Good morning on this September 1, 2017. If you're reading this note, I apologize, but I've taken down all but the first chapter of The Age of Innocence. Without getting into still unavailable specifics of time and particulars, my plan is to publish this story in the near future. I'm in the process of editing it, dividing it into two books, and adding a prequel. So, when it next becomes available publicly, it'll be a bit different here and there to those of you who've read it. I apologize to those of you who've never read it and clicked with intentions of doing so, but for now, this first chapter is all that'll be available publicly. I'm keeping it here for copyright and dating purposes.

As soon as I have further information regarding publication, I'll post it both here and on my Facebook page (Stories by PattyRose). Thank you so much for your support of this story for the past couple of years.

****AND…to those of you who were in the middle of reading for the first time and didn't get a chance to finish, this story was also made available on Fictionpad dot com. Although I said on my Facebook page that I'd take the story down from both sites on 9/1, I realize some of you aren't on Facebook. Therefore, I'll keep the copy up on Fictionpad through Monday, 9/4/2017 to give those of you caught unaware and in the middle a few more days to finish. Thanks! :) ***

I'll keep you all posted on any developments.


"They have given their sons to the military services. They have stoked the furnaces and hurried the factory wheels. They have made the planes and welded the tanks. Riveted the ships and rolled the shells." -President Franklin D. Roosevelt (addressing women's contributions to WWII).