24 Goodreads ‘Sins of the Father’

Sins of the Father (Children from the Streets #2)Sins of the Father by Maria Gibbs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a phenomenal book and I will return to write my review real soon

Note best to read Book 1 first from the series ‘Children From The Streets’ both are heart-wrenching stories inspired by TRUE EVENTS Love then both equally.

Book 24 of my Goodreads Challenge

People often say books that follow on in a series are not as good as the first, but I beg to differ. I think this could even be better than Book 1 and that was an AMAZING heartfelt story too.

A Boy from the Streets

Book 1 A Boy from the Streets is the story of twins Jose and Pedro separated at birth one taken into a life of priveledge, the other left as a Street Child in Brasil. All were children who saw and experienced things that no youngster should ever have to witness or be part of.

In this Book 2, Sins of the Father all the boys are now grown men, but the story centres around Carlos the oldest of the brothers. His story is truly heartwrenching and to try and overcome his nightmares his brother Pedro suggests he write all his experiences down. The opening line drew me in:-

‘Ghostly echoes of my past whispered across the ages.’

As the young man begins to recall in detail his past life a whole can of worms is opened up. For the first time in his life Carlos finds himself drunk and ends up in prison.

However, his family are extremely supportive and with their help and the making of a new friend things start to change. But will a face from the past throw a spanner in the works and cause Carlos to fall ever deeper into his nightmares?

You will just have to read the series to find out, but read book 1 first. Both books are VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

I own this series in paperback and they look fab on my shelf of favourites. I’ve already read book 1 three times now, I love it so much. I urge you to try it for yourselves.

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Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse New Release

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Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse by Rose English

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#StoriesInVerse #Folklore #Selkie #Seals

One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.

On Midsummer’s Eve seals swim up onto the sand, shed their skin and transform into beautiful young women to give thanks to the mysterious Moon Goddess.

Lost in dance, no one notices a shimmering sealskin being stolen; leaving one beautiful Selkie trapped on the land forever.
Can an unlikely friend help her reclaim her skin, or is she destined to remain forever in human form?

‘Seal Mother’ – a magical Selkie tale of love, loss and deceit, told in verse. (Click image to enlarge)

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Buy Links

Amazon: http://viewbook.at/SealMother

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40745694-seal-mother—a-selkie-tale-in-verse

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YouTube Teaser:

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About Rose English:

Rose English, author

Living on ‘England’s Green & Pleasant Land’, among the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose’s house is wall to wall books. She even has a ‘Leaning Tower of Paperbacks’.

Rose is a dreamer, preferring a simple & quiet life. Often spending time alone, although never lonely, being ever surrounded by great characters when lost in a good book. She loves theatre and the arts, adoring live performances on stage. Rose has very eclectic tastes.

Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with children, was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away.

Author Links

Website: https://roseenglishukauthor.wordpress.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoseEnglish.UK.Author/

Twitter:  @RoseEnglishUK

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#InternationalKissingDay & Seal Mother Reveal

Mwwahh! Happy #InternationalKissingDay

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It has been a pleasant, but very busy evening and I thank you all for visiting on #InternationalKissingDay Hope you have been giving out those token’s of love to your nearest and dearest?

Well you have all waited long enough so let me share with you a final teaser and then the big reveal. I hope you like it. The cover illustrations, when I reveal them shortly are by the very talented young artist Hannah Ryan.

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My lovely Indie Author friend Maria Gibbs the Dreams to my Roses when we are at book events as Roses & Dreams let me use one of her beautiful holiday pics as a background.  You can see it above in the teaser, but watch how it makes the beautiful ‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’ stand out in the reveal.

Seal Mother opening verse

On an oyster and pearl
kind of day
and oh how the waves
gently play.
As the sun pours down
upon waters calm,
the waves whisper to shore
like a soft spoken psalm.

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There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at this evenings event over on Facebook later. Go check out the page by clicking the image below. Giveaway will be open until 12noon GMT UK Sunday 7th July 2018.

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Finally the Seal Mother Reveal

Ta Dah!!

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Well I do hope you like it? Love to hear your thoughts, the Kindle Copy will shortly be available to download on Amazon. Hardback versions can be ordered through me very soon.

There will be a chance to win extra goodies for those ordering to collect at the UK Indie Lit Fest on 28th July 2018 in Bradford UK

Seal Mother YouTube teaser

I made a short sample of a reading from the book have a listen when you have a spare moment.

 

Thanks for visiting Happy Reading

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Happy Kissing on #InternationalKissingDay

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#InternationalKissingDay & Seal Mother Teaser 2

Mwwahh! Happy #InternationalKissingDay

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In my search for images this I believe came from @farneislands click HERE

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For my second teaser we have a beautiful seal rolling in the waves. Click the image to enlarge (opens in a new window)

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Remember it is kissing day so my teasers will include some kissing.

Seal Mother verses 67 & 68

One final kiss
on the toes of the child,
and the seal swam away
back into the wild.
The girl held the shell
now close to her heart,
and gazed on with sadness
as the seal did depart.

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On the warm gentle breeze
blowing in from the ocean.
On the crest of a wave,
with its rhythmical motion
came Seal Mother’s last words
from far ‘cross the water.
“Farewell. Just for now,
my dear youngest daughter.”

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There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at this evenings event over on Facebook later. Go check out the page by clicking the image below. Event starts at 7pm GMT UK

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Don’t forget to share the love and offer that extra kiss to you loved ones.

Thanks for visiting Happy Reading

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Happy Kissing on #InternationalKissingDay

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#InternationalKissingDay & Seal Mother Teaser 1

Mwwahh! Happy #InternationalKissingDay

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This evening I am doing my cover reveal for ‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’ but to get you in the mood I am going to share a couple of teasers from the book. I hope you like them.

There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at this evenings event over on Facebook later.

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Remember it is kissing day so my teasers will include some kissing.

Seal Mother verses 1 & 2

On an oyster and pearl
kind of day
and oh how the waves
gently play.
As the sun pours down
upon waters calm,
the waves whisper to shore
like a soft spoken psalm.
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The sea reaches out
to kiss golden sand,
like the gentle caress
of a warm mother’s hand.
One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
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Don’t forget to share the love and offer that extra kiss to you loved ones.

Thanks for visiting Happy Reading

&

Happy Kissing on #InternationalKissingDay

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#InternationalKissingDay

Mmwahh! Happy Kissing Day

Sending out the love and kisses to you all for #InternationalKissingDay

International Kissing Day is also known as World Kissing Day as you would guess it is celebrated in many different countries. Little is known of when it first started but it is believed to have been right here in the UK in the 19th Century. To find out more about the day visit Holidays Calendar by clicking HERE.

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Seal Mother Cover Reveal

What better way to celebrate #InternationalKissingDay  than by sharing a Cover Reveal for the beautiful folktale of the Selkie Seal Mother. The actual reveal will be around 9pm GMT UK this evening over on Facebook but I will be sure to share it here immediately after.

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Poetry & Kissing

There must be millions of poems that deal with the subject of kissing and love. However, my favourite of all has to be Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Click the image to enlarge (opens in a new window)

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Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—
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See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?
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Thanks for dropping in. If you have a favourite poem that features kissing I would love to see it. Drop your favourite line from it and a link perhaps in the comments below.

Happy #InternationalKissingDay

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