Nan Reinhardt, Author

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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday


Annnnddd…I’m back! Sorry for being away, but life in renovation is chaotic. I’m finally able to breathe again and my house is quite lovely.  Here are eight sentences from my current WIP, ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP, due for release later this summer.

wewriwa_square_3When we last left Maestro Liam Reilly, he had just discovered a photo on the bulletin board of the marina where he’d docked his boat for the summer—the face in the picture looked hauntingly familiar. Now he confronts Carrie about it and discovers that the teenager in the photo is indeed his own child, a boy he knew nothing about…

“Where’s my son?” Liam demanded. “And don’t even bother denying he’s mine. My half-blind granny would recognize that boy as a Reilly.”

Carrie raised her eyes to his, expecting anger. Prepared for fury. And clearly, he was furious, but the pain in his expression shocked her speechless, pain so raw it cut through her like a knife.

“Why would you do that?” His voice was so quiet that she had to lean closer to hear his next broken question. “Why? Why would you have my child and not tell me?”

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20 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 7:05 am Linda Hamonou Says:

    I want to know why she did that too.

  2. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 10:19 am Nan Says:

    You will find out…I promise! Thanks for coming by, Linda!

  3. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 11:18 am Ute Carbone Says:

    The emotion in this gripped me. Nice snippet!

  4. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:06 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Ute! So glad you stopped by!

  5. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 11:53 am Shannyn Schroeder Says:

    Wow. That was my first reaction. Even without being in his POV, you’ve conveyed so much emotion and pain — just wow. Can’t wait to hear her answer.

  6. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:07 pm Nan Says:

    Shannyn, thank you! It’s hard to imagine how a man would feel in the circumstance, but this is how I want him to feel. 😉

  7. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 11:59 am Debbie Says:

    That must have been such a shock for him! Can’t wait to find out her answer. Great excerpt.

  8. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:08 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Debbie! It’s a tried and true meme, but I hope my take on it, with an older child, is something a little different.

  9. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 1:02 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    I rather like his response. Can’t wait to read more, excellent excerpt!

  10. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:08 pm Nan Says:

    Merci, Veronica! Whole book due out late summer!

  11. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 1:25 pm Skye Says:

    Looking forward to finding out. And to reading the entire book all at once!

  12. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:09 pm Nan Says:

    So glad you came by, Skye! Thanks for all your support!

  13. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 1:26 pm J.Rose Allister Says:

    Great emotion!! Yes, why didn’t she tell him? I want more!

  14. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:09 pm Nan Says:

    More soon, Rose, I promise!! Thanks for coming by!

  15. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 3:46 pm Danita Minnis Says:

    Wow, he is ready to kill her – great suspense!

  16. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:10 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Danita–so glad you came by. Yeah…he’s kinda pissed… 😉

  17. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 4:52 pm Elaine Cantrell Says:

    So emotional. Nice 8.

  18. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 5:10 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Elaine. So glad you came by!

  19. Avatar June 9th, 2013 at 9:42 pm Robena Grant Says:

    Wow! Nan, you nailed this. So much emotion in such a short section. It almost gave me a shiver. Can’t wait to read the book. So excited for you. : )

  20. Avatar June 10th, 2013 at 11:04 pm Nan Says:

    Roben, you’re so sweet! Thank you!!