Welcome, Colleen, we’re so pleased to have you ever right here at Novel PASTimes as we speak. How did you come to work on Consolation Island? And the place is that?
My aunt Gertie is the cook dinner for the Clarks on Consolation Island and secured a place for me. I grew up in an orphanage, however simply earlier than I aged out, they discovered Aunt Gertie and contacted her, so Auntie had the Clarks rent me.
That was very type of her.
Consolation Island is within the Thousand Islands in upstate New York within the St. Lawrence River. It’s a small island the Clark household owns, and there’s a gorgeous cottage on the island that’s nearly as large because the orphanage I grew up in.
Wow! I’ve heard the Thousand Islands space could be very picturesque. Inform us about your job.
I’ve been doing laundry on the orphanage for practically a decade, in order that’s what I proceed to do. I hate it.
Laundry isn’t my favourite factor to do both. Do you want your employers, the Clarks?
The Clark household are fantastic folks. Mr. Clark is deceased, and Mrs. Clark could be very good. So is her son, Alson Skinner Clark, who’s a well-known Impressionist artist. He painted murals all around the cottage. I like to attract, so he helped me develop my expertise.
To have mentorship from a well-known artist could be very lucky for you!
I heard you have been engaged. What turned of your fiancé?
Goodness…poor Peter Byrne perished on his strategy to meet me when The Empress of Eire sunk within the St. Lawrence. Aunt Gertie organized a wedding between him and me together with his mom, however I by no means met the person.
I’m sorry to your loss.
What or whom do you want least on Consolation Island?
That’s simple. The Ogre. Oh, I imply, Mrs. Marshall, my supervisor, who’s a merciless taskmaster.
Yikes, Colleen! She should be fairly terrible to nickname her the Ogre!
I heard a couple of good-looking groundskeeper from Austria. What are you able to inform us about him?
Jack Weiss is greater than good-looking. He’s grow to be a trusted good friend and confidant. Possibly extra.
Do you suppose you and he have a future collectively?
With World Struggle I looming, Jack retains speaking about going again to Austria and combating within the battle. I hope he doesn’t. He’s the one good friend I’ve ever identified. To be trustworthy, he’s greater than that…
He seems like a very good man. I hope he received’t have to depart.
I’ve heard you’re artistically proficient. Inform us what and the way you want to attract.
Awww…I like to sketch and draw something and every thing. It’s my manner of sharing and experiencing the world extra totally. Jack says I’m gifted. Mr. Alson does too. However I’ve a lot to study.
Need to know the entire story? Susan G Mathis has put all of it down in her ebook, Colleen’s Confession. Right here’s a glimpse:
Summer time 1914
Colleen Sullivan has secrets and techniques as she joins her aunt on Consolation Island to work within the laundry and await the arrival of her betrothed. She loves to attract and desires of rising within the craft. However tragedy strikes when her fiancé perishes within the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Empress of Eire on his strategy to meet her. Along with her orphan desires of lastly belonging and turning into a spouse and an artist gone, what is going to her future maintain?
Austrian immigrant, Jack Weiss, enjoys being the island’s groundskeeper and is captivated with the stunning Irish lass. However Colleen dismisses him at each flip, irrespective of how a lot he fancies her artwork, tries to maintain her secure, and waters the blossoms of affection. When Jack introduces her to the well-known impressionist, Alson Skinner Clark, Colleen appears to seek out hope.
However rumors of battle in Europe prod Jack to decide on between becoming a member of his household’s Austrian military and staying secure within the Thousand Islands to make a life with Colleen. Will she lastly embrace his love for her, or will Jack lose the battle and be a part of the battle? With the Thousand Islands’ summer season ending, he hopes she’s going to.
You may get it right here at Amazon.
Susan G Mathis is a world award-winning, multi-published writer of tales set within the lovely Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping floor in upstate NY. Susan has been revealed greater than twenty occasions in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books.
Her first two books of The Thousand Islands Gilded Age collection, Devyn’s Dilemma, and Katelyn’s Alternative have every received a number of awards, and ebook three, Peyton’s Promise, comes out Could 2022. Colleen’s Confession is her latest title, andRachel’s Reunion is coming quickly. The Material of Hope: An Irish Household Legacy, Christmas Charity, Sara’s Shock, and Reagan’s Reward are additionally award winners. Susan’s ebook awards embrace two Illumination Ebook Awards, three American Fiction Awards, two Indie Excellence Ebook Awards, and two Literary Titan Ebook Awards. Reagan’s Reward can also be a finalist within the Selah Awards.
Susan can also be a printed writer of two premarital books, two youngsters’s image books, tales in a dozen compilations, and lots of of revealed articles. Susan makes her residence in Colorado Springs and enjoys touring all over the world however returns every summer season to the islands she loves. Go to www.SusanGMathis.com/fiction for extra.
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