Novel Gems ~ 04-23-13 ~ Killing Secrets by Karen Docter

Welcome to Novel Gems ~ Killing Secrets 04-23-13!

I love to sneak a peek into a writer friend’s developing novel. It’s just so much fun watching their story grow and getting the inside scoop.  So every Tuesday until I finish my romantic suspense, Killing Secrets, I’ll share a gem with you ~ a couple of sentences, several paragraphs of a pivotal scene, or a phrase that just made me sigh or laugh out loud or scares me or…well, you get the picture.

A bit of set up for today’s gem….

Rachel longs for what she’s never had…and that’s all you’re getting!

Happy Reading!

Karen

Killing Secrets by Karen Docter

She hadn’t felt this much desolation at losing someone since she’d turned her back on the only real family she had.  In the past ten years, she’d come to grips with the fact her father had never really loved her.  Still, the aching loss lingered.  Maybe not as the initial sharp cut of the knife it had been, but as a small cancer eating away at her heart a little bit at a time.  She still occasionally dreamed her father would show up on her doorstep, fold her into his arms, and say the three words she longed to hear.  I love you.

Some dreams died hard.

It was a good thing she’d come to her senses and never admitted her love to Patrick.  He’d never know he had the power to hurt her.  Even if she left a large portion of her heart behind in Denver, she could still slink back to Texas with her pride intact.  Anger and pride.  They’d sustained her more than once in the past.  The only thing that mattered now was the love she had for her daughter.

….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM.

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