September 18, 2020

Let a Brooch Tell Your Story plus Goodbye Lie Diaries - Breelan

     Good friend Donna Crocker  gave me the bejewel-ed purse and heavenly angel brooches pictured here because she knows I will wear them.  

     There are so many reasons to accessorize with a brooch. With their intricate design, they often tell a tale, mood, feeling or belief.  They sparkle.  They are functional with regard to securing a scarf.  They are decorative and frequently glorify nature, flowers, birds and animals.  They are usually delicate in weight and make a good gift for mailing. They might represent a special occasion or achievement. They can be handed down through generations as a keepsake or token of love. Whether rhinestones or diamonds, wear these treasures or make a framed collage. They are meant to be shared and seen for everyone to appreciate their art. 

     Thank you, Donna.  -jmm, present day, Amelia Island, Florida

The Goodbye Lie Diaries 

Circa late 1800s

Amelia Island, Florida

Breelan Dunnigan writes: Jane Marie, did I tell you I once discovered a small horseshoe shaped brooch with a tiny gold heart on it inside my writing notebook? What a grand surprise it was. I will oft times wear it in the hope someone will slip and tell me it was their doing.  Of course, Waite is not very pleased when he sees it because he swears it is not from him. He must be telling the truth or else he would not wear that grim face when we speak of it.  He is silly jealous sometimes.  For  all we are aware, it could be from my mother or father, wishing me good fortune when I entered that short story contest.  I did find it about that same time. Or, it could be from a hopeful suitor.  Admittedly, I have been gifted with some lovely and some unual surprises from men, but we'll save those details for another time.                      

     Fall is in the air. Mother's wild red roses are glorious, their scent filling the air the moment you step through the back screen door. May they still be available as cuttings to grow your own in your time. Until our next correspondence, Breelan   


⮜   Breelan Dunnigan is the heroine in The Goodbye Lie , the first novel in the historical fiction romance series set on Amelia Island, Florida in the late 1800s. Each of the books features an adult sibling in the Irish American family.  Follow their deeds and misdeeds continued on this blog in The Goodbye Diaries as you read the other novels, Amelia Island's Velvet Undertow and Amelia Island's Mark of a Man
. (available in ebook and paperback) Enjoy!

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