Welcome to another sparkling edition of Teaser Tuesday, the blog series where I share snippets from current and past releases and works-in-progress. Except for times like now, when I let good buddies take over.
Today I’m delighted to welcome back fellow rural romance author Jennie Jones. Jennie’s Swallows Fall series was a huge hit, especially for those who adore small town romance. And no wonder when she does it so well.
Now Jennie is involved in a new series called Last Chance Country and it sounds fabulous!
Small town dreams, second chances and the healing power of hope.
Last Chance Country is an anthology of three stand-alone stories by Jennie Jones, Lisa Ireland and Catherine Evans set in the one small town of Dulili in NSW.
Here’s a teaser from book #1 in the anthology A HEART STUCK ON HOPE by Jennie Jones.
Retrenched, belt tightened to the limit and looking at her last resource, Adele Devereux still felt the tug of a smile as she eased the hire van to a stop outside her new home.
She sat a moment, letting her body and mind rest because that’s what she felt she ought to do, although excitement rose inside her, regardless of the mental advice to ease down. It had only been a four-hour drive from Sydney but her muscles had cramped long before that. Not that they had much furniture, but loading what they did possess from the first-floor flat to the van had been more of a challenge than making the decision to let go of what wasn’t working and try something new.
‘This town needs flowers,’ she said as she jumped out of the hire van, enthusiasm and hope engulfing concern about what lay ahead of her. She walked around the bonnet to the passenger door. The heat from the overworked engine skimmed her bare arms in a haze of smelly oil, permeating the warmth of a fresh spring breeze. ‘Out you get,’ she said to her eight-year-old daughter, Alison Devereux, before turning to look down the street. Adele didn’t wait for a response from Ali since she likely wouldn’t get one.