Happy holidays, my friends! This will be my final post for 2020. I’ll be sharing more a few more snippets from Learning to Love in the new year, then I’ll switch over to the next book in my series–Love Unleashed!

Rebecca has just asked Carmen why she goes by the name Towanda when she’s reading people’s palms. Continuing from there…

The older woman went on to explain it was a tribute to the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. “I have my own copy, but the blessed thing has been stuck in my VCR for years. It’s like Idgie’s spirit is inside there. Stubborn as the dickens! Did you ever see the film, dear?”

Rebecca shook her head.

“Idgie, the main character, she’s so different for a girl growing up in her time. Independent and self-assured . . . has her own sense of right and wrong. She shouts ‘Towanda!’ before she jumps head-first into something adventurous or dangerous. It’s like her own personal battle cry. I like to think I have a little bit of Idgie inside of me, that I’m not afraid of what the future holds.”

***End of WWW post, but carry on to finish this sequence.***

Her gaze fell to their joined hands, and this time, Rebecca felt more than the strength that radiated through Towanda’s palms. She felt a bond, a connection she couldn’t quite explain. “I think there’s a lot of her inside you,” she whispered.

“I get that same feeling with you, too, Rebecca.”

Their eyes met, and they shared a smile. Fear was something she’d experienced long before she knew the meaning of the word. Nagging sensations that caused her stomach to clench or her skin to feel hot; nights that she couldn’t sleep because her heart was beating too rapidly. When her father left without saying a word. When the mortgage was due and there wasn’t enough money in her mother’s savings account. When the fridge was empty. The future didn’t scare her, but there were times she feared the memories of her past might swallow her up.

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?

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We’ll be having a fairly lowkey Christmas, but no matter how different our celebrations may look this year, the reason for the celebration remains the same. Have a safe and joyful holiday season, and may 2021 be completely kickass for all of us! xoxo

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