At I Heart Lesfic, we believe the world could use a bit more kindness after one of the hardest and longest of years. Many authors have signed up to help IHL spread kindness in the world.
Today, the wonderful C.S. Joseph and Kathleen Greyson are here to share story. Also, they’re giving away 1 ecopy of The Hidden Room. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.
Take it away, C.S. and Kathleen.
A HELPING HAND
One winter’s night, starving after a workout, we drove to Chipotle. Huddled near the door, there was a homeless man attempting to stay warm. People passed him as though he wasn’t there. “Are you hungry, Sir?” I asked. He was a bit shocked that someone was speaking to him. He nodded. “What would you like to eat?”
He looked towards the front doors of the restaurant. “I wouldn’t mind a bag of chips, I don’t even need the salsa.” He seemed uneasy with the attention he was getting.
“Would you rather have a burrito? What’s your favorite meat?” I asked. He looked surprised, but gave me his order. We went inside and ordered the food with chips and a drink as well. On our way out, we handed him his dinner. He was very gracious and offered to work for the food we had handed him. We declined. When you see someone who is down on their luck, giving them a good warm meal is the least one can do.
by C.S. Joseph & Kathleen Greyson
Clara Bogard reluctantly married architect Arthur Dumas in the early 20th century, after her father passed away. As a gift to his new bride, Arthur designed and built a Victorian mansion for their new home. Seeming philanthropic to others, Arthur had a black evilness in him. As Clara dealt with the escalating violence in her marriage, she finds comfort and affection in the arms of her friend Emma. A century later, in a last-ditch effort to save her failing marriage, novelist Reese Iverson agrees to move her family to a dilapidated Victorian home. During the renovations, a hidden room with over a dozen handwritten journals is discovered. As Reese reads the journals, she becomes immersed with Clara’s struggles with life and love. It soon becomes evident that Clara overcame and endured sinister horrors. After falling in love with her best friend Julia, Reese finds romantic parallels between herself and Clara. As she learns more of the woman’s fate, she uncovers the strength in herself to take control of her own life and hopes it isn’t too late for her happy ever after.
MEET THE AUTHORS
C.S. Joseph is an Arizona native. She splits her time between her career in Supply Chain Management and raising her two boys. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and finding new adventures to embark upon with her loved ones and friends.
Kathleen Greyson was raised in Northwestern Ohio but has lived in New York, California, and currently Arizona. As an architect, she has been designing and building buildings which fuels her creative and adventurous side. She enjoys writing, cooking and spending time with her daughter, friends, and family.
CONNECT WITH C.S. & KATHLEEN
Thanks so much for stopping by today.