By Julie Carobini
Callie Duflay simply isn’t just like the remainder of her relations. whereas they’ve equipped white collar lives, she prefers getting her fingers soiled by way of operating with childrens and native California motives. while Callie learns loved piece of untouched estate in her city of Otter Bay might quickly be constructed, she confronts the architect assigned to the project.Gage Mitchell can be an easygoing, green expert, yet he’s now not approximately to go into reverse this task regardless of how adorable Callie or her puppy pooch, Moondoggy, should be. His purposes and hers are noble—both have a middle for shielding God’s construction, and actually those will be ideal for every different outdoors of this face-off. yet will they ever determine that out?
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Squid was about to signal the counselors that it was time to serve the lunches when Megan’s petite hand rose above her curly brown hair again. “Yes, Megan. ” Her grin barely fit across her face. . ” The rest of Megan’s group—older girls whose counselors had been coaxed into welcoming the young one to join their cabin—giggled behind hand-covered faces. A couple of boys in the back stood and crashed back onto the ground as if they’d been shot by wayward arrows. Squid smiled and nodded. ” He held up the sign of respect.
What are you doing? ” Even to me, my voice sounded acerbic, but que sera sera. As if I were invisible, the men looked past me. So I repeated myself. One of them, the largest of the three, hunkering in stature, took a step toward me and I tightened my grip on Doggy’s leash. The man squinted, his smile pinched and mocking. ” My blood heated. I should have continued walking, but I was in no mood to back down from a fight. My mouth wouldn’t hear of it. ” Three looming men stood near the edge of one of the most pristine and undeveloped stretches of land here in Otter Bay and watched me, their expressions all too familiar.
As I stood there, debating how a four-legged date might disrupt our family gathering, my new friend hoisted himself on his hind legs, looking much like a miniature kangaroo. He sniffed my aching elbow and gave it a swift lick. How gross. And precious. With my good arm, I placed a fist on my hip. “Okay, my new friend, you’re invited. ” His tail wagged in agreement and we headed up the hill, Sheila’s picture-perfect home framed in the clearing. My sister welcomed me, if you could call it that, at the door.