Sweet Saturday Sample

This week, instead of having a scene from my WIP Maid To Be a Baroness, I’ve chosen one from my newest release A Christmas Surprise.

“Debbi, might I suggest the pale yellow gown with roses at the hem and neckline for this afternoon? I am going to go with the light blue with daisies. Oh, don’t forget your bonnet. Even if we don’t go out into the sun, it’s always good to have something to hold onto. Helps with the shilly-shallies.”

Thirty minutes later, both refreshed and in their respective afternoon dresses, they descended the stairs to be met by Mr. Thomas.

“Ladies,” he said, assisting them from the last step. “The party has adjourned to the garden, and I was given the task to escort you out.”

“Ready, Debbi?” Aleece asked.

“As I’ll ever be.”

As they stepped out on the terrace, Aleece noticed several of the men, whom she knew by name if not by reputation, focus their attention on her but quickly shift to Debbi. She did notice Jeff was missing from the group. The countess appeared to be holding court with several of the matrons who’d accompanied their giggling charges.

“Debbi, something tells me I might end up being your chaperone this week,” she whispered.

Before she was able to reply, one of the gentlemen separated himself from the group around the bowls equipage and approached.

“Mr. Thomas, you wound me deeply. I thought you had eyes only for the charming and delightful Lady Aleece, but now I see you have captured another beauty. Please introduce me to this vision of a goddess.”

“Lord Gerrard, I see you’re still the same silver-tongued devil as always,” Aleece replied, giving him the appropriate curtsey due the son of a baron.

“Miss Debbi Overstreet, I present the rakehell, Lord Sidbury, eldest son to the Baron of Sidbury,” Mr. Thomas said.

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7 Responses to Sweet Saturday Sample

  1. jeff salter says:

    interesting scene snippet. makes me wonder what happens next.

  2. Something tells me that things are about to get interesting. 😉

  3. Sherry Gloag says:

    You’re a tease, stopping where you have. But 😉 I’ve read this and enjoyed it.

  4. What an interesting way to introduce someone. I wonder if he was insulted, or if he agrees with the description.

  5. Carrie-Anne says:

    Nice sample! It sounds like this party is going to get a lot more interesting!

  6. Jenna Jaxon says:

    I think Mr. Thomas’s jealousy is showing! Introducing someone as a rakehell, no mater how deserved the description, shows his pique at having to make the introduction at all. 🙂 Love these characters!

  7. Joselyn says:

    Hopping over to Amazon to get my copy. 🙂

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