Excerpt from Chapter Eight

The Promise of Sunsets by Elizabeth Dolan-Cancian

Excerpt from Chapter Eight:

Abby was pleased as she packed for Los Angeles. She had gone from
a size 16 to a 10. Hitting a single-digit size would have been wonderful,
but she was certainly happy with her accomplishment. Reaching
her “perfect” weight, she believed, was as impractical as turning twentyfive
again.

When Abby and Kiersten arrived in LA, the sun was shining and the
sky was a cloudless blue. As soon as they got into their room, Abby made
her obligatory call to Joe and gave him the hotel’s address and telephone
number. He reiterated to her to have fun and to be safe. While Kiersten
napped, Abby walked over two miles into Venice, zigzagging her way
until she hit Ocean Avenue and found the canals. She picked out her
future home and promised herself that when she hit the lottery, she’d
move there. She felt invigorated, intoxicated, and giddy. The people were
friendly, and the energetic streets were filled with dog walkers and people
riding bikes. Abby was thrilled to be in the City of Angels with its
gleaming downtown, distant mountains, and miles of beaches, canyons,
and picturesque winding roads.

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