A Slice of Heaven by Sherryl Woods

By Sherryl Woods

Dana Sue may perhaps run the simplest little eating place in Serenity, but if you are feeding a small city of buddies, busybodies and top pals, issues can get a piece sizzling within the kitchen. by no means brain that she's placing on too many kilos (an occupational chance for a chef)—she's anxious approximately her too-skinny teenage daughter, Annie, who has been slowly ravenous herself because the loud, suitcase-tossing, name-calling healthy on her entrance garden that left Dana Sue minus one dishonest husband.But occasionally lifestyles selections unusual how you can mend fences. whilst Annie lands within the clinic, Dana Sue reaches out to the guy she likes to hate: Ron, the husband who took her center whilst she tossed him out. Ron continues to be Annie's white knight, whether he is decidedly extra tarnished in Dana Sue's eyes. yet he nonetheless seems to be more than enough to devour, and perhaps, simply perhaps, to forgive. as soon as, Ron made the error of letting cross with out a right struggle. yet now Dana Sue is ready to get one other style of candy devotion from a guy uninterested in feeling like a idiot, hungry for that slice of heaven he came across with her….

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Inside, a half dozen women were already working out, and a few more were in the café, having Dana Sue’s no-fat, high-fiber raisin bran muffins with bowls of fresh fruit. ” Dana Sue asked when she and Maddie were settled. “Taking a shower upstairs,” Maddie said. ” Dana Sue regarded her friend with disbelief. “Helen? ” “She had another appointment with Doc Marshall yesterday,” Maddie explained. “He read her the riot act about her blood pressure again. It’s way too high for a woman who’s only forty-one.

Both Maddie and Helen seemed better able to read Annie these days than she was. Maybe it was their objectivity. “Especially then,” Maddie said. “This place is filled with mirrors, for one thing. People with body-image issues hate that. ” Dana Sue demanded. “You talked to Cal and Ty, Maddie, and they both said Annie’s not eating, right? If she’s not eating at home and she’s not eating at school, then she has a problem. ” “Of course you can’t ignore what’s happening,” Maddie soothed. “But you have to be smart about it.

She was a complete and total klutz. Worse, Ms. Franklin—who weighed about a hundred pounds soaking wet and had boundless enthusiasm for anything athletic—was always scowling at her, as if there was something wrong with her. Usually Annie scowled right back at her, but today she couldn’t seem to summon up the energy. “Annie, I’d like to see you after class,” Ms. Franklin said, once she’d tortured them all by making them jog around the track. Twice. “Uh-oh,” Sarah said, giving Annie a commiserating look.

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