Linda Wood Rondeau

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SAVING GRACE
10/2/2020 1:00:00 AM by: AMY R. ANGUISH

 

PLEASE WELCOME

AMY R. ANGUISH

TO

FICTION FRIDAY

EXCERPT FROM SAVING GRACE

Greg’s heart tripped over itself when his favorite person stepped around the corner. Michelle’s brown hair hung just past her shoulders, like it had since she grew out what she always referred to as ‘the bowl cut’ her mom got her in second grade. Her glasses didn’t hide the bruising around her blue eyes, and his heart squeezed at how much it must have hurt.

Two giant steps toward a long overdue hug, he froze. A cast covered one of her arms, and a baby carrier swung from the other. His head cocked to the side as he studied the contraption and the child in it.

“Your parents get a new foster?”

“Sort of.” Michelle cast a glance at the sleeping infant. “Officially, yes. But unofficially, no.”

“I don’t understand.”

“She’s ... well, hopefully, mine.”

“Yours?” All sorts of scenarios ran through his mind, most of them breaking his heart. How long had it been since he’d seen her last?

“For now.” Michelle set Grace down and opened her arms for the hug he’d started a moment before.

After a short pause, he wrapped his arms around her and squeezed. She leaned into him, her head nestling perfectly under his chin. As many times as he’d dreamed of this reunion, it was even better in reality.

“You’re here.” Greg let her go and headed back to get more chairs. “How long?”

“Always.”

Michelle bumped into his back when he stopped right in front of her.

Greg turned and cocked an eyebrow at her.

“I’ve been offered my dream job. I start at the Sun on Monday.” While some people wanted to work at nationally recognized papers, have their names in bylines all over the country and world, Michelle had always dreamed of being a photojournalist for the local paper. For years she’d talked about how she’d rather be recognized among those who loved her.

“You’re back for good?”

“For good.”

They sat in folding chairs and just grinned at each other for a moment.

 

ABOUT SAVING GRACE

What if saving Grace doesn’t mean what she thinks it does?

Michelle Wilson’s one goal in life was to become a top journalist at the local paper back in her hometown of Cedar Springs, AR. But on the way to bringing that dream to reality, a life-changing wreck interrupts Michelle’s plans and adds an orphaned baby into the mix. Now, she has tough decisions ahead—did God put her in that accident to save baby Grace? And if so, why is it so hard to convince everyone else she should be the baby’s new mommy?

Greg Marshall has been Michelle’s best friend his whole life. He’s thrilled she’s moving back home, but not so sure about her sudden desire to be a single mom. His feelings for her have grown through the years, but she’s never seemed to notice. Can he help Michelle with the adoption and grow their relationship at the same time?

ABOUT AMY R. ANGUISH


Author of An Unexpected Legacy, Faith and Hope, and Saving Grace

Amy R Anguish grew up a preacher's kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.

Follow her at http://abitofanguish.weebly.com or http://www.facebook.com/amyanguishauthor

 Or https://twitter.com/amy_r_anguish

Learn more about my books at https://www.pinterest.com/msguish/my-books/

And check out the YouTube channel she does with two other authors, Once Upon a Page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiu-jq-KE-VMIjbtmGLbJA)

 

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