Spoiled and wanting

It was a good bet that Hilary Bell was the oldest nineteen-year-old in the world. The same was probably true for every one of her ages since sixteen. With make-up and the right hairdo, she had always made herself look older, act older, and smell older – with a certain perfume that most people couldn’t…

Peeling layers

A love interest in its early stages is just that – an interest, a beginning, a place to draw one in like a magnet and peel a layer to see what lurks beneath the surface. Such was the case with Juliet Jones and Stacy Bell. Julie couldn’t hide the sparkle in her hazel eyes when…

An unwanted invasion

So no one bothered to ask Eve whether or not Mr. Wonderful could hang at the house for days on end, ad infinitum. Yet there didn’t seem to be a damn thing she could do about it. He was Pops’ friend, he had a hurt back… Eve knew the facts. Julie was smitten with the…

A trucker for Julie

Pops was nervous, Juliet could tell. Pacing back and forth in the living room and muttering incomprehensible utterances for the good part of an hour wasn’t like him at all. When the time had finally arrived, Eve was lounging with her legs swung over the side of the armchair, waiting in desperate anticipation to meet…

When love breezes through

All that was heard in the budding trees were the twittering birds, a sign that spring was well on its way. To the townsfolk of Devon, who had gathered in front of the stage at the the open town green, seeing the descendants of the co-founders of their town was a long anticipated gift that…

The whole works and a marriage

In spite of the February cold, the sun shone brightly in an otherwise perfectly clear blue sky over the little New England town of Devon. Every citizen and non-citizen in the area turned out for the tricentennial celebration on Saturday morning. It was a sea of fedora hats as far as the eye could see….

For whom the wedding bells toll

And just who in the wide world of T-Rex’s and beavers did she think she was dealing with here? Dundee was far from a push-over. He was far from the type of man that got pressured into a wedding, and he was far from the kind of man that was going to give his true…