A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Snippet Sunday: 99 cent vintage romance: Journey of the Heart #snippetsunday #wewriwa

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

About this snippet: Rachel enters the store. 


A young woman in her early twenties walked in escorted by an elderly gentleman dressed in brown slacks, a white shirt, suspenders, and a polka dot bowtie.
She glanced at James, her eyes widening a little, and a spark passed between them. Slender and tanned, the lady possessed a mane of thick ebony hair and soft moss green eyes that pierced his heart. She had high, exotic cheekbones, yet worry etched the lines of her face. Had she known hardship recently?
She approached the older man behind the counter, her stride resonating with purpose, her expression full of determination.
"Good day, Mr. Smith."
"Miss Rachel. How are you today?" 
"I have a business proposal for you."



James returns to his home in California after World War II only to find out he's lost his farm. His way of life gone, James becomes a journeyman, selling Bibles, looking for a sense of purpose. 

Rachel Santori's winery is in trouble. She's looking for someone to trust. When Rachel meets James, she can't deny how he penetrates her soul with his long, lonely looks. 

Can James find a sense of belonging at Rachel's winery? Can love mend both their weary hearts?

5 Stars, AngelE, Amazon Reviewer:  "I would recommend this short sweetie of a story. Good job, author."

5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewr: "The story is fluid, pleasant, and the characters are very well drawn."

5 Stars, Nicole Laverdure, Amazon Reviewer:  "I loved this story, it's sweet and found it a small interlude to enjoy. I recommend this novella!"

AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B008G1JI6C

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-of-the-heart-stephanie-burkhart/1119887250?ean=2940046043884

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452561



  1. Great descriptions! I wonder what the business proposal is going to be...

  2. "Had she known hardship recently?" Right after the war, I imagine he's had a lot of experience interpreting these kinds of expressions.

  3. James is very insightful. He's searching for something, but not quite sure what. Thanks for stopping by today!