Happy Saturday – I haven’t been able to write in weeks, but this is my weekend. I’ve the house to myself and I’m going to go for it. But I will take the time to check out the snippets. If I do take a break I want something good to read. Have to reload that kindle.
My snippet today comes from Cassie’sOrdeal. Since ‘the ordeal’ Tom has been more protective than usual, if you can imagine. While on vacation Tom and Steve tell the girls they want them to wear helmets when they ride their bikes to town. Unfortunately, the girls ignore the request. There is a minor accident and ending with scrubbed hands and knees. They decide to tell the boys the truth, but when Tom says, “I sure hope you were wearing your helmet.” Cassie snapped back without thinking, “You said we had to.” Now she needed to correct the impression she’d made.
Everyone had fallen quiet, I’d finished about half my drink then I quickly bolted the rest and began, “We weren’t wearing helmets. You didn’t really say that we had to, just that you wanted us to, so we didn’t, and it wouldn’t have kept us from getting hurt anyway, and then you said you hoped we were wearing them and I said you told us to, I didn’t say we were, but I know you thought that, and the girls keep looking at me because I’d left that impressions, and we had already talked about coming clean with you guys and that’s the whole thing and you all can just quit staring at me.”
Unfortunately saying it fast with no breaths still didn’t help much. Tom hadn’t heard, or paid any attention, to anything I said since, ‘We weren’t wearing helmets’.
Everyone was still looking at me in complete silence, I could feel my face growing hot. “Well somebody say something. It’s not like we shot somebody’s granny.”
I could tell by the way Tom was beginning to look at me that he was starting to understand what I was raving about. When he spoke he said mildly, “It’s siesta time, join me, Cassie?” He may have phrased it as a question, but it was a command.
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Blurb for Cassie’s Ordeal - book 7
Cassie loves her life on the river with Tom and her friends. She feels Tom has her wrapped in a safe and protected cocoon of love. But her world is jarred when the phone calls begin. Cassie hesitates to tell Tom about them knowing he’ll over react and she will be the one under ‘house arrest’. But when the calls go from annoying to frightening she has no choice. Tom brings in the police to find out who is behind the harassment and make plans to keep Cassie safe, but he’s too late – Cassie is gone without a trace.
The police began an all out search, but there are few clues to go on. Will life on the river ever be the same again?
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