Looking for Jamie this is the first book of the series.
Set in the late nineteenth century this is the story of a young boy who is found bedraggled and starving, having lost his memory. All he knows is his name, Jamie. He is taken in by the household of The Grange on the Brightmoor Estate who soon come to love him as one of their own, especially the master David Dalton whose own son had been killed in an accident two years before. Some months later Tillie Raven is released from prison where she had been sent for stealing a loaf after holing up in a barn to escape a fire. Now she has to find her son, she does not even know if he is still alive, but where should she look first?
A Dilemma for Jamie the second book:
Tillie’s twin girls are now fifteen months old, and talk of Jamie going to boarding school sends her into a battle of wits against his new father, David. Jamie has his own concerns about being so far away from the Brightmoor Estate, but all that is momentarily forgotten when, first David is involved in a serious accident, then one of the twins goes missing. Once again, Tillie and Jamie have to face their fears and deal with one tragedy after another, each coping in the best way they know how. But can they succeed in persuading David to change his mind?
School for Jamie the third book
Having made up his mind that he wants to go to boarding school, Jamie is excited, although Tillie still has reservations. However, it doesn’t match up to his expectations. Then there is the worry that he won’t be home to protect Alice from the nanny who he thinks might harm her, now he is not there to bear the brunt of her spite. He finds it hard to make friends and the other boys snigger when he falls back into his old way of speaking. He is bullied and falls out of a window but will not tell anyone how it happened. During the summer holiday the family goes to Scarborough, taking Sarah, but the holiday is cut short because Jamie has an accident. Will he ever get anything right?
Lea Croft my latest book which is a murder mystery and not about Jamie. Coming soon, in October!
The sleepy village of Lea Croft in Victorian Derbyshire is awoken when the body of the farmer’s son, Herbert Grant, is found down a gully. Martha Holloway suspects her husband, Charlie, of killing him in revenge for her being assaulted by him in the past. When Charlie goes missing in a landslide, to make ends meet, Martha has to find a job at the farm, where her younger sisters, Jessica, aged 15, and pregnant by an unknown father, and Victoria, work as milkmaids. Charlie reappears but tells her not to tell anybody he is still alive. Herbert’s brother, Ronald, fancies Victoria, but will he pluck up the courage to tell her? He is arrested for Herbert’s murder. But will he be found guilty, and what happens to Charlie?
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