Brotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C16

Chapter Sixteen     John timidly knocked on the Hale’s door early that evening. Dixon answered the door. “Is Miss Hale at home?” “Please come in. Would you care to wait here or in the sitting room?” “I shall wait here.” Sitting down with her second cup of tea in her bedroom, Dixon announced to … Read moreBrotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C16

Brotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C5

Chapter Five   Bessie and Margaret were looking through her wardrobe when they heard a commotion at the door. Both ran down the stairs fearing what was going on. “Fredrick! Margaret ran into his arms as he let go from shaking his father’s hand. “Sis, you have become more beautiful. How are you?” He lifted … Read moreBrotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C5

Brotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C4

Chapter Four “Father, I still think you are jesting with me that Miss Hale will be giving the lecture.” Nicholas chuckled. “She said she was. John and I think she’s bluffing. As we’ve talked through the day about tonight, we have had quite a laugh and wonder what is really in store for us. It’s … Read moreBrotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C4

Brotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C2

Chapter Two   Margaret walked into the kitchen to speak with Dixon, asking how long before dinner. She felt her father would want to spread these papers which will become charts, on the table. “Miss Margaret. Your father has asked me to serve us here in the kitchen. I can’t believe that. Your mother would … Read moreBrotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C2

Brotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C1

Chapter One   Mr. Richard Hale, formerly a clergyman from the southern part of England was beginning to settle into what would seem to be the rest of his life. Giving up his vocation after a struggle with ecclesiastical doubts, he was persuaded by his friend, Adam Bell, to move to a new location and … Read moreBrotherly Love – A North and South Novel with John Thornton – C1

Hearts Adrift – Part One

Chapter One   At Bearsham Manor, Hampshire, England, Sir Robert de Briers, baronet, lay dying. His ragged breathing was shallow and fast, indicating that the end was near. This last apoplexy had proved too much of a strain on Sir Robert’s heavyset, gout-infected body, even though his mind was as sharp as ever. With considerable … Read moreHearts Adrift – Part One

John Thornton Meets Fitzwilliam Darcy … or How Everything Is Possible in a Period Drama Christmas Story

Milton, Lancashire – December 24th, 1850 Tomorrow was Christmas, and it should have been a merry time. Another year was over, and Marlborough Mills had done reasonably well, despite the strike. Or should I say, it had been doing well before the strike? Ah … Men would seek to better themselves, and strive to bring … Read moreJohn Thornton Meets Fitzwilliam Darcy … or How Everything Is Possible in a Period Drama Christmas Story