There was not a single mention of coffee making – Friday Fiction
The large block of copy about her employment at Gift Industry News
continued on a second page—“thorough knowledge of collectibles
industry,” “editorial and proofreading supervision.” There was not a
single mention of coffee-making. The lower portion of the page listed
Lindsay’s activities in high school and college: “student council,” “chess
club,” “editorial staff,” “cheerleading”…
“Wow,” Lindsay said and leaned back in the chair. None of the
things listed were lies but where she’d been seeing herself as a deflated
balloon, this resumé was pumped full of helium. It was big, round, plump
and ready to soar. She printed three copies, then dashed into the living
room and threw both arms around her Dad.
“Thank you,” she said, “thank you, thank you, thank you!”
John looked at her with a puzzled expression. “For what?”
Lindsay knew it was so like her dad to shy away from taking credit
even when he’d done something spectacular, and she laughed. “For
fixing my resumé.”
“Oh, come on, I know—”
“No, Lindsay, I didn’t,” he said, and this time the deadpan
expression on his face meant he was telling the truth. He turned to
Eleanor. “You were on the computer a while ago, did you—”
The edge of a smile curled Eleanor’s lips ever so slightly. “It wasn’t
me. I was looking up that recipe for crab cakes. I thought maybe I’d
make them for dinner tomorrow.”
“Well, then who…”
Eleanor and John both shrugged, but hers was definitely a bit less
Lindsay left the room scratching her head. Her father was telling the
truth, she was certain of it. She’d had twenty-seven years of watching his
expressions, and she knew every single one. Tonight his look hadn’t
been one of false modesty; it was bewilderment. Yet Eleanor…
It made no sense. Eleanor wouldn’t have known those things about
her high school years, she wouldn’t have known about the sorority, and
“Impossible,” Lindsay muttered as she trotted up the staircase.
Wishing for Wonderful
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USA Today Bestselling Author of several Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, Bette Lee Crosby, now gives readers a magical and heartwarming romance narrated by Cupid himself.
When seven-year-old Eleanor wishes John Gray will one day fall in love with her, Cupid vows to make it happen. It does; but then Life Management fouls things up and they both marry other people. Now that they’re single again, they’ve got a second chance at love, but there are problems. Big problems.
After a disastrous love affair, John’s daughter is coming home and she’s got a boatload of emotional baggage. In order to give Eleanor and John the happiness they deserve, Cupid must first find the girl’s perfect match. Not an easy task since she’s addicted to handsome scoundrels with sexy smiles. This time Cupid will need more than an arrow to the heart; he’ll need a bit of magic, a sizable miracle and a tail-wagging dog.
This revised version of Cupid’s Christmas takes a humorous look at Father-Daughter relationships and is an uplifting book for women. It is a magical mystery that is flat out fun – Wishing for Wonderful an award-winning novel now available on Kindle is for the both the young and young at heart!
Literary Awards for Wishing for Wonderful –
Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President Book Award
Praise for Wishing for Wonderful –
Crosby has now become one of my favorite authors! I have read some of her other books like “Spare Change” and thought they were wonderful. This is completely in a different realm for Crosby and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
John and Eleanor met in high school and fell in love. Life happened and they were not able to be together at that time so they both married someone else. Their spouses pass away and when they finally spot each other while shopping, their romance blossoms again. The only thing standing in the way of their happily ever after is their children who need to realize the love in themselves before they can ever be happy.
The story is told from Cupid’s point of view and it is charming and funny. A great Christmas love story. – I. MansterRead an excerpt from Wishing for Wonderful Book discussion questions for Wishing for Wonderful