- Women’s Fiction
- Historical Fiction
♥ Blurb ♥
Perfect for the fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.
Charlotte Brookes flees her lecherous guardian, McBride, taking her younger sister with her. After a year on the road, they stumble into a Yorkshire village where the Wheelers, owners of the village shop, take them in. This new life is strange for Charlotte, but preferable to living with McBride or surviving on the roads.
Harry Belmont is an important man in the village, but he’s missing something in his life. His budding friendship with Charlotte gives him hope she will feel more for him one day, and he will marry the woman he yearns for.
When McBride discovers where Charlotte lives, his threats begin. Harry fights to keep Charlotte safe, but World War I erupts and Harry enlists.
Left to face a world of new responsibilities, and Harry’s difficult sister, Charlotte must run the gauntlet of family disputes, McBride’s constant harassment, and the possibility of the man she loves being killed.
Can Charlotte find the happiness that always seems under threat, and will Harry return home to her?
♥ Mini-Interview ♥
- Where did the inspiration come from for your current book?
I really admire the men and women we lived through and served in WWI. I’ve done a lot of research about WWI for other books I’ve written and I wanted to use this period again and have the main hero go to war. Charlotte was a character who came to me easily and she wanted her story written. I liked the idea of exploring her and with her having a dependent sister to look after. How was she going to take care of them both? Then she meets Harry and he changes things again. It was a great story to write.
- Do you have a special ritual that you do when you finish writing a book?
Give myself a mental high-five, perhaps a glass of wine that night and I give myself a few days off to do other things outside of writing.
- What has been your favourite read of 2018, so far?
That would be Island in the East by Jenny Ashcroft. Great story. Full of fleshed out characters, great descriptions, and a plot that kept you turning the pages. Read it in a couple of days as I couldn’t put it down.
- If you could pick three books that have influenced your life, what would they be and why?
I don’t think there are books that have influenced my life really. But there are three books which I read and the story has stayed with me long after the book finished and which I wanted to write stories just like that. The strong heroines and flawed heroes are something I like to write in my books. The books are:
Catherine Cookson’s The Dwelling Place.
Audrey Howard’s The Woman from Browhead
Audrey Howard’s The Juniper Bush
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