The same values #WIPItUp


It's another WIPItUp Wednesday. Time to give snippets from current works-in-progress. Thanks to WiPItUp and Melody Parks for doing this.

More from In Hyacinth's debut, Courted by Discipline. This continues from where my post two week's ago left off.

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As this wasn’t the first time one of her friends had tried to force her to do something she didn’t believe in, her parents took the event very seriously and talked to her about the possibility of moving somewhere safer. As shaken as she was, Kathy was both relieved at the thought of being in a place where her standards were valued and nervous about moving right before her senior year of high school. Of course, she didn’t expect it to happen as fast as it did.

Two days later, her father called a family meeting and informed her that they were moving to a town two thousand miles away called Hyacinth. “The people there have the same values we have,” he explained. “I think it would be better for you to be around people who respect that.”

And that was the end of discussion. When Gerald made the decision, her and her mother’s job was to follow it. And to be honest, there was a part of her that looked forward to talking to other girls who felt the same way. She loved her old home, but lately all she had felt was pressured to do something she did not want to do with just anyone.

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Courted By Discipline

When Kathy Bretherton moved to Hyacinth at the age of eighteen, she looked forward to living amongst people who believed in traditional values like her family did. She did not expect to become part of the Hyacinth Courting Pool and the object of interest of every man looking for a wife.

Alexander Covington was the most eligible bachelor in town and he wanted her. For Kathy, who grew up in a household where the man was the head of the home and her and her mother's jobs were to take care of it, learning to accept him as her leader was relatively easy. Receiving his discipline was the life-changing part.

About the series In Hyacinth:

Hyacinth, Washington is all about traditional values. In Hyacinth; its residents live their lives by discipline; there is a strong male head of house; and words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Each story in the series is of a young woman (18-20) and her struggle to figure out who she is in this little town while at the same time going through Hyacinth's old-fashioned courting system. On their way to meet, get to know, and finally marry their princes, these heroines grow in ways they and their town never expected.

While spanking does exist in every story (more in some than others), the stories are more about the growth of the heroine and loving discipline in all its far-reaching ways, than about spanking.

What you will never find in an In Hyacinth story: swearing or sex.

Now, chugging on with the hop...More WIPs ahead.

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