A Perfect World – The Wilted Rose


The true story continues with Sarah and George falling head over heels in love with each other. Ahh, young love, first love! Oh, so innocent! So beautiful! Everything in her life was going perfectly to plan. This part of this story is set in Brisbane, Queensland in the mid-1950s. Beverley Joy.

Book Excerpt – The Wilted Rose Part 2 – The Rose Blossom:

What she felt for George felt free and beautiful, gushing uncontrollably from her heart. Navigating her feelings for George, Sarah felt as if she was stumbling through unfamiliar territory. Every moment spent away from him was unbearable, and every moment she spent with him was never enough.

She felt she was going mad; George had completely unravelled her, consuming her thoughts every moment of the day. She had never experienced such extreme emotional contrasts of love and longing before in her life, pulling her heart in opposite directions. What was wrong with her, she wondered. 

As the weeks passed, Sarah felt her nervousness melting away, letting her guard down to allow her strong personality to show through. She challenged George with her wit and knowledge, and over the next month, she and George learned more about one another, discovering a shared love for life and their religious faith.  

The single rose rested in a vase on her dressing table. George had given it to her on their last date. The blossom was in full bloom, an adequate reflection of her life. She had her dream career and a boyfriend she adored. The plan for her life was on track, and everything was perfect. 

To be continued…

Kate Kelsen Author © All Rights Reserved

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