Welcome to another installment of TEASER TUESDAY. I'm excited to have the lovely Angela Schroeder here with us today. She'll be sharing an excerpt from her novel, Love Overcomes.
He took her hand into his. She felt torn between wanting to move closer to him and wanting to pull away. Unaware of her internal struggle, he led her out to the patio. A gentle breeze blew and lifted up her hair. She wanted the moment to last. She wanted to sit next to him on the glider and breathe him in. Instead, she walked with him to the low stone wall of the covered patio and they stood next to each other, looking out at the night sky. After a moment, he turned to her. “Tell me about your home.”
Her eyes widened and she took a deep breath. She leaned against the stone wall and looked into his blue eyes.
“Home? Home is… nothing like Los Angeles.” She laughed, shaking her head wryly. “Our parents have a big farm with an apple orchard. It’s open. It’s free. It’s a place where you can breathe. Clara and I share a cottage on part of the property, and every night I can sit on the porch, and listen to the symphony that nature creates. Instead of buildings everywhere you look, there are cornfields. I love that. I love that Liam and I can go outside and not be surrounded by concrete.”
“It sounds nice,” he said. “Will that always be your home?”
“Probably. I can write articles from anywhere I suppose. My parents are there. My sister is there. I like helping her with the business end of her quilting business. They are all the family that Liam knows. I can’t imagine taking him away from that.”
“He doesn’t know his dad at all?”
“Liam doesn’t have a dad.” She stared out at the night sky. “A dad is someone who raises a child. A dad is there when the child is sick. He’s there to tuck him into bed at night. He’s there in the mornings to share breakfast with him. There to wipe away tears and let him know that everything is going to be alright.” Her jaw was tense. She let out a long sigh, letting the bitterness in her voice fade.
“No, he does not know what a dad is. But, he knows what a grandpa is. And he has men in his life that love him. He doesn’t need to know who his dad is. He is safer not knowing him; we both are.” She looked away from him, gazing out into the darkness. She felt him next to her. His hand brushed back a strand of hair, but lingered on her shoulder in silent comfort
Going to Hollywood was supposed to be something that would change Clara Mackenzie’s life forever.
Her younger sister, single mother Arabella, never imagined that going to California with her sister would have such a huge impact on her life. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and try to trust again or be doomed to be single forever.
Arabella Mackenzie and her son Liam have never wanted or needed anyone other than their family. When Arabella meets Jeremy Fowlis she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since before her son was born. Shy, Clara begins to fall for an actor of her own when she meets dashing Jake.
Jeremy is not use to women who do not want to date him because he is an in-demand actor let alone a woman who does not even recognize him. He finds he wants to know more about her but is not sure if he can handle the fact that she is a single mother and has a past that seems to be shrouded in mystery.
Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts, fears and past in order to find love?
Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children her wonderful blessings.
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