The Desolate Garden (Heirs And Descendants Book 1)
What secrets lie in the ledgers of the Royal Government Bank?After Harry Paterson is summoned to London following his father's murder, he finds out that the late Lord Elliot Paterson had discovered hidden information dated all the way back to 1936... and a vast quantity of money erased from the accounts. Mysterious initials and an address in Leningrad - a major port in former Soviet Union - are his only clues.Together with the attractive Judith Meadows, Harry must unravel his father's mysterious death - and figure out the mystery hidden in the files of the Royal Government Bank.Praise from readers:★★★★★ - "I never saw what was coming... Highly recommend this book."★★★★★ - "Several surprise twists, a budding romance, and a feel of having visited England are just some of the gifts of this story. For any history buff, this is delicious buffet of entertainment. Mr. Kemp has done his research...
When people think of '60s Britain they think of The Beatles, Twiggy and Michael Caine womanising his way through London. But miniskirts and The Who didn't mean anything to the working man in Scotland. The shipyards are failing, sectarianism still holds sway, and the only thing you have to rely on along the banks of the Clyde is your work, your creed and your family. But with the first two failing and the last one slipping away, what's left to cling to? Close is a story of family and belonging that begins in Glasgow and ends in Australia. It's the story of Jimmy Baxter, a working-class husband and father, a failed footballer and a middling boxer. He wants out of the city – out of his own skin – but his shameful past as an illegitimate child holds him back. Looking for a place in the world he befriends two...
Unjust Punishment (Clay Brentwood Book 2)
CLAY BRENTWOODRANCHER TURNED GUNMAN ON THE VENGEANCE TRAIL!Just when Clay Brentwood thought things were about to quiet down, new trouble comes his way in the form of Austin, Texas judge, Horatio B. Tyson. The judge sends Bill McDaniel, head of the Texas Rangers, on a manhunt with two murder warrants; both for Clay Brentwood. The judge's last words to Bill McDaniel were, "Bring him back, dead or alive. And I don't care which."
The Mail Order Bride & The Doctor: An anthology of Historical & Amish Romance
Janet's father told her that she should count her blessings that he had found her a suitable husband. He was a banker and was very well off. But Janet had other ideas. She would not let it happen. She didn't want to give up her calling as a nurse and be some banker's wife. Defying her father for the first time in her life, she came up with a plan. She would move out west as a mail-order-bride. Together with her young daughter, she had already found the perfect candidate: Dr. Race Barton. He needed a partner and she needed an excuse to keep working as a nurse. It was the perfect arrangement, if not for love than for practicality’s sake. But would he feel the same way?
A King Ensnared: A Historical Novel of Scotland (The Stewart Chronicle Book 1)
James, 12-year-old heir to the throne of Scotland, is in mortal danger. His father, King Robert III, is dying, and Robert's half-brother, the Duke of Albany, is plotting to seize power. The duke has already murdered James' older brother, and James will be next. James escapes Scotland and the murderous duke. Captured and imprisoned by the English, he grows to be a man of contradictions: a poet yet a knight, a dreamer yet fiercely driven. Hardened by his years in the Tower of London and haunted by his brother's brutal murder, James is determined to regain his freedom and end the Duke of Albany's misrule. But King Henry of England is determined that to do so, James must betray Scotland and everything he believes in.
Innocence Lost (Bootleggers’ Chronicles Book 1)
In a city of bootleggers and crime, one woman must rely on a long-dead lawman to hunt down justice…Philadelphia, 1924. Maggie Barnes doesn't have much left. After the death of her husband, she finds herself all alone to care for her young son and look after their rundown house. As if that weren't bad enough, Prohibition has turned her neighborhood into a bootlegger's playground. To keep the shoddy roof over their heads, she has no choice but to take on boarders with criminal ties. When her son's friend disappears, Maggie suspects the worst. And local politicians and police don't seem to have any interest in an investigation. With a child's life on the line, Maggie takes the case and risks angering the enemy living right under her nose. Maggie's one advantage may be her oldest tenant: the ghost of a Victorian-era cop. With his help, can she find justice in...
A Relative Invasion: The trilogy
In this coming-of-age wartime trilogy, the relationship between two young cousins mirrors the emotions that led Hitler to power: the desire for territory and dominance. 1937 London. With WWII on the horizon, the Wilson cousins meet and trouble begins. Well-meaning Billy is no match for talented but devious Kenneth, who begins his invasion of Billy's life. As the Wilson boys jockey for adult approval Kenneth's porcelain looks and sweet manners blind the adults to his psychological bullying. Smaller and frail, but older, indulged Kenneth envies Billy's superior strength and better home style. He manipulates and bests Billy at every turn who turns to an imaginary symbol of power, a Cossack sabre that he's seen in the home of his father's work colleague.When war begins, evacuation follows. At first, it's only Billy who goes while Kenneth takes over his school-friends.Billy finds emotional support in his foster home, despite its hardships. He...
Whiter Than Snow
Whiter Than Snow is the delicious dark tale based on the true life of Snow White, as never told before. Because of the prophesies, Snow White is hidden from her true identity as a princess. Living as a servant in the king's cottage and enduring the jealous wrath of the sinister queen, she attracts the forbidden attention of the delicious Prince Philip of Spain. However, only after falling in love does she discover he’s to be engaged to another ruler, the Queen of England, Bloody Mary. If the two join kingdoms, the evil queen’s reign of terror and quest to eliminate Protestant Christians around the world would be unstoppable. But there is hope. If the prince discovers Snow White’s hidden identity as a princess, true love may stop the planned massacre. This isn’t an old tale told in a new way. This is the story uncovering deep truths about the...
A Forever Kind of Love: A Pride & Prejudice Novella
TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READERThe best-laid plans of mice and men did NOT have a wife!In this sweet Regency variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s eldest son sets out to seek a bride. Alexander Fitzwilliam Darcy is the spitting image of his father—in looks, temperament, and his inability to impress a woman not particularly wanting to be impressed.Darcy, against the loving advice of his intelligent wife, decides to help his son along. In the process, the forever kind of love our dear couple has for each other is displayed as tenderness meets stubbornness and affection meets determination. Come along for the bumpy ride between Darcy & Elizabeth as love blooms at Pemberley—or does it?A Forever Kind of Love is appropriate for all readers. This story can be read in about an hour and is just over 100 pages in length.
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white.