First paragraph from Chapter 2 of upcoming novel: What They Did Instead
It was a slow-moving summer morning of no plans. Juliette, on the third of her twelve daily cups of black coffee, was carefully
slicing a bowl of slippery peaches. Picked from their acreage that morning, the fruit was juicy, the size of softballs,
and would spoil them for all other peaches the rest of their lives. When the phone rang, Hedy plucked a couple of slices from the
bowl, handed one to Bridget and slid the other in her mouth. Juliette rinsed her hands at the sink and by the fourth ring, grabbed
the receiver. It was her mother, Ruby, calling with a medical report she knew was coming.
Oh I would like to know what her mother said!!♥️
You’ll have to read the book!
Look forward to reading this book!
The mood is slow and easy and relaxed, good friends enjoying peace and nature and food together in a happy rhythm. The call from Ruby with a medical report darkens the scene with suspense – who is the subject of the report and what does it say. It feels ominous….the report will not be good, one fears.
Yes, Darcy, it goes downhill from that moment….