A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, May 15, 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:  James makes his case.


"You seem like a fair man, Mr. Smith. At least you were with me. I believe if you offer Miss Rachel one thousand dollars, you'll recoup your investment and more," said James.
"Now, young man, what do you know about wine?"

"Not much, but I do know human nature. You respected her father and he, you, enough to share an expensive bottle of wine. Honor that respect now. I suspect if Miss Rachel didn't have to make this offer to you, she wouldn't have. She knew you and her father had a good relationship. Honor that like you honored my service."



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. Very smart of him, to play on the relationship with her father!

  2. I wonder if all this talk of honor will work. It wouldn't work with everyone, so it seems the hero must be a good judge of character to try to tactic.

  3. Nice snippet. I'm enjoying Danube in Candlelight.

  4. Hopefully this man will honor his past relationship with her father.

  5. It seems like a good advice. Now is he going to take it?