Weekend Writing Warriors: Where Did She Go?

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stay With Me (the full synopsis is below). I think we’re coming to a close on this book (I’ll post one more snippet), mostly because it’s getting harder to explain what’s happening without going into a lot of detail. But the book is available if you want to keep reading. Alma agreed to go to dinner with Noah, even after he turned down her advances (he was trying to be chivalrous). But after a disastrous turn of events at the restaurant, Alma leaves him there, much as she did in the bookstore. This time, though, Noah has the wherewithal to follow after her.


She had only a slight lead on him–where did she go?


This is ridiculous, Noah thought to himself, she’s gone.

Still Noah kept going: he couldn’t explain it but he had to find Alma – maybe because he needed to justify his day; or because he was genuinely concerned for her.

Were you not paying attention in the restaurant? The girl’s got issues and you don’t need to get in the middle of them. If you were smart, you’d run the other way.

But he didn’t: he crossed the street and ran into the park–a fool’s errand, at best; but it seemed the only logical place for Alma to run.



Noah is stocking shelves at the local bookstore when Alma walks in and kisses him. He has barely enough time to grasp what’s happening when she ends the kiss and walks away. Too intrigued not to respond, the normally introverted shopkeeper goes after Alma…only to discover keeping up with the outgoing vixen is more difficult than he imagined.

Everything Alma does is impulsive and Noah is no different. The good-looking, but reserved clerk captured her attention on a previous visit and since then she’s been determined to steal a kiss. However, seeing him again after the purloined smooch was not part of her plan; and now that he wants to get to know her, Alma finds the future she’s carefully planned is suddenly uncertain.

With the odds stacked against them, Noah and Alma must decide if their fledgling relationship is worth pursuing, because if they can get past their doubts and insecurities, they might just have a future together.

The book is available at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks and Kobo.

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14 thoughts

  1. Good for him! Every happy ending comes with taking that risk despite the danger. Noah is becoming a hero! Nice job, Ruth.

  2. I have been curious about Alma since your first snippet. Her actions are so confusing. I do hope you’ll share more.

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