First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

How many times have you ever had something bothering you and someone says, “What’s the matter, you look worried.”  I’m no poker faced poker player, let me tell you.  Lying was not my forte growing up.

My mother was able to draw a confession right of my mouth even when I knew it would get me in trouble.  The best way around that was to avoid eye contact – if I could.

Wallis Ann has something important to say, but she’s struggling with how to explain a possible solution to their nomadic way of life.  It’s 1940, and she’s been raised with a certain sense of decorum when it comes to what a young woman is allowed to do or not do.  While she’s trying to gather her courage, and figure out a way to share how she came across an opportunity – which involves a young man – she’s decided until she can formulate an acceptable explanation for what she wants to propose, the best way to hide her inner turmoil is to not let it be seen.

Chapter Seventeen

Back at camp I sat beside Momma so she couldn’t look me in the eyes.

A Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.  

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COMMENTS

  • lilacshoshanwp

    October 6, 2017

    Reply

    Such an enticing post and First Sentence Friday, Donna! Waiting until I get to read EVERYTHING becomes harder and harder. I have completely fallen under your writing spell, and I’m sure that’s true for all of us. You are absolutely brilliant!!! <3 <3 <3

    • Donna Everhart

      October 7, 2017

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      *Blushes* Thank you, Lilac. I’m glad you’re liking the posts that go with the sentences. It’s hard, sometimes, to think of what to say when I look at what’s coming up for the week, so that makes me feel good! <3 <3 <3

    • Donna Everhart

      October 7, 2017

      Reply

      AND…I keep finding typos! Grrr. 🙂

  • Micki Browning

    October 9, 2017

    Reply

    Another great teaser!

    …and speaking of typos. I have a postcard that has the Adrift cover on the front and a Key lime pie recipe on the back. I don’t know how many eyes proofread that sucker, but darned if it doesn’t say better instead of butter. I KNEW I should have just gone with “store-bought pie crust.”

    Can’t wait for Bittersweet’s release!

    • Donna Everhart

      October 9, 2017

      Reply

      Thank you, Micki!

      Tell me about those doggone typos! I hate that for you. I’ve been reading a book, a hardcover, excellent book – but, TYPOS! I’ve seen the random one or two in a book in the past, but so far, I think I’ve come across at least five. The story is so good though…it doesn’t bother me. Although I have backed up an re-read the sentence every which-a-way, and nope. Can’t make it work. It happens to the best, most picky of us!

      Won’t be too long now!


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