As promised, here’s a mini excerpt from A Family Affair: Spring. It’s not edited and might change a bit, but you’ll get the feel of it, and read how Gloria’s up to her old tricks again… And I said I was going to redeem this woman? She’s a real pill…
This is a scene where Gloria descends upon Magdalena, unannounced, of course, and corners Nate Desantro, her son-in-law.
From Nate’s point of view:
“I don’t give a damn what you think about me. Christine and I love each other and that’s something you damn sure know nothing about.” There. He’d said it. Gloria Blacksworth paled, sputtered, then calmed so quickly, he almost wondered if he’d imagined her earlier upset. He should not have goaded her; it was low and cruel. But dammit, she’d pushed him.
“I’ll make you regret those words.” She stood, smoothed the wrinkles from her slacks and gathered her handbag. “Good-bye, Nathan.” Her tone was cool, assessing, dismissive. She turned to leave, stopped and shot him a parting glance. “Tell your mother I think of her every day.”