THE LEGEND OF NIMWAY HALL: 1940-JOSIE and JOSIE & GIDEON’S CHRISTMAS WEDDING are both set on the British Home Front in the early years of World War II.
World War II is a brand 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.
In 1940-JOSIE, Josie Stirling is just managing to keep up with her family’s vast, wartime farm in Somerset when Lt. Colonel Gideon Fletcher and his staff of officers take over the west wing of the Hall. A private war ensues between Josie and Gideon, and the couple soon learns that resistance is futile when it comes to love in the heat of battle.
Now engaged to be married in the final, steamy love scene in the previous book, JOSIE & GIDEON’S CHRISTMAS WEDDING, the wartime intelligence agents are in for a wild adventure as they negotiate the hidden dangers of planning a wedding in the midst of a war.
The best of the holiday season to all. — Linda
The panel van at right 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 (her photo at left), 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.