I recently read and reviewed by Take a Chance On Me by Susan May Warren. I've been privileged to be on Susie's first release team , so I have the opportunity to read her newest books. This is a blog post written by Susie to highlight one of the character from Take a Chance On Me. Claire was one of my favorite characters, and I loved her role in the story.
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Take a Chance on Claire Gibson
Hi. I’m Claire. You might have already seen me at the Deep Haven pizza joint – Pierre’s Pizza.
I make a mean Spinach Pizza. I also tend the flowers at the Deep Haven Community Gardens.
Yeah, that’s right, exciting stuff.
I’m going places.
Actually, okay, I know that’s not funny. My entire life seems to be on hold since I graduated from
high school seven years ago. It’s not that I don’t want to do something amazing or exciting. It’s
just that…well, I don’t know what that might be.
See, since my best friend, Felicity, died, I seem to be stuck in Deep Haven. I can’t seem to find
my groove. I spend most of my time watching over my grandfather, Gibs, and looking in on
Tiger and Darek. And Jensen – yes, I see him hanging around also. My heart just hurts for him,
even though I can’t bring myself to talk to him.
I know the accident wasn’t his fault. Exactly. No, he has other reasons to feel guilty. And it’s for
those reasons I can’t forgive him.
Even if I’ve never stopped loving him. But, he never loved me, so I’m not sure why I’m still
pining for him.
No. Not pining. Just…wishing life could have been different for all of us. Wishing that once
upon a time Jensen had possessed the courage to could take a chance on me. Then, maybe
everything would have been different.
Maybe we all would have had a happily ever after.
So, I’m stuck here in the no-man’s land of grief, regret…confusion, and unless something
changes, I guess I’ll be in Deep Haven forever, making pizza, playing in the Blue Monkeys and
tending the garden.
And really, nothing exciting ever happens in Deep Haven, right?
Read my story in Susan May Warren’s newest novel, Take a Chance on Me.