Title: Tutus & Cowboy Boots (Part 2)
Author: Casey Peeler
Release Date: April 8, 2016
After an eventful Christmas break, Cadence Lewis is shaken to the core. The life she lived in New York no longer makes sense. Faced with so many questions she runs to the only person who has ever listened to her. Now she has to decide how to say goodbye to the past, discover herself, and embrace a future in a life she never wanted. Will Cadence be able to overcome the path she’s been given or will she take the easy way out?
Mason jars, with lights inside each of them, are hung from a line between the trees. They twinkle in the night sky as the air moves them gracefully, but what I notice most is the enormous gold star hanging in the center with the word “Prom?” written on it. When I look down there is a blanket spread out on the ground with a basket sitting next to it. When I look back up at Barrick, he’s holding a small box. He opens it and displays a gold ring with a single cut out star in the middle.
“Barrick. It’s beautiful,” I say.
“Cadence as I look into the night sky, there’s not a star that shines as bright as you. Can I be your date to Prom?” he questions and I suddenly realize the amazement of this moment. A boy, who has no desire to go back to high school, is willing to go to Prom with me.
“I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else, Mr. Carpenter,” I say as he takes my hand and slides the small star ring on my right index finger.
“Cadence, each time you look at this ring, know that your wishes can come true as long as you lead the way,” he says.
“Right now, I only want to be in this moment with you,” I say as he pulls me in and our lips crash together. I can’t get close enough to him and I can’t express my thoughts so we let our lips tell each other how we’re feeling. Suddenly, I hear a squeal and jump away from Barrick. I turn and see Jade jumping up and down next to Aaron.
“Oh my gosh y’all, that was the sweetest moment ever!”
Tutus & Cowboy Boots – Released Dec 29, 2015
Cadence Lewis has been dancing since she could walk. Living in New York with her parents she has the chance to go to the best dance school in the country, but when her father does the unthinkable she’s forced to leave her dreams behind and move to a small southern town with her mom. Cadence is having a hard time adjusting to her new life when she meets Jade Carpenter. Jade starts to show Cadence that small-town life isn’t so bad, but when Cadence has a chance to go back to New York she is on the next flight and will do anything to get her old life back.
Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.
Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading. That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.
When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.