• nurses, WWII, war. friends, self published, indie published
    by Soraya M. Lane London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family—and to herself—that she’s stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie’s blood, but her humble […]
  • Atlantic, self published, indie published, voyage, heart, friends, WWII
    by Soraya M. Lane 1945: Along with hundreds of other war brides, Betty, Madeline, Alice, and June set sail for New York to be with the men they love. In the days they spend at sea, the four young women become firm friends and vow to stay in touch no matter what their new lives […]
  • german, germany, tyneside, self published, indie published, facism, stars,
    by Janet Macleod Trotter It’s 1931 and the Depression has brought Tyneside to its knees. Young, pretty Clara Magee is devastated when her father commits suicide leaving secrets behind him and the family is forced to sell their fancy-goods shop to a German couple. Despite her mother Patience’s disapproval, Clara befriends their daughter Rennie and […]
  • football, self published, indie published, dream, poverty, 1920's, 1950's,
    by Janet Macleod Trotter 1920: Millie escapes the bleak pit village of Craston and eviction when her mother poses as a widow to start a new life running the station hotel in Ashborough. Haunted by childhood poverty Millie sees security and happiness in the form of handsome but wayward Dan Nixon. Dan pursues his own […]
  • self published, indie published, crimson, dawn, europe, 1914, love, war
    by Janet Macleod Trotter Emmie Kelso is only nine years old when she is rescued from a dingy Gateshead tenement and sent to Crawdene for her health; taken in to the vibrant, loving household of the MacRaes, a radical mining family. Blossoming into a pretty, spirited young woman, Emmie is swept off her feet by […]
  • book 3, moscow, muscovy, Scots, highlander, romance, self published, indie published, tsar peter, peter the great, European, russia
    by Janet Macleod Trotter 1700s: Beautiful and impulsive Katherine Putulo, daughter to a Scots doctor, has been raised in the foreign quarter of Muscovy (Moscow) among European émigrés. On her sister’s wedding day, Katherine recklessly disguises herself as a Russian maid servant and slips away to the forbidden part of the city to join in […]
  • beltane, fires, highlander, edinburgh, romance, book 2, james vi, castle, scottish
    by Janet Macleod Trotter Chief’s daughter, the fiery Mairi Lismore is in love with Douglas Roskill, heir to Duntorin Castle, but they are wrenched apart by the zealous witch-hunts of Zechariah Black and the jealousy of her step-sister. Sent to the Royal Court of James VI in Edinburgh, Mairi discovers that its gaiety and glitter […]
  • self published, indie published, jacobite, highland, clan, skye, prince charles stuart,
    by Janet Macleod Trotter Scotland, 1722: on a remote and windswept Scottish island an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy for the proud Macdonalds of Clanranald and the birth of an extraordinary child. That child is the passionate and free-spirited Flora, daughter of Marion. Flora’s early years are spent roaming around her father’s cattle farm, running wild […]
  • Jarrow, Tyneside, Catherine Cookson, self published, indie published
    by Janet Macleod Trotter Catherine (Kitty) McMullen, is seventeen, restless and rebellious. Resentful of her mother Kate’s new husband, she yearns for stories of the father she never knew and when her gossipy aunt divulges that he was a wealthy gentleman, Catherine’s discontent with grimy, impoverished Jarrow grows. Taking a job at the workhouse laundry, […]
  • india, india tea series, love, romance
    by Janet MacLeod Trotter Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa’s fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care. Beautiful […]