Juweel van die Oosgrens

Juweel van die Oosgrens

 Koerier: Paxi R60 / Aramex R99 / Postnet R99

Titel – Juweel van die Oosgrens

Skrywer – Lynelle Clark

Genre – Geskiedkundige roman

Bladsye 244

Gedrukte Boek: 978-0-620-90279-3

Kindle: 978-0-620-90280-9

Verkrygbaar by Amazon / Smashwords en direk by skrywer lynelle@kreativcollectiv.com.

Synopsis

Die mengsel van tale het ʼn groot rol gespeel in die skepping van die taal wat ons vandag ken. Afrikaans is gevorm in die warm kombuise en wye vlaktes van ons mooi land en het vir vele interessante oomblikke gesorg.

1815 is gekenmerk deur aanpassings, afstande en onluste. In die midde hiervan het Celeste Reyneke geleef. Op haar agtiende verjaarsdag verander haar lewe dramaties en eindig op in ‘n
gerieflikheidshuwelik. Twee jaar later moet sy die wêreld weer alleen in die gesig staar en beland op die Oosgrens. Die tweejaar-lange huwelik was alles behalwe maanskyn en rose en eindig traumaties. Ontnugterd volg sy die pad die binneland in.

Celeste het grootgeword in die Kaap van Storms met ʼn oop gemoed en lus vir die lewe. Sy kon lees en skryf en het ʼn ‘beroep’ gehad. Vir haar het dit natuurlik gekom om die tyd en reëls te verander soos wat die geleentheid hom voorgedoen het. Haar unieke talente kom dadelik op die voorgrond en gou besef mense sy is ʼn aanwins vir die gemeenskap. Maar sy het ook die koppe laat draai. Met die tekort aan vroue en haar natuurlike skoonheid trek sy die aandag.

Barend Olivier, die toonbeeld van manlikheid en dapperheid, is op soek na ʼn vrou wat sal aanpas by sy lewe aan die Oosgrens. Tydens ʼn tweeweke-lange patrollie leer die twee mekaar ken. Maar die pad is lank, warm en rof en ʼn man kan net so lank van ʼn aantreklike vrou af wegbly voor die
fisiese begeertes oorneem. Sal hulle betyds ʼn prediker kan vind?

Die belangrikste vraag is: Sal Celeste hom toelaat om haar lief te hê?

Ek nooi jou om saam met my op hierdie reis te gaan en nie net die spanning van hierdie tydperk te ervaar nie, maar ook die romanse te vind in die grasvlaktes van ons mooi land.

 

GedagteKringe

GedagteKringe

 
Gedagtekringe is ‘n versameling stories,
staaltjies, rubrieke en motiverings artikels. Hier is iets vir elke leser
: jonk en oud om te geniet.
Dit sluit in 16 fiktiewe stories wat insluit
verhale van verlore liefdes, ‘n nuwe begin, speurstories, ‘n drama, ‘n fantasie,
om jou drome te volg en gril stories. Die ses nie-fiktiewe verhale gaan meestal
oor my belewenisse, my famile en tong in die kies staaltjies. Ses motiverings
artikels is ook geplaas. Sommige is my sienings vasgel
ê in die wêreld om my. Laastens sluit ek af met vier rubrieke.
Nuusbrokkies wat my diep geraak het die laaste paar jaar.
Geniet dit saam met my.
 

Geskommelde letters maak woorde. Woorde maak sinne, en sinne stories.

Opgedra aan die mense wat my lewe deel.

Sagteband ISBN: 978-0-9870330-6-2

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-9870330-5-5

Die boek kan bestel word by skrywer by lynelle@kreativcollectiv.com.

R245. Posgeld uitgesluit.

Die ideale geskenk vir oud en jonk. 

Lees aanlyn in ‘n Flipboek of volg die skakels op individuele stories te lees. 

Blood Mines

Blood Mines

Book: Blood Mines
Author: Lynelle Clark
Pages: 300
Self-published
E-book Created in 2017
ISBN: 978-0-620-78336-1(e-book)
Printed Book Created in 2017
ISBN: 978-1-928434-52-8
 

Blurp 

Tanya’s life was turned upside down when her son, Steve was attacked by renegades and she had to dig deep facing her worst fear to save them both.
It is the year 2048, 30 years after a devastating quake had changed Gauteng’s geographic features. The effects of the acid water, that covered most of the area, was visible to everyone but the government. The silent death crawling closer leaving devastation in its path.
Nothing is excluded from the terror.
Tanya and Steve’s path of survival meet up with the rebels in their search for clean water, and she had to face much more than just acid water to stay alive.
A thrilling story of courage and survival.
 
 
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TBR List: Goodreads

Reviews: 

Blood Mines is full of pain, desperate hope and a need to survive. A blink of the reality of life currently in South Africa combined with fiction and romance. It is definitely not for sensitive readers for it is an eye opener for reversed racism and the possible outcome of it. Where current generations have to suffer for their forefather’s mistakes even if they want to live in harmony and peace. I have to say Blood Mines had me in tears and in a desperate feeling to reach out. The author had the ability to mirror the emotions and the physical pain up to a tee.
A must read, but be prepared to be confronted with harsh reality and the imagination of the author’s prospects for the future.                                                   Corri Badenhorst

 

The part that came across as convincing was the love of a mother for her son. The plot twist that brings our female to the pivotal farm or small holding is interesting but not very logical.
Unfortunately the plot, though not meant to be also comes across as insensitive to me, a native to this country. Still, to broaden your pov. This is the ideal book to do it with. It has a lot going for it, the Afrikaans culture and usage of terms to name but a few.                                                                                                                                                                  Wanda Hartzenberg

 

This story has an interesting and potentially realistic premise. The region of Gauteng in South Africa is heavily mined, with the threat of earthquakes due to the depths of said mines. The author has taken this fact and written a post-apocalyptic nightmare. I found myself completely hooked for most of the story. Told through the eyes of Tanya, I did find some of the plot a little far fetched at times; especially some of the scenes when the mutated animals appear, though this did get me wondering if there was some radioactivity going on rather than just cyanide poisoning, or other toxic chemicals causing the mutations. However, this is only my personal opinion. Other readers may not have this response. Another niggle I had with this story was how quickly the main protagonist trusted complete strangers, as well as how quickly the love interest grew between herself and Dirk. I can understand instant attraction, but insta-love? Not so much. Another pet peeve of mine is the use of terms of endearment like sweetie, honey, or love (and many others) in a derogatory way. I don’t know if this is what the author intended when she wrote the story, but I found these terms to be degrading and made me want to punch the characters for using these terms in a sarcastic or patronising way. Maybe it’s just a colloquial language difference. Who knows?                                                                                                                                                                                   Lynn Worton

 

“Set in a post-apocalyptic South Africa of 2048, where corruption, pollution and vigilante militia are rife, Tanya and son Steve are attacked on their rapidly deteriorating farmstead.Water is scarce, contaminated by cyanide and other chemicals over spilling from abandoned mining operations, exacerbated by earthquakes. She and her son are rescued by a group of individuals known as The Phantoms (much like Fremen in “Dune”, stockpiling underground lakes of fresh water).There are unexpected plot twists and turns, as Tanya strives to help the Phantoms uncover more water caches, but it quickly becomes clear that greed is a bigger driving force than altruism, and no-one can be trusted.I share most of Lynn Worton’s concerns about the book, especially the irritating terms of endearment, but take my hat off to author Lynelle Clark for completing this story as part of a challenge to write a 50k word story in 30 days.I read the entire story in one sitting and enjoyed it, despite my aversion to this genre, and didn’t find it a chore. So, all in all, a riveting read.”                              Scott Richards

 

 

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Bella’s Choice

Bella’s Choice

Bella’s Choice by Lynelle Clark

Self-published in 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Editor: Sandra Valetta

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-620-58843-0

Blurb

Two roads. One choice.

Anabella Anthony found she was alone in the world at eighteen. Early on, she made a choice; to live an ordinary life away from the lifestyle her parents preferred. However, they had plans for her; they wanted her to become a part of their choices.

All she wanted was a regular household, with normal day to day issues like her peers, parents she could respect, and who above anything else would accept her for the person she is. Torn between dreams that filled her mind with alluring effects and uncomfortable events which tried to sway her, she had to come to a resolution: find peace and stay true to her convictions.

Through it all, she excelled in her sport; a dedicated student who falls in love with a much older man. Will she give in to her body’s desires, or will she remain steadfast in her own choices? Can she find the courage to stand amidst the turmoil wanting to drag her down? And most importantly, will she ever forgive those who meant to harm her?

Aldrich Hagin, a lawyer, is ready to settle down. After a tragic loss he experienced right after university he is now, more than ever, ready to move on and start a family. And then he meets a young, energetic, lively woman who turns his life and heart around. Will he be willing to sacrifice his own desires and wait?  Can he help her and be the anchor she so desperately needs? Confronted with his own decisions, the choice is his as to whether he’ll stay or leave. What will he decide?

A love story filled with decisions both have to make; to stand against all odds and remain true to oneself.

About the Author:

Lynelle Clark lives in Gauteng, South Africa. Her writing career began in 2010. Lynelle has always loved to read books, in which she discovers new worlds. Meeting new people and travelling is one of her passions. So far, the writing journey has been exciting, but it helps that she loves the whole process from beginning to end.

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What one reviewer said:

“This is an emotional tale, a love story, about forgiveness which compelled me to keep reading. I was hoping things would work out in the end. There were so many turns that I didn’t see coming. Nothing was obvious and the suspense was compelling me to read at a fast pace. Highly recommend.”

Bella's Choice

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A Pirate’s Wife

A Pirate’s Wife

 

Title: A Pirate’s Wife

Author: Lynelle Clark

Genre: Historical Romance

Length: 206 p

ISBN: 9780620527064

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