Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An Excerpt From Parting Secrets

A taste of Parting Secrets:

Steven sat with his fingertips together, tapping his lip. “So you had a great job out there, huh?” His eyes narrowed.
Jeanie’s throat tightened. What did he know? “Y–yes.”
He nodded, then stood. “You really don’t want to talk about this, do you?”
“It was a hard time. I thought I’d made the best decision for you. You have to believe that.”
“Yeah. You said that.” He walked toward the door. “One last question and I’ll try to leave it alone. Was there someone else? Did you meet someone before your birthday? Is that the real reason you didn’t come home?”
The answer screamed in her brain. Yes. But not like you think. Not a boyfriend. I met someone. And I couldn’t get away. “No. There wasn’t anyone else.”
He nodded. “You know, there is one more question.” Blue eyes scanned her face. “When did you stop loving me, Jeanie?”
“I nev—” She gasped. That wasn’t what she’d meant to say.
He smiled. Gentle. Sweet. He walked over to her. The backs of his fingers brushed her face. “That’s all I need to know.”
And he walked out, closing the office door behind him.

These pictures were provided by the authors and are of Galena's Market House and Trolley Clock.

Key Verse for Parting Secrets:
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance. . .will arise from another place.... And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14

Where is "home" or the place of your birth? Was it a small town or big city?


  1. I was born in Aberdeen Maryland on a military base. We moved when I was ten, but, I still think of that place as home. I have very fond memories of the people, our friends, that we had while living there. I've never lived in another place during my childhood that I enjoyed as much as Aberdeen.

  2. Born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota!

  3. I grew up in central Kansas. But Minnesota is home now. :)

  4. Go Minnesota! I was born in Minneapolis and lived there until I was five. And now for a shameless plug: Cathy and I have a 3-in-1 Barbour collection coming out in July...Minnesota Moonlight. Our town, Pine Bluff, is fictious, but we've tried to give it all the "feel" of a small Minnesota town.

  5. I was born in Roswell, New Mexico. Yes, that Roswell.

  6. AnonymousMay 04, 2010

    i was born in a small town....and still live there :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I loved that excerpt! I've lived in Colorado my whole life. Colorado Springs for half and then Denver for the other half.

  8. I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Still here after fifty plus years.

  9. I was born in the small town of Dunlap, Tennessee, but I grew up in the mountain community of Cagle. Dunlap was in the valley and was also where I went to school. Where I grew up was a lot like Walton's Mountain actually. There was even a store we could walk to where the men played checkers near a potbellied stove and the owner gave me and my sisters candy from the counter as we were friends with the family. I now live in the small town of Florence, Mississippi.