Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Book excerpt for Shattered Vows, inspirational women's fiction by Linda LaRoque

Welcome to today’s spotlight: the inspirational women’s fiction, Shattered Vows, by Linda LaRoque.

During her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions, Linda will be awarding 3 prizes to 3 lucky winners. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

The giveaways are:
1st prize—sterling charm bracelet with baby theme and a handmade wooden jewelry box
2nd prize—a handmade wooden shawl pin and an e-copy of Shattered Vows
3rd prize—an e-copy of Shattered Vows

Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face.

A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

Linda writes contemporary western romances, time travel romances and futuristic romances. Shattered Vows is her first Inspiration Women's fiction.

Here’s a blurb about Shattered Vows:
A mother, confronted with her husband’s infidelity, must decide whether to help raise his child or end her marriage.

Annie and Stuart Rayburn have loved each other since high school. Their life is idyllic until their baby dies of SIDS, and Annie falls into a deep depression. Months of therapy help her recover, and they look forward to another child sometime in their future.

Despite his own grief Stuart tries to comfort Annie, yet when he reaches for her in the night, his advances are rebuffed. In a moment of weakness, he turns to another woman. Stu learns his night of infidelity produced a baby girl. The mother died in a car crash, and her will gives Stu custody.

Stu can’t deny the child is his, and he’s determined to raise her. He begs Annie’s forgiveness. Hurt and angry, Annie must face her demons, decide if she can forgive Stu, and love the innocent child, or divorce him and move on without the only man she’s likely to love.

Excerpt from Shattered Vows:
The room swam. Bile rose in Annie’s throat. She stood, and weaving like a drunk she dashed down the hall to the downstairs bathroom with Stu on her heels. She slammed the door in his face and fell to her knees in front of the toilet. Heaves racked her body time and time again. Finally they stopped, and she lay down on the cool tile floor, too wrung out to even cry.

A tap sounded on the door. "Are you all right?"

"I'll be out in a minute." She pushed up from the floor, washed her face, and then rinsed her mouth with water and mouthwash.

In the living room, Stu stood in front of the window. He turned when she entered.

“How long have you known about the baby? Have you made secret trips to visit her?”

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Other books by Linda LaRoque:
Contemporary Westerns
Forever Faithful
Investment of the Heart
When the Ocotillo Bloom

Born in Ice

Time Travel
The Turquoise Legacy
My Heart Will Find Yours
Flames on the Sky

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Linda LaRoque said...

Thank you for hosting me today, Lisa!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

bn100 said...

nice excerpt

Linda LaRoque said...

Hi Rita,

Glad you did. I think somehow we've gotten a little out of sync but I think you can get the gist of what's happening.

Glad you joined us!

Linda LaRoque said...

Thanks for stopping by bn100!