Friday, May 25, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample - May 26

Thanks for stopping by for today’s Sweet Saturday Sample. This week I’m posting another scene from my WIP, Elly and the Geriatrics. Granny and Elly are at the Sunset Acres rummage sale, with Elly manning their table.

       “Don’t buy anything,” Elly warned. She had already cautioned her grandmother against purchasing from the other sellers and reminded her that the purpose of all their work was to clear out unnecessary stuff, not bring home more. Granny just smiled and waved as she headed off in the direction of yet another overloaded table. Elly hoped she didn’t spy any teapots. Her collection had already taken over an entire bookcase, with the porcelain and china containers lined up three deep on the shelves.
       “Hi.” A deep voice shook Elly out of her musings. “You must be Mrs. Macauley’s granddaughter.”
       Elly looked up—and up some more—to see a tall, brown-haired man approaching the table. His shoulders filled out a faded chambray shirt in a way that promised firm muscles underneath. He had his hand extended, and his even white teeth flashed a friendly smile.
       Elly stared, remembering the sweet-as-molasses voice and the buff body.
       “Uh, hi. Yes, I am.” She extended her hand and shook his. The rough texture of his fingers told of hard work, yet when she looked down, she saw clean fingernails. A Band-Aid encircled his thumb.
       “I’m Derek White. I take care of the grounds around here.” He motioned to the landscaped garden outside the center’s front windows. “And your name is …?”
       “Oh, sorry. I’m Elly. I’m helping my grandma today.”
       The man looked as good as she’d remembered. Tall, dark, and handsome with a delicious Southern drawl—a modern day Rhett Butler.
        “Well, I’m pleased to finally meet you. Your grandmother has told me a lot about you.” He paused and resettled a Dallas Cowboys cap on his head.
         Elly could just imagine what Granny had said to the man.

So our hero and heroine have officially met. Next week we’ll continue with the story. 

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  1. Great description of Derek ... and I can't wait to find out what her grandmother has actually told him :-)
    Nice sample!

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  3. Oops, gave you the wrong link....

    Anyway, I am really tempted by today's snippet...can't wait for the next installment. Derek feels real and "fleshed out." And


  4. Wonder what the grandmother has told him! Great description. Also I'm enjoying your book, IOU Sex.

  5. Yum, I like the muscles part. He could dig holes for my roses, clean the duck yard, run the weed eater... oh yeah!

  6. These sound like my kind of people. Nosy senior citizens, rummage sales and hunky gardeners. :-)

  7. Now that the two have sort of officially met I wonder what's in store for them next.

  8. So glad they've officially met. Now just waiting for the sparks to fly. LOL Loved the "Rhett Butler" description--he makes my mouth water to this day! Lucky Elly. :) Can't wait for next week!

  9. I love Derek and I wonder if he has an older brother who could help me up here in Minnesota!

  10. I also love Derek's description, and the first meeting. I wonder what exactly he's been told about Elly.

  11. Whatever Grandma told him it seems to have kept his interest! Great character introduction.

  12. Rosemary "Mamie" AdkinsMay 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Greetings Sandra,
    Great story. I think we all have too much junk. This promises to be a fun story to follow. Sure am curious what Grandma said to the good ole southern boy.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
    Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler

  13. What great characters! You make the reader want more. So good!

  14. I love the Band-Aid. What a great touch! The description you gave of Derek is fantastic! It's nice to see him so closely through her eyes. (And there really *is* no telling what Granny told him, LOL!)


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