1940: JOSIE


Fourth Book in the Series:



Release Date — April 5, 2018 

Available in e-book & print editions 


                          Read  HERE about Josie and Gideon

Welcome Readers!

As you can prob­a­bly tell by the saw­dust, paint chips and met­al shav­ings scat­tered about, my web­site is under construction–by me!  I’m cur­rent­ly learn­ing he Divi Theme Builder, so I sus­pect it’ll be slow going as I drill and ham­mer and pound my thumb–at least at first! What bet­ter time to divert my time and atten­tion than when I’m on a book dead­line? It’s a good thing that I work best under pres­sure. To keep my head in both worlds, over the next few months, I’ll be post­ing about my Romance In Progress — THE LEGEND OF NIMWAY HALL: 1940-JOSIE — set against the British Home Front in the ear­ly years of  World War II, avail­able for pre-order right now, and to be released April 5, 2018. World War II is a new era for me as an his­tor­i­cal author, since my ten pre­vi­ous romances have been pop­u­lat­ed by Medieval knights, Victorian rail­way barons and Regency rab­ble-rousers. Josie Stirling, the hero­ine, is just man­ag­ing to keep up with her family’s vast, wartime farm in Somerset when Lt. Colonel Gideon Fletchard, the hero, and his staff of offi­cers take over the west wing of the Hall.  A pri­vate war ensues between them, and the cou­ple soon learns that resis­tance is futile when it comes to love in the heat of bat­tle. Please come vis­it and see what’s new around the place. Best– Linda

This is “Bess”, Josie Stirling’s 1938 Bedford Van that she uses on the Nimway Hall estate. I chose the name Bess in trib­ute to the then 14 year-old (in 1940) future Queen Elizabeth II, who, in May 1942, insist­ed on join­ing the Auxiliary Territorial Service where she learned how to main­tain and rebuild engines and dri­ve ambu­lances like the Austin K2 in the pho­to below. Don’t you love a woman who can change the oil in her own car in the after­noon and meet with world lead­ers that evening! Queen Bess is just anoth­er of the many mil­lions of heroes and hero­ines of World War II.