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Good luck!

~~Michelle

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Giveaway coming!

Hello readers,

Though I’m not posting here regularly, I wanted those who still follow and haven’t switched over to my new site, http://michelleconnellwrites.net that starting Monday I’m giving away a 5-pack fiction bundle each week for three weeks in December.

Get all the details over at my new site! Good luck!

~~Michelle

Heir Force Novel: Epilogue

Kate placed the photo on the page and pressed it down on the scrapbook page. She smiled remembering how Sarah looked up at Spencer the day she married him and they became a complete family. She closed the scrapbook and moved to the computer.

After Kate and Spencer married, Kate and Sarah moved to his place since he had a spare bedroom. Then Kate found a job working a couple days at the base library while Sarah went next door to Mrs. P’s.

Kate loved working and interacting with the library patrons. She got to see her coworkers often and they would catch up on their different lives. Her schedule rotated days each week, but at least she didn’t have to take trips or work overnight. She also loved being a wife and a mom more than she ever thought she would. She was thankful for her loving husband and beautiful daughter.

Sarah was adjusting well and loved her step-dad. It didn’t take her long to call Spencer Daddy instead of Mr. Daddy. Sometimes Kate would tease him by calling him that when Sarah wasn’t around. He always grinned at her.

Spencer was staying in the Air Force for now. Next year elections were coming up and they were hopeful a more military-minded president would appreciate the armed forces more than the current one. Spencer was busy taking online classes to finish his degree so he could have more options when he did get out.

Today they were all going to the park after Spencer got off from work. It was a beautiful spring day to take Buttons on a walk and let Sarah play on the swings.

But first she wanted to do something. Kate glanced at the framed photo of her and Sarah sitting on the desk before she hovered her fingertips above the keyboard. Being a mother now, she had thought more and more of her own mother. What had happened to her? Was she still alive? Did she have some sort of condition that caused her to leave? Kate placed her fingers on the keys and typed in Sylvia Langston in the search engine. Maybe Kate could find her. Maybe she couldn’t.

But she would at least try.

THE END

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An Announcement!

Hello Readers!

I have started a new site, Michelle Connell Writes, and you can find it here:

http://michelleconnellwrites.net 

I posted about our weekend retreat there. We had a great time and got lots of work done! Plus, we ate delicious food (mostly food from home) and played Monopoly (R) Deal! So read all about it, and then you might want to follow that site soon as I’m going to run a cover contest–with prizes, for my upcoming book, Cookie Encounter!

See you there!

Michelle

Later Christmas Night

After a very excited Sarah went to bed and Spencer left to drive Mrs. P home, Kate changed into her robe and slippers and enjoyed a cup of cocoa while she waited. She stared at her ring, not quite believing what happened earlier.

“Want anything?”she asked Spencer when he arrived.

“No, I’m still good from cake, thanks.” He sat on the sofa next to her and put his arm around her.

“I had no idea you had done so much shopping recently.” Kate looked at him, giving him a sly look. She finished her drink and set the cup on the table.

“Caught you off guard, didn’t it?” Spencer gave her a cheeky grin.

“You can say that again.”

“Does it fit ok?” Spencer indicated her ring.

“Perfectly. I love it.”

“Good. Did Sarah settle down? She was pretty excited.”

“It took a minute to get her back down to earth, but she finally calmed down. I read a couple of her new books and that helped.”

“That’s good.”

They didn’t know where or how yet to have a wedding, but the couple did pick a date. They chose the following Valentine’s Day.

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Until next time,

Michelle

Spencer’s Surprise Gifts

After eating, Mrs. P offered to load the dishwasher but Kate protested. “You go on, and play games with Sarah. I don’t mind helping after such a great meal.”

“If you insist…” Kate didn’t think it was right. Spencer pulled Kate away saying, “I have something for you to do anyway.” He knew why Mrs. P had volunteered to clean up. “Put your coat on and we’ll take Buttons for a short walk.”

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Christmas Morning

Kate and Sarah's tree

Kate and Sarah’s tree

Sarah woke up and said, “It’s Christmas, Mommy! I want to open presents.” She threw off her blankets and jumped on the bed, trying to wake Kate. Buttons joined in, not knowing what the excitement was about, but he didn’t want to be left out. He jumped round on the bed, barking.

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Kate Recuperates

Mrs. P seemed to be in her element. She caught up on the Kate’s laundry, made a delicious soup, and played with Sarah. Kate did what she could, one handed, but was glad Mrs. P was around. Sarah kept touching the rough plaster of Kate’s cast, frowning. “You hurt?” she would ask.

“I’m okay. Just tired.”

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Kate Released from Hospital

The next morning, Kate woke up stiff and sore. She was instantly worried about Sarah as soon as she realized she was in the hospital. But Spencer told her what happened and reassured her that Mrs. P had everything under control. After getting Kate’s cast in place, some prescriptions for pain, and discharge instructions, she was released.

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Spencer Arrives at the Hospital

Spencer pulled into the nearest Emergency Room parking spot and whipped out his ID from his wallet. He would get answers and he would get them now.

As soon as the receptionist behind the check in desk saw Spencer striding toward him in his uniform, he knew who we was looking for. He picked up his phone and held up a hand toward Spencer to let him know he was on it.

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