BLOGWORDS – Friday 10 February 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – CLARA BESS by ROBIN E. MASON
FIRST LINE FRIDAY – CLARA BESS by ROBIN E. MASON
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Clara Bess wasn’t at all prepared for what she unearthed at the bottom of her mother’s keepsake box. Not in with legal papers, not in her own baby book, not in the safe even.
On the day of her 50th birthday, Clara Bess Caldwell was not with her family basking in the joy of a blissful Christmas Day winding down. She was not enjoying eggnog or coffee by a fireplace, nor was she checking a goose roasting in the oven. Clara Bess was at her mother’s house, going through her personal effects, something she had put off for several weeks.
Clara Bess read, with shock and no small degree of confusion, the line on her birth certificate where her mother’s name should be. It did not read Lily Isabella Sawyer.
She was adopted?
Where, then, were the adoption papers?
THE FIRST LINE:
Oh, Momma! Why didn’t you ever tell me?” Clara Bess stared in disbelief at her birth certificate. Lily Isabella Mayes was not the name on the line for her mother. Instead, Rose Isolde Miller was in its place, whoever that was. Her mother, supposedly. But who in the world was Rose Isolde Miller?
I hadn’t given thought to a sequel to Tessa until a few friends asked me. And when I looked, there were two specific places that pointed straight to Clara Bess and her story. And yes, I love her story as much as Tessa’s.
I can’t rate it – I wrote it!
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