Happy Sunday, friends! And what a beautiful day it is here in the nation’s capital–the Canuck nation, that is. 😀 Lots to celebrate today, including this new snippet from Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

As the afternoon sun beat down, she slowed her pace to a walk and followed her nose to the mouth-watering scent of freshly baked pie. Addie Mitchell’s hand pies were impossible to resist, but they were worth every last calorie, and sometimes she just had to give in.

Addie had her bike propped on its kickstand while she served an older gentleman. She beamed a smile at Rebecca and held up a finger indicating she’d be with her shortly. Rebecca studied the pixie-haired woman, fascinated by her ease in interacting with every customer, young and old. And the whole Pie-Cycle idea? Pure genius. Rebecca never knew she needed pie delivered directly to her until she had it.

Addie waved her over to make her order. “Hey, Rebecca!”

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“Hi, Addie. Got anything good left?”

“Well, I’m down to one flavor—banana-hazelnut—but I put some extra chocolate drizzle on them,” she said, waggling her eyebrows enticingly. A saleswoman to her core. As it happened, Rebecca had a weakness for anything hazelnut. And chocolate was a no-brainer.

“I’ll take four. If you’ve got ’em.”

Addie nodded, bagging them up for her. “Having a party?”

She ducked her head, her cheeks flushing with heat. “Uh, no, it’s cheat day.” You’re not cheating, she internally berated herself. As an advocate for healthy eating, she’d never been fond of the term. There was nothing wrong with enjoying sweets in moderation. The words had just slipped out, as words tended to do in awkward situations such as this.

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!

Yesterday, I celebrated my seventh year of living in the fabulous city of Ottawa. I moved here to teach. I didn’t know anyone, and I had to start from scratch and find a way to make this place my home. Honestly, it took about two weeks for me to fall in love with Ottawa, and I’ve never looked back. I’ve made some incredible memories here with people who I know will always be a part of my life. I didn’t expect to end up here, but I’m so very grateful that I did. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! 🙂

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