Hi everyone –
I’m sharing another snippet from FRESH BEGINNINGS,
a story this is mainly set in the USA and follows our itinerary
when we travelled through five States in a motorhome a few years ago.
This week’s Hook …
“Mate, I’m closer to forty than I am to thirty. One would think I can look after myself,” he’d said.
Sophie had laughed, but his friend hadn’t been convinced at all. Jared had packed Mark’s list with phone numbers, internet addresses, and the lot, but wasn’t sure whether the list had been packed in the bag which had been left at home, because, at the last minute, he’d decided to travel light.
Jared looked out the window towards the sky. Yet, it wasn’t like the sky he was used to at home. It looked a bit like Hobart’s sky on a hot summer’s day with a nasty front approaching, with a fire in the distance, and the smoke still lingering.
He’d asked the taxi driver to get him to the motorhome company in Hawthorne. His mouth curved at the idea of having flown over the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn, without the ‘e’, twenty-four hours earlier, only to end up in a place called Hawthorne again. The drive was surprisingly short and pleasant. The traffic he had expected wasn’t there, but nonetheless he stared in amazement at the number of lanes on the freeway. There were four on each side. And they still had traffic jams! His tired eyes took in the surroundings, the suburbs, the houses, and the many things that were so similar to Australia — yet so different.
Jared Fraser from Hobart, Australia, embarks on a journey in a motorhome down the legendary American Route 66. Yet, his travels take a couple of unexpected turns from his initial plans. One of which is meeting Ivy, a beautiful hitchhiker. As they spend time together, she captivates Jared and stirs long-dormant emotions within him.
Having recently made the difficult decision to leave her boyfriend, Ivy Bennett is determined start over and find her own happiness. When she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jared, their meeting sets off a chain of events that will test them both in unforeseen ways.
While on this journey, can they both find the strength to let go of their pasts and embrace the possibility of a fresh beginning.
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