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Broken Promises

Broken Promises

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Broken Promises

Length:
47 pages
29 minutes
Publisher:
Released:
May 19, 2021
ISBN:
9781777448073
Format:
Book

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"When capture or surrender means that your life is forfeit, failure is not an option."

A young lady and her lord arrive in the New World with the promise of stability and an expanse of land to claim as their own. Surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachians, they count themselves amongst the blessed.

When the colony's Governor General is recalled to Europe, rumours spread like wildfire that conflict is just over the horizon. The prosperous peace that brought them here is suddenly in danger of collapse. What does this mean for the lady of the house?

When tensions escalate, she finds herself isolated from all that is familiar. Desperate to survive, alone in the dark, and in a world unspoiled by the greed of men, what can she do?

Despite insurmountable odds, this young woman must risk traversing unfamiliar and hostile territory to find help. As you read, be sure to consider: When capture or surrender means that your life is forfeit, failure is not an option.

Publisher:
Released:
May 19, 2021
ISBN:
9781777448073
Format:
Book

About the author

Evelyn Chartres is the nom de plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of four Gothic fantasy novels, Evelyn released her debut novel The Portrait in 2016, and her latest The Van Helsing Resurgence in 2019.A fan of the phrase live to eat, Evelyn shares her recipes on evelynchartres.com. These recipes have a loose focus on French-Canadian cuisine, featuring deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts that are rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.Evelyn is currently living in Ottawa, Ontario, and is busy laying the foundations for her next project.


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Broken Promises - Evelyn Chartres

SYNOPSIS

A young lady and her lord arrive in the New World with the promise of stability and an expanse of land to claim as their own. Surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachians, they count themselves amongst the blessed.

When the colony's Governor General is recalled to Europe, rumours spread like wildfire that conflict is just over the horizon. The prosperous peace that brought them here is suddenly in danger of collapse. What does this mean for the lady of the house?

When tensions escalate, she finds herself isolated from all that is familiar. Desperate to survive, alone in the dark, and in a world unspoiled by the greed of men, what can she do?

Despite insurmountable odds, this young woman must risk traversing unfamiliar and hostile territory to find help. As you read, be sure to consider: When capture or surrender means that your life is forfeit, failure is not an option.

FROM ASHES TO MAGIC

Broken Promises was originally released as part of

From Ashes to Magic, a Supernatural Beings Anthology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

FROM ASHES TO MAGIC

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION

BROKEN PROMISES

ABOUT EVELYN CHARTRES

ALSO, FROM EVELYN CHARTRES

THE PORTRAIT

THE GRAND

THE VAN HELSING PARADOX

THE VAN HELSING RESURGENCE

THE VAN HELSING INCURSION

COME HELL OR HIGH WATER

LICENCE

DEDICATION

To Pamela, your spit and polish made this possible.

BROKEN PROMISES

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lass shattered in the parlour, followed by a loud thunk. Time stood still as the young woman ran through every scenario for the possible source of those sounds. Except for the lord, they were alone; staff had been dismissed for the night. If no staff were present, and the man of the house was not prone to being so maladroit, what could it be?

Reality struck with a whoosh followed by an intense yellow light seeping through cracks in the door, bringing her room alive with fanatical shadows. Fear poisoned her mind and left her unable to act. Were it not for her lord shouting, Leave now, she would have remained, leaving behind a charred corpse for their staff to find in the morning.

Without care or worry about being sensible, the girl ran from the door and pried open the window. Wearing nothing more than a shift, cap, and stockings, she stepped through and ran towards the woods. Even from this range, the tree line was easy to make out.

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