Defining Moment

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

Maggie Clancy, a child of pleasure who despises the scholarly arts, develops a strange friendship with Eustace Reid, an ancient house's secret inhabitant who spends his days pursuing nothing else....

Status:
Complete
Chapters:
29
Rating:
3.0 2 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Preface

Hello. I am Gene Burns, and this is what I think. This is also what was told to me by my great great grandfather, Orion Burns, about a moment that defined his life. All lives are made up of defining moments, and the events that follow those moments. This story is about these people, and the moments that defined their history...

MORTIMER CADOGAN, ESQ. – a country squire. The eldest son of a wealthy family.

JULIA CADOGAN MELVILLE – his sister.

JAMES MELVILLE – her husband, best friend of NEVILLE CLANCY. While in the royal navy they went by “Neville and Me'ville”.

FLORA REID – a country maiden, first love of MORTIMER CADOGAN ESQ.

ELIZABETH TOLIVER CLANCY – a kind young woman, second love of MORTIMER CADOGAN, ESQ.

CHARLES TOLIVER – her brother.

NEVILLE CLANCY – her husband. A gentleman officer in the royal navy.

MORTIMER CLANCY – their daughter, called “Maggie”.

PHILLIP MELVILLE – son of JULIA CADOGAN and JAMES MELVILLE

EUSTACE REID – son of FLORA REID. A scholarly young man

ORION BURNS – shoplad at Burns Printing Co. Nephew of the owner.

You may have to look back at this list as new people are introduced into this story. I know that I would have, if I had this list as the story was being told to me. Imagine for a moment that we are not in America in the twenty-first century, but in England in the nineteenth. This is where, and when the story of two people both named Mortimer begins. But it is not where it ends. I, Gene Burns, am proof of how a certain Eustace Reid, in one defining moment, forever changed the lives of both Mortimers, and, through my great great grandfather, who met one of them, me. So we are back to twenty-first century America again. But forget that. Forget what is around you. Close your eyes to everything but the words on these pages, and let your mind take you back into the world of these people. They are real. They make mistakes. They do good things, and bad. They remember other real people. And maybe, just maybe, reading this book will be a defining moment in your life.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Moukda: Good story line. Like the main characters she is relatable.

Osa: Wonderful, well written story. Thoroughly enjoyable. A must read everyone.

Phumelele Mpumeh: I love the story line and everything about the book its keeps me in my toes and I've already recommended it to my friends 😍😍.

sn7066: Omg i loved this story you have to do a part 2

Wendy: This is the first story I ever read on here when I stumbled upon this app and I realized I never did review it. So let me get down to it. The story was awesome and amazing. I liked the sense of humor in it too. I couldn't help but laugh through out the book. I shared it with a few of my friends a...

maryteresa80: Great story line, really enjoyed reading it, wish it was longer

Rebekah Sever: I'm loving it! I'm getting all hot and bothered 😳 the plot itself is also interesting, loving the portrayal of the fucked up family, very close to my own. I also like the relatable amount of anxiety Mercy has, keep up the good work :)

Mas Andi: Got me fired up and lusting for more, and more... My imagination runs wild. Every story was well written.

Leann D Fiesty: Was good,I'm glad it was published, but sad it cut off at him leaving for his office. It jumped to quick

More Recommendations

jamamausa: I couldn’t put it down. It drew me in and I had to finish. Wish I started it earlier in the evening!

Courtney Nave: Great storyline would read again!!!!

Laura Wylie: This is a really good book so far I have enjoyed it very much considering I wasn't going to read it it has been a very nice surprise so far

cfala101: Loved what I read so far

mothergoose53: Good solid plot, although sometimes difficult to read, with all the mistakes in wording, it seems like this was dictated by voice, and not proofread. I do like the writing, though.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.