Excerpt & Giveaway: A Pivotal Right by K.A. Servian

A Pivotal Right by K.A. Servian

Publication Date: August 15, 2018
Paperback & eBook

Series: Shaking the Tree, Book #2
Genre: Historical/Romance/Victorian

Florence struggled for breath as she stared into the face of a ghost. "Jack?"

Twenty years after being forced apart Jack and Florence have been offered a second chance at love. But can they find their way back to each other through all the misunderstandings, guilt and pain?

And what of their daughter, Viola? Her plan to become a doctor is based on the belief she has inherited her gift her medicine from Emile, the man she believed was her father. How will she reconcile her future with the discovery that she is Jack's child?

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     “I understand why you didna want to see me. I treated you very ill all those years ago.” He paused. “I just want to say that I’m very, very sorry...for everything.”

     “Please don’t—” To Florence’s surprise a tear slipped past her control. She quickly wiped it away. “I admit that I was angry when I realised you had been alive all these years, but Bertram explained everything—how you had come after me to Sydney, what happened when you were there and how he had convinced you not to contact me after you returned and found me gone.”

     “I didna mean that, although I am sorry for leaving you alone and unprotected, and for allowing you to think me dead for all these years. None of it would have happened if I hadne taken you as my wife in the first place. I told myself then that I was doing it to help you, but my motives were selfish. From the moment I saw you by the stream in your nightdress I had to have you, even though I knew that it wasna me you wanted to marry.”

     She squeezed her eyes tightly shut and shook her head. “Please, you must not say that.”

     “I promised myself before I came here today that if you agreed to see me I would say nothing but the absolute truth to you. I lusted after you, an innocent girl in a precarious situation. I took you as my wife even knowing that you loved another man. I forced you to—” He paused. “I’m so sorry, Florence, so very sorry.”

     She opened her eyes. He stood, hat and scarf clenched in his hands, his shoulders slumped, head down. She curled her fingers until her nails cut into her palms. How could he say that he was sorry for saving her, for loving her, for giving her the most wonderful few months of her life? She was the one who had acted like a selfish child until she ruined what they had had together.

About the Author

As a life-long creative, Kathy gained qualifications in fashion design, applied design to fabric and jewelry making and enjoyed a twenty-year-plus career in the fashion and applied arts industries as a pattern maker, designer and owner of her own clothing and jewelry labels.

She then discovered a love of teaching and began passing on the skills accumulated over the years'design, pattern-making, sewing, Art Clay Silver, screen-printing and machine embroidery to name a few.

Creative writing started as a self-dare to see if she had the chops to write a manuscript. Writing quickly became an obsession and Kathy's first novel, Peak Hill, which was developed from the original manuscript, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

Kathy now squeezes full-time study for an advanced diploma in creative writing in around working on her novels, knocking out the occasional short story, teaching part-time and being a wife and mother.

For more information please visit K.A. Servian’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Sign up for K.A. Servian’s newsletter to receive news and updates.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 22
Feature at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 23
Excerpt at Donna's Book Blog

Thursday, October 25
Feature at What Is That Book About

Monday, October 29
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Friday, November 2
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Excerpt at Introvert Booklover

Sunday, November 4
Excerpt at T's Stuff

Monday, November 5
Excerpt at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, November 6
Review at What Cathy Read Next

Thursday, November 8
Review at A Darn Good Read

Friday, November 9
Guest Post at Jathan & Heather

Monday, November 12
Feature at Maiden of the Pages

Friday, November 16
Review & Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads

Monday, November 19
Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Tuesday, November 20
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews


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