Forgotten Embers by J.A. Good EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: J.A. Good
- Language: English
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The roar of the wind was all the comfort Wren Hayden craved as she
peered out at the mountains far in the distance. Her eyes narrowed,
trying to see up into the mountainside where she knew the royal family of
She wondered what it was like to grow up knowing the world
was at your beck and call. Raising her hands in front of her face, she studied
the hard lines of her hands where callouses had formed over the years. A
hollowness built in her stomach as she shoved her hands down, knowing that
she would never understand what it meant to live a life of leisure.
Hollowness soon gave way to irritation as she silently chastised herself for
taking her aunt and uncle’s kindness for granted. She was lucky to have a
home and a family to love. Being only a toddler when her parents died, her
situation could have been very different. She could have been forced into an
orphanage or left on the streets, but instead, her aunt and uncle had taken her
in and loved her. Whatever fantasy she created in her head was nothing to the
reality of safety.
Her thoughts were torn from her by the sound of her name being called.
Pushing up on her arms, her hands sank into the soft grass and came away
with remnants of dirt. She wiped her hands over her brown wool dress with
an exasperated sigh.
The morning sky was pink with the promise of another day as Wren
trampled down the hill to where her home lay, chimney already smoking. Her
aunt was never one to waste time. As soon as she opened the front door the
smell of fresh bread and bacon greeted her.
“It’s about time you found your way down here.” Aunt Kate didn’t bother
to turn from the stove as she stirred her creation vigorously. “Set the table
and then make sure your cousin is awake.”
It was one of the things Wren loved most about her aunt. She never minced
words and you always knew exactly where you stood with her. Not wasting
time, Wren quickly set the table with four plates. Aunt Kate turned around,
setting a bowl of golden rolls between them. The smell that wafted from them
was like comfort and happiness.
“Don’t—” Her aunt’s warning was cut short as Wren snatched a roll and
stuffed it in her mouth.
Aunt Kate sighed, but as she turned back to the stove shaking her head, a
small chuckle escaped her. Despite the lightness in the interaction, Wren
could see how tired her aunt was. It seemed like there were new lines
appearing on her face daily and she had begun to notice gray strands
interwoven in her long blonde braid.
Turning towards the stairs and through a mouth full of food Wren said,
“I’m going to get Georgie!”
“Don’t talk with your mouth full.” Her aunt reprimanded though there was
no bite to the words.
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