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Last Update: [April 23rd, 2021]
~Beloved Part 1~
The noblewoman Suzette always dreamed of starting her own bakery, in spite of her social status. After years of enduring abuse in a loveless marriage, she at last calls upon the help of her best friend, the mysterious wanderer Hikaru, to help her find a better life. Together the two embark on a journey across the continent of Soléiâ to Hikaru’s long abandoned house, full of valuable paintings that may fund her dream.
Along the way, Hikaru and Suzette struggle against an intolerant society, mischievous fairies, a jealous goddess—and most of all their nightly dreams, memories of a past where they were in love once before, a beautiful life severed much too soon. As they come to accept their love in the present, however, a question looms over their heads...can they ever truly recreate the idyllic life of their dreams? Or will it end in tragedy every time?
Hardback: [Volume 1]
eBook: [Volume 1]
Beloved is dedicated to my best friend and mother Kim, whose selfless love made me believe a pure, everlasting love could ever exist. Thank you for your endless faith in me, and for the myriad ways you touched this story without ever realizing. I hope this might honor your memory, until we meet again too.
Thank you to my father and brother for encouraging and supporting me, even when life fell apart and I wasn’t particularly helpful; and thank you to my dear friends Meg, Mimi, Nikki, and Jon for inspiring me, and the incredible support you’ve always given me. Special thanks go to Meg and Mimi, for your immense help in developing this work, and lifting me up in my darkest times.