Hiya! Happy Sunday to all you fine folks! Can you believe August is almost over? Cray-cray! But that means we’re closer to the big release day for Learning to Love! Here’s another snippet from my soon-to-be-out-in-the-world book!

Continuing from where we left off… (We’re now switching to Will’s POV)

Will stood off to the side and took note of the various strategies Pete utilized. He began his science lesson with a joke to break the ice and engage his audience. While they opened their notebooks, he loaded his slideshow presentation on the interactive whiteboard. Pete led them through the ins and outs of solids, liquids, and gases, and they filled in the blanks on the handout he’d provided. At Crestwood, there’d never been any shortcuts or handouts. If there were notes to be written, then you wrote out every last detail yourself. He had to remind himself that the bulk of students here weren’t in pursuit of higher education. Most just wanted to graduate, period.

His gaze circled around the room, taking in the layout and décor. Desks were at the front and benches, where they performed lab experiments, were at the back. Colorful posters featuring periodic tables, safety protocols, images of cell structures, and circuit symbols covered the walls, along with cabinets containing microscopes, test tubes, safety goggles, and the like. It was your quintessential science classroom with one remarkable feature.

The students.

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He marveled at the mixture of faces and races, pleased to see such a diverse group. The students—and teachers—at Crestwood had been predominantly white, at least while he’d attended. He hoped that wasn’t still the case. Pete had mentioned that Kendal High was a magnet school, enrolling students from dozens of surrounding communities in its vocational education programs, which helped to explain the demographic. But what amazed Will most of all was that, despite the unique blend of personalities and ethnic backgrounds, there weren’t any clashes. Everything seemed to be harmonious, and the room stayed remarkably quiet.

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. Rebecca discovers they have more in common than she realized, and Will teaches her to trust again. But when he’s faced with his biggest challenge, will he take the easy way out, or prove that he’s learned the true meaning of love?

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

One more week until I’m back to school! I’m hanging with the fam-jam and soaking up a little more niece and nephew time while I can. I hope you all stay safe and well. I’ll be here next week with another snippet. Take care and see you soon! 🙂

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