I'm still reeling from a really fantastic birthday celebration that continues today. This means that I'm not doing any cooking...yay! I ordered some ready made dishes from a lady who supplies yummy bakery products...including 2 yummy tubs of homemade Rum and Raisin and Nutella ice creams (Zee Monodee, worry not. I will let you know how the Nutella one tastes, lol), and sweet almond biscuits. Gotta have that sugar :D. No dieting this weekend, lol.
Yesterday the hub and I had a romantic dinner at this fabulous Chinese restaurant called The Blue Room in Valletta, close to my mom's house. After leaving the munchkin to enjoy some adult time, we had one of the best Chinese meals we've ever enjoyed. Aromatic duck with pancakes and plum sauce was followed by melt-in-the-mouth beef in oyster sauce, king prawns in sweet and sour sauce and Singapore noodles. We had no room for dessert, which we're making up for today :D.
And so, I proceed to the snippet from An Eternity of Roses, which basically continues from the last one that I posted here. Last week we saw Adrian telling Emmaline he misses her grandmother. Today, Emmaline touches on a painful subject - Adrian's father and brother who'd died the previous year in a tragic carriage accident. I skipped a few lines from the manuscript where Emmaline and Adrian fondly remember Grandmamma to get to this...
“I was just thinking of your brother Arthur and your father. I—” She stopped when she felt him stiffen.
He buried his face in her hair, while her heart sank, felled by the depth of unspoken emotion that poured from him. “You know that even if Father were still here, I would still have married you.”
The breeze stilled along with their voices.
I hope you enjoyed this one... and now I want to convey special thanks to those who comment, week after week. I love you all! Please take a moment to visit the other SSS authors who are posting their amazing excerpts today.
As I didn't post last Friday, therefore, didn't have time to link to her page, I'd like you to also check out especially Zee Monodee's blog. The girl has some serious talent.
Until next time, live well and love deeply!
~ Angela ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just Love. "Mile High to Heaven" and "Mr. & Mrs. Foster" available at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.