HISTORICAL FICTION AND NON-FICTION
‘The New Creatures’ is the amazing and inspiring sequel to ‘The Captive’s Crown’ where Eliana and fellow prostitutes like her have had their lives changed for the better. However, they are beset with secret struggles from their past. Can they allow their new personalities to enjoy the full package of their salvation: peace, love and joy? Find out?
‘Martha Martha, Yeshua’s (Jesus’) words to this enigmatic character from the New Testament, is vividly brought to life through her pain, fears, tragedy and triumph as her faith, family and friendships are tested and threatened in ways she never imagined. A retelling of Christ’s story through the eyes of the women who followed Him. Based soundly in scripture the narrative gives detailed accounts of the last week of Christ’s life on earth, his resurrection and ascension through to the giving of the Holy Spirit.
Not quite historical, set during 1980-81. Marya is a second generation Polish refugee, living in England, headstrong and mouthy, with a liking of alchol. When she doesn’t get into university, she sets off to Poland to find her roots but things aren’t as she supposed. Then she becomes drawn into the Shipyard Strikes in Gdansk and the Solidarnosc trade union.
The Wanderer is a man shrouded in legend. Moving from place to place in the land of Nod, he is known primarily for the curse that hangs over his life. When a gloating killer invokes that curse in celebration of a murderous rampage, The Wanderer is summoned to tell his story.
The story, based on real events, of two Romani teenagers’ journeys to a kind of freedom in Slovakia. From the horrors of slaughter in the woods, the lies of a safe future and Majdanek Concentration Camp to using their Romani skills in hiding to survive. A novel of the playful mindset and culture of the Romanies in the face of a brutal regime set upon destroying all Gypsies.
The gripping and amazing story of the lady who cleaned the feet of Jesus with her hair. Dreadful circumstances have led Eliana to the path of prostitution. What finally convinces her to meet with Jesus and become so brazenly bold to do what she did to Him before a whole gathering of guests at a party!
Judea 32 AD. It is a day like any other when Martha, a young widow, meets a travelling Rabbi called Jesus. To become a disciple is a dangerous decision, but one Martha must make. Those who killed Jesus are now looking to stop the new believers by any means possible, including murder. It is only a matter of time before they come for her family. Can she find the courage to sacrifice everything to save those she loves?
Prequel to The Healing. Embracing the chance to experience the world before taking his vows, young Henry de Brampton recklessly betrays those he loves, with devastating consequences. Overwhelmed with guilt, he seeks redemption among the Cistercians, and is forced on pilgrimage to save his vocation.
Book 1 – 1966: Jane’s sheltered existence is disturbed by the caresses of a stranger in a darkened room. Haunted by the incident she determines to experience life. Her encounters and challenges bring fun and fear as she searches for the reality of love. But love is gently hovering awaiting release and its unexpected arrival encompasses all her heart’s desires…
Book 2 – 1968: Jill, despite many failed relationships, is looking for Mr Right. A chance encounter sets off a chain of events which threatens her, her friends and family. In this Jill discovers there are many faces of love, but there is only one who will bring her the fulfilment of her heart’s desires…
Book 3 – 1970: David likens his marriage to riding a rollercoaster blindfold, their shared love the track that holds, keeps and guides them. It’s in going from the greatest exhilaration to the darkest despair that he draws on love’s strength and finds it casts out fear, brings restoration and expands his vision to re-evaluate his heart’s desires…
Book 4 – 1972: Rosie has found love and contentment, but anguish squeezes her heart as history seems to be repeating itself. Hurts and fears taunt her as she struggles to decide if a marriage of convenience is too high a price to pay for the joy of motherhood. The tenacity of love draws her to confront her heart’s desires…
A passionate tale of two brothers set in the Tyne coalfield from 1802. The elder, unloved, builds bitter hatred towards his loved brother and takes his revenge when they grow into manhood. Only the mother’s public revelation of her secret guilt can save a terrible ending.
Glastonbury saw it all—armies marched, cultures clashed, kingdoms rose and fell—but through it all Glastonbury remained a place of serenity, prayer and reconciliation. As the last of the Glastonbury monks searches back through the pages of recorded history in a valiant quest to find meaning in the struggles those broken arches stood witness to—seeking for the Holy Grail itself—so his odyssey becomes every person’s journey for the meaning of life and hope for today.
When 12-year-old Natalie befriends an Apartheid era political activist from South Africa, and, years later, falls in love with his son, she is drawn into a world of political intrigue, racial tension, international terrorism and … gardening. Paperback & ebook (Crafty Publishing)
In 1349, Amalric, a stained glass apprentice, faced the arrival of a pandemic. When it raged through his village in East Yorkshire, it changed his life and work as he experienced the conflicts between art, medicine and faith. Hope lay in love and the people he came to know as friends. Softback available from email@example.com at £5 plus postage. Published February 2020 by Instant Apostle.
In 1919, a young English couple, Livvy and Peter, leave Baku, which the previous year became capital of an independent Azerbaijan. With their baby, they bluff and bribe their way across Bolshevik and White Russian territory to Archangel on the north coast of Russia hoping to board a British ship. Only two of them reach an England little recognised after an absence of more than five years.
The first of two historical novels based in Farnham, Surrey, in the 1640s. Comely Grace features war, separation and rivalry. Reviewers have commended the degree of research in this little known period, and that it weaves effortlessly into the lively human story.
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Edward the Exile – Disaster strikes and Edward, the son of Edmund Ironside, is forced into exile and has to flee from country to country seeking a safe haven. Will he ever be able to return to his true home – England? (£7.99)
Margaret and Edgar – Edward, the son of Edmund Ironside, returns form exile, but all is not well. In 1066, when the Normans come, his children Margaret and Edgar are forced to flee, with life-changing consequences for them both. (£7.99)
Stourport is unique, being the only inland port created by the canal system. Some may think it therefore has little history, but walk its paths and you will be pleasantly surprised. (£6.50)
Kidderminster is rightly famous for its carpet industry. Though much has been lost, there are still gems to enjoy in the town and surrounding countryside. (£7.50)
An enticing and adventurous read that reveals the surprising and shocking experiences of two women in their jobs. Their highs and lows make readers cleave to every page till the end! A fantastic read full of intrigues, suspense, tension and a school riot!
Driven to despair by heart-breaking betrayal, nobleman Philip de Braose has lost faith in God and man. Working as a soldier for hire, he recklessly seeks death and is brutally injured, only for rescue to come in the unlikely form of a Cistercian monk.
This joy-filled, kind and compassionate man walks alongside Philip as his body slowly recovers and he is forced to confront the more painful wounds within.
The daughter of Pontius Pilate falls in love with the Jewish Zealot sent to kill her. An historical romance
The first, and only, novel about Leicestershire in the Great War, Don’t Be Late in the Morning is written from original, unpublished letters and diaries, filling a lacuna in British Great War fiction.
When young Silvanus meets the bizarre old hermit Cerbonius, he begins to question everything he knows. Are his ambitions far too small?
…A thought to the man who has narrowed a woman’s destiny to her body. One encounter with a Prince shattered the destiny of a Princess. Was the daughter of Jacob disowned in disguise?
The Senator's Darkest Days by Joan Histon
‘The Senator’s Darkest Days’ is a thrilling sequel to ‘The Senator’s Assignment’.