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Traveling companions. That’s how it began. She's a widow, struggling to rebuild around the hole in the center of her life. He's at loose ends after retiring from a successful business and a string of unsuccessful marriages. All they have in common are empty days to fill and an urge to tour the open road, but as they travel their feelings grow. What happens when they reach the end of the road?
Marsha and Eric had their retirement all mapped out, but they’d barely begun when Eric died, and the color faded from Marsha’s life. Can a stranger, detouring through town, help her find joy once again?
A Short Story - Story Five of the Choices series. It’s not necessary to have read the other stories to enjoy Detour on Route 66.
“It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man.” After a disastrous first marriage, Rebecca took that advice to heart. Now a woman of independent means and still beautiful, Rebecca has it all. However, there are signs that her beauty can’t last forever, and the opportunity to reel in one more wealthy husband is too good to pass up, or is it?
A magical sleigh ride, a fairytale proposal, and Donna is engaged. However, few people make it to their forties without baggage, and Donna is no exception. Between her daughter's surprise announcement and trying to get her business off the ground, it's an uphill climb from "Will you marry me?" to "happily ever after" for Donna and the people she loves.
A year ago, Donna lost a special man. Now his daughter, Kristen, needs her help. Kristen is getting married, but upsetting information casts doubt on her intended groom. Donna arrives in Flagstaff to find a fiasco of missing money and messy books. As if that weren’t complicated enough, she finds herself attracted to the groom’s uncle. Can she save the wedding with her own heart intact?
When Donna decides to mark her divorce with a trip to Las Vegas, she doesn’t expect to find herself with a ring on her finger at the bedside of a man she hardly knows. But her experience there helps her gain the wisdom she needs to make her own life-altering decision.
A short story. Not a typical happily-ever-after romance. Also includes an excerpt from "Last Flight From Flagstaff."
Finding Sam isn't a lighthearted read. Sam has been through serious neglect and abuse from most of the people she should be able to trust, and she'd still struggling with a dangerous ex. There have been people in her life that helped her turn it around, but she's lost them. The story is written in Sam's point of view, and to me one of the most chilling parts of the story is the matter-of-fact way she relates the horrible things she has suffered, as though they were nothing extraordinary.
When Sam meets Erik, she's instantly attracted, and just as instantly afraid. This contradiction continues throughout their relationship, moving to deeper and deeper levels, but she fights it all the way. Sam drew me in and made me care, enough that I wanted to slap her silly sometimes, but she earns everything she gains. A deeply emotional experience.