Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sample Saturday - September 20, 2014

Welcome to Sample Saturday. This week's sample shows Mary Hilbrands pacing in the garden, filled with doubt on the night before her wedding.

Mary stood in the garden, halting for a moment before she resumed her pacing beneath the bower made of lilac bushes. Was everything ready? She had gone over her lists time after time, but felt that she had neglected a detail, some tiny particular that would put a finishing touch on her preparations. She stepped out onto the path again.

Is Rulon this nervous tonight? He had come to see her, but she had refused to let him enter the house, too distraught to entertain him without knowing all was ready for the next day.

She was getting married tomorrow. No. She couldn’t be ready for this huge step. Becoming a married lady. Bearing a ring on her finger. Hearing folks call her “missus” instead of “miss”. This was momentous. She wasn’t ready.

She wanted to flee. She could run away, down the Valley Pike to hide in a crag in the mountains. Somewhere that Rulon wouldn’t find her.

Rulon. What was she thinking? Was Rulon the right man for her, the right husband, the right—she shuddered—lover?

I don’t even know what that means.

Thank you for visiting. The Official Launch Party on Facebook for Gone for a Soldier was a stupendous success! Stay tuned for information about the Blog Book Tour that I'm having from October 6 through 12.

And don't forget to come back next Saturday for another sample of my writing.

Bestselling author Marsha Ward wrote the novella, Faith and the Foreman, in the Timeless Romance Anthology Old West Collection. She is the author of an acclaimed novel series featuring the Owen family. Her novel, Spinster's Folly, won the 2013 USA Best Book Award for Western Fiction, and recently was named Finalist in Western Fiction in the 2014 International Book Awards. A former journalist, Ward has published over 900 articles, columns, poems and short stories. She is the founder of American Night Writers Association, a.k.a. ANWA.

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