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The Guardians By Dorinda Balchin
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It is all too easy to lose focus on what is really important in life. It can take something extraordinary, something out of this world, to re-focus us on our priorities. For archaeologist Rick... More > Gibson the priority is to discover a ‘great find’ which will make him a household name, and he is prepared to sacrifice everything – his home, his wife, his son – to achieve this. After years of disappointment, Gibson’s luck changes with the discovery of an ancient manuscript detailing the hiding place of the Aztec treasure of Montezuma. Gibson leads a dig to Mexico to uncover the famous treasure of Eldorado, but it is not as easy as he had assumed for the treasure is guarded. The Guardians come from the world of the dead to protect the treasure and, one by one, the members of Gibson’s party suffer the consequences.< Less
Heronfield By Dorinda Balchin
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Amidst the bombs and bullets, the fear and confusion, sometimes it's the battles in our hearts which leave the deepest scars. Experience a sweeping saga set in Europe during World War II. At its... More > heart a cast of characters who draw us into their lives from the defeat of Dunkirk to final victory. Tony, a young man who experiences Britain's first defeat and offers his unique talents to the war effort only to find his secret work threatens his relationships with those he loves. David, Tony's elder brother, fighter pilot and hero of the Battle of Britain. Sarah, whose work with the VAD's brings her into contact with so many, forcing her to choose between a man with loyalty and honour or another who appears a coward. Bobby, a young GI for whom a posting to England brings love. And at its centre, Heronfield, a manor house in southern England, once home for Tony and his family and now a war-time hospital. Heronfield, witness to six years of loyalty and love, anger and hatred, loss and betrayal.< Less
The Cavalier Historian By Dorinda Balchin
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Marston Manor is an old house which the owner plans to turn into a themed attraction based on the English Civil War. Rob Hardwick is delighted to discover a family link with Marston dating back to... More > King Charles I and the 17th century witch persecutions. But right from the start disturbing events raise mistrust and fear on the estate. Who is trying to halt his plans? Is the sabotage linked to a nearby traveller camp or the sinister appearances of a ghostly woman? And who is Rebekah and why does she have such a hold over Rob? In his dreams Rob lives through the years of the English Civil War, experiencing it all through the eyes of his ancestor Simon. Dreams which begin gently enough in the days leading up to war in 1642 but which become ever more frightening, ending with the terrifying events of the witch trials of 1651. Characters separated by more than three centuries live through war and peace, love and loss, fear and persecution, yet at the very end can they find hope for the future?< Less