Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A few words from Savannah Martin, narrator of Jenna Bennett's Cutthroat Business mysteries. Book 4, Close to Home, will be released September 1st, in which Savannah has the following problem:
I wasn’t that kind of late. In fact, if mother had realized what kind of late I was, she might well have disowned me.
As in, I should have gotten my period, and didn’t.
Yes, I was that kind of late. The kind that results in morning sickness and the pitter-patter of little feet.
And that begs the question: What do I do now? Take care of things before I have to tell anyone what I've done? Brazen it out until I can give the baby to someone else, someone with the courage I lack? Or keep it and stare down all the people of Sweetwater who'll whisper about how Margaret Anne Martin's perfect youngest daughter got herself in the family way by LaDonna Collier's good-for-nothing colored boy and didn't have the decency to take care of the problem before it brought shame on the whole family?
Quite the dilemma, isn't it? What would you do, if it was you?