Spotlight: Winter's Spirit by: Deborah Melanie

Winter McAndrew is on the brink of divorcing her philandering husband, Philip, when he dies in a car crash. One year later and with unfinished business; Philip is still earth bound and interfering in his wife’s love life. Trying to make amends isn't always easy when you're dead. Not only has Winter fallen for her old crush, Jack Tobin, but he also happens to be Philip’s cousin. With more complications than a woman needs at Christmas, Winter tries to find peace at her holiday home in The Lake District. However, when she finds herself snowed in with Jack; ghosts, old and new cause quite a stir. Will Winter get her man, or will ghostly Philip put an end to all her festive fantasies?

Did she hear them correctly? Did they really say…dead? Dead, as in door nail? Dead, as in never coming back?
Turning her eyes away from the thick gold band on her wedding finger, Winter looked around the sterile white corridor; old magazines littered a nearby coffee table, a late night cleaner erratically distributed disinfectant onto the tiled floor with a well-worn mop; the stench felt overwhelming. Hushed voices spoke in the reception area, adding a stark contrast to the wailing of a distant siren. Despite the time, she felt surprised to see the hospital in such a hive of activity.
The phone had woken her just after three; the journey to her destination taking well over an hour. Thick, falling, snow hampered each mile, drawing out her distress and sense of fear. A lack of information and worry about the unknown added to the already crushing sense of fear. After drinking two cups of weak coffee, she watched the morning sunrise through a nearby window, feeling the apprehension dawn upon a new chapter of her life.  

Yorkshire Fun Facts

Yorkshire Fun Facts

My story, Winter’s Spirit is set in a fictional Yorkshire town. I love the county and think that perhaps one day, when I’m old a grey, it may be an idea to retire there, with my small dog that I have yet to meet J So here for you today readers, are a few fun facts about Yorkshire, which hopefully will inspire you to visit this lovely county too.
Yorkshire has sometimes been nicknamed God’s Own County. in general recognition for having the largest number of great people and great things in Britain. Some even go so far as to say Yorkshire is – God’s Own Country. This is either a slip of the tongue or recognition of Yorkshire’s wider struggle for complete independence.

Yorkshire Day is  held on 1 August every year to celebrate Yorkshire’s unique culture and dialect.

The area around Haworth is known as Bronte Country in recognition for the three Brontë sisters’ contribution to English literature. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is perhaps best known.
The World Coal Carrying championship is held in Yorkshire every Easter Monday.

England’s oldest horse race, began in 1519, and is run each year at Kiplingcotes near Market Weighton.

So tell me readers, have you ever been to Yorkshire and if so, what did you enjoy best about it? 


Anonymous said…
Thanks so much for letting me drop by today :)