Friday, 11 November 2011

A Little Taster

I am so close to the end of all the work for re-editing and polishing Satchfield Hall and today, I saw the concept for the new cover. I am so excited about the design that I can't wait to share it with you.... ! So please do come back very soon and then I will be able to show you my beautiful new cover.

Until the next time, here is a little taster from Satchfield Hall...

Celia stood alone in the shadows of the sweeping boughs of a willow tree. From her vantage point, she could clearly see the four people huddled together by the open grave, their heads bowed as they carried out the solemn ritual of bidding their last goodbyes. Despite it being no more than twenty yards from where she watched, the gathered mourners could not see her. She need take only a few steps forward to be visible to them, but Celia had no desire whatsoever to be seen.
Unlike the small party, she was not dressed in sombre clothing, nor was she weeping. For her, it was not a day to mourn; she had done that years earlier. Wept at the loss of the man she once believed had cared for her. He had, but not in the way she had hoped. Like everything in Henry Bryant-Smythe’s life, he had viewed her as an asset, an investment, and when she had deprived him of what he believed was his insurance with a healthy dividend, he had made her pay, The price had been high; very high.

6 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

A lovely excerpt, Pauline. Can't wait to the see the cover!

Rosalind Adam said...

Intriguing! But why the teddy bear photo?

Debs Carr said...

I'm intrigued and can't wait to read more.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Shirley, I can't wait to show you the cover. It is beautiful!

Hi Ros, why the teddy bear? wait to see the cover and then read the book, Plenty of tissues needed!

Hello Debs, Thank you, it is planned to re-publish by end of the month.... so excited!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I'm in awe of your output, Pauline! Lovely excerpt - and I like the teddy bear.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Rosemary, thanks for your kind words, and the teddy bear has a strong significance in the story, though not a teddy bear!