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I’m back with more snippets. We’ve finally moved to our new house and are now busy exploring the new neighbourhood – it’s just divine and hopefully an inspiration for many, many more books ♥
Today’s snippet starts where we left off a few weeks ago, Sadie’s reason for travelling to Germany …

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Today’s Snippet

“So, Sadie. What makes you go to Frankfurt?”

The waitress comes with my ice tea and I take a sip first before I reply nonchalantly, “Grandma’s diary.”

Before I realise what I’ve said, I look up and see his mouth has curled in a smile.

A small sigh escapes me as I appreciate that I can’t leave him hanging there without any further details.

“My Mum died a few weeks ago.”

I pause as I watch the expression on his face change, but also to let the brief moment of grief wash over me.

“Anyway, I found grandma’s old diary and while I was talking to my uncle after the funeral, he invited me over. Mainly to catch up with family, but also to find out about my grandparents. About mum’s childhood and such.”

I’m getting carried as usual when I talk about my mum away, so I stop.

“Sorry about your mum,” he replies quietly.

I nod and thank him, unable to say anything else. Tears are welling up and as Mathias has already seen the worst part of me, I don’t really want him to experience a sobbing me as well.

Letting out a long breath, I straighten up and ask, “What about you, Mathias? Why Frankfurt?”

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

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Today’s Snippet

And again, I notice how he takes my hand and like an old couple we wander past tired and excited faces. Past countless of little shops and eateries. Until we finally settle on a little café.

The ice tea is soothing as it makes its way down my throat. I’m enjoying the cold drink more than I would’ve thought. All I did during the last flight was drink water, but this… this is… this has taste to it. I order another one.

“Didn’t you get anything to drink during the flight?”

Nodding, I reply. “I did, but I can’t stand plain water.”

Mathias takes a sip of his coffee and then looks at me. It’s the look I’ve got used to over the last, wow, I’ve known him for about four hours now. Quickest date ever. Anyway, he looks at me and I’m glad I’m sitting down, because otherwise, my legs would probably buckle underneath me.

“So Sadie. What makes you go to Frankfurt?”

The waitress comes with my ice tea and I take a sip first before I nonchalantly reply, “Grandma’s diary.”

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

“Which flight are you on?”

“Oh!”

In one smooth move I have my backpack in front of me and dig into the front pocket. We glance over the flight details and find out we’re on the same plane to Frankfurt. When I look up to Mathias, he’s already looking around towards a big flight schedule board.

“Terminal 3, Gate B6,” he comments.

I follow his gaze and it takes me at least another minute or two to confirm what he’s just said.

“Don’t you trust me?” he asks me with a chuckle.

Heat rises up into my cheeks. “I do, but I am woman,” I reply.

His chuckle turns into one of those really nice laughter and I smile as well.

“C’mon cupcake. Let’s get this drink for you.”

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Thank goodness, I’m in charge of my faculties again. At least some of them. “Mathias, I need to check my connection flight.”

He stops so suddenly that I bump into him. Honestly, I have no idea how he can still smell so yummy after the flight. I’m hoping that my little bit of vanilla body lotion and the perfume are still working.

Momentarily distracted by checking his bag, Mathias doesn’t notice that I look around to orientate myself. A brief rush of panic rises as I’m aware that I’m following a stranger in a strange country. Thousands of What ifs are racing through my mind, when he holds a piece of paper in front of me. First thing I read is Mathias Ciaran Cavendish. Confused about the name, I don’t hear what he’s telling me. The pronunciation of Mathias sounded so German, or at least not English, but Ciaran and Cavendish couldn’t be any more Irish. In my opinion anyway. I tilt my head to look at him. His face is very close to mine. He’s actually staring at me with a raised brow.

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

My shoulders sag as I let out a deep sigh. “I apologise. This is all too much for me.”

He flashes me one of his sexy smiles again, and I notice how near perfect his teeth are. I know, people think I’m obsessed about it, but hey, when you have a small gap between your front teeth, it kind of stands out when others don’t.

Mathias rakes his hand through his short, brown hair. It’s a bit like being in the movies, he just knows all the right moves.

“I’m Sadie,” I finally say. “I’m currently a shadow of myself because that flight killed me. I don’t think I could bear eating anything, but I’d love to come with and have a drink.”

He laughs and I’m sure I’ve just fallen in love!

“C’mon Sadie,” he says as he takes my hand. “Let’s get you something to drink.” As we walk through Singapore’s airport, I notice how I just follow without looking where we’re going.

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Maa-tee-aas <Mathias> smiles and suddenly my stomach makes a big flip.

“Was this your first flight?” he asks.

I nod. “It’s obvious, right?”

My tired eyes are all of a sudden wide awake when they meet Mathias’ dark-brown eyes. He looks absolutely gorgeous, even after the eight hours flight. I notice his olive skin and wonder whether it’s a tan acquired from surfing the famous Sydney beaches. His track pants hang loosely on his hips and the worn-out T-shirt with “You think I’m gorgeous, wait till you meet my dad” written on the front covers what seems a very athletic chest. I giggle and notice how he looks down to check out what amuses me.

When he looks back at me, he asks, “Want to have something decent to eat?”

I consider the question, because the thought of eating makes my stomach go mad at me, but the thought of saying no to Mathias makes my heart scream out loud yes, yes, yes.

“That flight has really taken a toll on you.”

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

I look straight into two gorgeous blue eyes and whisper, “Hi.”

It’s the guy from across the aisle. There’s no need for me to whisper. In fact, a louder than usual volume would’ve likely been more appropriate, but in all my shyness it’s all I can come up with.

“Glad I found you,” he admits.

I sense a smile tug on my lips. Yes, so am I, but all I can do is nod.

He holds out his right hand. “Mathias. I’m from Sydney.”

I notice how he says Maa-tee-aas and take his hand, which feels oddly soft and a bit cool. Mathias obviously has had the common sense to wash his hands after eight hours on the plane.

“Nice meeting you,” I croak and I sigh. “I swear I don’t always sound like this.”

Maa-tee-aas smiles and suddenly my stomach makes a big flip.

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
… she’s just landed in Singapore …

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

“I meet you outside,” the guy from across the aisle says and I try to make eye contact with him.

I just nod, not having enough energy to talk above all the noise. And I add a smile, too. Actually, it’s a genuine smile. I’d love to talk to someone and I’d really like to talk to this guy even more.

I step out of the plane and walk through an eerie tube-looking gate. Initially, I’m a bit overwhelmed by what’s in front of me and all I can think of is: this is Singapore. I take in the details as I follow the crowd, because I have no idea where I’m supposed to go. The travel agent told me to change planes over here, but I guess I should’ve listened more carefully.

It’s obvious to me from after just the few minutes that I’m in a different country and not only because of the language, which seems to be English most of the time, but the atmosphere. It’s different and foreign, and so beautiful with flowers everywhere and calming music. There’s a couch over near a little water fountain and I’m heading straight to it soaking in the hustle of the place.

I startle when I feel a hand on my shoulder. “Hi there.”

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Happy Sunday
I’ve returned to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago, but I put aside after my mum passed away as this is loosely based on her father’s story.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.

I hope you had a chance to buy (and hopefully read) my latest release ENTANGLED MOMENTS – book 3 in the Australian Sports Romance series . If you bought a copy – THANK YOU … if not, the book is still only 99c.

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Today’s Snippet

The sound of the plane engine in the background and the soft noises around me make my reading redundant as my eyes grow heavy and I fall asleep.

The lady’s gentle touch on my arm wakes me and she informs me we’re about to land in Singapore. I thank her and look around taking in the commotion on the plane. It’s busier than the Vic Market in Melbourne. Honestly!

Anyway, I grab Grandma’s book and curse that I wasn’t careful enough and it slipped on the floor when I’d fallen asleep. But a good check-up tells me it’s still in good order. I carefully pack it in my bag and follow the flight assistant’s instructions. My ears give me a hint they don’t like it and the momentary discomfort distracts me from the bumpy landing and the nauseous feeling creeping up in my stomach.

“Honey, are you right?” the lady asks me.

I nod. “All good. Just not made for flying,” I joke. The next thirty minutes are like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It’s probably similar to a herd of cows moved from one paddock to the other. People are clutching to their belongings and pushing towards the door. I feel like telling them that there’s no fire or the last one doesn’t have to clean up, but I remain silent and seated. They’re probably all as tired and exhausted as I am. The sleep was too short and I just can’t shake off the lethargy out of my limbs.

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Happy Sunday
I’m returning to an old manuscript which I started years and years ago, but I put aside after my mum passed away as this is loosely based on her father’s story.
The story is about Sadie who’s found her mother’s diary, which will eventually take her on a journey to Germany.
This was the last snippet – Sadie is on the plane and the “human traffic” is people walking up and down the aisle.

I hope you had a chance to buy (and hopefully read) my latest release ENTANGLED MOMENTS – book 3 in the Australian Sports Romance series . If you bought a copy – THANK YOU … if not, the book is still only 99c.

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

After a while I just give up. The “human traffic” has stopped, but dinner (or is it lunch time?) is about to be served. I make an effort and re-read Grandma’s next diary entry. She must’ve had a bad day, because her handwriting wasn’t the best that day. I curse myself for not having listened to Mum better when she tried to teach me Fraktur, but in all fairness, how was I supposed to know that I’d need it one day. Back then, it felt like a dead language to me. Not language, but you know what I mean. Dead alphabet.
“I heard from Konrad again today. His letters are such a light in these miserable days nowadays. Me and the children stayed in the cellar most of the day because of the bomb attacks. He’s in Greece. I read the letter to the children as he described the scenery and the sea. The blue of the water must’ve taken his breath away. I wish I could be there with him. Still, I wish I could just BE with him. I miss him.”

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