Sneak Peek Sunday

contemporary, western, romance, romantic suspense, contemporary western romance, contemporary western, cowboy, cowboy romance, Texas romance, Native American romance, country music star romance, miltary romanceWelcome to Sneak Peek Sunday!  To follow along, the list is here

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contemporary, western, romance, romantic suspense, contemporary western romance, contemporary western, cowboy, cowboy romance, Texas romance, Native American romance, country music star romance, miltary romanceThis week’s Sneak Peek comes from my upcoming contemporary western romance, Heartstrings. It’s from the prologue. Four-year-old hero, Seth, is with his father as they look down into his mother’s casket…

“Momma said she hated us.”

The next morning after she’d said that, Momma wouldn’t wake up. The sheriff had come and asked Daddy a bunch of questions.

Daddy held him close and kissed the top of his head. “Your momma loved you, Seth. She just…just…” His voice cracked and he sounded like he was crying again. “She just never forgave me for not letting her go off to Nashville.”

“Why?”

“I was afraid she’d get famous and forget about us.” Daddy pulled him close, his voice so low and deep he had to listen close to hear the words. “Instead, she felt trapped here and hated me for denying her dream.”

If Momma hated Daddy, she probably hated him, too.

Let me know what you think? Was that just the saddest thing?  Next week I’ll give you another peek into the life of mega superstar country singer Seth Kendall.

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20 thoughts on “Sneak Peek Sunday

  1. Aw poor lil boy, that is just so sad, Sara. Bless him. Great six though 🙂

  2. Awww… But…my kind of writing. Definitely will want to read the rest of this prologue. I love starting when my protagonists are young so the reader knows why they ARE…the person they are! 🙂

    • Out of five books and all of the them could have had prologues, this is the first one I felt it was really needed. The reader had to feel Seth’s anguish as he lived it to understand why he did what he did.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Nancy Jardine

    Yep, that’s a sad thing for a child to be remembering!

  4. Very sad, but you did a great job. You can feel the pain in the father’s voice.

  5. That really does tug at the heartstrings.

  6. Wow. That one hit home, Sara. I can see why the title is Heartstrings. And too often true that children will find a way to blame themselves when a parent leaves them for any reason. Well done.

  7. Wonderfully emotional offering, Sara. I can hear the little boy’s voice so clearly. Well done!

  8. Wow, hug for the little boy, fictional or not! Very evocative excerpt, powerful.

  9. D'Ann Lindun

    Nice job, Miss Sara!

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