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Friday Fiction

#amwriting – #fridayfiction

On Thursday morning Andrew is at the Vendome before ten o’clock. A white convertible is parked alongside the curb and in his pocket is a list of places to visit while they are in Giverny. He is hoping this day will go as planned. Already it is looking good; the sky is clear and bright, and it is warm for this time of year.

Max steps out of the elevator just as he is entering the lobby.

“Perfect timing,” he says then crosses over and kisses her cheek. It is the type of kiss friends often share, a greeting, nothing more. He would like it to be more, but now and again she still speaks of the boyfriend she came in search of.

Over the past few days Andrew feels himself drawing closer to Max and while he is wary this might be a mistake he can do nothing to stop it. She is unlike any woman he has ever known. There is magic in the ease of her laugh and a fierce intensity in her love of art. When she speaks her words have a simple earnestness, there is no pretense. She is a woman he could easily fall in love with; but it is too soon. Much too soon. For now he will content himself with simply being her friend.

Keeping it casual, he loops his arm through hers and they head for the front door. As they pass the front desk, the clerk gives a nod and a friendly “Bonjour.”

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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