Rocks and Flowers in a Box written and self-published by Cynthia Hilston is available NOW in ebook and paperback format. The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.
The wedding bells for Lorna and Tristan Blake toll doom right as the honeymoon begins with an unexpected turn in Tristan’s health. While World War II winds down, Lorna receives a letter from the War Department informing her that the brother she thought killed in action is still alive. She is overjoyed, but his return will dredge up a devastating secret about their parents’ tragic death – a secret that could destroy her new marriage and threaten her husband’s physical and mental well-being. What unfolds is balancing act of keeping the faith and shattering the pieces of the life she’s worked so hard to put back together.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blog blitz celebrating and promoting book two in the Lorna & Tristan series by Cynthia Hilston: Rocks and Flowers in a Box.
This is my first introduction to the work of Cynthia Hilston and as Rocks and Flowers in a Box is book two in a series I did feel like I’d missed out on a huge amount of history between the characters. However, the author with her words soon warmed me to these two characters; Lorna and Tristan, who have suffered greatly in the past. Their own individual lives have endured much emotional and mental turmoil but somehow there was a light at the end of the tunnel. That light was love, acceptance and forgiveness. The newly weds are rebuilding their lives but when news brings forth joy it also leads to anxiety for fear of the past breaking up what they have built.
Cynthia Hilston has created a moving heart-rendering story set in America at the end of WWII, were a young couple are trying to rebuild their lives. Through Lorna’s faith and spiritual beliefs her love shines through healing old and new wounds.
I particularly enjoyed a quote I’d like to share from the book:
Having dreams is what keeps us going. I’d like to keep it hope or keeping the faith.
Cynthia Hilston is a thirty-something-year-old stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she finally stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website at http://www.cynthiahilston.com for more information.
In her spare time – what spare time? – she devours books, watches Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.
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