Struggling to pick up the pieces, she did everything she could to not let anyone know just how depressed she’d become. She did such a good job that she fooled even herself.
Courted by Fall
In Hyacinth, Book Two
Camille Covington thought she had it all: the perfect life, the perfect future, and the perfect suitor; until it went downhill just days before her 18th birthday. Now struggling to pick up the pieces, she did everything she could to not let anyone know just how depressed she’d become. She did such a good job that she fooled even herself.
Newcomer to Hyacinth, Jerod Kinsley, offered friendship but used to the more traditional way of Hyacinth life, Camille didn’t know what to do with it. Set on a path of destruction, she quickly found out just how supportive her family and Jerod could be. As he and her family encouraged her on a life she never even imagined existed before, Cami began to find her inner strength. When her and Jerod’s relationship solidified through the Hyacinth Courting system, she found out just how freeing discipline from the man she loved could be.
About the series "In Hyacinth" by Bree Cariad:
Hyacinth, Washington is all about old-fashioned values. In Hyacinth words like trust, honor, and kindness aren't just buzzwords. Hyacinth is a community built on tradition and trust, where men are the head of the home and women are encouraged to follow their lead.
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.
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“What made you upset? Your brother’s anger?”
Her lips quivered. “Drake, Mom, you, Xan, why I can’t get this right, how I thought I was doing okay and now I’m not.” Tears sprang to her eyes and she started to sob as one of her deepest fears sprang forth. “Daddy, I think I’m going crazy.”
In one movement she went from being on her feet to being held in his tight arms. “You’re not crazy,” he said firmly in her ears. “You’re a teenage girl who’s dealing with uncertainty. That’s all this is, Camille. I know it’s painful, but you need to tell us. Your mother and I can help. Drake yearns to help. When you were so sick this last July, your elder brother had to keep him busy because all Drake wanted to do was to go find Damian and beat him up.” Something akin to a giggle and a sob escaped her throat and he rocked her back and forth. “We’re gonna change some things, dearest daughter. For one thing? Every night, you and I are going to meet in here and talk about your day.” Lifting her tear-stained face to his, she shook her head.
“So you can’t drive yourself crazy with worrying thoughts that don’t serve you. If I have to? We’ll meet ten times a day. If you’re feeling off, we’ll call that Dr. Lila Strotham you spoke to at the hospital and get you appointments. Camille,” he said, looking right into her eyes again. “We’re never giving up on you. I’m going to make sure you know it. And if you ever give up on yourself again, lean on us. Because we know you can make it.”
Bursting into tears, she leaned on him as he rocked her to and fro. Grasping his upper arms, she continued to cry. “Daddy,” she begged through her sobs.
“What do you need? Ask and I’ll do what I can do get it. You’re my little girl,” he said gruffly. “I’d do anything for you.”
She opened her mouth twice before she could say it and when she did, it came out fast. “I need a spanking. A hard one. Last night’s didn’t do what I needed it to do. Please.” She pressed her face into his chest and continued to sob. His arms tightened around her to where she almost couldn’t breathe, but it felt too good for her to care.
“What needs to come out?” he asked, understanding.
Bree enjoys good books with great characters. While she may be an adult, her favorite memories are from her teenage years reading inspirational romance with girls just like her and strong heroes. That's one of the reasons she's written In Hyacinth, a series of Courting Romances.
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Thanks, Tara, for featuring Courted by Fall today :)ReplyDelete
My pleasure, BreeDelete