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 …
Jared gave his thumbs up. “Yup.”
“A bit over four weeks.”
Mark’s eyebrows shot up again. “Four weeks. Who’s looking after the business?”
“If I had known ya’d bombarded me with all these questions, I’d have told ya inside. Graham will do most of it, and you’ll help him with the books.”
His buddy raked his hand through his hair.
“Ya owe me, OC.”
He had called Mark OC for as long as he could remember. It stood for the initials of Mark’s surname O’Connor. Jared wasn’t sure why he’d taken to OC, but it had stuck since their childhood.
“To help out.”
Shaking his head as if he wanted to get rid of a fly, Mark finally said, “No worries about the books. I’ll help. I just don’t understand why all of a sudden.”
He shrugged. “Do I need a reason? I have the money. I’ve worked hard enough.” And, after a moment’s pause, he continued, “Are ya trying to make me feel guilty?”
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.