USA Today Best Selling romance author Jacquie Biggar released her latest book, a novella… My Baby Wrote me a Letter.. Here is a note from the author about the inspiration behind the story.
“2017 is the one hundred fiftieth birthday of Canada’s Confederation and our local writing/critiquing group decided it would be fun to do an anthology to celebrate.
My contribution, My Baby Wrote Me A Letter, stems from a news segment I watched. A woman bought an old desk at a yard sale. After bringing it home she began the process of refinishing the wood and happened to find a letter taped to the back of a drawer.
When she read the message, she realized the note could be important to someone, and with little more than a faded name to go on, began a search for the writer of the mysterious letter.
It was placing a picture on Facebook that led to the son of the man who had written that long ago message to his family. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer and feared he would never survive to see his children grow, so he wrote them a letter from the heart.
The news story had a happy ending; the man survived the cancer and lived not only to see his children to adulthood, but several of his grandchildren as well.
His story was an inspiration to me,
About My Baby Wrote me a Letter
A family’s brush with the past will threaten the foundation of their lives.
Grace Freeman is eight months pregnant. With her Navy husband away on a mission, she craves the security of her childhood home in Canada.
When a letter, written by her long-lost mother, is found it creates a tear in the fabric of the lives of those she loves.
Can Grace find a way to bring her family peace, or will a message from the past destroy their future?
An early review for My Baby Wrote me a Letter
Don’t let the fact that this is a short story fool you. It is so well written and filled with so much emotion.
A beautiful, heartwarming, emotional story of coming home and clearing up misunderstandings . It had moments of sadness and dealing with difficulties of loved ones away at war , sibling squabbles and joking around but also showed the tenderness of closeness. This is truly, a beautiful love story that moved me to tears and warmed my heart. It is very true to life that many have experienced.
I also enjoyed the description of parts of Canada that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting.
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A selection of other books by Jacquie Biggar
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Moyhill is delighted to have worked with Kevin Morris on his latest poetry collection – My Old Clock I Wind – the book is currently available in print and all ebook formats on the publishing site and is in the Kindle store. The print version has been uploaded to Amazon too and will be available in the next few days too.
My Old Clock I Wind
My old clock I wind
And much philosophy therein find.
I can bring
The pendulum’s swing
To a stop With my hand,
Yet I can not command
Time to default
On his duty and halt
The passing of the years.
He has no ears
For our laughter and tears
And his sickle will swing on
Long after we are gone.
An early review from Annette Rochelle Aben
If you have yet to find yourself lost in a book of poetry by English poet, Kevin Morris, then lose yourself in My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems. Allow yourself to wander through the changing seasons, to experience the magic of limericks, and to be entertained by the musings of a man who sees this world through different eyes.
You’ll learn about girls with unsuitable shoes, what having dinner with Dracula might be like and wonder if a garden log might be an alligator or perhaps a crocodile. Be thought provoked, by a magpie and perhaps find yourself shaking your head in agreement with the last line of Kevin’s Melting Ice. “and now the call, of the bird, goes unheard, by those drunk on their own words.”
For Kevin Morris, another notch on the belt of his writing career. For us, the readers, yet another opportunity to experience the world through the poetic eyes of a multi-faceted English poet. My Old Clock I Wind and Other Poems belongs in your collection.
“My Old Clock” is available in paperback and ebook formats from Moyhill Publishing,
A selection of other books by Kevin Morris
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Another author in the Cafe with a new book is Lucinda E. Clarke with The Very Worst Riding School in the World Book 1.
About the book
Who would be stupid enough to open and run a riding school when they are terrified of horses, can’t ride, without insurance or capital, and with not the faintest idea of how to care for horses. Add to that, two of the four horses are not fit for the knacker’s yard. Yes, that’s exactly what I did – like so many of my adventures I ‘fell’ into this one as well with hilarious results.
An early review by T.R. Robinson – https://trrobinsonpublications.com/2017/06/30/the-very-worst-riding-school-in-the-world-by-lucinda-e-clarke/
Describing the family background and her own lack of knowledge and experience Lucinda Clarke draws out the funny and serious sides of this escapade. Her sense of humour and self-depreciation are constantly in evidence as are her descriptive abilities.
Though the book stands upon its own feet, readers would benefit from reading the authors memoir ‘Walking Over Eggshells’ beforehand. Not a necessity but it would put some of the backstory issues into perspective. Besides which, it is a good read.
Bearing in mind this is a short book (36 pages in total), it would be unfair to author and potential reader, to say much more.
Readers will find this an entertaining read that wets the appetite for the next instalment (The book is an introduction to the overall tale.) Those who wish to have access to part 2 need to be aware it will only be available to those who have signed-up for Lucinda’s newsletter.
Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072TJT1YB
Link to sign up for Lucinda’s Newsletter can be found on her blog: https://lucindaeclarke.wordpress.com/
Also by Lucinda E. Clarke
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