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.
Today’s snippet is in Ivy’s POV.
This week’s Hook …
Yes, she had lost. She had lost her dream to make something out of her life. The dream of a wonderful husband, a house full of children, a house with a small backyard, and a life of happiness. She’d been sick of her mom’s constant struggle to find work and sick of the lack of money — only to find herself in the same situation. This was a bad dream and before it was turning into a nightmare, she had to get out.
Ivy leaned forward and kissed him on the cheek. “Bye, Dylan.”
Then she turned, walked out of the trailer, and away from what was supposed to be her dream. She didn’t look back, and she ignored his calls while cursing the lack of a car. She heaved a sigh. The car was another issue. She’d been trying to save for something decent for years, but he’d even found that little stash of money. But she was sure she’d find a ride somewhere. Or use her bit of money for a bus ticket to … somewhere.
Yet, it was only a few yards down the road before the first tears fell on her cheeks. She had no regrets, but a lot of fear. Fear of what lay ahead.
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.