And so I flew on,
but not as freely as before,
because I will forever remember
the time of darkness
and those precious, precious
moments in the sun
when I were you, and you were me,
and together we were one.
This poem opens the love story ‘Easter Beside an Estuary’ by Craig Carden. It is set in a farming and wilderness area in Zululand, South Africa. The eBook was published some years ago. This week saw the publication of the paperback version.
The photo used for the paperback cover was taken by the author on an isolated South African beach. It is the beach where Brad and Karl spent many happy hours. It is also close to where tragedy came out of the night… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGW3BGE
Those who have read Craig Carden’s ‘Easter Beside an Estuary’ have called it a “beautiful love story” and ‘tenderly written”. Brad Peters and Karl van Aswegen meet at a top boarding school, where they fall in love. Their affair reaches its height on a citrus farm in rural Zululand, South Africa. They ride together, swim naked, fish and make love. Brad, the blond and highly artistic one and Karl, the dark-haired sport player, want their closeness to go on forever. Karl’ s turbulent and brooding older brother Stephan, the crocodiles in the river and the snakes in the steamy undergrowth, are not their only danger. One far, far greater comes out of a hot South African night…
I encourage you to click on the link and, hopefully, you will soon be embroiled in the story of love, joy and pain that was Brad and Karl’s time in a flawed Eden.
Introducing an exciting new novel by writer, Julia North. I have known this writer for many years as we did our initial training as teachers of Speech and Drama together. Julia North is now a deputy head teacher in Britain and is the author of two novels. ‘Hear Me’ is her second. To learn more about it, click on the link. I am sure you will find it well worth the the read. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W9JV6GY
It is published by Hookline Books in the UK.
Her earlier novel is a work for young adults and it is called ‘Lieutenant Hotshot: The Story of an Invisible Child’. It is published by Lodestone books and is also available on Amazon. Both books are set in South Africa, a country Julia North knows well and evokes with ease in her writing.
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Happy reading of the books of a dedicated and excellent author. May she write many more. Andrew Pender-Smith