Growing up I dreamed about what my wedding would be like. Watching the glamorous affairs on Daytime TV, I modeled my dreams after those big events. I wanted the stunning white gown, the expensive food, and big ballroom dance floor. I could skip the catfight between bridesmaids or the back from the dead ex-wife determined to ruin my day.
Skip to reality and my wedding dreams weren't able to measure up to the empty wallet. I wore my grandmother's satin gown, had a small dinner at the local VFW hall and escaped the drama of fights or ex's. (Although someone bumped my cake table so I had the leaning tower of wedding cake.) That marriage lasted 20 years but I skipped all that for my second and escaped to Vegas.
Seriously, events are not what make the wedding. It's the commitment between the two people, in front of loved ones and God. Grea Warner understands that. Her story TAILS CALIFORNIA was set to begin with a big happy wedding. A huge event in Carolina, with flower girls and hundreds of guests. But sometimes fate gets in the way.
TAILS CALIFORNIA is an emotional rollercoaster for Bethany as she sets out to find what is important to her. It's a growth story. It's a love story. A journey. A romance.
Now available in Ebook and Print, TAILS CALIFORNIA is a perfect story to curl up on the couch with and settle in, experiencing all of Bethany's choices and fears. You won't be able to put it down.
The week was supposed to end with a white dress and promises. It didn’t. Instead there was a black hearse.
Bethany and Ryan’s dream day is marred by the unexpected news of someone close to them passing away. More than ever, they need to lean on each other to help get through this devastating loss. But it won’t be easy.
Grief has its own timeline and also has a unique way of assigning blame … warranted or not. Not only is Bethany struggling with her own emotions, but she feels helpless when it comes to her role in the family. Is Ryan pulling away? Are the kids acting differently? And why would a fantastic career opportunity cause such anger and stress?
Will their coin flip bring a happily ever after or a sad goodbye?
“Ms. Warner writes with an authenticity that evokes the emotion that the author is describing in her writing.” –Amazon reviewer.
“Ms. Warner lures her readers in with such vivid imagery and authentic dialog, you will feel like you are a part of the story.” –Amazon reviewer.
And then he slowed and put his hands on my face, releasing our lips. “No, it wouldn’t be … I’ve had … too much.”
I knew he wasn’t talking about alcohol. He had been drinking but respectfully. It was something else. Trying to keep the tears behind them, I closed my eyes, regulated my breath, and took a mini step away.
“Okay.” I pulsed more than nodded my head.
“It’s okay,” I repeated, wanting to believe it myself but failing miserably, both internally and, I guess, externally, judging by his reaction.
His voice rose. “No, it’s not. It’s not okay. Nothing is okay.”
On the reality of his words, I felt the tears silently rolling down my face. I had really wanted to keep them at bay, but I couldn’t. His face, his disposition, his words, his rejection all saddened and worried me.
“Dang it!” That wasn’t helping my fears.
“I’m sorry. I’m tired, and it’s been a day, and … Bethany, I can’t right now. I can’t … I can’t … anything.”
I stared at him. He can’t anything? He can’t love me? Right then, he couldn’t even look at me. Yet, despite the sting and the hurt, I wanted to help him. But I didn’t know how.
About the Author:
Grea Warner wants you to cry. She wants your heart to break a little, too. Why? Because that means you feel her characters as if you were one of them. With a background in daytime dramas and a realistic approach to life, Grea writes novels that blur the line of Women’s Fiction and Romance. If you’re a fan of binge watching a TV series or have a passion for the arts like Grea, then you’ll love her fictional serials.
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