Seabreeze Honeymoon BONUS Scene - Epilogue | Author Jan Moran
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Seabreeze Honeymoon BONUS Scene - Epilogue

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Ivy focused on the canvas she’d been working on in her art studio. Through the open windows, an autumn breeze flooded the room with the scent of salt air. Close enough to plein air painting, she thought, listening to the ocean’s constant soundtrack of tides gathering on the beach and rushing out. 

Satisfied with her progress, she dabbed her brush onto a palette vibrant with Mediterranean blues and greens, including the shade of turquoise waves surrounding Mallorca that had lodged in her memory. Her thoughtful strokes breathed life into the scene she was working on. This work depicted sunny Port de Sóller with yellow and pink umbrellas, children playing on the beach, and sailboats in the distance.  

Her phone buzzed, breaking her reverie. Ivy tried not to take calls while she painted, but this one was from the Gallery Nicole. She wiped her hands on a rag and answered.

“I just opened your email,” Nicole said. “Wow, stunning work. Fresh, too. Unlike anything I’ve seen you do. The light and colors are so different, and I can feel the energy of the sea. What inspired you?”

“Our honeymoon. Those paintings are not of the California coast. It’s Mallorca.” Ivy smiled but couldn’t help thinking about how much she’d spent on art supplies. “Those clients you mentioned. Do you think they might be interested?”

“They are. I just shared your work with a couple of other clients who are similarly impressed. Can you produce more?”

Ivy’s heart swelled with joy. “This time, you don’t have to ask twice. I have extra help at the inn now.”

“Fabulous,” Nicole said. “We can talk about featuring these in a show.”

They discussed pricing, and Ivy promised to send more photos. After hanging up, she took a moment to absorb her happiness.

Everything is falling into place.

Today, Poppy was at the front desk calling artists about the art show. Shelly had taken off to run errands in her Jeep with Daisy, secured in a car seat. Through her open door, Ivy listened, enjoying the subtle new sounds in the inn. 

Since she and Bennett had returned from Mallorca, she had hired two new part-timers for the team. Hilda, a recent immigrant from a small town in Europe, was tidying guest rooms with an efficiency that none of them could match. Hilda sang as she worked; Ivy took that as a good sign. 

In the library, the new bookkeeper Ivy’s accountant recommended was correcting Ivy’s mistakes. The rapid-fire staccato taps of Bev’s multicolored nails on the keyboard were a great relief. When Bev started a couple of weeks ago, she had a lot of questions. She’d told Ivy she’d done okay, considering she’d never had bookkeeping experience. In fact, Bev had seen worse. Ivy didn’t want to know where she ranked; she was simply grateful Bev had taken on the inn as a client.

This feels right, Ivy thought with satisfaction. Even Sunny was helping again now that her mid-term exams were over. 

Bennett walked in, his smile brightening when he saw her canvas. “Nice,” he said. “I love the smell of fresh paint.”

“Smells even better with success.” She grinned at him.

“No kidding?”

“I just hung up with Nicole.” Ivy gestured toward two paintings she had completed. “She’ll take those and more.” 

“Congratulations, sweetheart. I never doubted your talent.”

After sharing the details, she asked, “How’s the plumbing project going?”

“Mitch fixed the leak under the sink you wanted, and we checked the rest of them.”

“And what did you do?” She gave him a little kiss. “Supervise?”

“I’m not too bad at that. I was also in charge of tools and clean-up.” Bennett plucked a tissue from a box. “Hold still,” he said, wiping paint from her cheek.

Mitch appeared in the doorway. “The inn is as watertight as my charter boat. And that’s saying something. You’re going to the harvest party tonight, aren’t you?” Read More…

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