Sunday, 6 May 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday Snippet



It’s Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday snippet again – don’t forget to check out the other lovely authors on the website!

Welcome to my blog. I’ve been posting snippets from my Scottish dual timeline novel, The Highland Lass. The first was from a historical chapter where Highland Mary becomes aware of Robert Burns. The second snippet was from the first chapter of the contemporary section when Eilidh meets Lewis Grant.

This week, I’m offering another little snippet from both periods of the novel. In the first, Mary Campbell (Highland Mary) has now received the attention of the poet. In the contemporary snippet, Eilidh Campbell has thawed towards her handsome travelling companion.

Snippets

1785

His speech is not as rough as the other lads and I remember he is a man of some education as well as being a farmer. He is determined to have me answer him. I look up, into eyes that are mischievous with laughter, and possibly admiration. What maid could resist attention from such a man?

Contemporary

She noticed his deep blue eyes and slightly greying black hair that betrayed his Celtic heritage, as well as his vaguely unshaven look, relaxed manner and seeming good humour. She smiled despite herself.

“Thanks, it’s kind of you to care.” This time she was rewarded by a devastating lopsided smile.

“Lewis Grant. Pleased to meet you.”




I’m featured on Nancy Jardine’s blog this week if you want to find out more about the historical background to The Highland Lass!

Rosemary

17 comments:

Jessica E. Subject said...

Both are very sweet and telling first meetings. :)

Aurora Springer said...

Clearly an attractive man.

Hywela Lyn said...

He sounds wonderful - I love the comparison between the two meetings. Lovely snippet!

Alexis Duran said...

Ah, it's always the smile that gets you. Enjoyed the side-by-side view of each meeting.

Ed Hoornaert said...

I like how you use the smile to tie the two timelines together. The WIP I'm almost done with has dual timelines which eventually merge, and as I've never used this format I'm interested in how other authors handle it.

Christina Ochs said...

I love these two timelines juxtaposed like this. Both men sound lovely!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you for that, Jessica!

I'm glad you thought so, Aurora!

Many thanks, Lyn!

Thanks, Alexis!

Thank you, Ed - it's a little bit different from the one story, isn't it? All the best with yours!

Thanks, Christina - must confess I liked them both myself!

Veronica Scott said...

Interesting to contrast the two snippets! A novel idea...

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Loved a glimpse at both time periods and their first meetings.

Amy Braun said...

Interesting connection of timelines!

Ingrid Senger-Perkins said...

I can't help but read this in a Scottish accent. I look forward to future snippets!

Diane Burton said...

Love a man who smiles. Good snippet.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Veronica!

Thanks, Karen!

Thank you, Amy - have tried to connect the alternate chapters throughout!

That's good, Ingrid - thank you!

Thanks, Diane!

Anonymous said...

This time she was rewarded by a devastating lopsided smile.


Oh, sigh. How we love that kind of mans ...

Carolb said...

The first sounds an interesting man, whilst the contemporary has devastation potential- in a good way. ;)

Teresa Cypher said...

I like the premise of this story.Your approach to the DUAL timelines is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that made me shiver.