Weekend Writing Warriors #102!

Hiya, peeps! It’s Sunday! A day for reading, writing, eating cookies, and sharing. Excerpts, I mean. I don’t share cookies. 😀 Read on for another snippet from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

Towanda’s thumbs swiped over Rebecca’s palms. Then a second time. A smile lit her face and her still-shut eyes crinkled in the corners. “Turn off your thoughts,” she whispered. “Open your mind to the here and now.”

Turn off my thoughts? She stifled a laugh. Like there was an off switch. She’d never been good at yoga, at least not the relaxation part of it, because she kind of sucked at making her brain shut up. Especially in moments of discomfort. How long does a palm reading take? Palms aren’t very big, and not all that exciting

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Anyone else watching The Masters? How about the NBA playoffs?? NHL playoffs??? I’m majorly overdosing on sports right now and LOVING IT! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Go Rickie Fowler! Go Leafs! Go Raptors! Go sports! Go be awesome! 😀 See ya next week!

17 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #102!”

  1. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I know what she means about not being able to turn your brain off. I wonder what made Rebecca think of getting a palm reading? And I wonder what the news will be? Nice snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      She quite literally fell right into the palm reading thing lol. As for what the reading will entail…stay tuned! 😉

  2. Veronica Scott says:

    Yeah, Rebecca’s not good at turning off her thoughts LOL. But it’s fun to ‘mind read’ her! Enjoyed the snippet – this is such a fun scene going on!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Rebecca = Julie 😀 Thanks so much, Veronica! I’m so happy to hear that!

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    You are having a ball with yet another nifty book. Enjoy every moment, my friend!

  4. Nancy Gideon says:

    She certainly sounds relaxed and receptive – LOL! I was the same way the first time I had a reading done. The scene reveals much in a small space.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! I imagine most people would have trouble warming up to the idea right away. So glad you’re able to relate to the scene. 🙂

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    LOL. You showed her verbose mind very entertainingly.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 Excellent! I have a lot of personal experience there, so I’m glad it showed lol.

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Ha, I’m with Rebecca. What does “turn off your brain” actually mean?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It must be one of those rhetorical questions. 😉 Thanks, Amy!

  7. Carol says:

    Wow. There are that many sports, huh? Who knew? I mean, besides you and Rebecca. That’s probably some of the things both of you think about all the time!
    This opening is so cute and fun. Good way to meet her, plus the quirky town and the other residents. I love everything about it.
    The cue for my brain to shift into overdrive is closing my eyes to go to sleep at night. That’s when the whole ‘monkey-monkey-underpants’ dialogue begins!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL I barely even scratched the surface of all the sportseseses! 😀 Glad you’re enjoying the intro so far!

      The Germans wore grey, you wore blue. 😉

  8. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    She isn’t good at shutting down, is she? lol Loved the inner chatter.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yeaaaah, not so much. 😉 Thanks, Karen! I appreciate it!

  9. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    She sounds like me- can’t shut my mind no matter what. Great snippet.

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