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Dear Sis from Barbados

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***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!

barbadosDear Sis,

It’s amazing how all of these places can be so similar and yet so different. It’s like music from the same era. The rhythm connects them, but every artist has their own spin on the song. And as to music, these stops radiate with it. Guitars, something akin to xylophones, and of course all of those metal drum things that are so often associated with the Caribbean. I have come to love the sound of the drums. Wish there was some way to duplicate that sound in the states.

bonaireI’ve noticed most of these ports have the same tourist feel to them. The same gorgeous blue color to the waters. The same friendly people. Barbados, Grand Cayman, Aruba, and Cozumel had more of a resort feel to them. Lots of hotels and big buildings in white and cream with unique architecture. While Limon and Bonaire seemed to have more of a tropical village feel to them. Colorful rooftops of cities crowded around a lovely bay. And each of them had something peculiar to ignite a memory.

I’ve enjoyed sparring with hawkers, seeing manta rays, and taking in breath-taking views. In that respect, I have thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Bet you never thought you’d hear that. Or maybe you did. Sometimes, Roselle, I swear you know me better than I know myself.

But as to the Love Boat, that was still a mistake. Slinging a fresh piece of raw bacon into a piranha tank. What were you thinking?

Your loving brother, who’s ready to come home,

Brenton

************* End Transmission

Hope you’ve gotten the chance to check out Chapter 7 of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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