The Sun and Moon and Stars

The Sun and Moon and Stars

9.6K Reads 802 Votes 23 Part Story
VEGraham By VEGraham Completed

When Frances Barrett accepts a position of housekeeper, nanny, and nurse to the Fellowes family, she believes that it will be simply a stepping stone to get over a personal tragedy. But as she cares for the ailing Helena Fellowes and her three children, she finds herself drawn into the family dynamics.

A mother lies dying of consumption, bitterness building against her husband. A father struggles with inner demons while filling his children's heads with fantasies and dreams. And three children are caught in the middle of a feud without even knowing it. All they do is listen to their father's stories and the wedge is driven deeper. 

The longer Frances stays, the more she sees of the pain behind the father's stories and the sadness and fear the mother faces, not of dying but of leaving her children with their father. What Frances had hoped would only be a few months of mind-numbing domestic work turns into a time of discovery, war, love, and tragedy.

Copyright © 2014 Veronica Graham. All rights reserved.

  • carpenter
  • children
  • dark
  • death
  • dream
  • drowning
  • family
  • fantasy
  • governess
  • history
  • kansas
  • love
  • moon
  • nurse
  • stars
  • stories
  • sun
  • tragedy
  • tuberculosis
  • wind
writerjoshwyatt writerjoshwyatt Oct 14, 2017
This book is very well crafted and well written. The first chapter really paved the reading path and introduced the people and the kind of moving story I'm sure that will shortly unfold. Brilliant!!!
Great beginning.   I totally agree w/ all the comments.   I’m already wishing this story was longer.
A_Beautiful_Rose A_Beautiful_Rose Oct 06, 2017
This flows really well and I already love the characters. :DD
willowake willowake Jul 20, 2016
Wow, your writing is simply amazing im not talking about the lovely plot but the way things are written and detailed it seems as though i am reading a published book from a professional author
Tim Tim Jul 12, 2014
Right now I as a reader I'm thinking - what does he look like!  Also the "he seemed to shake the feeling" feels a little like a POV switch; I know what youre trying to say - really great start!