Friday, March 11, 2016

The party goes on!

Welcome back everyone!  Yesterday in celebration of my birthday I shared a little bit about Ridge Colton, the hero of my current release, Colton Baby Homecoming.  Today, I thought I'd talk about Darcy Marrow, the heroine of the story.

Darcy is a doctor who has come back to her hometown of Granite Gulch, Texas for a few weeks before she moves to New York to start a new job.  She's agreed to fill in at the local hospital as a favor to her father.  She has a troubled relationship with her parents, and she's hoping the time she spends with them before her move will help improve their interactions.  Never in a million years did she expect to run into Ridge Colton again, but once she sees her former flame, she can't get him out of her mind.

Here's a little snippet so you can get to know her better:
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My vision of Darcy.  Image credit
Darcy thumped softly on the baby’s back, swaying back and forth as she stood in the middle of the exam room.

“I know you’ve got a burp in there,” she said quietly. “Give it up, little one.”

The baby let out a sigh and started to squirm against Darcy’s shoulder. Darcy kept patting, knowing if she didn’t get the baby to burp after feeding she would spit up once Darcy laid her down. Having just tackled a soiled diaper, Darcy didn’t fancy cleaning up another mess so soon.

There was a soft knock at the door and a nurse entered. “Test results,” she said, passing them over.

Darcy scanned the information, relieved to see everything was normal. The baby was probably just fighting off a virus, and since her temperature was now under control, there wasn’t much more to be done.

“Thank you,” she said.

The nurse smiled back at her. “I’m glad everything looks good,” she said.

“Me, too,” Darcy replied.

The baby chose that moment to let out a belch, as if to add her two cents to the conversation. “Good job,” Darcy said, surprised to find she was genuinely pleased. Since when had she gotten so excited over a baby burping? A week ago she probably wouldn’t have cared all that much, but being around Ridge and this baby had changed her perspective on a lot of things.
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7 comments:

  1. My favorite kind of birthday cake is the classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting! Happy celebrating!
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  2. Loving these snippets from the people in the story :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  3. My favorite birthday cake is chocolate sheet cake. :-) I'm already subscribed to your newsletter

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