“There is always something worth living for in this world,” he said, holding out his arms. “All you have to do is open your eyes and see all the beauty that surrounds you. It’s everywhere.” “I saw it once. I felt it. It was all I knew, but things change.” “You will know it again. One day someone or something will come into your life and you will never be the same.” “I am like a bird who is born without wings. I can see the sky but I will never know what it means to spread my wings and dance upon the wind, and if I dare to dream then it is only to inflict pain upon myself." “No one is safe from pain in this life, but dreams are our only hope for something greater in this world, and if we are without hope then we have nothing. If you could only understand." he shook his head, unable to explain how it would feel, but then he looked into her eyes and the words came so easily then. “When that dream comes to you, it will make you feel like every day that has come before never existed. It will be as if you never lived until that moment and you will never want it to end.” And he didn’t. He wanted to stay here with her forever. “It will be so wonderful you’ll never want to close your eyes again for fear that it will disappear.” He couldn’t help himself then and he reached out and ran his fingers through her hair. She was so beautiful, but if wasn’t just her beauty, it was the sadness too. It was everything he saw within her, and everything else that he couldn’t see. Everything that she made him feel. It was all of her. He didn’t know who she was. He didn’t know anything about her, but he felt like he had always known her. It was as if she were a part of him that had been missing his entire life and now he had finally found it. He wanted to lean in closer and hold her. How he wanted to hold her. In 1848, the young aristocrat, Mr Henrie, returns to his home in Maidstone, Kent to attend the funeral of the Duke of Mayflower where he is reunited with Lady Mayflower, who has loved him ever since she was a little girl. She believes that Mr Henrie has finally come home to her. But there are secrets in Mayflower Manor that will change their lives forever. In the Victorian Romance, The Woven Pearl by Kennedy Monroe, three people discover that sometimes love isn't about the sweet longings of the heart and the tender flowering of spring, it's about facing the truth of who we are and making sacrifices for the ones we love.