Today’s #CleanWIP theme and collaborative article is Grandma. [More info]
Jessica Marie Holt has published three endearing romantic comedies that so wonderfully fit today’s theme, we decided to feature them right up top. With permission, we’ve included the blurb for the first book of the series, Reluctantly Yours, below so you can get the jest. Books two and three of the series continue the matchmaking shenanigans.
Ellie and June have been neighbors and best friends forever. Together, they’ve weathered it all—marriages, babies, strange wardrobe choices, terrible haircuts, small-town gossip—only to have their friendship come out stronger on the other side.
But now, they’re up against a hurdle unlike any they’ve faced so far.
Tragically—and inexplicably—James, Ellie’s absolute treasure of a grandson, is single. And so is Sarah, June’s unmatched delight of a granddaughter.
But these Grannies aren’t worried. They have an ace up their sleeve.
The Granny Pact.
Yes, these doting grandmas have vowed to engineer the romantic happiness of their grandchildren—by any means necessary.
Unfortunately, James and Sarah are not that easy to convince. And, unbeknownst to the grannies, their two grandkids share a past that will make their job much, much harder—and might even test the limits of their fifty-year friendship.
Use #CleanWIP with on-theme lines from a work-in-progress and your tweet might be included in a https://t.co/yUHUbxZp23 collaborative article for authors who lean clean and readers who love them. The #CleanWIP theme for Thursday, July 23: GRANDMA pic.twitter.com/0o5R7UKYXZ— CleanWIP Magazine (@cleanwip) July 23, 2020
When you’re deep into writing the climax of a scene, and the nearest six-year-old says, “Grandma, don’t you get bored with all this blah-blah-blah?” 🤣— Naomi Musch (@NMusch) July 21, 2020
#CleanWIP Half-Price Bride: “What made your ma come back here, to Abilene?” Emily asked.— Laurean Brooks (@Laurean2) July 24, 2020
"Grandpa and Grandma Lawson owned this ranch. They’d told Ma to come home if things didn’t turn out for her. Both died three years ago from an outbreak of Smallpox. I certainly do miss them.”
As my grandma always said:— Jessie Mattis (@JessieMattis) June 26, 2020
“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”
She’s not wrong.💕#WordsToLiveBy #MissMyGrandma