Nobody’s Child, set in Florida and England, is a story of intrigue, hope, promise and an unusual love. It’s about Caroline Stillwell, who needs to find her past. But, her pilgrimage through England is filled with secrets and challenges and she finds that questions don’t always have the answers you are looking for, and that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved. (Published 2001)
“I think you’ve made a good start. We had a great talk today, I think it cleared a lot of cobwebs from your heart.”
“Cobwebs from my heart,” she repeated, a small frown moving her eyebrows together. “That’s good. Must be the writer in you.”
He shrugged. “You can’t blame yourself for the past, Caroline.”
“I don’t think I do any longer but I must have for a long time. I was thinking about us while I showered. You don’t know who your parents are but you coped with that at a very early age. Your grandmother helped. I, on the other hand, had a mother all along and didn’t know it. I have to cope with that knowledge and then move on.”
“We’re both ‘nobody’s child,’ really,” she murmured.
Resting her drink on the tray table, she began to turn the pages. Sometimes fate steps in and guides people, this time it guided a page. Words, highlighted by some mystic Magic Marker, captured her attention. At the beginning of a chapter were lines from a piece of prose.
A child is the sum of all which has been poured into him. Like a vessel, he is filled with the miracles of life, the uncertainty of future, and the comfort of belonging to that which created him. No matter where life takes him, he will carry the past with him, share the wonder of the unknown, and savor the future. His questions will be answered by a love which hearts have hidden… Author Unknown
Caroline sighed and leaned back. She murmured, "…a love which hearts have hidden…" . . . "The words at the beginning of this chapter seemed to reach out and touch me in a strange way."