A Chat with Norah King from Rachel Fordham’s Where the Road Bends  – Novel PASTimes

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Inform us one thing about the place you reside.

I grew up on essentially the most lovely stretch of Iowa land generally known as King Land. It’s received a creek operating by means of it and isn’t removed from the railroad tracks. I don’t suppose there’s a extra lovely place in the whole world. However now, with my mother and father useless, I don’t know the way I’ll preserve the farm going. I plan to marry, not for love, however to maintain my land. I suppose then will probably be Granger land, however in my coronary heart it should at all times be King land. 

Are you able to inform us extra about your pending marriage?

All of it occurred actual quick. When the financial institution began speaking about taking my land again and refusing to mortgage me extra money Jake got here out of no the place able to marry me and save my land. I don’t know him effectively, he’s older than me and although he appears form sufficient, he’s not simple for me to speak to. I suppose that may include time. However now I’ve a secret that I’ve to inform him, and I don’t know the way. 

A secret? 

A pair days in the past, I discovered a person on my land. He was damage actual unhealthy and I knew I couldn’t depart him to die within the warmth and with the birds buzzing above him. It took all my energy to get him to the home and cleaned up. He’s enhancing, however isn’t effectively sufficient to go on his method. I meant to inform Jake about him, and I’ll after I see him subsequent, however I’m afraid Jake will ship him off earlier than he’s effectively sufficient to go. 

What is that this man you’ve discovered like? 

He’s…effectively, he’s just a little gruff, however he’s additionally form and he listens. It’s been so good having somebody in the home. It’s been so quiet right here since my mother and father died. I’ve loved his firm. 

If issues had been completely different, effectively, they’re not. 

What do you imply if issues had been completely different?

I used to be merely considering that my injured man is simpler to speak to than Jake…however, he’s penniless and couldn’t save my farm. It’s finest he heals after which goes on his method. I will probably be praying for him although and hoping he will get the contemporary begin he yearns for. 

What do you anticipate the longer term will maintain for you?

I anticipate it should maintain youngsters and days spent on the farm. I don’t anticipate a lot else to vary in my life. I’m content material with easy desires and being secure at dwelling. Once you’ve struggled to place bread on the desk, you cease dreaming of greater than your security. Though, within the couple days I’ve felt the outdated inkling for extra. I suppose my ideas are merely addled from lack of sleep. 

Is there anything you’d like folks to find out about you?

I want to say that should you see my injured man to please be form to him. He wants a second likelihood in life, assist him have that and inform him that I’ll at all times be cheering him on, even whether it is from very distant. 

Thanks for permitting us to get know you just a little higher!

For Norah King, her household land is all she has left—and she will’t
lose it, even when it means marrying somebody she doesn’t love. Days
earlier than the marriage, she discovers a badly injured man on her
property and chooses to take him in—a call she may reside to
Norah’s nursing does greater than support Quincy Barnes’s restoration; it additionally
awakens his coronary heart. However as a penniless man with no dwelling of his personal,
Quincy has nothing to supply her. The honorable alternative is to depart and
let her marry her supposed. The one drawback is that when he leaves,
he inadvertently takes one thing that doesn’t belong to him—
one thing that can change each their lives endlessly.
When their paths cross subsequent, Quincy sees firsthand the results
of his actions and can go to nice lengths to set issues proper, however will
it’s sufficient?
Can Quincy come clear to Norah and make amends? Or will
their future collectively be ruined earlier than it has even begun?

Rachel Fordham is the creator of The Hope of Azure Springs, Yours
Actually, Thomas
, and A Life As soon as Dreamed. Followers anticipate tales with
coronary heart and he or she delivers, diving deep into the human expertise and
tugging at reader feelings. She loves connecting with folks,
touring to new locations, and daydreaming about future initiatives that
can have sigh-worthy endings and memorable characters. She is a
busy mother, elevating each organic and foster youngsters (a trigger she
feels obsessed with). She lives along with her husband and kids on
an island within the state of Washington.