#Excerpt – #ABoyNamedRabbit – #MegaSale – #AlertTheMedia

Back again with one last excerpt in connection with this Valentine’s Day Sale, which ends today. This one was a little bit harder to choose, as I couldn’t find a good scene that wasn’t way too long. But maybe the one I decided on will work to give you a feel for who Rabbit is. Hope you enjoy meeting the little boy who took over an entire series. Happy Reading!

The extraordinary little boy called Rabbit has the power light up the darkness, and the resourcefulness to save himself from the one person his grandparents had hoped would never find him.

EXCERPT from  Sarah’s POV, during their first breakfast with a goggle-eyed Rabbit, following his long journey through the wilderness:

If there was one thing this little boy was more interested in than the wonders of electricity and running water, it was my husband. He could barely keep his eyes off Mac, sneaking peeks every time he thought he could get away with it. It was time to find out why.

Last night, he had been so overwhelmed with the experience of being inside “Angel House,” we hadn’t spent much time asking him more about his life before reaching Wake-Robin Ridge. I thought maybe we’d sprinkle our questions in among other topics, so he wouldn’t feel like he was being interrogated. He was pretty talkative, if you approached it right.

“Rabbit, when you saw Mac yesterday, you said something about your gran, and about Mac having hair like a crow, is that right?”

He glanced at Mac, who was studying his own breakfast as though he’d never seen eggs and toast before, then he looked back at me and nodded.

“Can you tell me what you meant?”

His voice was sad and soft when he talked about his gran. I could tell he missed her very much. “My gran told me I had to find him. She said she seen me with a man with eyes like winter skies an’ hair like a crow’s wing. She said it was important for me to find him, because that’s where I belonged.”

Mac stopped eating, fork midway to his mouth, and eyes still glued to his plate.

“What do you mean, she saw him? Where would she have seen you with him?”

Rabbit’s face was solemn, indigo eyes round and serious. “My gran … she had dreams sometimes. Seein’ Dreams, she called ‘em. I never did have no dreams that came true, an’ my grampa said he never did, neither. But my gran did. She dreamed ‘bout the weather gettin’ cold when there wasn’t no reason to think it was gonna. An’ where to find ripe blackberries, when we thought they was all gone for the year. An’ ‘bout stuff that was gonna happen to Grampa when he went to get supplies. They always come true, her Seein’ Dreams.”

“And your gran dreamed about you with Mac?”

Rabbit aimed those adoring eyes at Mac, but Mac stuck to his pretense of eating his breakfast, as though he couldn’t hear this little boy telling his remarkable tale.

Turning back to me, Rabbit continued. “She was dyin’, you see. She was tellin’ me stuff I needed to know so’s I’d be okay by myself. She couldn’t hardly talk, her breathin’ was so bad, an’ Grampa hadn’t come back with medicine for her cough.”

His eyes filled with tears, and he was silent for a minute, but I stayed where I was, and let him tell me at his own pace. With a little shuddery gulp, he tried again. “My grampa, he’d never left us alone at night. No matter what, he was always back before dark. Only this time, he didn’t come all day, nor all night. And Gran and I, we knew somethin’ bad had happened. Maybe if he had gotten back to us, the medicine would have helped. I been thinkin’ ‘bout that for a long time. But she were bad sick. Never seen her coughin’ so much before.”

His voice dropped to a faint whisper. “There was blood.”

He stared down at the countertop, swinging his foot back and forth as he gathered his thoughts. “Gran, she held my hand real tight, an’ she told me what I had to do. She said I had to find my new people. I didn’t never know I’d have to do somethin’ like that someday. Grampa, he never would take me where there was other folks, ‘cause he said people was bad. He said they lied, an’ cheated, an’ couldn’t be trusted, an’ we was better off by ourselves. But my gran told me that some people was like what he said, an’ some people wasn’t. She said there was Good People in the world, too, an’ I had to leave the mountain an’ find them. An’ then she told me she seen me with a man with eyes like winter skies an’ hair like a crow’s wing, an’ that was where I belonged. The last thing she said to me was to find that man.”

He paused and looked straight at Mac, a profound longing shining from his eyes. “I promised her. An’ I found him.” His voice was so soft, I could barely hear him.

From the way Mac’s mouth tightened, though, I knew that he had heard, loud and clear. Without a word, he pushed his stool back from the island, put his plate in the sink, and walked out the back door.

Rabbit looked at me with a sad little smile. “He don’t like me much yet. But Gran weren’t never wrong. I can wait.”

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Hope you enjoyed this excerpt from the second Wake-Robin Ridge novel! 
And my heartfelt thanks goes out to each of you for reading along, and for helping me get the word out about this Valentine’s Day Sale!
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21 thoughts on “#Excerpt – #ABoyNamedRabbit – #MegaSale – #AlertTheMedia

    • Thank you, Mae, and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you, as well. (It just so happens to be our 36th anniversary, too, so I suspect we’ll be out a good part of the day, doing something fun.)

      And thank you for your kind words about Rabbit. He’s a true joy to write and I’m happy to have gotten a good start on my first WRR spinoff novella, Cole, Cole, & Dupree, featuring Mac, Rabbit, and the newest addition to Rabbit’s circle, Austin Dupree. With any luck, this will one flow more smoothly than the Riverbend WIP I shelved, and will soon be wrapped up and published.

      And finally, thanks so much for your steadfast support and encouragement, and for stopping by today!

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    • Heck, Yvette … MY heart wants to hug Rabbit, too. While all my characters feel real to me, Rabbit is definitely the one who never leaves my heart. (He’s fond of making observations about “this here ol’ world we live in,” and making me laugh at odd moments.) I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt, and I can’t wait to see what you think when you get a chance to check the series out, especially this second book. It can be read as a stand-alone, but to really understand these folks, especially Mac, I’d advise starting at the beginning. Either way, though, I hope you enjoy meeting this little boy Sarah told me about in a dream one night.

      Thanks so much for stopping by this morning, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day! 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Jill. Rabbit seems to be everyone’s favorite character (including mine) out of all my books, and though he’s front and center in the last three Wake-Robin Ridge novels, they aren’t children’s books at all. He’s an old soul with a remarkable gift he’s growing into, and he’s capable of equally remarkable things. I hope you get a chance to check out the books and meet him for yourself. I’ll be eager to hear what you think, if you do.

      And thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy Valentine’s Day! 😀 ❤


    • Thanks so much, and I do, indeed, Diana. Rabbit is part of my heart now, and that’s a wonderful thing. So glad you enjoyed the book, and I hope you’ll feel the same way about the spinoff novellas! 😀 ❤ And thanks for stopping by today! 😀 ❤

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jan. Rabbit has stolen a lot of hearts, I think, plus been involved in some pretty dramatic adventures/misadventures along the way. Hope you’ll get a chance to check out life on the Ridge soon, as I’d love to know your thoughts.

      Thanks so much for stopping by, too! 😀 ❤


    • Thanks, Darlene! It’s been fun so far, and we still have dinner to go. I’m getting tired, though. Thinking I’d just as soon order in as bother with going out. (Hmm … that says a lot about 1) how old I’m getting and 2) how long we’ve been married. 😁) And I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for stopping by to let me know. 😀 ❤

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    • Aw, thanks a million, Trish! I’m so glad you feel that way about him. I know he’ll live in MY heart forever, and I’m hoping those who meet him will feel the same way. And I’m looking forward to getting Cole, Cole, and Dupree out there before long, too.

      Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! 😀 ❤

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  1. Such a sweetheart, this little boy. You have a marvelous gift, Marcia, of drawing a reader into his or her heart. How perfect for Valentine’s Day. Sending big hugs… 💗🤗💗

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    • Aw, thanks so much, Gwen. You always say the nicest things! And I’m not at all sure I have a lot to do with Rabbit’s ability to touch hearts. After all, he tells me every word I should write, you know. 😊 I just do the typing. He ensnared me right from the start, I’m afraid,and I’m always so happy when he ensnares others, too.

      So glad you enjoyed the excerpt, and thank you so much for letting me know. And sending hugs back, my friend. 🤗💖🤗 Have a great Tewe’s Day!


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