A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors: A Polish Heart, Contemporary Romance #wewrwa #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my sweet contemporary romance, A Polish Heart . You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:


About this snippet: Darrin and Sofia go shopping for the Easter Basket. 

ENJOY THIS SNIPPET:




Sofia had taken Darrin to the market close to her house because it would have the rest of the items they would need for the family's Easter basket. It was a nice day and the sun was out. 

"Ah, there," she pointed at a flower vendor.
"What do you see?" he asked.
"Pussy willow."
"I haven't seen pussy willow since I was a boy. Why do you get it for your basket?"


"It's for good luck. I'm going to buy a branch for everyone in the family. Once the priest blesses the basket, we make a wish on our branch." 

A POLISH HEART: 


BLURB:  

Darrin Riverton, an architect from the United States is assigned to a challenging project which requires a trip to Poland. Sofia Buraczynski is assigned as his translator and his first sight of her heats his blood. 

With Sofia as his guide, Darrin discovers Poland and many new things about himself, as well. When a chance is presented for him to remain in Poland, will he leave behind family and all that is familiar to follow his heart?


Reviews:
5 Stars, Tara Manderino, Amazon Reader, “A totally enjoyable read.”
 5 Stars, Nancy Levine, Amazon Reader, “My grandfather was from Poland, but I have never been there, so I enjoyed reading about it as well as the customs about the Easter basket, etc.”
5 Stars, Billie Houston, Amazon Reader, “I love the warm-hearted tale.” 
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11 comments:

  1. A fun little cultural detail. For some reason, I always associate pussy willows with Easter too!

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  2. Charming snippet as always. You write with a sincerity and truth of human nature.

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  3. I love pussy willows! Nice little Springlike snippet to give us today.

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  4. I love this tradition, Stephanie.

    Excellent snippet.

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  5. I love this tradition, Stephanie.

    Excellent snippet.

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  6. I haven't seen pussywillows in ages either ... ever since I moved to Arizona, I guess.

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  7. Love learning about other cultures beliefs and traditions. Enjoyed the snippet.

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  8. This excerpt just feels like spring. Well done.

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  9. Elaine is right; it does feel like spring! Nicely done.

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  10. What a nice family tradition to have. I wonder what else goes in the basket...

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  11. What a charming tradition. I will never look at pussy willows the same way again/

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