Glorious Goodwood Road

      Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
Glorious Goodwood Road

Olivia is a teenager who tells her own story about her battle to fit into a culture, a society. She learns the nature of a well kept secret and her life is left in turmoil. Will she accept the fate that has shaped her life or will she fight to learn the truth about her own identity?Glorious Goodwood Road is based on true events witnessed by me, the author, and my family one morning shortly after the school run. In a popular area of Leicester, a City famed for its ethnically diverse culture, in the heart of England. We saw a lone child dancing and singing around a lamppost on Oliver Road. She had already attracted the attention of the watchful neighbours. When we phoned the police, they confirmed one of the neighbours’ had already alerted them and Social Services had been informed. The police suspected that the child had been abandoned. The story is told through Olivia a fictitious character, now a teenager who feels constantly at odds with herself and the environment that she has grown up in. Fate is about to play her hand again and when Olivia accidentally learns the existence of a well kept secret involving the people she calls mum and dad. Will she accept the future that has been dealt her or will she turn her back on all she knows and go in search of the truth?

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    The Golden Veil

      Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
The Golden Veil

Set in the Sahara Desert in the year eighteen ten follow the destinies of two women who re-write the course of history. Through the magical art of love and the true cunning of anointments. But who will prevail the Husainid or the Aghlabid Dynasties?Travel through the sands of time to a mystical age of kingdoms hidden in the deep dunes of the Tunisian Saharan Desert. When the dynasties of Husainid and Aghlabid lived side by side, as a symbol of strength and unity. The changing of the new season bought with it a stranger from a far away land, an exponent of the all seeing eye and the harbinger of death. As predicted the two Kingdoms divided resulting in a bloody battle where the conqueror claimed the spoils of war. The entrancing story begins in the early part of the nineteenth century. Two women bound by long running traditions in a patriarchal society are bought together from an early age by the fickle hand of fate. Each has a pre-ordained destiny. One driven by her heart, prepares to risk everything for the affections of the man she loves, the other driven by her passion for revenge. As the new dawn rises, fate again plays its hand and history is altered forever before the setting of sun. Both women attain their desired objectives. But will the reckoning lead to more bloodshed dividing family against family and friend against friend?

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    Road to Gethsemane

      Sara Yvonne Appleton-Adams
Road to Gethsemane

Magdalene and Eden are two victimized women. In a chance meeting the two realize they have one thing in common - the same man. A decision is made to free themselves of the tyranny of the puppet masters. But on the road to Gethsemane who will lose their way?Road to Gethsemane tells the story of two women Magdalene (Mags) and Eden. Mags is a woman in her prime jilted by her husband, her children have flown the nest. She finds her self in penury living in squalor and in a dead end job. In a moment of madness she decides to accept the offer of a free holiday from a known smuggler. Upon her return she soon begins to realize her error, but has to face the consequences of her actions. She becomes entangled in a group of smugglers. Among them her ex-husband and a crooked copper. Who has become the subject of an internal investigation. The story soon become a game of whose watching who. Mags meet Eden a beautiful young model with a complicated past. the two meet through a mutual acquaintance and instead of becoming victims of the puppet masters they hatch a plan which would leave them rich and their enemies behind bars. But will each wrong demand a reckoning?

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