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Description of She’s the One Who Can’t Keep Quiet
Do you know what your problem is?
Celestine, the fifth of seven sisters, is tired of hearing about hers. Father thinks she’s frivolous because she likes pretty clothes and caters to the crowds in the taverns who adore her music. Mother thinks that because she’s the most social daughter in the family, she can’t keep quiet about anything.
They’re both wrong. Celestine hides a secret she has kept for most of her life.
As the family beauty and a talented musician with a lyrical voice, she has the best prospects for marriage to a prince. When such a liaison never happens, people assume Celestine is too choosy. But even in somewhat tolerant Ilari, a daughter hates to disappoint her family. How can she tell them she’s in love with a princess instead?
Lucky for Celestine, all her sisters are obsessed with an invading army headed to their realm. Celestine would rather ignore the threat and enjoy the freedom their lack of attention gives her. But, her voice can unlock a power that may help save Ilari. And the woman she loves is determined to fight these invaders. And her family, for all their talents, seems clueless about how to motivate the masses.
Celestine knows she can inspire the citizens of Ilari to do what needs to be done. Is it time to put her inhibitions aside and use her voice to save those she cares about?
Read an Excerpt of She’s the One Who Can’t Keep Quiet
I felt the frightened little girl inside me step aside and turn my voice over to the performer I’d become.
“Honorable Ruling Prince and esteemed Royals,” I began. “I and my humble fellow musicians are unbelievably honored at your presence. You have perhaps heard tell of my music?”
Many of them nodded.
“I am grateful but honesty compels me to confess. I am not as good as you have heard.”
They looked among themselves. This wasn’t an auspicious start for a performance.
“Not by myself that is. So indulge me, gentle rulers, and allow me to acquaint you with my fellow musicians. Without them, I cannot create that of which you have heard. Behind me ….”
I started with Zamarran and introduced each one as all three looked suitably embarrassed. In truth, I’m not sure why I opened our performance that way, only that I knew we needed to work together and everything up until then had conspired to make that not so. My band would either hate or love my unseemly behavior.
Once we began, I knew I’d chosen well. As our music blended as it should, I looked closer into the audience. My gaze found the Elder Prince of Vinx, my home nichna, and his wife, Lady Patela, sitting with the other Royals. The Elder Prince whispered to his nine-year-old son as I sang, but Lady Patela never took her eyes off of me as she tilted her head back and forth and drummed her fingers to the music. I’d made a new fan.
About Author S.R. Cronin
Sherrie Cronin writes stories about people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had. She’s made a lot of stops along the way to telling these tells — living in seven cities, visiting forty-six countries, and working as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. She’s lost too many beloved cats to mention, but has acquired a husband and three children who are all doing fine, despite how odd she is.
Today she lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she writes, answers a hotline, and occasionally checks her phone for a message from Captain Picard. She still hopes to get the chance to pursue her remaining dream in life and become Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise.
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