Welcome back! Here is another short snippet from my newly released sweet contemporary novel, The Friendship Star Quilt, co-written with Stephanie Michels. This week’s lines pick up where last week’s snippet left off:
“He turned the lights off while you were still waiting?” Anne had met George Connors many times in the two years she’d worked at The Stitching Post. She couldn’t imagine the shop owner behaving so cruelly.
The child nodded. “He told me I had to wait outside.”
Anne poked her head out the door and glanced at the ice cream shop. Sure enough, Freeze! was dark and empty. “Well, come inside. I won’t make you wait in the rain. What’s your name, honey?”
“Jennie… Jennie Carmichael.”
“My name is Anne, Jennie,” she told the child, giving her a reassuring smile. “Would you like me to call your father and let him know you’re here?”