Hi, friends! Hope you’re doing well. I’m happy to be back with you today to share another snippet from my new release, Learning to Love!

Continuing from where we left off…

Towanda leaned closer and focused her gaze on the lines that crisscrossed over Rebecca’s palms. Lines that seemed rather meaningless to Rebecca. But the way Towanda studied them—so eager and curious and enraptured—she could just as easily have been staring at a map of the world, deciding where she most wanted to travel to next.

“I think for you, dear, I might do something a little unorthodox and start with the heart line.”

“The heart line?”

“Yes, the line that speaks to your physical and emotional health, your attitude toward love.”

She’d only ever loved one man who never returned the sentiment. And, oh yeah, the bastard had broken their engagement three weeks after they’d made the announcement in front of his family. So her attitude toward love could best be described by a Def Leppard song: “Love Bites.”

“The love line runs below your pinky finger to the edge of your index finger.”

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Towanda traced the curved shape with her own finger to demonstrate. “Yours is a long line with a gradual curve, which means you’re passionate about the things you love and you don’t care who knows it. And probably a tiger in the sack, too,” she added, her eyebrows raised.

Rebecca choked on her saliva, which spurred on an eye-watering coughing fit. Towanda released her hands and gestured to the water bottle she’d given her earlier. Twisting off the cap, she took several sips, then exhaled a shuddering breath. “I’m okay,” she croaked. “Slightly disturbed, but otherwise okay.”

Towanda’s cheeky grin reflected her utter lack of remorse at her colorful choice of words. It was hard not to admire her gusto.

Placing her palms once more in Towanda’s care, she asked the question that she had been wondering about for years. “So how exactly did the Towanda thing come about? I mean, the name itself. Why do you go by Towanda when you’re reading palms?”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a physical education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. William Whitney is a man who’s turned his life upside down in pursuit of making a difference.

The students at Kendal High School face challenges prep school educated Will could never imagine, but his beautiful coworker Rebecca has known firsthand. Though the chemistry between them is strong, they come from vastly different backgrounds.

Rebecca is surprised to discover she and Will have more in common than she realizes. But just when she learns to trust him, Will is faced with the biggest challenge of his life. With their hearts on the line, can Will prove to Rebecca that he’s learned how to love?

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

I’m hard at work on the third book in my series, Love Unleashed! I’ll be sharing snippets from that once I finish off the first chapter from Learning to Love. Thanks so much to all of you who’ve purchased a copy and your kind words of encouragement each week! See you next Sunday! xo

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