Sunday, 22 April 2018

Snippet Sunday Post


I recently joined the Facebook group, #snippetsunday, but this is the first time I've actually posted a snippet from one of my books to take part! A good idea as we might find some new authors (to us) amongst those posting.

I'm going to post a snippet from The Highland Lass over the next few weeks as the rights have now reverted to me and it has always been the 'book of my heart'. As it's a dual-time story, I'll post a snippet from one of the historical chapters from 1785 today.


>Risking another glance, I see he has turned away to look at the preacher. His dark hair is smooth and curls in below his neck, his profile is strong. He is smart in jacket and neckerchief and he has not the air of a farmer. Just as I remember I’m still staring, he looks up and our eyes meet again. This time I smile shyly and briefly before returning to my open Bible. He must not think I admire him too well. I’ll not become one of the silly lasses who cast longing glances at him in the hope he will dally with them. I have too much pride for such behaviour. However, I cannot help one final glance as we stand to end the service. He smiles and my heart tells me it is too late. But I still do not realise that this man, Robert Burns, will have anything to do with my destiny.<



You can find other authors snippets on the Snippet Facebook group.

Rosemary

P.S. Happy Earth Day!

13 comments:

Veronica Scott said...

Intriguing and I like the 'tone' very much. Great snippet to start us off with!

Hywela Lyn said...

Welcome to the group, Rosemary, I loved your snippet, it drew me right in and I really want to know what happens between these two! :)

Aurora Springer said...

Welcome, and interesting start - Robbie Burns?

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you very much for visiting and for the kind comment, Veronica!

Thanks, Lyn - really appreciate that!

Thank you, Aurora - yes the historical chapters are about Burns and Highland Mary!

Ed Hoornaert said...

THE Bobby Burns? Cool.

Siobhan Muir said...

What a sweet beginning. Good snippet, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

Any groups I've come across like that seem to be full of writers looking for readers, rather than the other way round – maybe I look at the wrong ones?

Having read the whole thing, I didn't need your snippet to know The Highland Lass is a good read.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

It is indeed our national Bard, Robert Burns, Ed! Thanks for visiting.

Many thanks, Siobhan!

I think all writers look for readers, Patsy, and perhaps posting snippets is one good way to do it? Thanks for such a kind comment about the book.

Julia Thorley said...

What a tantalising morsel.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Welcome to the group! Love the tone and the last line just makes me want more.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, what an intriguing last line there. It reads like we're scanning through the woman's diary or something. I quite like the uniqueness to it. Welcome to the Snippet crew also!

Iris B said...

Lovely snippet. Really enjoyed the read. And welcome to Snippet Sunday :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Julia!

Many thanks for the welcome and kind comment, Karen!

Thank you, D.Morgana!

Thank you for the kind welcome and comment, Iris!