Musings About Literary Trails – Yorkshire

“This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society.”

Source: Literary Trails – Culture | Welcome to Yorkshire

Nope, I’ve never been to Yorkshire although it’s high on my bucket list to visit. And today, while receiving my first one-star review for Loving Ashe on Amazon (I’m good though – don’t worry), I decided to check out the reviews on Google Play since as of yesterday, I discovered that I had 44 reviews there. Who knew that Amazon isn’t the only place that people actually take the time to leave reviews?!

This morning, Loving Ashe got a few more and one of them said this:

What I love about this is that she mentions where Ashe Hunter grew up – Reeth in North Yorkshire. Not a lot of readers mention Ashe’s beginnings when they talk about the book, but it was one of the things I wanted for my hero – for him to grow up in a place steeped in literature, from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, two of my favorite books.

I wanted him to grow up as a sheep farmer’s son, grounded in family and hard work. I wanted a hero who was introspective, who loved taking walks along the Dales and appreciated nature. One day, I’d like to be the one to experience it all, too.

What about you? What’s on your bucket list?

12 thoughts on “Musings About Literary Trails – Yorkshire

  1. I read that one-star review, and I wouldn’t worry about it. For my bucket list, it mostly just to travel and publish a book one day. I don’t have any desire to have kids or a house, so it’s strange,

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    1. Thanks! That review was irrelevant anyway in the grand scheme of things. Traveling and publishing a book are good things to add to a bucket list and something I don’t doubt you’ll achieve!

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    1. I hear you. My bucket list is pretty simple these days. I’d love to visit places like England or Scotland but getting there, I’m not so thrilled about. I also like to just sit and write so traveling would be a challenge.

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      1. He issue in today’s world is the prevalence of people bent on hurting others. We would love to visit some countries but the high numbers of terrorist attacks make those destinations far less appealing. Still we will get to some of them–eventually!

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