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Friday, April 22, 2011


Prequel to "Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights", Installment #3

Last lines from previous prequel installment:

  “Perhaps it won’t be long before you leave your job at Macy’s behind for a life of luxury, my dear,” Linda said, giving Sunny a kiss.“Keep dreamin’, Mom."

Saturday Night

Sunny was wearing a sky blue strapless dress Linda made for her and her grandmother's pearls when she walked into the ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria hotel. Mother and daughter looked stunning. 
"I'll find our table, you see if there are any interesting men here," Linda said, moving off quickly.

   Sunny wandered toward the bar looking around and feeling incredibly shy.
   "Vodka and tonic, please," she ordered from the cute bartender, giving him a big smile.

   He placed the drink in front of her with an appreciative look at her dress. She blushed as she turned away, not noticing several men who noticed her arrival. She stood, feeling like a fish out of water, by herself drinking and wondering when this dreadful event would be over. 
   "Who invented these awful gatherings?" Said a male voice on her left.
   She turned to see an average-looking man in an expensive tuxedo standing next to her holding a whiskey on the rocks. He smiled at her and moved his gaze up and down her body. Sunny immediately felt uncomfotable.
    "I'm Miles Wentworth," he said, offering her his hand.
    She shook his long-fingered hand and introduced herself.

    "Caroline Davis," she said, making eye contact.
    "You add much to this dreary event, Caroline."
    "This room is beautiful and the tables with all the colorful flowers and al..."
    "They have nothing on you," he said, leering at her.
     She smiled at him and looked for an escape. Linda was making her way slowly toward Caroline, smiling to see her daughter had already made a connection. Caroline directed her gaze at her mother with a "help me" look in her eyes, but Linda simply smiled, shook her head and moved away.
     "Thank you, that's kind of you," she replied.
     "Nothing kind about it. You are definitely the most beautiful woman in the room, Caroline."
    Sunny blushed again and made another attempt at conversation.
    "What do you do for a living?"
    "I cash trust fund checks. Doesn't that make you want to sleep with me?" he laughed.
     "Actually, no. I think I'd prefer the bartender," she said, moving away from Miles and searching for her mother.

To be continued.....

A few words about the book:

Caroline Davis White is a well-known artist married to a philandering multi-millionaire. She has everything any woman could wish for except love. Brad refuses to give her the divorce she so desperately wants.  With no money, family, or friends, she flees to the small community in Catskill Mountains where she spent her summers as a child.
Mike Foster, Caroline’s childhood crush grown up, achieved success and made more money than he could ever have dreamed, but it destroyed his marriage and cost him his son.  He is wary of women who find his wallet more attractive than his good looks.
Caroline reconnects with the life she had and friends from long ago. Mike steps out of her teenage dreams into her life again, looking more handsome and tempting than ever. She knew who he was then…but who is he now?

Astraea Press

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