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Have a sneak peek between the covers of Renee Yancy’s fabulous novel — Extra Treasured Than Gold (The Hearts of Gold Trilogy, E book 2) #HistoricalFiction #HistoricalRomance @YancyRenee

The summer season sky twilight had deepened to rose and gold, and a candy breeze laden with the scent of Mama’s roses rustled the lace curtains on the parlor home windows. Mama’s eyes have been puffy, however she bravely pasted a tremulous smile on her face as Papa walked into the parlor, tall, straight-backed, and clean-shaven in his Military uniform, his officer’s cap on his head with its patent leather-based brim, and a large leather-based belt round his waist. A cross at every shoulder and on his cap attested to his workplace of chaplain. He saluted them well. 

“Main John Winthrop, 2nd Battalion, sixteenth Infantry Regiment, reporting for obligation.” 

“Oh, Jack.” Mama went into his arms. “How will I bear it? I can’t, I can’t.” She buried her face in his neck, her slender shoulders shaking. 

“It’s essential to, darling.” He regarded over her head at Kitty. “All of us should.” 

“And why should you allow tonight?” Kitty requested. “Why can’t we accompany you?” 

“It’s being saved quiet in the mean time. I don’t know why. Nevertheless it’s higher right here within the consolation of our own residence. It could be a madhouse on the wharf, and I’ve no want so that you can see that.” 

“A madhouse, Papa? Why?” 

Her father gave her a grave look. “A lot weeping and gnashing of enamel, sweetheart, to make use of a Bible phrase.” 

Kitty frowned. “On the Purple Cross ball, everybody cheered when the declaration of warfare was introduced. The boys, particularly. A few of them left instantly to enroll. They have been excited to take action.” 

“The innocence of youth.” Her father smiled sadly. “I’m afraid they don’t know what awaits them in France.” 

“Glory and development, in line with them,” Kitty stated.

Her mom turned, frowning. “Kitty, certainly you perceive that a few of them gained’t be coming again?”

Kitty sat down abruptly. “Gained’t be coming again? I…I hadn’t really thought of it. Oma has saved me so busy with the social calendar that I…” She closed her mouth, listening to the self-love of her personal phrases.

Her mom walked to the parlor desk and picked up the newspaper mendacity there. Wordlessly, she handed it to her. Kitty took the paper and unfolded the entrance web page. The headline jumped out at her. 

41 Killed, 121 Injured In Air-Raid of Japanese London Huge Assault In Clouds Follows

The story continued, in smaller print beneath the headline.

60 Kids Amongst Victims of German Raiders

“Persons are dying, Kitty,” her father stated softly. He gave a sideways look at Mama. 

Kitty stood, frozen to the spot, as a chilly shiver trickled down her backbone. How might she have been so blind and silly? No surprise Mama had been crying. She couldn’t know if she’d ever see Papa once more. Kitty choked and took a step towards him.

Proper right here, proper now, she would say goodbye to her beloved father, not realizing if he would return.


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