Coming on January 1st 202I – FEARLESS HEART (Linford Romance Library) – love stories set during World War Two. For romance books only, click here.
HEART OF ICE (Linford Romance Library) – Germany, 1938. The escalation of anti-Jewish attacks prompts Kurt’s mother to send him to England but when he’s boarding the ship, he’s mistakenly given a stranger’s suitcase. Whilst attempting to return it to its owner, he meets Eleanor but his humble circumstances discourage him from meeting her again. Their paths cross later at RAF Holsmere where Kurt is a pilot and Eleanor a WAAF but is there too much death and destruction to consider taking a chance on love? Buy the large print paperback here on The Reading House
WITH ALL MY HEART (Linford Romance Library) – Germany, 1938. Anti-Jewish feeling is increasing and when Miriam and Rebekah’s parents are killed in a bomb attack, the girls are snatched from their lives of wealth and privilege to be abandoned in an orphanage. There, the sisters meet fellow Jew, Karl, and the three young people are assisted out of Germany on the Kindertransport train. Miriam and Karl feel a connection but circumstances part them before they reach England. How can they possibly find each other again? Buy the large print paperback here on The Reading House
THE MACAROON CHRONICLES (Chapeltown Books) – is a romp through relationships amongst some anthropomorphic characters. It is one of those quirky books that awakes your sense of humour. Come and follow the fun.Take a tour of the exotic Isle of Macaroon with Eddie and his zany friends who will be pleased to show you the cheese mines, Meringue Mountains and the Custard River while they flee unscrupulous promoters, bandit badgers and low-flying seagulls. But a word of advice – don’t refer to Eddie as a chicken, he thinks he’s a bald eagle. And don’t mention Brian’s small stature, he’s rather sensitive about his size. Oh, and don’t call Brian a monkey, he’s actually a lemur. And finally, if Gideon takes a pen out of his pocket and you value your life – duck.
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WILD SPIRIT (Linford Romance Library) – It’s Rae’s dream to sail away across oceans on her family’s boat, the WILD SPIRIT – but in 1939 the world is once again plunged into conflict, and her travel plans must be postponed. When Hitler’s forces trap the Allies on the beaches of Dunkirk, Rae sails with a fleet of volunteer ships to attempt the impossible and rescue the desperate servicemen. However, her bravery places more lives than her own in jeopardy – including that of Jamie MacKenzie, the man she’s known and loved for years…
TOUCHED BY TWO WARS (Linford Romance Library) – France, 1914: Isabelle and her mother are pleased to take in British soldiers as they pass through the countryside on their way to the front. But Isabelle’s attempt to comfort a distressed soldier leaves her with an illegitimate yet dearly beloved daughter, Madeleine. As Isabelle and her own mother struggle with the upkeep of Chateau Bellevais, another soldier, James, comes into her life – and out again. During the ensuing chaos of yet another war, Isabelle flees to England. Is it possible that she and James could find each other once more?
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THE BASILWADE CHRONICLES – (Chapeltown Books) The Basilwade stories were originally published on the CaféLit website, where you can access short stories that go nicely with a cuppa. We even suggest a drink! Dawn Knox’s stories contain characters and situations that may seem a little larger than life at first glance but we can soon see that everyone involved is very human. And don’t we all recognise the quirkiness of village/small-town life?
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A TOUCH OF THE EXOTIC – (Linford Romance Library) – From India to war-torn London to a grand estate in Essex, Samira’s life is one of rootlessness and unpredictability. With her half-Indian heritage, wherever she goes, she’s seen as ‘exotic’, never quite fitting in despite her best efforts. To add to her troubles, her beauty attracts attention from men that she’s not sure how to handle. But when she falls for handsome RAF pilot, Luke, none of her charms seem to work, as it appears his heart is already bestowed elsewhere…
WELCOME TO PLOTLANDS – (Linford Romance Library) – 1930: Joanna Marshall lives with her beloved mother in the household of her somewhat less-beloved aunt, who wishes the pair of them gone. When her mother dies, a grief-stricken Joanna sees an opportunity to escape – Ma’s title deed to a rural patch of land. Welcomed into the Plotlands community, Joanna begins to make a new life for herself, and meets handsome solicitor Ben Richardson. But he wouldn’t be interested in an ordinary girl like her…would he?
EXTRAORDINARY (Bridge House Publishing) – From the furthest reaches of the universe, to the inside of a cardboard box, assorted characters play deadly games with their victims while others play practical jokes on angels or dirty tricks on aliens. Some have good intentions, others are scoundrels and a few are truly evil – but all of them are EXTRAORDINARY.
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THE Great War: 100 STORIES, OF100 WORDS, HONOURING THOSE WHO LIVED AND DIED 100 YEARS AGO – Finalist in three book awards.
DAFFODIL AND THE THIN PLACE (Muse it Up Publishing) – Young adult book
One simple yawn is all it takes for teenager, Daffodil Lane to unknowingly breathe in a wandering soul and swallow it, trapping it in her stomach. To the rest of the world, the soul sounds like a rumbling tummy but horrified Daffodil hears a voice insistently demanding to be released.
She travels back more than 100 years in an attempt to rid herself of the voice and to reunite it with its body but the repercussions of her journey reverberate through the years, affecting the lives of people in both the Victorian times and the 21stCentury.
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