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A Handful of Blossoms

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A story of a young bride and her weird marriage. Time: 1764, a year after the Seven Years War. Place: one of German states, fictional.
"Lushly-descriptive story told in diary form of a sixteen-year-old orphaned princess of the 18th century European aristocracy who is married off to a man twice her age as was often the custom. Their dynastic alliance is a loveless marriage. Undaunted by her circumstances, she finds solace from bitter disappointment in the beauty of nature, in the little pleasures of daily life, and in her own inner strength and vivid imagination. Told in the eloquent style and manner of the great authors of past centuries, it is a rich tale to be savored one layer at a time. A wonderful work of literary fiction." (Jocelyn Murray,
Nothing unworldly, but the mysterious and mighty undead, who appears in the winter tale of the novel Silver Thread Spinner, by Lara Biyuts, appears in this story as well. The image of the undead is neither Author’s attempt to follow the fashion nor Author’s contribution to the modern day literary taste; Author merely loves speculating on the subject.
“Shared, secret, celebrated, exploded, subtle--as an unrequited longing or mellowing through the years--at long distance, across continents or so close, it is never quite close enough--from the inside out and from the outside in, the likely and the unlikely--hot, unfair, jealous, crazy Love is coming. Get ready—now, it comes to You!” (Lara Biyuts)

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