Blood sisters till the end...
Until they're not.
One cold night in a boarding school dorm, two fourteen-year-old girls make a blood sister pact. Friends forever. As young schoolgirls, they're determined to find true love, learning the hits and misses along the way. As graduation nears, the girls have different outlooks for the future. Lucinda longs for adventure. Anna chooses city life and marriage. Finding their way back together, the girls head west for an experience of a lifetime until a handsome cowboy bursts into their lives, changing the course of their friendship forever.
They strolled around The Pond for over an hour, catching up with their lives. Anna grew more comfortable every time she saw him. She didn’t consider him a boyfriend last year. Maybe that would change now. He felt like a safe harbor, someone she could confide in, trust. “My father may get a promotion. He’s been working hard. If he does, we’ll move to Chicago.”
“Then I’ll cross my fingers, Anna. If you move closer, I could see you in the summer.”
“It may be awhile. It all depends on how the year goes. Mother would love to move up north again. She misses the city.”
“I know someone else who’d love for you to move.” James slipped his arm around Anna’s waist and pulled her closer. He kissed the side of her head. “Lucinda.”
“Wouldn’t that be keen? We could all meet in the city for lunch.”
“Yes, it would.” James spun Anna out and away, never letting go of her hand. He pulled her in closer and wrapped his arm around her waist. “I’d like to officially make you my girl, Anna.” He began to dance with her around the pond, on the grass and through the trees. He came very close to the water, dipping her backward over it. She laughed until her sides hurt.
“I love your laugh.” He quickly kissed her as he tipped her back again. “And you.”
Oh. Anna hadn’t expected that. She’d turn fifteen in October and sometimes still felt like a little girl. Panic spread through her. Should I say it back? I’m not sure if I love him.
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Nancy currently resides in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and son, plus a delightfully entertaining lovebird. Her writing is influenced by all the years of working with young people as a teacher and raising her own son. When not writing, Nancy loves to travel with her husband and enjoys a good cup of tea. Broken Dreams is a stand alone companion piece to her young adult Waiting for Dusk series.
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