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She’s the One Who Cares Too Much

by S. R. Cronin

She's the One Who Cares Too Much - S. R. Cronin - War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters
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Do you know what your problem is?

Coral knows hers. People have been telling this tenderhearted 13th-century woman for years. So when a heroic army officer proposes, she decides she's stronger than people realize and her dreams have come true.

Except, the perfect man turns out to be less than ideal. And she's gotten pregnant. And her homeland is gripped with fear of a pending Mongol invasion and she cries about everything now that she's with child.

When a friend suggests the ever-caring Coral possesses a power well beyond what anyone imagines, Coral's sister decides this formidable talent is what the realm needs. Can Coral raise a baby, placate an absent military husband who thinks he's stopping the invasion, and help her sister save her homeland?

This is just the sort of problem encountered by a woman who cares too much.

Excerpt:

We saw a horseman in the distance. Sulphur threw her bags onto her horse, determined to leave before Davor arrived. She said she wanted to give the two of us some privacy, but I suspected she didn’t want any conversation with my husband. As she left, she promised to send another sister back in a few days to check on me.

As the horseman drew closer, though, I could tell it wasn’t Davor. The rider was a woman, a tall, thin older woman I’d never met. As she brought her horse to stop, she held her hands up in a universal sign of no harm intended.

I said nothing until she dismounted and tied up her horse.

“How can I help you?” I asked. She had fluffy greying hair and soft eyes, but she made me nervous for reasons I didn’t understand. I tried not to show it.

“Get me some water.”

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What a rude way to greet a stranger. Part of me wanted to tell her to get back on her horse and keep going, but another part of me felt strangely compelled to give her something to drink. I mean, despite the lack of courtesy, it was a reasonable request. Surely she was thirsty from her long ride.

I turned to walk into my kitchen to get a cup, then I understood.

“You’re a luski!”

I steadied myself in the doorway at the realization of what this woman could do. She smiled at my perceptiveness.

“I am. A very good one, too. Your sister Ryalgar sent me here to answer your questions.”

“I’m grateful. I do have a lot of them.”

“Well then, it’s good I have a lot of time.”

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Reviews:The Reading Addict wrote:

The world-building is intricate and provides excellent realism, and both the major and minor conflicts are depicted in such a way as to keep the reader invested and cheering for the heroine and those who are important to her. -- The Reading Addict

Westveil Publishing wrote:

I highly recommend both books and future books in this series to all lovers of historical fiction with a flair of fantasy/magic and strong, complicated women ... -- Westveil Publishing


The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters consists of seven short companion novels. Each tells the personal story and perspective of one of seven radically different sisters in the 1200s as they prepare for an invasion of their realm. While these historical fantasy/alternate history books can be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, together they tell the full story of how Ilari survived.

Which sister do you think saved the realm? That will depend on whose story you read.

About the Author

Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She's made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She's lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she's lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who've grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.