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Idle Hands
by Cassondra Windwalker
Book Beginnings
First Lines

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This is a meme for all you ‘First Page Browsers’

Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra Windwalker




Of all of them, Tad was the hardest for me to hold on to.

Perhaps that was why I let him go so soon.



“You know this is the only way,” Perdie sighed, scraping back the strands of brown hair that had fallen loose from her ponytail.

“Are you sure?” Julie asked, her brow furrowed as she absently shook a doll in the direction of her three-year-old daughter. Lexie ran over and grabbed the rag-haired toy with a high-pitched squeal that barely registered to either mother. Julie frowned more deeply; her attention no longer divided. “What if he comes after you? Or charges you with kidnapping?”

“I’m not saying it’s not a gamble. It is. But it’s the only chance I have. And I think I at least have a fair chance of neither of those things happening. Matt’s … very particular. He won’t leave his classes mid-term. And he won’t have me charged.” Perdie’s gaze drifted, darkened. “He can’t admit to that kind of loss of control. At least, that’s what I’m banking on.”

“I hope you’re right … But how will you survive out there? Isn’t Colorado an expensive place to live?”

Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra Windwalker

I so wish I could have featured the entire prologue in this post, however it was just a tad too lengthy to fit within the ethos of the meme.

I do recommend however, that if you decide to read the book, you take extra time to actually truly read and study each and every word, giving yourself plenty of time to absorb and assimilate the amazing narrative.

Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra Windwalker

So, you have taken a look, would you read the book?

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Just to give you an extra helping hand, here is the book’s premise …

Image of author Cassondra Windwalker


Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra WindwalkerYou can call me Ella. You generally assign me a whole host of other preposterous monikers. I think the least imaginative name I’ve heard is “the devil”, but I’ll answer to it if I must.

After making the courageous decision to leave her abusive husband, Perdie and her three young children start over and finally find the safety and love they deserve. But years later, when tragedy strikes, Perdie is left wondering if the choice she made to leave has led them to this moment.

If she were given the opportunity to take it all back and stay, would she?

In a frantic bid to protect her family, Perdie makes a deal to do just that. But in a world where the devil pulls the strings, can Perdie really change the past?

Brimming with enlightened observations and brilliant voice, Idle Hands is a haunting examination of grief, resilience, and what we’d give to spend another moment with the ones we love.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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