Release Day

Hemmed in Silver. Today’s the day! The 5th Songs of the Amaranthine tale has released. Please, enjoy. And since such tales are short & sweet, I’ll make this post do double duty as the Squee Post for Hemmed in Silver.

Fairies in the garden. Frost on the pumpkins. Farmhands at the dance. Wyn Outler doesn’t talk about where he came from (or how long ago). All part of the vows he took when he and his best friend turned their backs on the In-between. Decades later, when a letter arrives from an orphan boy who thinks he’s found his uncle, Wyn faces the monumental task of welcoming two children into a household rife with secrets.

Alfie is quite sure Merritt House is magical. Uncle Wyn’s quirky rules only add to the farm’s mystique. He’d do anything to stay. Even if it means pretending not to notice that the chickens are enormous, the cows are a little too clever, and the cook has a tail. However, his baby sister Hazel, who is forever bending the rules, grows up with some peculiarly romantic notions. First love will make things awkward for everyone, especially the three farmhands who live in Cozy Cottage.

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Squee Post. If you need a place to react, confer, or kick up a fuss, this is the spot. I’ll enjoy your enthusiasm, I might be willing to clarify small points, but I reserve the right to evade questions that will be answered later in the series. ::twinkle::

[[[WARNING: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS]]]

15 thoughts on “Release Day

  1. That was so enjoyable!!!

    Was anyone else annoyed with Hazel for being so rude to Florent? It’s not her fault she was so thoroughly coddled and indulged, though. And she did respect him when he told her his customs.

    Can you imagine the health benefits of raw Amaranthine dairy products? XD

    “Come eat your gruel!” LOL

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  2. I think it was actually a fairly natural response for someone whose life had not held any sort of change, in that manner! Along with her being the sort of person who likes routine and to have things “just so”😊 She had one major upheaval in her life, at a very young age, and she never seems to have wanted to change her situation. As you said, her every whim was indulged, but at her request, no surprises.

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  3. So… Sonnet. 3rd generation dog, Skybellow. One parent must be a sibling of Harmonious, the other was a Skybellow wolf. How is Sonnet related to Sentinel? At first I thought Sentinel was the stranger who showed up, but Rampant is a 3rd generation dog, so… cousins? Cousins-in-law, at least.

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    • Here is my reasoning.

      Glint Starmark, First of Dogs, doesn’t count as a “generation.” He is (to borrow from moth terminology) their progenitor. His children become the first generation of Amaranthine dogs. Path and his siblings. Harmonious and his siblings.

      Harmonious Starmark = first generation
      Rampant (nee Starmark) Skybellow = second generation
      Sonnet Skybellow = third generation dog

      So yes. CONFIRMED! The night visitor was indeed Sentinel Skybellow.

      Fun Fact: You’ll find the names of Sonnet’s twin sisters in Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal.

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  4. I think you may need to start including family tree diagrams in your books. Just to keep us all straight. I can never remember who belongs to who. 🤣🤣

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