Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The Sweetheart Tree
The Sweetheart Tree is released today! I'm thrilled. Isn't the cover beautiful?
Here's a quick excerpt:
She decided to test just how much of an imagination a nineteen century soldier could handle that evening in front of a warm, brush-screened fire. After seeing no sign of Sheridan or Custer, they were in a cheery mood, swapping tales they’d all heard a dozen or more times, though Bree was enchanted by them. Del would love being here.
“Sabrina, my lass,” Kern called. “You must tell us a tale from Montrose.”
“Well. All right.” She settled in, took a calming breath. Do or die. “A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far…”
Caleb stared at her across the fire as she spun her story. Green eyes alight with mischief, she had his men enthralled. It was an impossible tale of carriages that flew among the stars.
He shifted uneasily against the tree he leaned upon, while his thoughts strayed uncomfortably. She wasn’t who she claimed to be. That much was certain. She’d recounted her story of being separated from her family too precisely. Nor was she a very convincing liar. Yes, she was lost. She was worried about her kin. That much was true. Anyone with half a brain could see that clearly in her open features.