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 …
Ivy pressed her lips together before she replied, “Not this time, Dylan. There’s always an excuse for your drinking. Your father’s death. Your broken leg. The police taking your bike—”
“And now your job. I want more of this life other than this trailer and surviving from week to week.”
He raked his hand through his hair. “Okay, honey. We can do that.”
“No!” She reached for her bag and began throwing her few belongings in it. “I can do it, but on my own.”
With heavy shoulders, she sat on the edge of the bed. “I need to do it,” she whispered. “I owe it to myself to find out whether I was meant for bigger things.”
At some point in her life, things had gone bad. She’d been raised by her mom, who had worked hard to make ends meet every day. Leaving her at the age of only twenty-two, Ivy had been in search for more in her life. More than working all day only to wake up the next morning to do it all over again—and not getting anywhere. Her mother had always said that much of life simply happened and was out of their control.
Well, Ivy disagreed.
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.