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Weekend Writing Warriors #96!

Hi! Happy Sunday, my friends! Have you survived all of winter’s wrath so far? We got hit with a mammoth snowstorm earlier this week in Ottawa, and even though it’s nicer out now, it’s much more fun staying inside and reading, amirite? So here’s another snippet from Learning to Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off…

Realizing their conversation had run its course, Rebecca held up her prize package of pies, shot the baker a friendly smile, and hurried away in a half-sprint.

“Enjoy!” Addie called after her.

Oh, she would. Every last morsel. All to herself. As soon as she got home, she’d be having a pie party for one. But home was a good five minutes away. There was no reason why she couldn’t start the pie party a little sooner, give herself a little energy boost. Decelerating but still moving forward, she shook open the bag and peered inside to find the biggest, flakiest…thwap!

Jerking her head up, she was surrounded by a sea of purple nylon.

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!

It’s a long weekend here in Canuckland since tomorrow is our Family Day holiday. I have plans later this evening to hang with some teacher pals at a pinball arcade, but until then, I’ll be writing like the wind with my BFF, Maggie Wells! Take care and see you all next week! 🙂

20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #96!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Okay , what just happened? I could see her being thrust into the midst of a pie. But purple nylon?

  2. Teresa Cypher says:

    Wow! What a place to leave us–you purple nylon tease! lol

    I really am curious. 🙂

    Enjoy your snow. We’ve had a winter full of cold rain and ice. Yuck. I would rather have snow. 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, I know, I’m cruel. 😀

      We’ll send half a ton of this snow your way, then. Whenever you’re ready. lol

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    You rascal! Your latest is just fine, full of wonder and excitement. I just reread your first book and enjoyed every word. You are a woman who loves life.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, Charmaine, you are so sweet! Thank you! I greatly appreciate your support and encouragement! xoxo

  4. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Enjoying every word, my friend. Terrific snippet!

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    Oh, no!!! Save the pies!! Now that’s a great meet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 The precious pies! It’s okay. I can assure you that no pies were harmed in this scene. The next scene, though… haha

  6. Laurie says:

    I hope the pie wasn’t hurt. LOL.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      The pies are at present unharmed. Hopefully we can keep them that way. 🙂

  7. Botanist says:

    Oh! What a teasing place to break off! My mind is going in circles trying to imagine what all this purple nylon might be.

    1. Botanist says:

      P.S. Hope you’re staying warm & safe in Ottawa. I was there the week before, glad I missed the snowstorm.

    2. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! It’s probably the last thing any of you will think of, which makes it all the more satisfying for me. 😀 I’m safe and warm, thanks. Very ready for winter to be over, though lol.

  8. Veronica Scott says:

    Oh my, that was a startling moment and of course I can’t wait to find out what she’s run into! Excellent excerpt…I can taste those pies…almost 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL you’ll find out next week! Mmmm, pie. *Googles the nearest bakeshop* I’m no Addie lol.

  9. Amy Braun says:

    Purple nylon? Huh… 😀

  10. Carol says:

    My first thought, the same as many of your other readers, was “Oh no! The pies!” We know all of the work Addie puts into them, it would be a shame to have them go to waste. And I’m sure we’ve all been in similar situations – the fast food bag on the seat next to us – the enticing smell wafting out – who will know that not all of the fries make it home?

    Yes, this winter has been a doozy, even for us south of Canada. My campus has closed twice for the severe cold, and we even had a 4-hour delayed start one day because of ice. Trust me, this is not a normal occurrence for us!

    Take care! Great story!

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