A Letter to Ann by Terri Rochenski – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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A personal letter to Anne, my main character
Dear Anne,

First off, I want to thank you for choosing me to tell your story. Women from the 19th century have kept too silent—either due to being a wallflower or from their position as female in a society who didn’t think they had the right or mind to think of things beyond their homes and calling on friends. I’m glad you spoke up about how life really occurred for a poor, orphaned girl who found herself thrust into and floundering among the rich—kind and snobbish alike.

It’s been over ten years since we’ve met, and I’m surprised to learn something more about you every time I read what you’ve dictated. I have enjoyed watching you grow in your journey through a life of love, anguish, bitterness, and acceptance. Few people can claim to persevere and overcome as you have.
You have helped see me through a difficult time in my own life, and it is my hope that your story will encourage others as you have me.

I look forward to sharing the next installment in your story. While my notes show it will be a bit more dark and adventurous than the first book, I can’t wait to see how you’ll handle yourself and the secret burden you must bear. Please continue speaking to me so that I might get it right.

Terri

4_29 LovesSorrow_cover finalHired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.

Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.

 

 

About the Author:4_29 terriTerri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.

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Ten Things You Might Not Know About Terri Rochenski

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Ten things most people don’t know about me
Oh boy, what a topic! Most things peeps don’t know about me are probably things I don’t WANT them to know.
Ha!

Anyhoo. Let’s see what I can come up with. Just PLEASE … don’t judge me because of my upbringing on a farm in the middle of no-mans-land with three brothers!!!

1. As a kid I had a pony named Trixie. Poor horse got ridden a LOT, but I didn’t care for her as well as I could have due to being a KID.

2. I raised laying hens and sold eggs to our neighbors.

3. I owned a .410 shotgun as a teenager and wasn’t afraid to use it. *clearing throat*

4. My older brother had me clean and skin all the small game he shot. YOU PROMISED NOT TO JUDGE!!!

5. I’ve gone deer hunting a time or two.

6. I know how to ride a dirt bike, and I love it!

7. I’m not very patient. This one I learned in my 30s after having kids who took (and STILL take) FOREVER to do things.

8. I enjoy cutting and stacking firewood. It brings back great memories from helping my pop when I was a kid.

9. I’m not a big animal lover, but some do taste quite yummy.

10. I’ve yet to regret a single day of my life, for they have all shaped me into who I am today.

About the Author: Tracey Hanlon PhotographyTerri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with the fantasy genre.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her two young daughters allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found on her back patio in the boondocks of New Hampshire, book or pencil in hand.

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perf5.250x8.000.inddEscape.

That should be Hyla’s first thought as her people are chained and imprisoned for no imaginable reason.

Instead, Hyla finds herself traveling through a land void of Natives, with human soldiers pillaging in desperate pursuit of her, and in search of the mystical Pool of Souls—home to the one man who can save her people.

Or so she believes.

Led by her faith in the deity Fadir, Hyla is met along her journey by Jadon—a human male and fierce King’s warrior, and his childhood best friend Conlin—one of the few Natives aware of his Fadir-given Talents.

Protected by Jadon, guided by Conlin, and with an unfailing belief in the purpose of her pilgrimage, Hyla carries on.

Like her, though, another searches for the Pool, and should he gain access first, everyone she loves, and everything she knows, could be lost.

Forever.

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