However, the outdoor cats are insane with the need to catch one of the birds—and fail miserably. It’s almost like watching the battles of Tom and Jerry! My indoor feline, Radar (named for his huge ears when he was a kitten—boy, was he an ugly kitten!), sits on the windowsill and does what I call chuttering at the birds, a low-pitched sound that reveals his excitement and irritation, and reminds me of kitty Morse code. He fantasizes about catching a junco or cardinal, too, but he’s a pampered kitty and knows it’s useless. Besides, the blue jays can be really wicked toward cats, lol.
Anyway, although we miss the wide, rolling field surrounded by trees at the old house, our new home has many attributes too. One is the high peaks where we can look up and down the creek bottom for miles. Another is the pond across the gravel road where we sat fishing last summer and fall. Although the pond seems full of only blue gill, the youngest, who is six, has a lot of fun catching them.
Life changes, and we adjust to it, but one thing a writer does is incorporate those changes into his or her writing. It doesn’t matter if it’s science fiction, romance or mainstream, a writer’s experiences slip into their work. In a way, it’s like journaling, only we put it in fiction form.
Regardless, Daniel Rivers, the love she left behind, wants Lizzy back. He demands to know why she left town and why she never replied to any of his letters. Lizzy can’t let Daniel know her secret, but she can’t resist his crooked smile and warm, brown eyes either. Sparks fly between the couple, but Lizzy is determined not to make the same mistake with Daniel. However, when Lizzy is kidnapped by one of her mother’s old boyfriends, it puts life in a different perspective for Lizzy and she realizes she must tell Daniel about his son.
Can Lizzy resist the lure of Daniel’s touch, the way her entire body responds to him every time he glances her way? Or will the truth about Daniel’s son tear them apart a second time?