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For the Love of a Ghost

Ask Aunt Augusta

Dear Aunt Augusta,

Is it all right to be in love with the ghost of my late wife? We were true soul mates but she is passed now and has returned as a ghost. Well, I say a ghost but she has somehow managed to time travel to 1897 from 2016. The thing is, she is as lovely as ever but I’m the only one who can see and feel her. Would it be right to –uh–you know–uh…. Well, never mind, is it all right to be in love with a ghost?

Thanks in advance for your answer,

Colby Gates, the hero of Long a Ghost, and Far Away in the anthology The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly by Andrea Downing

Dearest Colby Gates,

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one, especially a beloved spouse is no easy task to bear, and it is, unfortunately, one that I have had to bear myself. I must confess that some days are easier than others, whereas some days are quite, and that is perfectly normal.

You ask if it is all right to be in love with the ghost of your late wife, and to that I say most certainly. After all, your love does not die the moment that your wife did. The bonds of marriage lasts until death do you part, but that does not mean that the love dies then as well.

To see her ghost, to be able to feel her, that is a true and special gift. Where it be real or merely your imagination or your grief, that does not matter. Love can conquer all things, whether in this life or in the next, whether real or incorporeal. Love and cherish her ghost and her memory.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

Long a Ghost, and Far Away in the anthology The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly by Andrea Downing

Colby Gates misses the wife he loved, yet a ghost is a poor substitute. Unhappily re-married and with outlaws searching for buried gold on his ranch, his wife’s spirit is a complication. Perhaps if the questions surrounding Lizzie’s death can be answered, the two can be together. For all time.

https://andreadowning.com

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

A Tradesman’s Daughter…A Wife of a Peer?

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

Can a tradesman’s daughter, even one educated above her station, find happiness as the wife of a peer? He says that love will conquer all, but I fear it will not survive the scorn of his neighbours and friends.

Yet I truly love him, and I do not think I will ever be happy unless it is with him.

Signed,

Hopeful from Bath, the heroine of Candle’s Christmas Chair by Jude Knight

Dearest Hopeful from Bath,

Love and happiness can be two sides of the same coin, but it might not always start out that way. If love were but simple and easy, there would be no need for songs or courtship or anything of the like! If love were as simple as meeting the right person’s gaze, it would almost not be worth the effort.

Is it possible for a tradesman’s daughter to find happiness as the wife of a peer? I must say that I do have to agree with him. Yes, indeed, love can conquer all, and if he feels for you as much as you feel for him, I do suggest you go and try to see if matters might work in your favor. Will it be trying? Yes. Will there be talk and gossip? Most likely. Will it be worth it? If you two truly love each other, then yes, it will be, and it will be the single best decision you might ever make for yourself, for the two of you.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

Candle’s Christmas Chair by Jude Knight

Minerva Avery has a second chance at love when the young viscount she once lost comes into her father’s carriage making establishment.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/candles-christmas-chair

http://judeknightauthor.com/

@JudeKnightAuthor

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

Guilt and Pressure

Ask Aunt Augusta

Dear Aunt Augusta,

I am starting to have feelings for a young woman. She is from the poorer end of the street, but that doesn’t matter to me. My family, however, don’t approve and they are trying to set me up with a daughter of a friend. How do I get out of this and hold onto my temper with all the guilt and pressure bearing down on me?

Signed,

Tom the hero of Sun on Sundays by Wendy Lou Jones

 

My dear Tom,

Matters of the heart can never be simple, can they? Why, just look at yourself! You are starting to fall for a young woman that your family does not approve of. Now, I will say that family is very important, almost as important as love itself. After all, families are born of both blood and love.

Your family, to be sure, is merely looking out for you and what they perceive to be your best interests. What of your heart, you say? Let that be your guide. Choose well. Sleep upon the matter. And if the young lady who has stolen your heart is also in love with you, then maybe you had better to hold your temper by letting go of guilt and pressure and by going to do whatever it takes to be with her.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

 

Sun on Sundays by Wendy Lou Jones

In her heart hid an ember that would never burn out.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sun-Sundays-Wendy-Lou-Jones-eboo k/dp/B01ERWIQOI

http://wendyloujones.weebly.com

@WendyLouWriter

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

Does a second son have a chance at love?

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

I feel strange writing this letter. I mean, I’m a doctor so I know what it means when my pulse races and certain parts of my anatomy, er, uh, “respond” when in the presence of a certain young woman. And I know that, because I’ve chosen to be a doctor, all hope is lost.

I’m in love with the most beautiful debutante of this London Season. And, well, from the rosy blush on her cheeks whenever I see her, I know she really fancies me as well. But the young woman in question is meant to marry a peer, an earl at the very least.

Oh Aunt Augusta! I’m a second son. My brother is the earl. See? It’s hopeless.

Still, I cannot get her out of my mind. How terrible would it be if we—maybe only once, I swear—shared just a kiss?

Signed,

Nicholas the hero of The Pleasure Device (Harwell Heirs Book 1) by Regina Kammer

 

My dear Nicholas,

It seems at times that love can be quite hopeless, that is true, but never fear. Love that is true and outlast any trial, let me assure you! I have lived through it myself.

But we are not hear for me to talk about my own heart, but rather yours and the lady who has stolen yours. You cannot fault her family for wishing her to marry well, but as you say that she seems to fancy you as well, perhaps you should go and seek her out. Find out if you truly do both care for one another. And let come what may. Perhaps a kiss would not be amiss.

Never give up hope. As a doctor, you have saved lives. Perhaps it is time for you to allow someone to save your heart.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

The Pleasure Device (Harwell Heirs Book 1) by Regina Kammer

Can Dr. Nicholas Ramsay save his beloved Helena from being subjected to Dr. Christopher’s new electro-mechanical treatment for hysteria?

http://www.amazon.com/Pleasure-Device-Harwell-Heirs-Book- ebook/dp/B01BMMRIRW/

http://kammerotica.com/

@Kammerotica

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

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