28 September 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples

Another Saturday and another sample :-) I can't believe how fast this year has gone, let alone the weeks. This sample comes from a scene in a wip which may become part of Sacha's story in my gasquet princes series.
Thanks to everyone who drops by.


Rosemary studied her son, Callum Hamilton. Eight years old, and the love of her life.
 
“You know,” he said, rising to his knees on his bed, “you look like a princess in that dress.”
 
“Oh!” Shocked almost speechless, Rosie swooped down and hugged Cal. “What a lovely thing to say. Have I told you recently how much I love you?”
 
Quickly knowing how much she’d embarrass him if she held onto him any longer than a couple of seconds, Rosie moved back and made a play of studying herself in the mirror.
 
“I lack the crown, don’t you think?” Angling her head from side to side, she met her son’s reflected grin in the mirror.
 
“You don’t need a crown when you wear that dress.”
 
The floor length pleated skirt of her diamond blue satin gown billowed round her legs when she turned. She still wasn’t sure about the single flowered strap that led the eye to the snug fitting bodice hugging her curves and emphasizing her slender waist, but had to agree it looked good on her.
 
Instead of her son’s voice, the words triggered the memory of his father’s voice when she’d joined him at the alter of the Estate’s church on their wedding day. On that day, she wore cream Nottingham lace over satin, with long slender sleeves ending in a ‘v’ on the back of her hand. The woman at the bridal gown shop gave it a fashionable name, which she’d ignored. Love at first sight, first with her almost husband, then with her wedding dress, and finally with her son the moment the nurse placed him in her arms.
 
And now…
 
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16 comments:

Patricia Kiyono said...

And now...? Now she finds her Prince Charming! What a tease you are. Can't wait to read more of this.

Jenna said...

Her almost husband? Did she not marry him? Intriguing turn of events. Especially the "and now." Indeed! Great tease!

tmoniquestephens.com said...

That 'almost husband' says a lot. I wonder what happen?

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Your references to "his father" and "almost husband" make me wonder if they ever wed. Gotta know more!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Patricia.

Sherry Gloag said...

She did marry him, Jenna, but she became a widow after six months.

Sherry Gloag said...

tmoniquestephens she was widowed after a very short marriage.
Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Yeah, Sandy they wed but for six months only.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, sounds like there is definitely a back story here. Thanks for the tease...and here's MY SWEET SATURDAY SAMPLE

Carrie-Anne said...

Nice scene! I'm also wondering about the "almost husband" and if someone was jilted at the altar.

Paula Martin said...

Great excerpt, love her memories - even if they were sad ones.

murdersandmysteries said...

You can't leave me hanging like that.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Laurel_Rain. I hope to visit yours later today.

Sherry Gloag said...

No Carrie-Anne, notjilted, just taken by death after only six months. She felt cheated that she didn't have more time for them to fulfill their dreams and grow together.
At this stage she's not even aware of the growing baggage she's carrying.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Paula.

Sherry Gloag said...

rofl, Lindsay, this from you, the queen of great cliff-hangers...