Sunday, December 14, 2014

#WeWriWa December 14th

Happy Holidays! I hope the season finds you loved, healthy, and in good spirits!

Since it's the holiday season (and because I'm not happy with anything I've written lately) I decided to post from my historical rural romance novella, Snowflakes & Beeswax which is a holiday story set during the Georgian period.Make sure you take the time to check out the official WeWriWa list to see what participating authors have posted. It's quite a selection!

Madelyn wrapped her mittened hand around his gloved one when he reached her side and stared at the downed tree she'd selected as her Yule Log. “It’s right over here. Do you think we’ll be able to get the sleigh here? Even cut, the log will be too heavy to carry any distance.”
            Oliver didn’t know if it was the way her eyes seemed to glitter or the excitement radiating
from her, but he caught her enthusiasm. With each step his worry over the shadowy figure and the tracks decreased, replaced by excitement.
            A few weeks ago, if someone had told him wandering through the woods and gathering the things needed for the Christmas celebration with a farmer’s daughter would be the most fun he’d ever had he would have laughed at them. But today, with the snow starting to fall again while he sawed a large chunk of the fallen tree for the Yule log and Madelyn gathered Mistletoe and evergreen boughs, he thought there wasn’t anything he’d enjoyed more.

Thanks for taking the time to read my snippet!


  1. A very Christmassy snippet, indeed! You should definitely be happy with what you've written, Jess.

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    1. Thanks. The book is far from perfect, but I'm still pretty proud of it.

  3. Lovely scene, and I enjoyed the little hint of danger. Very nice snippet.

  4. Lovely excerpt for the holidays! Felt like I was out in the snow with them....

  5. This snippet couldn't be any sweeter. Takes me right back to a different simple time when life was less chaotic.

  6. Very sweet eight! I love the gathering of the mistletoe. :)