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.

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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.
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
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
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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books by Linda LaRoque:
Forever Faithful
Investment of the
When the Ocotillo
Born in Ice
The Turquoise Legacy
My Heart Will Find Yours
Flames on the Sky

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6 thoughts on “Book excerpt for Shattered Vows, inspirational women’s fiction by Linda LaRoque

  1. Linda LaRoque says:

    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!

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