Keep the Home Fires Burning
By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
The year is 1915, and the war is raging on . . . The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life.Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the Front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the Front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure? Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway, believing he won't be allowed to volunteer. Eric turns out to be decent, honest and he genuinely cares about Ethel - is this the man who could give her a new life?The Hunters, their servants and their neighbours soon realise that war is not just for the soldiers, but it's for everyone to win, and every new atrocity that is reported bolsters British determination: this is a war that must be won at all costs.Keep the Home Fires Burning is the second book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1915, this is an evocative, authentic and wonderfully depicted drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.
The King's Daughter
By Barbara Kyle
A battle royal between two warring sisters...Upon the death of King Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the Tudor throne.Her first order of business is to wed the Catholic King Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality.And so begins her bloody reign...Even as she plans for her own nuptials, Isabel Thornleigh is working on various plots to overthrow Mary and bring her sister Elizabeth to power.But none of the secrets Isabel has discovered compares to the truths hidden in her own family.With her beloved father imprisoned by Queen Mary, only Carlos Valverde - a Spanish mercenary - can help her.And now with England's future at stake, Isabel is prepared to risk all to change the course of history...
By Angus Donald
THE THIRD CRUSADE IS OVER Richard the Lionheart is bound for England. But with all the princes of Europe united against him . . . can the greatest warrior in Christendom make it safely home?THE LION IS CHAINED Captured. Bound. Imprisoned. King Richard's slim hope of salvation rests on one man - a former outlaw, a vengeful earl, a man who scoffs at Holy Mother Church:ROBIN HOOD For King and country Robin and his loyal lieutenant Alan Dale will risk all - from blood-soaked battlefields to deadly assassins - to see the Lionheart restored to his rightful throne.
Knight Of Passion
By Margaret Mallory
Linnet is arrestingly beautiful and angry, a dangerous combination. Five years ago in Paris, Jamie Rayburn got his heart broken when he became a casualty of Linnet's war with her father. Now Jamie discovers Linnet in London, trying to save the young widowed queen from being discovered in a disastrous affair with her Clerk of the Wardrobe. Sparks fly from the moment Jamie and Linnet are reunited. Linnet takes Jamie to her bed again, but he intends to be more than her KNIGHT OF PASSION.Will Linnet choose love over revenge this time? When she is alone and threatened with charges of witchcraft, she finally understands that only love can save her - but is it too late?
Knight Of Pleasure
By Margaret Mallory
THE GREATEST PASSION Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country. IS WORTH THE GREATEST PERIL Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.