Claudette learns how to survive in a city ravaged by war, where the citizens are murdered on the whim of the occupying force. Constantly under threat of discovery, and in danger of losing her life, Claudette risks everything when she falls in love with the wrong man, the worst kind of man.
Over seventy years later, in rural Oxfordshire, Connie Webber discovers seven letters linked to a famous playwright, Freddy March. The letters will eventually lead her to Paris where she discovers the horrific reason behind Freddy’s life long depression. As his mother’s story unfolds Connie uncovers a dark past that the city has tried to erase from history.More info →
When Tilly Thompson, a girl from the canal, is caught stealing a pie from the terrace of The Imperial Hotel, Athelstone, the intervention of Captain Charles Thackery, saves her from prison. Tilly soon finds out the real reason for the rescue.
With the Captain Tilly sees life away from the poverty and hardships of the Waterways but his favour stirs up jealousy and hatred among the hotel staff, especially Freddie, the stable boy who harbours desires of his own.
Freddie's pursuit leads Tilly into far greater danger than she could ever have imagined. Can she escape the prejudice, persecution and hypocrisy of Victorian Society, leave her past behind and find true happiness?This is a story of love and loss, lust and passion, injustice and ultimate redemption.
'A cross between Catherine Cookson and Barbara Bradford Taylor with echoes of Dilly Court.'
'A wonderful debut novel from a very talented writer'
Dee Burton, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has counseled hundreds of men and women in person on stopping smoking. She developed the American Cancer Society’s FreshStart quit-smoking program and was part of the development team for the American Lung Association’s original Freedom From Smoking program. Her work currently focuses on approaches to help those most vulnerable to the effects of tobacco to stop smoking. Dr. Burton is Associate Director for Research and Evaluation of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College. Previously she was Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. She was inducted into the Delta Omega national honorary society for public health in 1999. Dr. Burton’s books have been published by MacMillan; William Morrow; Simon & Schuster; and Sage.More info →