The Moral to This Story is…

You never know when you do something for the last time?

Rebecca Bryn

My husband and I were feeling a bit stressed. You know how it is, too much to do and never enough time: things piling up, blood pressure rising somewhat alarmingly, so we decided to have a day out and relax. We packed a picnic, loaded our cycles into the van, and took off for Brecon, about two and a half hours away from our home in West Wales. It’s an area we love, and we’d been thinking about buying a small boat on the Monmouth and Brecon canal and getting some quality ‘down-time’. A ride along the towpath was just what the doctor ordered, and we could look for boats for sale while we rode.

Now, my husband, James, is tall: six feet four inches to be precise, so finding anything to fit him, be it boat, bike, or clothes… a 34 inch inside leg, hands like hams, size 13…

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Sunday 27th January 2019

Rebecca Bryn

It is seventy-four years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on January 27th 1945. Every year since writing Touching the Wire, I have donated January’s royalties for sales and page reads of the novel to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Why? When I first had the inspiration to write about the Holocaust, I found much of my research material on the museum’s website. Hundreds of documents have been translated and digitally recorded so that you and I can have access to them, so we can learn about the horrors of the Nazi death camps. This research was backed up by first-hand accounts and other excellent sources, but for confirmation of facts, and in depth detail, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum was my go-to resource.

It amazes me that with all the evidence available, written, spoken, and photographic, there are still those who are convinced the Holocaust didn’t happen…

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Two Face the World: Marry in Haste… Press Release

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Romance – Suspense book “Two Face the World” by Sarah Stuart, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KV1J62S.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite
Two Face the World: Marry in Haste… by Sarah Stuart is a suspenseful romance with strong psychological hints, a second entry in a gripping romance series. I first read Three Against the World and was literally hypnotized by the author’s exploration of the emotional depth of the characters, but in this new novel, she takes the stakes higher. Richard and Maria are a new couple and while they have every reason to be happy, both are haunted by their past, both caught in a powerful, disturbing dilemma — face the truth of their past and risk their marriage or keep their secrets from each other and live in constant fear. But when their lives and property are attacked, they make the decision to uncover the person behind the attacks.

Sarah Stuart spins a tale that will resonate with readers. The characters are genuinely flawed and their humanity is deftly handled. The author has the gift of infusing the narrative with realism, making readers feel as though they are confronted with a story that unfolds before their gaze. The narrative starts with a powerful premise and deals with a problem that readers encounter in real life. The question that begs for an answer is: What do we do with our past when we get married? The strong narrative voice combines with the crisp prose to create a reading experience that is enjoyable. The prose is atmospheric, the plot intriguing and the characters skillfully developed with psychological and emotional depth. Apart from her gift of storytelling, Sarah Stuart creates the kind of conflict that defines the dynamics of the story and keeps the reader utterly engaged. Two Face the World: Marry in Haste… is another excellent read for fans of contemporary romance.”

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Nonconformist or just bat-crap-crazy?

Every day matters, and the things, and people, that matter to me are equally important every day.
I hate Christmas – not the Christian meaning – the gluttony, drunkenness, and rotten TV for starters.
I sleep my way over the date change. The only one I truly enjoyed was the millenium, and that was because I got tickets to a marvellous opera/ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.

Author Theresa Jacobs

This will be one of my most self-debated, (should I or shouldn’t I), posts to date. It’s guaranteed to be the top controversial and I may even lose followers because of it.  I’m sure my husband will shake his head and wonder why I shared this with the world, but I’m tired of pretending…

I don’t believe in New Years Eve!

Okay that’s that factually inaccurate. I know it happens, I see everyone celebrating, heck I’ve even been to many parties over the years. Though each time when midnight struck and people whooped and kissed, I’d be trying to find the best place to hide so I wouldn’t have to fake enjoying that moment. 

I never got it. 

I don’t follow any religion and time was invented by man to make life easier. So why do we need one night to be the catalyst to launch our changes?

If you…

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Royal Command Family Saga – THE Books for 2019!

Buy all four books, or read free with Kindle Unlimited, and curl up for a few cosy evenings.

Click a Cover – Click them all and enjoy. The first is hot and the saga sizzles more the further you read.

An adult daughter, Lisette, takes the command of a long-dead queen, Margaret Tudor, as the okay to seduce her father and sets in motion a chain of events that rock the family empire for generations when she gives birth to his baby.

 

 

A jealous wannabe lover from the past takes his revenge on Lisette. Only the family can save her, but are they prepared to risk life and liberty to try? Is it he who has kidnapped her supposedly-secret illegitimate daughter?

 

 

Lisette’s beloved mother is murdered within feet of her father, who comes under suspicion of hiring a hit man. Lisette’s husband, Brian, leaves his pregnant wife and flies to America in pursuit of the man he believes to be the killer. Will Lisette remain faithful?

 

Displaced in her father’s affections by a new love, Evie, Lisette does her best to see the relationship succeed, but whose is the baby she is carrying? Brian’s or her father’s, and will Evie believe what she’s told in the face of “the truth” as told to her by her money-grabbing mother?

 

Happy New Year!

Boston Dialect

Boston Dialect, Volumes One and Two  Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite

The first poem in Boston Dialect: Volume One, Ashes Lent, gives a hint at a religious, or at least deep-thinking, man in Paul Tait. According to the introduction, none of the poems had titles originally; they were an expression of his on-going thoughts. The titles are intriguing, and the sheer number of poems – more than in any poetry book I have read before – gives a clue as to how much they vary and, to a degree, reflect a fascinating life. But this is more than a life-story, or part of one, of a musician – singer, pianist, band leader, and composer, because Paul Tait delves deep into his psyche, and his poetry is powerful due to that. Join him and be enriched by the experience.

Boston Dialect: Volume One is a book that left me wanting to read Volume Two: the sign of a very good book whatever the genre, but I confess to a love of freestyle poetry – words unhampered by the need for rhyme or verses, and these flow one into the next like a river running to the sea, sometimes fast with floodwater and at others peaceful. It’s impossible not to choose favourites and these were mine. I Know as Much as I Do: We are the Children of Promiscuous Sin, Art Net Confines – who could resist “The gain and the cost The chain and the frost I can tabulate”? – and, I Thought I Knew the Way Back to God. Paul Tait’s Boston Dialect is inspirational; to read his poetry is to pass through a gateway into another world.

Boston Dialect: Volume Two is a positively gluttonous feast of over a hundred freestyle poems that I had been looking forward to hungrily since I read Boston Dialect: Volume One. It is a rare treat to find so much by a living poet presented together, but Paul Tait is a very prolific writer who allows his imagination free rein over almost every subject under the sun. They reflect yet more aspects of the poet’s “real life”, because he is creative musically too – composer – pianist – singer, and as haunted as we all are by birth, death, and the search for love. The very last poem, Unfinished Music, says it all – “Unfinished music fills my book, work unwritten distracts my look, timeless wanders to the orchid of love I go”.

To quote the title of one of Paul Tait’s own songs, “I didn’t quit I surrendered” when I opened a copy of Boston Dialect: Volume Two. Nothing else existed for me; I was captivated until I reached the end and, of course, I have my favourites. There are poems to fascinate every reader, but these called to an echo in my mind and heart. The Mystery of Me, Train to the Heart of Tomorrow, Boston Weather, Mozart on the Grand, and the heartfelt FedEx Traffic Log. Some are long and some no more than four or five lines – they all make you stop, think, and feel. In Boston Dialect: Volume Two, Paul Tate has given us a book with worldwide appeal that whets the appetite for more.

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Book Review: Two Face the World: Marry in Haste… by Sarah Stuart

Thank you for the review, Penny. I’m delighted you enjoyed book two.

pennyluker

This is the second book in the Richard and Maria series. It follows, Three Against the World: A waif, a stray, and a romance? I’d enjoyed the first book, so couldn’t wait to read the second and I wasn’t disappointed. Maria becomes eighteen and she and Richard are free to follow their romance, but someone is trying to prevent a ‘happy ever after’.
Sarah Stuart weaves a story, with likeable main characters, and a loveable dog, Ben, but who is trying to break up the couple by the most devious and cruel means? I won’t tell you if that person is successful, but it will hold your interest to the end. Add to that scenario that Richard and Maria are both fragile and lacking in confidence from being let down in the past.
I thoroughly recommend this book.

It costs £1.99 on Kindle, UK.

It’s $2.54 on Kindle, USA

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