Friday, September 28, 2018

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Reflected Destinies by Florence Keeling - Book Tour + Giveaway

Reflected Destinies


Laura is happy and content, she has a new boyfriend and loves her job teaching primary school pupils in London.  But when she inherits a rundown house from a stranger on her 30th birthday, memories of her prom night come flooding back, memories of a scary encounter and an antique mirror in the very same house.

Laura visits the house with all its secrets and as she unravels the clues she reveals the biggest secret of all: her own destiny.  But how can you change the future if it’s already written in the past?



  Excerpt
I love the character of Agnes, the nosey neighbour who lives over the road from Laura.  This is a scene where we meet her husband Wilf.  I can literally see Laura tapping her feet in exasperation as Wilf
dawdles along.

“I’ll go and get her husband.”  Laura dashed off over the road as quickly as she could and banged on Agnes’ door.  It seemed an eternity before it finally opened to reveal a very thin, very frail but extremely kind looking bespectacled man with wispy white hair.  He was a lot older than Agnes and half her size and Laura was reminded of the Jack Sprat nursery rhyme.
“Can I help you?”  Wilf asked in a surprisingly posh but very slow voice.
“It’s Laura from across the road, Wilf.”  Laura found herself speaking slowly as well even though all she wanted to do was grab him and whisk him over the road.  “Agnes has fainted I’m afraid and I can’t get her to wake up.”
“She does that quite a lot.”  Wilf shuffle turned to walk down the hallway.  “I’ll go and get her smelling salts, they’ll soon bring her round.”  Laura watched as he continued his agonisingly slow shuffle down the hall and into the kitchen.  She heard drawers opening and closing.  “Now, where are they?”  A cupboard door opened and closed.  Laura kept tapping her foot and checking her watch.
“Can I help, Wilf?”  Please let me help she thought to herself.
“No, no it’s fine.”  Wilf had re-emerged in the hallway and Laura breathed a sigh of relief.  “I’ve remembered where they are now.  Last time she fainted she was in the bedroom so I’ll pop up there and get them for you.”  Laura didn’t think he was capable of popping anywhere but she just smiled and watched him climb into his stair lift and ascend the stairs at the speed of a tortoise.

 
About Florence Keeling
Florence Keeling adopted for her pen-name her Great Grandmother's name, chosen because of the shared birthday of April Fool's Day.  She is married with two teenage chidren.  Born and raised in Coventry, England she now lives just outside in Nuneaton.  Reflected Destinies is her first novel.

Florence Keeling also writes for children under the name of Lily Mae Walters.




Giveaway to Win a Signed copy of Reflected Destinies  (UK Only)
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