Saturday, May 14, 2022

Saturday Spankings - Alive and ...well?

Happy Saturday Spankings!  It’s beautiful spring where I am and it’s time to grab a good book and sit in the sun to read. I’ll suggest Suspicions on the River, where my snippet comes from today.

The girls have an accident while on a trip to the beach. Cassie and Sue are bruised from head to toe and sore as a boil. Cassie knows she has to talk to Tom, but she’s not looking forward to what he’ll have to say.


Cassie announced, “I can’t stand it. I’m calling Tom.” Allie helped her stand but left her to make her way to the bedroom so she could talk to him in private.

“He is not going to be a happy man,” Annie pointed out.

“You can say that again,” Jenny agreed. “But there’s no way he’d… you know, with her hurt and all. Right?” 

“He’s worse when he can’t spank,” Sue pointed out. “He’s devious. Once when she got hurt playing with paint balls he cut her off from all of us for two weeks. No visits, no phone calls, no texts. That one was hard on all of us.”

“But he did promise never to do that again,” Allie pointed out.

No one said anymore until Cassie joined them. They could all tell that the call had upset her. She walked slowly to her chair where Allie helped her sit. 

They waited a moment and when she said nothing, Jenny prodded, “What did he say?”

Cassie looked away, not answering. “Mom, tell us,” Allie insisted.

It was Sue who spoke up. “She didn’t tell him,” she announced. Everyone looked at Sue, again marveling at her ability to read her oldest friend. 

“Is she right?” Allie questioned.

“I just couldn’t!” Cassie wailed. “He sounded so happy when he heard my voice. And he was telling me all that Christian was doing – he’s just fine, by the way,” she interrupted herself to reassure Allie. “But I just didn’t know how to start. Listen, just tell your husbands whatever you want to. Then one of them can tell Tom if they want to. I’ll call when we get close to home tomorrow.”

Allie gave a big sigh. “No, let’s all just wait. If Tom hears it from anyone but Cassie, he’ll be even madder. Let’s stick with the ‘one for all, all for one’ thing. They’ll see us alive and well when we get there tomorrow. Well…” she paused looking at Cassie and Sue, “alive anyway.”


Suspicions on the river (a Cassie’s family story)

Book three in the On the River series


Cal and Jenny have a nearly idyllic marriage. There are rare trips across his lap for minor problems, but most of those trips are just for fun. Could that be changing? Pat, Cal’s former lover, has moved back to town and she wouldn’t mind giving it another try with Cal. She feels he can’t be serious about this little twit that he married so quickly. Pat feels that once Cal realizes she offers him a better option, he’ll choose her. But soon mysterious things begin happening to Pat. Is someone trying to run her out of town? Could that someone be Jenny?


Cassie and the whole river family try to keep Jenny occupied and out of trouble, but suspicions just go from bad to worse. Both Jenny and Pat want Cal and they’re willing to fight for him. How dirty will this fight get?

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Blushing Books  



Cassie Space series:

Cassie's Space (book one)   
Cassie's Tale (book two)                       
Cassie on the Move (book three)          
Cassie's River Living (book four)        
Cassie's Conflict (book five)
Cassie's Influence (book six)
Cassie's Ordeal (book seven)
Cassie Corralled (book eight)
Cassie's Road Trip (book nine)
Cassie's Life (book ten)

Paperbacks can be found here

Cal's Law Series:

Cal's Law (book one)
Becoming Family (book two)
Educating Jenny (book three)
Searching for Home (book four)

Paper backs available

On the River series:

On the River (book one)

Corbin's Bend

Returning to Us   


  1. Òh ouch, poor Cassie and Sue. I don't blame Cassie not being able to tell Tom after he was so happy to hear from her.

    Allie was right, Tom would be madder if he heard from someone else. "All for one, one for all" it!


    1. That's true - it was a long painful ride home. In many ways.

  2. I ditto Roz's comments. I can't blame Cassie at all for not telling Tom. Besides, if she told him over the phone and he couldn't see her, he would be beside himself with worry. Better to wait. The shock will be hard for him, but he will be able to see for himself that although Cassie is hurting, she's home, safe and alive...

    1. Tom spends a lot of his time thinking, "Thank God you're alive, now I'm going to kill you! I guess this will be one of those times.