HISTORICAL FICTION AND NON-FICTION
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
The Crown is a historical fiction written in memory of a students’ riot that actually took place in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in 1987. The Crown portrays the story of two major characters, the principal and a teacher, who try to do their assigned roles to the best of their ability, but despite their struggles and successes, they will realize that certain responsibilities such as theirs can be full of trouble and danger.
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?
A story of love and commitment set against the farming background of nineteenth century New Zealand. It follows Eliza’s journey from her home in Scotland to Wellington, New Zealand as one of the first early pioneers.
The Senator's Darkest Days by Joan Histon
‘The Senator’s Darkest Days’ is a thrilling sequel to ‘The Senator’s Assignment’.