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Sunday, January 13, 2013
FEEL THE HEAT - DAY 2
Yesterday we touched on true love and Valentine’s Day when
we were discussing St. Anne’s Day.In
the book, Anne suffers a big disappointment in the love department, which got
me to thinking about those times when we aren’t “lucky in love.”
Without giving too much away, here is an excerpt from the
book where an embarrassed Anne is forced to tell Gerry, the man she is beginning
to fall for, that she has not gotten engaged after she’d bragged to him that she would
soon be getting married:
“Oops, you OK?” Gerry said as he grabbed her to prevent her
from falling. His fingers were strong
and firm on her shoulders.
“Oh sorry, Gerry.”
She tucked a curl behind her ear.
“I didn’t see you.”
“Delirious with love, no doubt.”
“I couldn’t find my keys.”
“I thought maybe you were blinded by the sparkle of your
engagement ring.” He took her
“Watch, your cut.”
“I’ve got a bandage on it.
It’ll be OK.” He grabbed her left
hand. “Let’s have a look.”
She cast her eyes toward the tin ceiling and tapped her toe
impatiently. “Hard to be dazzled by
something that’s not there,” she said sarcastically.
“He asks you to get married and doesn’t buy you a
ring? Oh what a romantic! Have him call me. I’ll give this rookie some pointers on how to
woo a woman.”
“No need to. I’m not
engaged, Gerry.” She tried to pull her
hand away, but Gerry, looking stunned, held it tightly.
“He didn’t ask you to get married?”
“He did and he didn’t.”
Whether you have been lucky in love or not, you will be a
winner when you read St. Anne’s Day.I
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