Sunday, 9 September 2012

Six Sentence Sunday


Six more sentences from ‘Changing the Future’. At the end of the first week, Lisa and Paul are forced to meet again when a group of staff go to an Italian restaurant for lunch. It seemed to Lisa that Paul was making deliberate, although veiled, references to their past life together. Back at college, they have another brief spat and Lisa tells Paul she can’t think of the good times they had together, only the bad.
 
She caught a glimpse of Paul’s small shrug before she pushed open the door and took a deep breath of fresh air.
 
Was his shrug ironic, regretful or something else? She wasn’t sure. Thoughts whirled through her mind until she let out a brief frustrated sigh.
 
Why did she even care what he thought anymore? If he still believed she was involved with Ralph, it was his problem, not hers.
 
Blurb: Lisa Marshall is stunned when celebrated volcanologist Paul Hamilton comes back into her life at the college where she now teaches. Despite their acrimonious break-up several years earlier, they soon realise the magnetic attraction between them is stronger than ever. However, the past is still part of the present, not least when Paul discovers Lisa has a young son. They can’t change that past, but will it take a volcanic eruption to help them change the future?
 
The latest 5 star review says:  If you're looking for an extremely well constructed, sweet, cosy read then Paula Martin delivers it well in Changing The Future
 
'Changing the Future' is available at $3.99 on Amazon
 
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11 comments:

  1. Oh I must do more Six Sundays, I keep forgetting about it... A small shrug can cover a multitude of feelings, I wonder what Paul's meant really? Nice read - even if it was short :-)

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  2. Oh, but she does care. A lot. Nice six! :)

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  3. I am loving this story, your characterisation is superb!

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  4. Terrific snippet. This is another one where both of them hurt each other, isn't it? This is next on my TBR pile. I love the emotion in this. You can feel her frustration, her old pain, and the tension between them.

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  5. Great attention to the little details that help characterization so much!

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  6. What a great job of showing that deep down, she really does care.

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  7. She's barely fooling herself. A shrug really can mean a lot of things. Well done, Paula.

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  8. Oh, she's mistaken...the problem is still hers!

    Loved the emotion and her uncertainty.

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  9. Yes, why does she care, she needs to answer that question, still very much her problem :) fascinating.

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  10. Those two really need to talk things through properly :-)

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