This excerpt is from my last year's Grandma's Wedding Quilts series book Kizzie's Kisses, but it is about Kizzie's cousin, Otto, who has his own book this year titled Otto's Offer.
As the three of them sat together after hobbling the horses where they could graze the sparse grass next to the river, Otto grabbed the attention of both Jesse and Kizzie when he confided in them. “I want to tell you what I have planned, but I don’t want you to say anything about it to the family. I want to tell my folks first. It’s just I know my pa won’t be too happy and my mother will cry and try to talk me out of it, plus I’ll probably have to listen to a bunch of caterwauling and wailing from Hannah and Magpie.”
Kizzie sat up straight. Her eyebrows shot towards her hairline. Her cousin Hannah, the perfect sister, would caterwaul and wail?
Jesse guessed at what Otto intended to tell them. “You going to join up to go fight in the war, Otto?”