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Keep Them Close

Betty Rose

Born into a hard-working, loving, rural Irish family, the adored and protected Robina, only daughter of Mary and Michael Moran, moves to Liverpool to study nursing and spread her wings. Her innocent beauty captivates Moses, a strikingly handsome man of Jamaican descent, who has a past steeped in betrayal and rejection, so different from Robina's. They fall hopelessly in love and dream of the perfect life as they grow their family - Adamma, Kamaria, and finally the sensitive and delicate Finn, are born, seemingly completing their happiness together. However, Robina quickly learns that a childhood as perfect as hers is not in her children's future as Moses seeks the freedom to search for acceptance and recognition.
Robina's close-knit family support her and the children with unconditional love until devastating tragedy strikes, which changes their lives forever. For Robina's children, however, there is unexpected joy after the sadness and an opportunity for closure. Love, in the end, does conquer all.

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I was born in Coventry, the youngest of six children. We were amongst other hard-working families in a clean, caring, supportive home which offered few frills but provided a very necessary safe haven from the outside world. The thread of blood linked the differing personalities and aspirations of us siblings and as I've grown older, I've learnt to appreciate their friendship more and more.
I've always made up stories, a legacy from my dad who delighted in telling me scary tales; I create poems, spiritual philosophies, relaxation scripts, either on paper or mostly in my head, and have a tendency to drift into my own little world during conversation, a habit that used to annoy my teachers and my very busy mum immensely, and understandably so!
I haven't changed in this respect!