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‘Bridges’ by Maria Murnane


Cover Image - 'Bridges' A Book By Maria MurnaneDaphne juggled two sacks of groceries against a hip as she fumbled with her keys, hoping that if she dropped a bag it wouldn’t be the one holding the eggs. Once safely inside the house, she rushed into the kitchen, put the eggs, milk, and orange juice into the fridge, then left the nonperishables on the counter before hurrying into her office. She took a seat at the desk and powered on the computer, then checked the time on the screen to see how late she was. Ten minutes. Not that bad for her – but probably ten minutes later than Skylar, whose schedule tended to run like clockwork. She logged into her e-mail account and clicked to open the link Skylar had sent, hoping she wouldn’t flub her first-ever attempt at video chatting.

In a flash, her friend appeared on Daphne’s computer. “Hi Skylar!”

“Hey hot stuff! It’s great to see you, even if it’s just on a screen. Can you believe it’s been over a year since we were last together in the flesh? Scary how fast time is flying.”

“Tell me about it. Emma’s junior prom is tomorrow.”

“Junior prom? How is that possible? In my head, she’s still in diapers. Then again, in my head I still have no wrinkles. Or cellulite.”

“I wouldn’t mind looking like you,” Daphne said.

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    • Hi Anne,

      We don’t eat many eggs and I very rarely need them for baking, so they are not included as a regular part of my shopping.

      Many years ago we did however have an incident with eggs, which involved a van carrying fizzy drinks. The driver was busy watching a girl in a short skirt on the pavement, came round the corner on the wrong side of the road and hit us head on, as there were just too many pedestrians around for hubbie to mount the pavement and avoid the crash. Unfortunately we had just been shopping and the bags were stood in the footwell of the rear passenger seats. The eggs, which were on the top of one of the bags to stop them getting crushed, shot forwards on impact and landed all over me as they smashed! Fortunately neither of us was hurt and we were close enough to home to walk, as the car could not be driven, although I was covered in runny, raw egg!!

      It sounds kinda funny now, but it definitely wasn’t at the time 🙂

      • Especially as I don’t really like eggs, unless they are hard boiled!

        At the time I think we were more angry about the state of the car, as we had only just picked it up from the dealer after some very expensive service repairs.

        Still, at least no one was hurt 🙂

    • Hi Sassy,

      Great news about your regenerated laptop, perhaps it will be more reliable now it has become a ‘she’ instead of a ‘he’ 🙂

      I am only here because of my own personal help desk AKA hubbie! If anything goes wrong with my laptop and I am home alone, I generally throw my toys out of the pram because I can’t use it, then sulk until hubbie gets home and sorts it out!

      I have to agree that the cover is very friendly and inviting, but I also know that there are plenty of tears and secrets to be exposed by all three of the girls, so I am hoping that this scene is after all the trauma, rather than before, so that their trip isn’t too ruined!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      It sounds very much as though this is a story of continual new and more importantly, honest beginnings!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      The guest post is very good, but I don’t think you will probably have a change of heart about adding this one to your list.

      I must be just a bit more of a book ‘junkie’, as I will read anything there is going, apart from fantasy and science fiction. You are obviously the more discerning reader 🙂

      I really should be a bit more selective, as I have been charged with clearing large swathes of books from my shelves – and pretty darn quicky!

      I hope that you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

    • Thanks, Lauren.

      So long as I have a good book on the go that I can turn to if I want and online friends to chat to about our mutual reading passion, I’m happy!

      Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Hi Evelina,

      This is the second book in the ‘Daphne White’ series, which features this little group of friends, although I am pretty certain that the books work perfectly well as stand alone stories.

      This is probably going to be a bit too ‘chick lit’ for my liking, but I haven’t read a good bit of escapism for ages now, so the change is probably long overdue!

      Happy Reading and have a good weekend 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I think this sounds like one you might also enjoy, although there was a previous book in the series. Everyone assures me that the two work perfectly well as stand alone stories, so I have my fingers crossed and would like to check that out for myself, before recommending it to anyone else.

      Thanks for taking time out to visit and leave a comment, I always appreciate it!

      Happy Reading this week 🙂

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