Wednesday, January 11, 2017


My book, Meredith's Mistake, is now available!  
It will remain at the launch price of $0.99 through today. 
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About Meredith’s Mistake:

The summer Meredith turned eighteen was filled with romance and laughter - two young men sought her hand, and she chose the one she thought would make her the happiest. He certainly was the most handsome, and the wealthiest, and could offer her the most pleasant life. But that turned out to be a mistake . . . one she would regret for a very long time.

In a strange twist of fate, now she's being given a chance to set things right. Will she be able to live down her past, or will her foolishness keep coming back to haunt her and keep her from ever being happy with the man she loves?


 Gracious. Would there be a second day with Mr. Bingham? She was certainly presuming a lot, wasn’t she? But he had looked at her with a great deal of interest, and if he enjoyed the party, he might come back for another visit . . .
Meredith’s cheeks were now as red as her dress. What was she doing, thinking like that? He was a stranger—an absolute stranger. She shouldn’t be speculating about him—it wasn’t fair to him or to her. For all she knew, he was already engaged and had only come to her house earlier that day because . . . well, because Cissie made him come. But that begged another question—why would Cissie make him come over if he was engaged? No, she was certain that Cissie meant to play matchmaker, and in a case like that, perhaps Meredith had better think things through so she’d be prepared. Speculating sometimes had its uses.
She smoothed her curls and then headed downstairs. She wasn’t only excited, but a little bit nervous. This was the first adult party she’d ever attended, let alone held, and she hoped she wouldn’t make an utter fool of herself before the evening was over. The Atwells weren’t fancy people by any means, although her mother tried to keep them all on their best behavior, and she was keeping her fingers crossed that their humble affair would be nice enough for some of the more established families in town.
Cissie was the first to arrive, along with Jonathan and Mr. Bingham. With them was Edward Turrell, who was a particular friend of Cissie’s, and hung on her every word as though she were a philosopher. Meredith greeted them all politely, then focused her attention on Jonathan.
“I thought for sure you’d bring a lady friend with you tonight.”
He chuckled. “Well, I seem to be fresh out of lady friends as of late. Perhaps you’ll take pity on me and promise me a dance.”
“I’m sure we can arrange that.” Only then did she turn back to Mr. Bingham. “And you came, as you said you would.”
“I needed to make sure that my cakes were displayed properly,” he replied with a grin. “After all that work you put into teaching me the craft, it would be a shame if it wasn’t admired and appreciated.”
Meredith nodded toward the refreshment table. “See for yourself. There they are, front and center for all the world to see.”
“Excellent. And may I also take advantage of this opportunity before your other guests arrive to ask for a dance at some point in the evening?”
She’d assumed he’d ask her—it was only the polite thing to do—and yet when he actually did it, her heart sped up a bit. “Of course.”
He gave her a nod, and they moved into the parlor.
Before long, it seemed that every inch of their home was filled with well-wishers. Some were friends of her parents’, some had come specifically because they’d heard that Jesse was now married and they wanted a chance to visit with the bride, and many were there for the dancing. Meredith didn’t mind if she wasn’t their sole purpose in coming out—it was a lovely party regardless, and she was enjoying herself.
The door opened again, and in stepped Luke. He wore his Sunday suit and his hair was slicked back, and he looked both dapper and uncomfortable at the same time. Meredith crossed the floor to greet him, tucking her arm through his and leading him toward the refreshment table. “I know you’ll feel less grumpy about being here once you’ve got some food in you,” she said.
“I’m not grumpy about being here,” he replied. “I’d just rather be about twelve different places, that’s all.”
She laughed. “Well, I do consider myself honored that you came.”
“It’s your birthday. I can’t let you celebrate alone.” He glanced around the room. “Although, you’re hardly alone, are you?”

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  1. Beautiful excerpt, Amelia! I enjoy the idea of a barely eighteen-year-old trying to decide which man would be right for her...and earning a second chance at the right one. Looking forward to reading! Pre-ordered (so it's on my kindle this morning)!

  2. Love the title and cover you choose, Amelia. It sounds like a fun read!