellent excerpt! Must add this to my TBR…

  8. Comment by s e gilchrist
    January 5, 2015 at 10:04 am  

    Great visual / evocative scents for this scene.

  9. Comment by Kate Warren
    January 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm  

    Ah, there’s history. Not theirs, but still. Lovely details in this eight, Maggie.

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