Last week I discussed Shelley’s birth on the mountain followed by Tom and Joanne beginning a romance on the Lake Michigan Beach. So a lot is going on and more before the story ends. Tom calls on Stuart Alfred for laywerly help and Stuart accepts. He writes a script for Joanne when she meets with the disgusting lawyer at the big company. She meets with Tom who goes over Stuart Alfred’s script. She memorizes it and goes to the meeting where she finds that the man who damaged her years before is ready to blackmail her and she is ready to fight back.
Excerpt: Tom had some thinking to do as he laid out the tasty spread the best deli in Old Town had prepared for his date. Joanne is someone special;I’m falling more in love with her so be patient and hope she’ll feel the same way before too long.
“How did you know what to do of rather how did you learn what to do with the delivering the babies?”
“Mother was a midwife and since I was the youngest child, she never left me alone when she had a call so I learned. By the time I was twelve, I delivered five babies and it came natural to me.”
They spread out his towels laughing at the hula girls and palm trees. Joanne shivered at his touch when he squeezed lotion from the bottle and rubbed some on her arms. Did you ever make sand castles with your thumb? She admired Tom’s strong fingers as they dug in the water and using his thumb he scooped wet sand and kept drizzling funny little marbles he formed until a small castle grew.
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