5/2 77p “The St James Sisters” by Leen Elle
Today’s feature: 77p (historical romance) “The St James Sisters” by Leen Elle
The Five St. James sisters Mary, Sara, Nora, Emy, and Gail are heading across the ocean on a ship full of sailors. Along the way each one falls in love with a man she never expected whether a sailor, an artist, a doctor, or an invalid .
Walking beside Mary was her sweetheart, Ethan Lindsey. His chestnut-colored hair was cut short and his eyes, a sparkling navy, were framed by long lashes. With a defined jaw, a fit and favorable physique, and a face free of flaws, Mary thought he was the one of the most handsome men she’d ever seen. And her sisters heartily agreed. His one imperfection, in his own humble opinion, was his height. Although he’d always dreamed as a boy that he might stretch over six feet, he stood at a humble five feet and nine inches. But as long as he was still taller than his Mary, his pride was never threatened. Ethan had graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the country just a few months before and in two weeks he would head across the ocean to a medical school in Brighton, where he would study to become a doctor; Mary knew how desperately she would miss him while he was away.
As they walked along, Ethan whispered sweet nothings into Mary’s ear. In an attempt to be romantic he stopped to grab a handful of wildflowers for her but they were harder to pull out then he’d imagined. And once he’d yanked the crocuses out of the dirt and landed on his bottom, he gave a little shout of surprise to find that they were covered in bugs. Although he had to throw them back, Mary giggled and thanked him for the effort anyway.
The pair headed deeper into the forest, past thin white trunks and bushy shrubbery. The sky had nearly disappeared from view and all that could be seen were the tiny green and yellow leaves, flickering with the breeze …