A first look ~ Winnie's Story
Welcome to Snippet Sunday! It's been awhile since I've posted so thank you so much for stopping by.
I am beyond excited about a new book I'm writing! It's part of a series that was inspired by a road trip I took this past summer down the Eastern side of the Sierras. The heroines in the series are all single women out to find their fortune and pave their own way in life. Since it's the late 1800s in California, this is easier said than done. It was a wild, exciting time in the western state with both frontier and cultured elegance living side-by-side.
The first book is Winifred and Dempsey's story. I'm so in love with these characters I get emotional just thinking of them. Just wait until you hear about their lives! I haven't written a synopsis yet, there's no title, but I just can't wait any longer to share the opening part with you. The first lines will give you an idea of what's to come. In the next few weeks I'll put up a book description. Hope you enjoy!
Winnie sat in the second parlor, her heart beating wildly. Her mother had left a few moments before, after announcing that her betrothed had arrived.
Her betrothed. Was she really to be married in less than an hour?
Winnie smoothed the ivory colored satin of her skirts, pushing down the layers until she felt her thighs underneath. She’d barely been able to sit with the voluminous swaths of fabric covering her tiny body. She was lost in the material, a wisp of herself. Mother had insisted on the spectacular dress. They had to maintain their status, after all.
Maybe it wasn’t too late to run.
2/19/2017 09:05:15 am
I'm leaving a comment to see if the comments are working. :-)
2/19/2017 09:38:04 am
Oh yes she is! In part because she doesn't know him well...pressured into marriage.
2/19/2017 11:26:03 am
Lovely to see you back on the snippets! I enjoyed this one, left me wanting more and I love the description of the series you plan to write!
2/19/2017 01:20:40 pm
Welcome back, Karysa. In your snippet, I definitely get the feeling she might not go through with this wedding.
2/19/2017 02:38:58 pm
Awesome to see you back! And thank you for the great comments on my blog post!
2/19/2017 03:37:43 pm
Wow, having lots of second thoughts.
2/19/2017 09:50:56 pm
Great description and LOVE that last line!
2/19/2017 09:58:05 pm
Eep! I'd say run, but would she even be able to in a dress like that? I know I couldn't!
2/19/2017 10:13:17 pm
Looks like there might be a runaway bride. I like how you described the layers of the wedding dress as if she were being weighted down by it and the impending marriage.
1/5/2021 06:25:50 pm
I enjoyyed reading this
1/9/2021 09:35:25 pm
Lovvely blog you have here
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