Kim Petersen is the first-time published author of a magical realism novel. Millie’s Angel follows the story of a girl as she struggles between her mother’s abandonment and her father’s dark side.
Mother of five wonderful children, Kim enjoys balancing family life while working from home and never ceases to find inspiration among the moments shared with loved ones.
Kim’s passion is reflected in her writing when she pens stories that stage beautifully twisted characters who ponder the secrets of life and death. She is currently working on part two of Millie’s Angel.
Millie’s Angel is an inspirational novel that follows the story of Millie and a family that is both cursed and blessed. When Millie’s mother abandons her family in disturbing circumstances, Millie is left to face the challenges of life whilst caring for her kid brother and struggling with her father’s dark pallor.
As Millie struggles to make sense out of life, she relies on her own strength and the comfort that comes from a friend and a boy who has her heart smitten. But something else is happening as she rises above the conflict that clouds her life; she develops a connection with an angelic gift that will play a wonderful role in the life of her family.
Just as Millie believes she has overcome the worst of the dark secrets that has shrouded her family, her mother makes contact again.
Can she forgive the mother that abandoned her? And why did she leave?
Just imagine an inspirational story that will uplift and remind you to never lose hope when things go wrong, then just imagine Millie’s Angel – a spiritually rich story in which you will find something of yourself.
Glen gasped when he caught a glimpse of his daughter’s tear-stained face. He dropped the work bag and flowers as he hurried over to her. “Millie, what’s wrong? Are you hurt?”
The vagueness in her eyes shifted as she regained her composure and glared back at him. He stopped in his tracks, stunned that she could give him such a look. She motioned towards the open wardrobe, bare of her mother’s belongings. “Are you happy now?” she said, her voice an almost inaudible whisper.
He followed her gesture with clueless eyes towards the wardrobe. After a moment of staring blankly at the almost empty closet, it slowly began to dawn that his wife’s belongings were missing. He looked back to Millie, struggling with the truth of his wife’s absence. He was unable to speak as he stood dumbfounded and rooted to the floor while he looked at his daughter in a state of shock.
Millie’s lips pursed and her eyes flared as she witnessed her father’s understanding become complete. When he turned to look at her, she was livid with anger. “She’s gone Dad. She’s gone!” Her voice became shrill. “This is all your fault!”
“Millie,” Glen retorted.
“No! Don’t you dare try and explain this away with lies. I know it was you that beat her up and left her here for dead. My mother has abandoned us because of you! You! I hate you!” she screamed. “I hate you!”
Millie leaped up and lunged for him, beating small clenched fists vainly against his chest while she yelled at him with tears streaming down her cheeks.
Glen was unprepared for the double-whammy heaped upon him by Millie’s outburst on top of his wife’s departure. He clutched at the flying balled-up fists of his daughter, easily restraining the slim wrists while trying to soothe her anger with calm words of reassurance. Her knees buckled and she sprawled down, sobbing heavily while he guided her gently to the floor at his feet. He kneeled and stroked back long strands of the hair falling over her face. He watched, patiently waiting for her to catch her breath and regain her composure.
“I’m so sorry, Millie. I didn’t know that she would leave us,” he said, at a loss for anything more to say.
He scooped her up in his big arms and cradled her against his chest, just like he did when she was a baby, then carried her through the dark hallway to her room. As he lowered her onto her bed, she turned away from him and curled up in a ball.
He sighed heavily as he stood over her bed. “I love you, Millie-pie.” He turned and quietly left, disappearing into the hall.
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