Katherine Heaton, a young patriot woman, stares into the eyes of the Redcoat officer standing over her father's lifeless body. Stunned at what she has just witnessed, there is nothing she can do when the soldiers haul her brother away for hanging a British Stamp Agent. Devoted to her brother, and the cause, she will help him fight for independence.
Captain Jeremy Burke, an officer in the King's army, arrives in the New World and discovers the colonies have an elegant simplicity that surprises him, especially the beautiful Heaton woman. He has never had a problem with self-discipline, until now.
"The Quartering Act is a one of a kind novel. Very few books are based in the American Revolution and Ms. Baker captures the spirit perfectly. This novel is a great story of love and bravery and I enjoyed it immensely." Bonnie from Coffee Time Romance
"Ms. Baker dies a masterful job weaving the major conflicts around Boston so familiar from our history books. She twists the plot pulling the lovers away for a huge break in time allowing both to move toward other facets of their life." Reviewed by Bluebell of the Long and the Short of It.
In 1661 Madrid, Ana is still grieving the loss of her husband when her niece, sixteen-year-old Juliana, suddenly vanishes. Ana frantically searches the girl’s room and comes across a diary. Journeying to southern Spain in the hope of finding her, Ana immerses herself in her niece’s private thoughts. After a futile search in Seville, she comes to Juliana’s final entries, and, discovering the horrifying reason for the girl’s flight, abandons her search.In 1992 Missouri, in her deceased mother’s home, Rachel finds a packet of letters, and a diary written by a woman named Juliana. Rachel’s reserved mother has never mentioned these items, but Rachel recognizes the names Ana and Juliana: her mother uttered them on her deathbed. She soon becomes immersed in Juliana’s diary, which recounts the young woman’s journey to Mexico City and her life in a convent. As she learns the truth about Juliana’s tragic family history, Rachel seeks to understand her connection to the writings—hoping that in finding those answers, she will somehow heal the wounds caused by her mother’s lifelong reticence.
From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a young woman fights to save a treasured war memorial and uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day.
'This is our secret, pet. You mustn't tell anyone about us planting this tree for dad. It's our secret.'
1921. In the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked?
2001. Eighty years later, the memorial is under threat from developers. Local reporter, Rachel Elliott, is determined to save it, and to solve the mystery of the ninth tree. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to a great, but tragic, love; and to a secret that has been kept since the war to end all wars.
This ebook edition was previously published as The Lost Soldier.
This title is published in paperback as The Lost Soldier.
What readers are saying about THE NURSES OF ST CROIX:
'I didn't want it to end. It is beautifully written and pulls on every emotional string in our bodies'
'I loved reading this ... Diney Costeloe is a fabulous author ... I really felt as though I was living the story with the characters. I definitely recommend this book!'
'Diney Costeloe is an awesome writer, all her books are just wonderful and unputdownable'
A new emotional and gritty drama from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children.
After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah for company. Penniless and little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution.
But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall.
The Penvarrow family welcomes Sophie into their fold, but the new life she's built is threatened by secrets and lies that soon come to light...
What readers are saying about Miss Mary's Daughter:
'Diney Costeloe's books are always first on my list, she writes such wonderful stories'
'I loved everything about this novel. It's an intriguing plot with a well-rounded group of characters and a beautifully written setting'.
An unputdownable drama from the bestselling author of The Girl With No Name.
Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war.
Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming... and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past, but she has worked hard to conceal one that could unravel her carefully built life.
For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry's return disrupts the village quiet and it's not long before gossip spreads.
The war may have ended, but for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.
What readers are saying about The Married Girls:
'Thoroughly enjoyed this book'
'Three words: wonderful, captivating and enthralling'
'I am so pleased I found this author'
'Diney Costeloe at her best.
It is the summer of 1961, and Irene is spending summer in Mt. Vernon, New York with her grandmother. Irene is restless and dreams of earning money to buy new clothes; culottes. Papagallo shoes, and pill box hats like Mrs. Kennedys are all the rage. She just knows she will be successful selling make up door to door. Little does she know, there is more behind the closed doors in Grandmas neighborhood than the serene housewives depicted on the pages of her Rose Petal Princess sales manual. Behind every door is a story, and Irene is about to learn more about life than she bargained for, but its an experience she wouldnt sell for anything.
In this, her second book, author Lorraine Gilman weaves a story of unexpected hope, friendship and redemption in the quiet neighborhood of her youth. Filled with iconic and engaging characters, A Flawless Foundation captures the reader from start and doesnt let go until the immensely satisfying last bite.
I buried the past in a shallow, unmarked grave but it does not rest in peace.
In Hannah Zimmers world, the past equals Germany. Defying her mother, she leaves her New Jersey home for Mainz in the autumn of 1972 to study. But a masters degree is just a smokescreen. In reality, she is on a mission to save her Jewish mother, and herself, from self-destruction.
Hannahs first priority: contacting Great Uncle Ezra in Frankfurt. He is her secret weapon for battering down the wall of silence obscuring events that occurred before her family emigrated to the United States in the thirties. But will he talk? Will facing the past help her mother? Or worsen the situation? Thats the gamble she takes.
An unexpected distraction derails her efforts: two men vie for her favor. In record time Hannah experiences both first love and the pain of broken promises before stumbling headlong into a new relationship. Her happiness is short lived, however, for the consequences of falling in love with the enemy soon propel her family to the edge of tragedy. Even thirty years after the fall of the
Third Reich, aftershocks reverberate. The ghosts that haunt Hannahs dreams shake the foundations of her world and endanger her hope of reconciliation with the immutable past.
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