"Winter Rental", Ch. 0 Prologue/Wattpad Description, by Gratiana Lovelace
January 10, 2022
["Winter Rental" is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022; All rights reserved.]; [(1) the "Winter Rental" story cover (above) image credits are at the end of each chapter post]
[Author's note: I cast my characters as I write my stories—to help myself and my readers visualize the main characters. So my main characters for "Winter Rental" are: Richard Armitage as Greg Halliday; Cameron Diaz as his younger sister Connie Halliday; Anne Hathaway as Diana Langley; [Liam] Hemsworth as Eddie Hughes; Rege-Jean Page as Mike Porter, and others as noted.
[I'm going to post chapters of my story on both my SAL blog site, as well as, on my Wattpad site here] And initially, I am posting Ch. 0 Prologue through Ch. 2 to get this story started, then after that I will post new chapters weekly.
This is also a gentle romance (with chapters being rated as PG-13 or so, unless otherwise noted), with some heartfelt romantic moments—and some mature romantic discussions put to humorous effect. So if you cannot or will not attend a movie with my maturity ratings, then don't read that chapter. And though I set my story in the lovely city and area of Galena, IL—which I have enjoyed visiting many times—for the purposes of my storytelling here, I use dramatic license of the facts, individuals, locations, etc. These are my disclaimers.]
"Winter Rental", Prologue/ Wattpad Description
Diana Langley has spent the last few months of the previous year tying up the loose ends from her father's death last year—and she grieves mournfully for his loss. He had been sick for several years and she had cared for him in the home she grew up in for as long as she could--until he needed intensive nursing care that they could only receive financial assistance with if he was in a nursing home. So that is where he went for several months toward the end of his life- and where she held him in her arms when he passed away in early fall, four months ago.
An only child for all intents and purposes--since her brother Gary was of no help with their father during his illness, not even to provide a respite for her--Diana has been adrift a bit now that she has free time that she has to fill. Her work as a teacher is professionally fulfilling, but she does not have any caring personal relationships--romantic or otherwise--to help nurture her soul. You see, when you have a chronically and severely ill family member, your friends eventually fall away because you don't have as much free time to spend with them as you used to—and they don't know what to say or how to help, and it is very isolating.
[Though] Diana did decorate her home festively this Christmas, but she didn't have anyone to share it with. And after the Christmas Holidays, there is always a let down. But the new year brings promise and hope for Diana—with old acquaintances being renewed--in a most unexpected and loving way. That is, if Diana can get past the arrogant man's unreasonable proposition.
To be continued with Chapter 1
Nota Bene: The story cover for my original contemporary romance "Winter Rental" (Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2022;all rights reserved) is a composite of three images:
a) a Wintery image of ski chalets previously shared by Sueli; Grati edit for color and size; with AR Berkley text;
b) Greg Halliday--is represented by Richard Armitage-2022-in cream-sweater-pensive-photographed byKaitlynMikayla_Jan04-2022viaNobleman-Mag;
c) Diana Langley—is represented by Anne-Hathaway-2021--butterscotch-sweater-flyaway-hair-no-makeup_Jan09-2022viaVariety—Grati-crop-szd; image found at https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/anne-hathaway-jared-leto-wework-series-apple-1234895727 ;
SAL blog Post#1438 link for Ch. 0 Prologue through Ch. 2 of "Winter Rental":
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Prologue/Description: Diana Langley has spent the last few months of the previous year tying up the loose ends from her father's death last year-and she grieves mournfully for his loss. Her work as a teacher is professionally fulfilling, but she do...