Friday, February 1, 2013

Love At Cupid's Cove--Valentine serial--Lenora Worth :


Love at Cupid’s Cove


I’d like to place an order for some cupcakes. Four or so will be fine.”

Lacy Rose smiled at the handsome stranger who’d just walked through the doors of her bakery. What was an interesting man like him doing in quiet Cupid’s Cove, anyway?

Outside the seagulls cawed and lifted out over the pristine blue waters of the bay. But a brisk February wind pushed through the great oaks and swaying palms.

“What kind of cupcakes?” Lacy asked, her attention moving from the beautiful scene out the window back to the hunky man staring at her with eyes the same color of the sky.

“Chocolate,” he said, grinning. “My mother loves chocolate cake.”

“That’s so sweet,” Lacy replied. “Getting your mother cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.”

“She’d been sick,” he explained, his hands in the pockets of his lightweight leather jacket. “She lives just down the way. You might know her. Betty Hines.”

“I do know Mrs. Hines,” Lacy said while she went about getting his order ready. “So you must be Duncan. She talks about you all the time. I mean, you’re a hero around here. You served in the Army, right?”

The smile on his face died. “Yeah, I did. But I’m home now.” He glanced out the window. “I need to go. How much do I owe you?”

Lacy wondered what she’d said to upset him. She’d often heard that soldiers didn’t like to talk about their time on the front lines. “This one is on the house,” she said, hoping to make up for her faux pas. “Thank you for serving your country.”

Duncan took the pink box but turned back. “Thanks, but you need to understand something. I’m not a hero. Not by a long shot.”

 

21 comments:

OLUFISAYO ALABI said...

Waooohhh! As if it should go on....

Why does Duncan think he was not a hero? I can only guess.

Nice story.

Hi beautiful people, I'm saying HAPPY NEW MONTH to you. Remember that my last year's wish? To publish with LI. I actually completed that story (Her Worst Enemy)last year. Thanks to my tutor, Mrs Lenora Worth. But the breaking news is..... I submitted it to Harlequin Heartsong Presents!!!
I had to, because the line accepts international settings. Now, just pray along with me, that I will get THE CALL.

Your black sister (in color, not at heart).

Pamela Tracy said...

Yeah! You rock Olufisayo. I'm seeing the Heartsongs at my local Walmart so they're really getting around. Congrats on completing that story.

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks for kicking off our story, Lenora! I can't wait to see where it goes!

Olufisayo, that's fantastic!! We hope you get that call!

Barbara Phinney said...

Olufisayo, I hope you get the call! Heartsongs are popular around here.
And Lenora, your touch of wit is wonderful. It actually took me a while to catch on to Duncan Hines' name!!

OLUFISAYO ALABI said...

THANKS SOO MUCH!!!

I say a BIG Amen to that.

Thanks Pamela, thank you Missy, Barbara, I appreciate you. Thanks for your encouragement.

I know that God will perfect it. I will get THE CALL!

Lenora said...

Olufisayo, I'm very proud and happy for you!! I wish you the best.

Hope everyone likes our story. It will run until Valentines Day.

Debra Clopton said...

This is FUN Lenora, love the story set up. Olufisayo congratulations on finishing your story! Wishing you the best.

lol and I totally missed the Duncan Hines till now :)

Lenora said...

Of course I always have dessert on the brain. :)

Valri said...

I got Duncan Hines right off the bat! Made me smile! I needed it....it's been a very long day........

Jolene Navarro said...

How cute. Love it.

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Lenora said...

Capri, glad it made you smile. Jolene, thanks for dropping by.

Lenora said...

Ugh. Auto-correct strikes again. Valri, you have a new name. :)

Susan F. said...

Duncan Hines is the perfect name for a sweet hero.

Lenora said...

Thanks, Susan.

Paty Jager said...

Great Start to the story! And I love the name Duncan Hines and he's buying cupcakes. LOL

Gail said...

Great story..looking forward to reading the rest of the story. Love the name Duncan Hines and he wants cupcakes. Too funny! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book. Have a super day!

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