Avril Borthiry


Avril was born and raised in the beautiful county of Cumbria, England, with Celtic roots reaching back into Wales and Ireland.

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Matthew's Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Matthew’s childhood encounter with a mysterious young girl is the beginning of a unique relationship that continues through to his adulthood. When Britain enters the Great War, Matthew is faced with the deadliest challenge of all. And it is now, at the darkest time in his life, that the girl he has never forgotten reappears. Matthew’s Hope is a beautiful tale of faith, courage, and boundless love.

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  • Norfolk Twilight on March 09, 2016

    I've long believed that buildings - houses, schools, hospitals etc - retain the energy of those who lived, loved and suffered within. Their memories live on, and in many cases, their spirits linger. I also believe some of us are able to feel, or tap into, the residual energy that lingers. Some can even see and hear them. This sophisticated short story seems to showcase my beliefs. Not a 'mainstream' ghost story, it takes a look at the past lives of those who lived in the house as seen through the extra-sensory eyes of two visitors. The visitors, too, have their own story. Easily a five star write. Can't believe it's a freebie! Beautifully written and highly recommended.