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August 14, 2019

The Portrait of Isabella Simmons Excerpt

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Francesco Romano’s Journal Entry 3

17th October 1954

Following my first encounter with the Governor, clear instructions were set out, something which contrasted greatly with how things were done in Italy.  The E...

May 15, 2019

Post 100

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Every reader and every author loves great characters so today for the 100th post on the Kesp Writing Blog, it is a dedication to my main characters.  As an author, I remember each of them intimately and I don’t believe they will ever fade.  Like goo...

April 30, 2019

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The Portrait of Isabella Simmons


The day has faded to a distant memory when Johanna steps onto the front hall of her home.  She listens for a moment, and only the chimes of the house clocks break the silence.  Her thoughts turn to Francesco who...

January 31, 2019

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Fleeing from her Connemara home at the age of sixteen, Johanna Cahill leaves a trail of bodies in her wake. Believing she has escaped the past, the discovery of Francesco Romano, an Italian artist, suddenly puts everything she has worked for into jeo...

January 30, 2019

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A Novel of Land, Love, Tradition and Family

Susanna Westby battles with family values, tradition, land and love in this historical mystery romance set in 18th and 19th century Ireland.  Family secrets have been kept hidden sparking unresolved family d...

February 28, 2018

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 The Portrait of Isabella Simmons 

Excerpt 4

Excerpt 4

Chapter 3 - Part I

(Adult Content)

1933 Moycullen, Co. Galway  

Johanna brings her lips to his, silencing his pleasured moans, placing her hands firmly onto his smooth back, reaching for his firm butt...