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‘Family Feeling’ by Judith Saxton


Ella lay in the bed and felt the quiet beginnings of pain, a purring warning which would presently intensify until it became next to unbearable. Don’t tense, she told herself, let the pain wash over you, until it gradually ebbs, and then the child will be born before you know it.

This would be her fourth child – and perhaps, this time, it would be the girl she longed for. After all, things were different this time.  This baby was coming in winter and not in spring or summer, and it would be born with the evening dusk and not with the rise of the sun. It would be wonderful to have a daughter, a little girl to dress in frills and hair-ribbons

Not that she would mind another boy. Ben was one of three sons and he took it for granted that she would bear boys. Since she enjoyed nothing more than pleasing Ben, all she need do was give birth to a healthy child.

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Author Judith Saxton says :- Be sure to see that the first few pages have the reader on the edge of his seat, unable to put the book down. Most editors only have time to read a few pages before making a decision; make those pages memorable!


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