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.
Courted by Discipline will be out on Oct 20th! I should have the cover reveal very soon.
When her father arrived, they set the food on the table and he walked into the kitchen from the garage with his normal cheery, “Hello, beauty one and beauty two.”
They sat down in their usual chairs, seats they had sat in for as long as Kathy could remember. Her father sat at the head of the table, her mother on his right, and Kathy on his left. As he placed his hands on the table, palms up, Kathy put her right hand in his and reached across the table for her mother’s. The prayer was short and simple and the normality of it made everything seem okay in this moment.
“Dear Lord. Thank you for getting us here safely, for giving me such a wonderful job, and for giving us the opportunity to live in Hyacinth. Guide Kathy as she starts school, watch over Carilyn as she takes care of our home, and please bless this food that we now partake, so that it gives us the nourishment we need. Amen.”
He squeezed her hand before he released it and hands reached as the food was passed around. “So, find everything?” he teased, winking at his wife.
She rolled her eyes. “Kathy, tell him where the pots and pans were.”
“The upstairs bathroom.”
Laughing, he nodded. “Makes me wonder where my office books will be.”
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.
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