Angels Watching Over Me - Chapter 1 - Part 1

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 22nd Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Here we begin chapter 1 of "Angels Watching Over me, " I hope you enjoy my book and please do comment. I love feedback.

Chapter 1 -part 1

It seemed like a thousand years before; a time she thought was long buried in the recesses of her mind. Yet tonight, after a long hard day of work, Carissa relived her life as it unfolded through a dream.

The last time she set eyes on her Papa she was only four years old. Much of the story was told to her by her siblings who had the opportunity to know him better. Some of the story dated back to 1921 when Papa was just a lad himself.

She hardly knew her Papa in this life yet he was always with her in spirit; a driving force who gave her solace well into her adult years.

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Winchester Forbes

They were poor, yet they were happy in 1951. That was the year which was forever embedded in Carissa’s childhood memories and the year her dream actually begun.

Winchester Forbes was a fisherman. He combed the waters of the local lakes as well as the Atlantic Ocean for cod, mackerel, salmon, and lobster. He worked hard to make a living though he felt bad leaving his beloved wife for long periods at a time. Kate Forbes had a heart problem. She was born with a heart murmur and was sickly all her life. It was a wonder she was able to give him the six wonderful children they had. They were simple country folk. They did not question how life turned out for them. They trusted in God.

The Underground railroad

The families of Winchester and Kate came to Canada through the underground railroad where their ancestors had escaped from American slavery. Both families made a new life in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Carissa had been told that Nova Scotia in general welcomed American slaves, but it was Cape Breton Island which had captured the heart of her grandfather, a man who died many years before her own birth. Her grandfather had the choice to live and work on the northern side of the island in the steel mines immediately upon settlement, but it was the beautiful picturesque coast; the smell of the salt air and the wonder of the sea which appealed to his soul. For him the sea personified the idea of total abandonment; it personified freedom.

To be continued

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Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Jun 2015 (#)

An interesting beginning. I hope to follow and will comment. Blessings.

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author avatar Carol
23rd Jun 2015 (#)

Very nice start Carol, well done.

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author avatar Shamarie
23rd Jun 2015 (#)

"Her grandfather had the choice to live and work on the northern side of the island in the steel mines immediately upon settlement, but it was the beautiful picturesque coast; the smell of the salt air and the wonder of the sea which appealed to his soul." I love that sentence. Great start!!!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
23rd Jun 2015 (#)

Excellent beginning to a wonderful story. I totally agree with Shamarie. I love that sentence too.

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author avatar spirited
24th Jun 2015 (#)

The title got me in. I thought it might be about yourself, but no, this is a fiction story is it, or isn't it?

Were you able to the include pictures in your book too?

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Jun 2015 (#)

it is actually a semi biographical, based on the life of a good friend of mine. Sometimes have been changed to protect her identigy

No there was no pictures in the book

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author avatar Carol Roach
19th Nov 2015 (#)

no pictures in the book, it is a semi biographical, it is partly the story of a friend of mine and the other part is made up

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author avatar Helen Thomas
24th Jun 2015 (#)

Beautiful beginning to what must be an interesting story.

Thanks for sharing ~ Carol. I am looking forward to following this.

Blessings!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol for taking me to a different era and place, but I can connect easily.

Lives lived that gave so much to enrich our history - it is tough to imagine each life did not leave its indelible imprint however insignificant we take them to be - siva

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author avatar spirited
19th Nov 2015 (#)

I am sure these black people trusted God far more than any white person could.

A white person was often "black" in their heart it seems then, if I could put it like that.

Great storyline Carol. I came back to read these other parts.

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author avatar Carol Roach
19th Nov 2015 (#)

thank you spirited it means a lot to me that you will follow my book

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author avatar spirited
19th Nov 2015 (#)

Yes, I will keep reading it, Carol.

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