First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER TWENTY THREE

Living in North Carolina, we get to enjoy the four seasons.   Sure we joke about being in flip flops one day, then wearing long johns and winter coats the next, but for the most part, the weather marches to the tune of Mother Nature, and our springs, summers, falls and winters are what you’d expect.

While the weather has certainly played a huge part in the telling of this story, there’s a degree of symbolism related to events.  While it might not be immediately obvious, many times when my characters were impacted in some significant way, there might have been a shift in temperature, a description of how the hard the wind blew, or a quiet snow fall.  These observations by Wallis Ann provided the backdrop and set a tone for not only what they were experiencing externally, but in many ways, internally as well.

Wallis Ann has seen something upsetting, and once again, a change in weather foreshadows what’s about to unfold.

Chapter Twenty Three

True winter bore down the next day bringing a biting wind and a hard freeze.

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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