Mastodon The Writing Desk: Historical Fiction Book Launch ~ Ranter's Wharf, by Rosemary Noble

15 April 2017

Historical Fiction Book Launch ~ Ranter's Wharf, by Rosemary Noble

New on Amazon UK and Amazon US

When Betsy, a strong and determined spinster of independent means, adopts her motherless nephew, she doesn’t mean to fall head over heels in love with the child. When she plucks William from the bosom of his family, she does it out of self-interest, hoping to thwart unwelcome suitors. Her plan to raise William as a gentleman, allowing his respectability to rub off on herself, almost works. But things don’t always go to plan.

One person, she hasn’t considered is Joe, William’s brother. Years later Joe arrives to avenge his loss, with devastating consequences for Betsy. William is horrified by his brother’s betrayal and vows never to forgive him. It takes a travelling preacher to bring the brothers together once more. William sets off on a journey of discovery and fulfilment he never expected.

The next generation fight their own battles against the evils of poverty and greed. Can William prevent his son, John, from losing everyone he loves?

This is a family saga about love, loss and betrayal.  It is an intimate portrayal of a family dealing with some of the big ideas of the times.

The backdrop is the decaying, coastal town of Grimsby trying to reinvent itself amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars, dissenting religion and the fight for voting reform.

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About the Author

Rosemary worked as a college and university librarian and has a life-long love of social history and reading. Researching family history led to an interest in Australia where Search for the Light ends and provides the setting for the sequel, The Digger's Daughter. Rosemary is a member of Arun Scribes Creative Writing Group and was a volunteer researcher for the Australian Founders and Survivors project. Rosemary is also a member of CHINDI (Network of Independent Authors). Her third book, Ranter's Wharf is set in England during the first half of the nineteenth century. It is available for pre-order on Kindle.  For more information visit Rosemary's blog at and find her on Twitter @chirosie.

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