Sealed With A Loving Kiss(S.W.A.L.K) by Robert James Bridge
After the tragic death of her lover, a British army officer, Margot Gillian comes to the realization that life is not all that it's cracked up to be. As a pregnant young lady in the times, leaving her all girls' Catholic School becomes the only avenue open to her and yet the unknown cast before her becomes a daunting challenge that needs to be conquered.
Life had never been much of a hardship until she left the watchful eyes of the nuns at her local Catholic School and yet, it had never been this much exhilarating either. With Grief chasing on her heels and the expectations of motherhood drawing closer, Margot must find a way to fend for herself and her unborn child but what she did not expect was the relationship she forged along the way and the light at the end of the dark tunnel beckoning her forward.
Sealed With A Loving Kiss tells the story of a second chance at love that blossoms through all adversity.
PUBLISHER: Blazing Heart Publishing
RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2020
GENRE: Mainstream Historical Romance
WORD COUNT: 26,987 words
Miss McGinty had gone to the back of the shop whilst Margot began on the window display. As she proceeded to place the hats on the models, she felt as though someone was staring at her. Glancing up, she found the person peering in through the window. The man was dressed in a uniform and was in fact staring not at the hats but at Margot herself. The imposing and striking figure of the man made her stare back blatantly at the man with her mouth wide open.
As he entered the shop, Margot noticed that he was a British army officer. “Can… can I help you, sir?” Margot asked.
Removing his hat, he replied, “Looking for a hat for my aging mother as it’s her birthday soon.”
Margot could tell immediately that it was only an excuse and he was only in the shop because he wanted to meet her. His eyes wandered over her and she soon began to blush.
Mary McGinty paused at the entrance towards the back of the shop, taking in the encounter and knew the young Captain had his eye on Margot. “Everything alright Margot?” She shouted.
To her surprise, the man answered, “Margot is a lovely Irish name. My name is John Atkins.”
Margot felt herself blushing once more. She was only just turned seventeen and after schooling at the Catholic school, she had not met that many young men let alone a very imposing army officer that had made her heart skip a beat.
The young Captain did not purchase anything that day as he made his excuses and soon left, but not before parting with, “I think I might have to come back tomorrow since I find it hard to choose.”
Margot glanced towards Mary who had a large grin on her face and bit her lips when Mary replied to the man on her behalf.
“Certainly Sir. We hope we can be of some use for you and your mother. Perhaps my assistant Margot can try some on for you then you can decide?”
As he left the shop, Margot turned to Mary and said, “I think Mary McGinty, you're setting me up.”