Happy St. Patty’s Day


I can’t believe there’s two feet of snow on the ground and Spring is right around the corner.
I only have a moment to write a few thoughts.

Of course, I’m thinking about my release day for Dangerous Code. Early reviewers are liking it a lot.

And I’m trying to remember my only Irish ancestor.

Unlike those that came in the 1800’s mine was here almost a century earlier. He lived in Vermont, a wealthy landowner.

She was very young French girl, an indentured servant who had come to the new world with nothing but hope. There is no record of the French girl after she leaves Vermont. I suspect she changed her name and started over. A young unmarried woman in the colonies would be unwelcome in all but a brothel.

I feel for her, poor dear.

Her Vermont family must have loved her very much because when she ran off, they treated the resulting babe, my great, great, great, as their own.

Would the Irishman have provided for the child? No one knows because he was found face down in flooded waters the very next spring.

If the bastard raped the young woman, good on him for ending up dead.

I would rewrite history. Our heroine finds another Irishman, a kind man with a gentle smile, who has need of someone to take care of his two children…

Of course they fall in love and have the mandatory HEA.


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Author: stella

Stella Marie Alden loves Zumba, yoga, watercolor painting, and all genres of romances, Her first book, ‘How to Train Your Knight’, won Romance Writers of America coveted Molly and Show me the Sparks Contests, and placed in four others. Truly remarkable, considering she’s only been writing for three years. Growing up in Vermont, she loved to make up stories. Crayons fought each other over size and placement in their cardboard box and imaginary friends crowded the house. Her brother often complained. “Tell her no one’s here, Mother.". Her career paths have varied. She’s been a librarian, a classical clarinetist wanna-be, recording studio engineer, broadcast electronics repairman, and now she architects software programs. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her life-long hero and their two cats. Her two girls are grown but ever supportive. You go Mom!

14 thoughts on “Happy St. Patty’s Day”

  1. Thanks for the giveaway Stella! St. Patty’s Day was bittersweet here. My grandfather and cousin’s birthdays but both passed way to early. Here in Michigan we got a little snow but nothing like many of you got. I don’t want it either.

    1. Ahhh… It’s hard on those days when we remember the good ones. God bless and try to recall the good times. I got a feeling they’re watching out for you! Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

  2. Hello, Stella! So happy you have Dangerous Code coming out at the end of the month. Romantic suspense (adventure plus romance!) is my fave reading genre. A Happy St. Pat’s Day to you too. It’s barely 70 degrees here in Sacramento, California.

    1. Sounds WONDERFUL… (I think the weatherman says more snow… a couple of inches is on the way) Guess I’ll just have to write about heat and summer! Thanks for stopping by! I love meeting new readers.