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About Anabel Divided
Anabel Martin thought that the resolution of her father’s murder would bring a resolution to her problems. After all, she was starting life over in a new place, with new friends, and new adventures, focusing on attending college and raising her daughter free from the distractions of Washington, DC. She was ready to move on.
But a trip back to the District for Meghan’s wedding stirs up old feelings and brings new life to old relationships. Matt is cold and distant, while Jared is caring and attentive. A woman from Matt’s past, a bold public flirtation, and Anabel’s desire to be truly loved lead her to a crossroads…and her final decision leaves her with more questions than answers.
Anabel Divided is book 2. Book 1 is Anabel Unraveled.
An Excerpt from Anabel Divided
I found myself wanting to stroke Anabel’s head, but I didn’t dare. If she had found a moment of peace during the flight, I didn’t want to run the risk of ruining it. Besides, she had a boyfriend.
A noticeably absent boyfriend.
Two months ago, Anabel had shown up at my door decked out in full Gator regalia, dropping Emma off with me. “Look at you,” I said. She grinned. Her blue tank top just grazed the top of her orange shorts, and she had blue streaks in her hair. “Erin got her hands on me. How do I look?”
“Ready to crush LSU,” I told her.
She laughed and kissed Emma. “Have fun with your dad, okay?”
Our three-year-old nodded, and then busied herself in the coloring book I had left out for her. Emma loved coloring.
“Hey, can I talk to you?” Anabel asked me.
“About how your shorts are way too short?” I asked, eyebrows raised.
She ignored that and leaned against the wall. “Listen, I learned this morning that Matt can’t come with me to Meghan’s wedding, and so I was wondering if we might be able to fly up there together so you can help me with Emma?”
“Why can’t Matt go?” I asked. While this wasn’t unwelcome news, it was puzzling. Matt never let Anabel go anywhere by herself.
A shadow passed over her face, but she forced a smile. “He has a super important business trip that weekend. Figures, huh?”
Matt had taken a job as a government contractor, something with security protocols. None of us knew what he did—I don’t even know if Anabel had the full story. But she seemed upset about it, so I decided not to press her. “I am sure I could swing that,” I reassured her.
Anabel’s eyes flooded with relief. “Oh, thank you, Jared. You’re a lifesaver.” She even rewarded me with a quick kiss on the cheek—but then she checked herself. She flipped her hair down her back. “So is it just you, or do you have a hot date lined up?” she teased.
“Well, I do now,” I replied.
She started to smile back at me, and then she stopped. “Well, hey, I have to go. Daniel and Erin are waiting for me.” She gave Emma one last kiss. “Have fun, angel.”
“’Bye, Mommy,” Emma called.
After Anabel had left, I sat down with our daughter. “So how’s your mom doing?” I asked her.
Emma grew serious. “She and Matt had a fight.” 28Yes, I usually pumped Emma for information. No, I didn’t see anything wrong with this. “Oh yeah?” I asked, making myself comfortable. “Tell me all about it . . .”
Anabel Divided Tour Schedule
October 13 ~ Tour Kick off post at Girl Who Reads
October 14 ~ Top 10 List at My Devotional Thoughts
October 15 ~ Claire Reviews at Girl Who Reads
October 16 ~ Book Promo at What Shall We Blog About?
October 17 ~ Top 10 List at Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews
October 18 ~ Review and Excerpt at Renaissance Woman
October 19 ~ Top 10 List at Karen Pokras
October 20 ~ Review at Library Girl Reads & Reviews
October 21 ~ Review at Rayborn Rambles
October 22 ~ Character Interview at Rise of the Slush
October 23 ~ Author Guest Post at Ali’s Bookshelf
October 24 ~ Excerpt at Fresh Pot of Tea
October 25 ~ Review and Excerpt at BookHeathens
October 26 ~ Review and Excerpt at Tyrneathem
October 27 ~ Get to know the author
Time for a Giveaway!
3 prizes to be won!
2 signed paperbacks of Anabel Unraveled (US only)
1 $25 Amazon gift card (international)