I am no Nicholas Sparks.
I’m certainly no Jane Austen, either. I do love a good romance, though. I’m not talking about the kind that literally drips sexual innuendo with overly descriptive narrative, but the type of romance story that entrances the reader with the built up tensions of new love in its early stages, and culminates with the union of two people becoming one in heart and soul. I have written lots of short stories and have several unfinished novels stored on my hard drive.
I love to write. I love to develop characters and allow their lives and their story to play out on the pages I compose. No, I am no Jane. I may never have a single book published or ever be considered as a great romance writer, and that’s okay. I am doing something which I love and brings me comfort in doing so.
I decided to share this novella with you, and I have a series of other like stories in mind. The description of this first story perfectly illustrates this series – set within the Cotswolds of England, where I intertwine my love of Britain and strong, smart women who find love a second time. I hope to share a chapter each week, but to be honest – it will probably be every two weeks until I get my writing routine back again. I would love to hear your feedback. Be kind. LOL Just kidding, love it or hate it, let me know so I can grow and develop my writing skills. It may be rough in places. I have read and re-read and edited, but who am I kidding. I am sure there is a misspelled word or misplaced comma here and there. (The hubby says I do so love my commas.) 😀 In other words, I don’t have an editor on stand-by so please bare with me.
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With that said… I invite you to read my first chapter of “At the Water’s Edge.“
At 47 years old, Kate is still adjusting to being a widow and still grieving for her husband of almost twenty-four years. Kate has been in the midst of writing her twelfth romance novel when he passed away. At her Editor’s insistence, she sets out to spend several months living abroad in England, in an effort to get back into writer’s mode. The Cotswolds offers Kate not only a chance to complete her novel – but a new start at life and new chance at love.