Gimme The Scoop Reviews is participating in my blog tour by posting an excerpt from Kelegeen. In this excerpt Rory has been bitten by the entreprenurial bug. He’s not only selling his exquisite carvings at the Gale Day Fair, but showing off his talents by creating on-the-spot orders. All seems to be going well with only the minor problem of having no notion of the value of his work. Is he getting a fair price? Who knows? But he is selling a lot and earning some desperately needed money to keep his and Meg’s families from starving. Meg, so proud of Rory’s industry, watches carefully, wary of anyone trying to take advantage. This, after all, could provide the means of survival them. If it lasts.
Here’s a taste of the excerpt:
As they approached, Meg heard Rory’s voice coming from within the knot of people. “Does that suit?” he asked someone in the crowd.
“It’s lovely,” she heard the voice of a young lady proclaim.
“How much for it?” This voice, a young man’s.
Meg was on her tiptoes trying to see over the crowd, but it was impossible. A moment later the small throng parted and a young couple emerged, the woman carrying a trinket box with a butterfly carved in relief on its lid. She slid one finger along the delicate wings as she walked. The gentleman whose arm was linked with hers wore a self-satisfied smile. Meg hoped he was pleased at making his lady happy rather than for cheating Rory out of a fair price.
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Many thanks to Gimme the Scoop Reviews for being part of my blog tour!