Sad News

October 02, 1918

 

All but two of the men in Daniel’s regiment died under Captain Smithwick’s ill-advised order. Despite my arduous hopes and prayers, a raging day and night of anguish followed. My beloved Daniel is one of the dead.

My throat is thick and my eyes swollen, and I am alone in my grief. No one in my circles, besides Smithwick, knew I was married. And now they won’t know that I’m a widow. My heart is filled with both gratitude and regret. Gratitude that I’d had the privilege of being Daniel’s wife for these last five years, and regret that I lost him just as the war is coming to an end, before I could tell him the truth.  That I’ve been in France working dangerously to fight against the same evil as he. Somehow it seems unfair that I live on.

But life does go on, and as the saying goes, the living must keep on living.

It’s been two days, and I can no longer delay on informing the dowager Lady Gold. I pick up a pen and put it to paper, and with a deep, hollow sigh, I begin.

 

October 4, 1918

 

Dearest Ambrosia,

 

Please prepare yourself to receive terrible news. Our Daniel has gone on to his heavenly home. My heart is shattered as I know yours is now. 

I shall see you soon, as I am coming back to England with my husband’s body. We must both put on a brave face for little Felicia. Together we must grieve. Together we must mend.

 

In service of King and country,

 

Ginger

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4 comments

Lee, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ginger’s journal! So informative. I’m sorry it has ended, but from the start I knew it would. Thanks for this creative series of Ginger’s thoughts. Still enjoy reading about Ginger, Haley and Samantha! Looking forward to the next in the series. Gail
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Shop Lee Strauss replied:
It’s good to hear that you enjoy the journals and reading the background of Ginger’s life. This isn’t the last one, though we are getting close to the end. I think there will be three more.

Gail

Hi Lee,still enjoying lady Gold,looking forward to the next one.Regards David.
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Shop Lee Strauss replied:
Glad to hear it!

David Lowe

Although I knew this sorrowful event would take place, I still felt it. Thank you for the back story in journal form! And I can’t wait to read your newest book in the Higgins and Hawke series that’s coming!
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Shop Lee Strauss replied:
You’re welcome!

Merry

I wish you would release a book of all the journal entries. I enjoy them so much.
I love all your books.
Thank you, Marcy
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Shop Lee Strauss replied:
Thank you! I’m very happy to hear you’re enjoying the journal and my books.

Marcy Adams

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