Opening lines, the very first part of a story, are crucial to setting the tone and pulling the reader into the story. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share the first eight to ten sentences of my books with you. I hope you enjoy them. I'm starting today with my new release. The Tender Bonds is a story about going back to reconcile the past in order to move on into the future. Patty's journey begins with the discovery of letters from a father she thought had abandoned her when she was a child.
My Aunt Ruby resurrected my father the month after she died. She didn’t do it on purpose. Given a choice, Ruby would not have given such a gift to a man she despised. And she must have despised him. How else could she have kept a secret that would have changed my life had I known? That did, in fact, end up changing my life? No, given a choice, it’s far more likely my aunt would have chosen my mother, who had died a few years earlier, for resurrection. Given a choice, I would have done the same
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