Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle is based on the diaries of Rifleman Ted Taylor and his fiancee Brenda Burge.
The first book of Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle will be available in June 2014. The first Volume is called:
6 Days in May.
Since being conscripted in September 1939, Ted Taylor has, so far, spent the war preparing coastal defences. But as spring gives way to summer and the German blitzkrieg hurtles through Europe, Ted embarks for Calais to support the retreating troops. By the time he arrives, however, Calais is surrounded and it seems only a matter of time before the Germans completely overrun the town.
Back in London, Ted’s fiancée Brenda has no idea he has even left the country. As the news from Europe worsens and the hospitals fill with wounded from the fighting, she is grateful that Ted is safe in Suffolk digging ditches, especially as her friends have not been so lucky.
Meanwhile, in France, Marcel’s world is turned upside down when his mother urges him to escape to England. He joins the growing numbers of refugees fleeing to the Channel ports and, along the way, makes new friends. They have their own reasons for escaping the Germans, but will they be too late?
The next six days will change their lives forever.
It’s fascinating to discover your family history or is it? What if you find out something you’d rather not know? Of course it doesn’t need to be a bad secret, it could be something good. Maybe it wasn’t really a secret, but just something that was kept quiet because of guilt or out of habit. But what if it doesn’t come out for many years or it’s a secret that is never told? And of course it’s not just people who have secrets, countries do too. ‘Secrets’ is just that – a book of six short stories about secrets. Download FREE from here
It was only a second in time, but that second changed the course of Rob and Annie Davies’ life forever. For Rob it meant a living hell in Nazi occupied Europe whilst Annie struggled painfully on without him.
As war ended and the men went home Rob’s life took a savage new twist and this time it was Felcia’s turn to wait and struggle on. But the split second decision that had brought so much heartache and suffering eventually brought Rob, Annie and Felcia a much greater happiness.
A Second in Time takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotion from the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s to the austerity of Cold War 1950s. An epic odyssey of love, obsession, jealousy, hatred and betrayal as the lives of three ordinary people are changed by decisions and events beyond their control.
The inspiration for A Second in Time came out of the research into The Weekend Trippers. Making Rob a member of the Queen Victoria Rifles allowed me to explore more fully their role in the defence of Calais and the strange disappearance of so many allied POWs from Eastern Europe at the end of the Second World War made me wonder what if………..
For a review of this book click here, to you can write your own review on askDavid.com. A Second in Time is now available to download to eBook readers, iPad, etc, or PDF or straight to your PC and a sample is available to read first before you decide to buy. Or you can download to kindle. It is also available in print.
The Cat & The Nightingale Saga has now been withdrawn as it is being revised and republished under a new title, Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle, by GWL Publishing. The first volume should be available to buy in June 2014. See above.