Friday, February 20, 2015
Guest Blog: Darlene Fredette: Romantic Picnic Dining
“I’m not hungry, but I’ll keep you company.” Liar! She was starving, but played coy.
He gently slapped her hand when she snuck a peek in the basket. “No peeking.”
“Do I smell fried chicken?” The mouth-watering smells from the basket teased her nostrils.
“Maybe.” He chuckled. “Add two types of salad and a bottle of wine. Are you sure you won’t join me?” He held out a paper plate and fork.
“I might be a little hungry.”
Nick unpacked the picnic basket, which contained crispy fried chicken, potato and pasta salads, and a bottle of white wine.
“Why do I get the feeling you had this planned all along?” She bit into a chicken leg, sighed at the delicious flavors, and then licked the crumbs from her fingers.
“I did no such thing.”
“You usually go around with a basket of food in your truck, ready at a moment’s notice?”
“Only when I know there’s a beautiful lady in need of rescuing.”
Her cheeks warmed. This guy was irresistible.
One twist of Faith can change everything.
Katrina has one goal—follow through on her late-grandmother’s last request, to oversee the renovation of Katrina’s childhood home. The handsome contractor is distracting, but she refuses to be swayed by his deep brown eyes and broad shoulders. A summer romance is not part of the plan. When the truth is discovered about her family’s past, Katrina fears her own future is in jeopardy. She doesn’t have faith, but the twists that lie ahead may just change her mind.
Nick refuses to accept help from anyone, until Katrina gives him an ultimatum—one he can’t refuse. Her renovation project will save his business, but puts his heart on the line. Can he convince Katrina to stay or will a promise to her late-grandmother pull her away? With a little twist of Faith, the odds may be in his favor.
An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab. Web Blog: http://findingthewritewords.blogspot.com/