Our Christmas tree is so elegant and beautiful, but I can’t share a picture of it because something is wrong with our Kodak digital camera. It’s frustrating - maybe later after I have more time to trouble shoot the problem.
I’m getting excited about my upcoming release of my inspirational romance, MARRYING MALLORY.
Her luck was about to change. Mallory Harrington could feel it in her bones.
In the past, she’d felt cursed at times. Too many things had gone wrong in her thirty-two years of life. It’d started when her father left. He never even said good-bye, but at age five she knew he wasn’t coming back. He hated living in Findlay, Ohio. They couldn’t go with him because her mother refused to leave Grandma.
As a seventh grader, Mallory climbed a tree to get a football for the little neighbor boy. After dislodging it from a high limb, she tossed the ball to him. Mallory started her long climb down, but slipped before reaching the ground. A barbed wire fence ripped her cheek during the fall. The jagged opening required thirty stitches.
Then she was robbed of being valedictorian because a few weeks ahead of graduation, another student’s grades were a little higher. She’d counted on receiving a full academic scholarship to college.
When she married Toby Harrington, she finally felt blessed. Doubly blessed when she gave birth to their son, Joshua. But her happiness ended the night Toby asked for a divorce.
All she ever wanted was to have a complete family and live happily ever after. Was she jinxed? The name Mallory meant luckless. If her mother had realized the meaning of her name, would it have made a difference? Would she still have named her Mallory?
Don’t be silly. My name didn’t cause my marriage to end. I’ll get what I want in my life. I’ve already accomplished the first challenge. I can’t wait to share my good news with Elizabeth and Heather. Thank you, Lord, for my friends, Elizabeth Wright and Heather Richards. They are a constant in my life, just like You.
She glanced at her kitchen clock to see if it was time to meet them and felt a surge of excitement. She couldn’t wait to share her important news. Five-year-old Josh was at Toby’s so she was free to go to dinner with her friends. She was glad they’d decided on the Olive Garden restaurant within minutes of her house.
Before leaving, she grabbed the paper by the computer. She stared for a minute at the attractive man with black hair. I’m glad I printed his bio and photo to show Heather and Elizabeth. As Mallory held the paper for a minute, she realized that this man would change her life… if she went ahead with the plan. After folding and shoving the paper in her purse, she headed out, anxious to leave to give her incredible news in person.
Available on January 1st as an ebook - to buy it, go to Dessert Breeze Publishing or Amazon Kindle!