Web Blog of Connie Vines, author or multi-genre fiction. Awards: H.O.L.T. Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Orange Rose, Award of Excellence--Contemporary Romance; Independent eBook Award, Dream Realm Award. National Book Award and Frankfurt Book Award, nominee--YA Historical Fiction. Blog includes guest bloggers and snippets of WIP.
Today, I'm sharing sentences from one of my older releases that I love, Sarah's Journey. I aspire to be like my heroine and hope the good traits Sarah portrays mirror my own. I'm posting the blurb to set up the story for you.
Sarah Collins sets her sights on California for a new
beginning but never dreams a war party will attack the wagon train she travels
on. She and her friend are
the sole survivors, but when Molly succumbs to her injuries, Sarah has
to find her way back to civilization on her own. Stampeding buffalo, the black prairie
nights and eerie noises…just when she believes she’s facing the worst time of
her life, a rattlesnake bite threatens to accomplish where the Indians failed. Is it her time to die or does Sarah
have a purpose that is yet to be accomplished?
Here's today's six:
If not for the
carnage, it would be a beautiful day—wispy clouds floated in a powder blue sky
and an endless sea of waving prairie grass announced the arrival of
spring. The only sound came from
the bubbling water in the nearby stream as it traveled over a rocky bed.
everything now. They had just made
camp when war cries sliced the air. A few hours of daylight had remained, but one family’s
illness prompted the wagon master to halt travel for the day. Supper fires hadn’t even been lit when
a band of whooping Indians with painted faces stormed the group.