I’m happy to say, that I am now just about at the halfway mark of this beautiful story.
Inspired by true events ~ A book in two halves
The first half of Grace’s life is in England between 1912 – 1953. The book picks up when Grace is 27 and WW2 has just begun. Living in Newton Le Willows in England (half way between Liverpool & Manchester) Grace still lives with Richard, her father who is the local vicar. Her Fiancee has joined up, and Eleanor, a land-army lady from London has moved in with them.
The story is portrayed through Grace’s eyes and we experience a tiny bit of what it was like here in the North West during the war. Writing about the Manchester Blitz of 1940 was quite emotional after all the research I did about it.
The book is going slower than I would have liked, but I just can’t skimp on the research, it is vital to make this story as authentic as I possibly can.
Still, I am longing to start the second half of her life which is lived in Mombasa, Kenya.
This story is fictional but totally inspired by Moira Smith, a lady I met in Mombasa, who briefly told me a small part of her life.
I am very happy to announce that I will be giving 50% of all my proceeds (from the sale of this book) to Barnabus Outreach Mombasa, so that in some way, the good works that Moira did may continue in her name.
I’m praying that Grace in Mombasa will bless them abundantly.
I’ll keep you updated on the process, if wishes came true it would be finished in time for Christmas.