Character Quotes from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes - 500“Oh, Bobby,” Grace Marshall said suddenly. “I saw something at J.C. Penny’s you might like to see.”

“Oh? What’s that?”

“In the music section. There’s a new album out by Carlos Santana. It’s called Amigos.”


“Yeah, it’s on promotional sale. I can get a discount on it for you too.”

One of Grace’s part time jobs was stocking the records at J.C. Penny’s department store. She always kept her eye out for things the kids would like.

“How much? Ramon is supposed to pay me tomorrow.”

“It will be a little over five dollars once I get my discount.”

“Cool! I can get you the cash tomorrow.”

“How about I buy it, and you pay me back?” She produced a bag from under the table.

“You didn’t! For real? Thanks, Grace!” He kissed her cheek, giving her a hug. “This is too cool! I love this guy.”


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Alphabet Challenge Too – Letter I from Indian Summer by Dellani


ABC ChallengeIndian Summer is my first historical novel, as well as the first novel I published. Set in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1739, Indian Summer is full of intrigue, spies and romance. Gabriella Deza is the daughter of the Spanish Territorial Governor. One night, she overhears a British spy talking to his compatriot. Her father and fiance, Manuel Enriques, pursue the man, finally discovering his plans. Unwittingly, Gabriella sets herself up for grave danger, when she follows Manuel one night.

There was a nagging feeling of dread rising in my mind. I felt hot then cold all over as if I were taking sick again. I had the feeling that Manuel needed me, something was horribly, terribly wrong. I couldn’t suppress it, for it seared my soul. My dreams nagged my thoughts, causing shivers of dread down my spine.

Without saying a word to anyone, I wended my way as quickly…

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