Ahoy there, readers and writers! Captain Julie here, ready to share another snippet from Learning to Love with all you fine people! You ready? Set? Let’s go!

Continuing from where we left off….

He liked that he could smell her shampoo…Some kind of fruity concoction. Mango. Or peach. He sniffed and caught a whiff of strawberry, too.

She shifted again, turning toward him with raised eyebrows. Had she said something?

Right on cue, she asked, “Did you hear what I said?”


“Ah, so it’s your ears that need to be checked.”

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!

If I happen to miss making the rounds today, it’s because I’m busy paddling in my first ever Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival! Our team of first-timers set two personal best times in the 500 meter races on Sunday and qualified for the finals today! Woot-woot! Here’s a quick pic of our merry band of misfits:

Be sure to cheer us on from afar, and have yourselves a marvelous day! 🙂


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