What's Hyacinth like? #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 last week's post left off.

(Oh, and I'm sitting on an exciting announcement that makes me squeal! As soon as I can shout it to the world, I will :) )


Two weeks later, all of their goods were packed up and shipped, and the three of them headed off on their trek. “What’s Hyacinth like?” she had asked a lot on the trip. She had never heard of it before her dad made the decision.

“Your Uncle Chester lives there with his new wife. He says it’s the best, most peaceful place on the planet. These people share our morals and values, Kathy. You won’t have to worry about your friends trying to talk you into something you aren’t ready for.”

There were good and bad parts to that. The good was in knowing she could just be herself. The bad was in knowing that might mean that nobody would even look twice if her father made her lean against the wall and spanked her with his belt. That was not fun. She brought it up once when she was really young to her friends and they had been morbidly fascinated. When she found out that other parents didn’t spank as often or as hard as her father did, she finally asked him why.


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.

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