My publisher just sent me the file for Andrea Carter and the Family Secret. I have been asked by a couple of fans to please give more details about the locket Hannah grabs, Andi takes back, and then gives to Hannah to keep her from crying when Troy is taking the children away. (And I have been asked to explain how Andi gets the locket back so she can use it again in Courageous Love.) And I will TRY to squeeze in a rumor about Troy too, if I don't run over my 40,000 word limit. (I'm at 39,500 right now, so I have some wiggle room.)
I am in the process of doing that over the next several days. I will explain about the locket coming back to Andi in the last chapter, just before her sister Kate and the kids go to San Francisco.
In the meantime, I need your help on the details of the locket. I've woven in some short details into the story (costly, gold, etchings, etc.), and mentioned that even more precious are the two miniatures of her mother and father on the inside, but I also want to describe a short engraving that Justin wrote on the back of the locket (for her 12th birthday). Here's what I have so far: "Grow in grace and wisdom, sweet little sister. Love Justin."
But honestly, I'm terrible at thinking of sentimental things to write, and you are probably better. Here you go! Give me ideas of 12-14 words or less (more would never have fit. I looked it up on line, and 16 words is like the max!). Write your ideas in the comments. If I like one of yours better than the one I have right now, I'll put yours in so fast it will make your head spin! If you like what I have, vote for it, okay? But believe me, my feelings won't be hurt if you think of something better!
But hurry! I will be finishing the edits the middle of next week and sending the file back to my publisher.