Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
"God couldn't be everywhere at once, so he created Mothers."
I think he also created aunties, godmothers, sisters ... in fact, all those who selflessly devote their lives to ensuring children grow up emotionally secure, knowing they are loved.
"The Bridle Path" tells how one aunt, Matilda, became a second mother to her nephew, and in doing so, discovers an inner strength. She grows from a passive "good enough" to magnificent - as are all mothers - no matter what name they go by. So for one day only, this Mother's Day, "The Bridle Path" is free - go grab a copy, then send a copy to that special person in your life.
Happy Mother's Day.
The Bridle Path - from the Country Lovers series:
Two years after being orphaned in a horrific car crash, twelve year old Sebby remains silent and zombie-like. His aunt and guardian Matilda hopes that a new home in the tranquillity of the Cornish countryside will help restore his health.
Sebby is quickly befriended by the precocious Winny, only child of a local farmer, Greg DeSilva. Not exactly a knight in shining armour, but Greg looks good on horseback; and even better in jodhpurs. Too bad he's already claimed by pretty, confident Mary-Jo.
As Sebby emerges from a self-imposed prison, Matilda also finds her voice; aware that she too has been drifting through life, content with "good enough" when she could be magnificent. From being afraid to say "Boo" to a goose, Matilda finally finds the strength to go after exactly what she wants on her terms.
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As though anyone ever needed an excuse to eat pasties. Satisfying mouthfuls of chuck steak, potatoes, swede and onions, wrapped in golden pastry, crimped so you can eat with your hands ... the original fast food. I could easily emigrate to Cornwall and spend the rest of my life eating pasties for breakfast lunch and dinner; supplemented by clotted cream teas, clotted cream ice-cream, clotted cream chocolate - better stop there.
Although if you want a recipe for clotted cream fudge, Rhoda's have a brilliant quick and fool proof recipe on their site here: Clotted Cream Fudge. It's only slightly addictive! Thank me later.
Btw, the Cornish for procrastination is "d'rectly," as in, "I'll do it directly." It means sometime in the future, I'll get round to it. But not today.
Just another reason to love Cornwall; where folk take the time to smell the flowers and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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