Trembling, I stand on the edge of the universe Remembering the life I had before, the family After the long darkness The memories, pinpoints of light, jewels Evening murmurs break the silence Raging storm clouds gather Rain carries new light Evening stars, hidden by dark clouds Sun hides, waiting to shine Telling us there will be a new day Rain covered earth springs back, new life In a memory that shines bright, I remember Her face, her blue eyes that glow Love spoken without words… ©AnitaDawes2022
That Empty Feeling Dawn stretched its red flames Across the tips of the mountains Strange mists awoke my mind The world outside quite still Something felt off, I could see only through a blur of old memories I shouldered my nightgown hearing only his sound, his voice. He laughed I turned, expecting to see him standing behind me Reminding me he liked it off the shoulder The one that made life hard To live without… ©AnitaDawes2022
Champagne bubbles kissed my nose, reminding me of last night’s French kiss. I lost her in the crowd, my dark-haired beauty. Please God let me find her. With no chance of hailing a taxi, tenacious is now tattooed on my brow. With a grimace on my face, I turned my collar up to the sound of fireworks. My red mustache dripping rain on my chin, flustered, pushing my way through the crowd trying to find her. I need a second kiss. One will not quiet the caterwaul, the silent howling in my head. Why had I let her slip from my hands? A New Year's gift from the Gods I must find… ©AnitaDawes2022
Seeds of luck usually wither. The rare one grows and blooms.
Piper Seidel has one thing going for her—a red carnation given to her by Tommy Burnett in the tenth grade. It might have dried over the years, but it’s still her good luck charm. Losing it sets her life in a downward spiral, forcing her to return to her hometown where she comes face to face with her high school crush.
The years have been kind to Tommy, who looks better than ever. Unfortunately, Piper is at her worst, continually embarrassing herself whenever he’s around. The only plus? Her long-time friend, Jack Rhodes, still lives in town. Since she last saw him, his legs have grown longer, his biceps thicker, and his shoulders broader. He was always the brother she never had, but now she can’t help noticing him in an unsisterly way. Jack is every bit as caring as he’s ever been—until her bad luck drives him away, maybe forever.
Piper needs a new good luck charm, and fast, before she loses her final chance at happiness.
It was the title of this book that attracted me, mainly because when it comes to luck, it always seems to run out when it gets to be my turn! I am ever searching for a HEA, so I thought it would make a change to read about someone else’s misadventures and I am really glad I did!
No Such Luck is the first of the new Keystone Couples Series, beautifully written and totally romantic and if all the stories that follow are like this one, they should do very well!