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Jack and Jill (novel preview)

Jack and Jill (novel preview)

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Lani Lenore By Lani_Lenore Updated Mar 20, 2012

((FULL VERSION AVAILABLE ON KINDLE, 9/9/14!)) Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack's a preacher's handsome son and Jill's a drunkard's daughter...

Jill is a melancholy girl, strange to most; cursed to others. Her home is an isolated village where old superstitions are the key to normality. She is shunned by the townspeople because she is different–because she was born with an unusual birthmark. No one will associate with Jill outside her family, and even they treat her as something that ought to be condemned.

And then there is Jack.

Jack is the blessed sort–the son of Minister Hilton. He accompanies Jill to the well every day to draw water for the sanctuary. They are not friends, yet he is the only one who has ever been kind to her. 

There is something about Jack that Jill cannot seem to wrap her mind around. He is different from the rest of them but she can’t say how. She tries to keep herself from wondering about him, telling herself that his secrets can’t matter to her. They can never be close. But as time passes and the town grows more hostile toward her, any kind of friend– even an unacknowledged one–could prove valuable.

Joyjoy_y Joyjoy_y Sep 08, 2014
hello! i read your book a long time ago and i don't think i've told you this but: i LOVE your work (the peter pan one included). its really one of the most original work i've read and your writing is just so realistic :)
iknowthisone iknowthisone Mar 01, 2014
Ello! I've read this story before and I absolutely loved it! I was just wondering what things you changed. I know you added the bit about the scar but was there anything else?
lost_addict lost_addict Mar 16, 2013
oooOOOOOoo I like all these little changes you've made; you've kept the plot generally the same but, you spiced it up a bit!
FakeTruths FakeTruths Mar 05, 2013
The poem in the beginning made me want to read it :) you should make up another poem! i wonder how it would be
ForeverLarrain ForeverLarrain Feb 15, 2013
@lani_lenore are u ever going to repost the other parts to the story? And great read by the way it was beautifully written like all of your story's!
Etiima Etiima Jan 12, 2013
I love it already. I still don't understand why, after reading The Hallowed and Tender Veins and Roses and Black Glass, I didn't check this one out. Sigh.