Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scavenger Hunt: The Legacy of Eden

The Legacy of Eden is on tour this month and many blogs are participating in a Scavenger Hunt. 

The hunt features the first chapter of The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy, and each day in February a new section will be featured and eagerly anticipated.  In addition, you can take part in extra giveaways, guest posts, Q & A's and other features throughout the month.  Go on, take a look!!

February 15, 2012 Curling Up By the Fire

Her memory had pulled down the shutters onto all the things my grandmother had fought so hard to accumulate and on which she had lavished such loving attention. I could hear in her voice, how little she cared now, how much she almost rejoiced in its demise. What had once been a thing of beauty abundant with fields upon fields of corn, which in the summer took on such hues of yellow mixed with orange that you could be fooled into thinking you were viewing the world through a haze of amber, was now an empty husk, reflecting only the various corruptions and losses of its last and most destructive owner.

She did not always think so. If you had seen the farm in its golden age, you would have called it a halcyon and known in your heart that to live there was to be happy. Secretly everyone thought so. My grandmother knew it and relished it. I could not fully understand why at the time. Her reaction to people’s envy and admiration was almost victorious.