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Growing Up – A Sneak Peek from He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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I’m currently reading through the proofed file of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. I’ll be returning it to the publisher on Monday morning. It will then be formatted for e-book distribution, my dedication and author bio will be added, and on January 28 it will go out into the world for readers to enjoy.

Here’s a quick little excerpt as Emily Sue Phillips ponders what it means to become a young adult.



word_confusion_by_hugodgWhen had life become such a perplexing riddle? Was this what growing up meant? Leaving behind a childhood where all the pieces fell naturally into place? Being a young woman meant puzzling over so many things, and none of it made the least bit of sense.

All in good time. That’s what Hattie Mae would say.

Emily almost laughed to think about Hattie Mae Richards and her platitudes. The young woman she’d roomed with in Denver truly believed life could be simple and uncomplicated. Someday, Emily suspected, Miss Hattie would come face to face with reality as well and would learn that finding answers to life’s challenges required more than repeating old adages.

She heard footsteps in the front parlor and drew in a sharp breath. Sensing a need for caution, she quickly gathered the papers on the desk and slipped them into the drawer. As she turned the key to lock the desk securely, a light knock sounded at the bedroom door.

Benjamin? Her heart skipped a beat. With a quick pat to her face to put a bit of color in her cheeks, she rose and hurried to answer.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not


Available January 28, 2015


Secret Cravings Publishing


Author: christinacoleromance

Christina Cole believes in the power of love. She writes romance novels with characters you'll care about and remember long after the end of the story.

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