Sunday, December 18, 2011

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY: An Eternity of Roses, Snippet #10

Hello world,


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.”

“I know.”

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.

18 comments:

J.C. Martin said...

"her heart sank, felled by the depth of unspoken emotion that poured from him" That is a great line! And happy belated birthday! Lucky you to be spoiled by the hubby so! Nutella ice-cream!? I want some!!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much, JC. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! And I don't have to tell you I'm counting every minute to hogging that ice-cream. Lol.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol sweetie - thanks for the link up! And yes, I'm waiting to know what that Nutella ice cream tastes like!

Love this six - the story never fails to knock the breath out of me everytime :)

XOXO

Angela Guillaume said...

Nutella ice cream was great - luscious and creamy! I'll write to you about it :)

And thanks for popping by, and the kind words, sister! xoxo

sarahballance said...

This is so sweetly poignant, yet I love the hint at trouble with his father. Wonderful six!

Guilie said...

Nice, Angela! The tension comes through so well, and I love his line. Glad to hear you had a great birthday--and that you're still celebrating :D Hope it continues well into the new year ;)

Jessica Subject said...

Very moving! Great six! :)

Vivien Dean said...

There's a lovely rhythm to your voice here. Well done!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much, Sarah! This was an emotional scene to write. x

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you Guilie! I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday, too xoxo

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Jessica!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thanks for the nice words, Vivien!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Nice to know she's wanted, whether or not Father is around! "...felled by the depth of unspoken emotion ..." -- very nice.
Now I'm gonna Google "Nutella Ice Cream." Sounds yummy.

Karysa Faire said...

Beautiful six! The pacing was fabulous and the sentences carried so much emotion.

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Sandra! Trust me, the Nutella ice-cream is delicious! :D

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much Karysa! x

K.E. Saxon said...

I loved the emotion, the intensity in this. Great six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, KE!