Liam's Story

Liam's Story

Ann Victoria Roberts

Ann Victoria Roberts

Sea-captain Stephen Elliott finds more than he suspected when he's drawn into Zoe Clifford's search for the truth behind faded photographs and a WW1 diary. Why did Liam Elliott serve with the Australian forces – and who was Georgina Duncannon? As the secrets of two generations of star-crossed lovers come to light, time slips into the past, taking us from York to Australia, Gallipoli and the Somme, and revealing the seductive power of a piercing, impossible affair. Joining a ship bound for the war-torn Middle East, Stephen is faced with some disturbing parallels between then and now, just as Zoe, alone in London, is discovering the agony of distance, love and loss. Liam's haunting presence touches them both, but it takes a near-tragedy to make the message clear: only in the present can the past be healed... Inspired by a real WW1 diary, and revisiting characters introduced in her bestselling novel, 'Louisa Elliott', here, Ann Victoria Roberts uncovers Louisa's legacy to later...
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Moon Rising

Moon Rising

Ann Victoria Roberts

Ann Victoria Roberts

Who was Bram Stoker - and why did he write Dracula? Through the words of Damaris Sterne, daughter of an old seafaring family, we meet a man escaping from the pressures of his life in London. As the two become involved in a passionate but dangerous affair, he is introduced to the wild sea, the wrecks, and Whitby's local legends - while she is shown glimpses of the wider world beyond. Evocative and mysterious, Moon Rising opens out to become not only the gripping story of a tragic love-affair, but a revealing commentary on the genesis of an immortal classic.'Shamelessly enjoyable... shades of the late Mrs Cookson and a dash of Anne Rice.' Independent'An engaging tale... The star of the book is the locale of Whitby, its bustling harbour and brigantines, its damp cottages and smoky inns, its winding stone steps and alleyways, its abbey and windy clifftops are all wonderfully evoked.' The Times
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Louisa Elliott

Louisa Elliott

Ann Victoria Roberts

Ann Victoria Roberts

Set in Victorian York, this vivid romance is based on real events, revolving around the life of a remarkable woman – Louisa Elliott. Proud and determined, she struggles to overcome the stigmas of the past: a past shared by her cousin, Edward Elliott. Only as she falls passionately in love with another man, does Edward begin to understand that he is in love with her himself. Robert Duncannon, an Irish officer with the Royal Dragoons, is everything steadfast, loyal Edward can never be. But Robert – like the Elliott family – has secrets of his own... Loving them both, Louisa must choose between the respectability she craves, and the uncertainty of life with a man she may never marry. A great, rich novel, peopled with characters you come to know intimately and care about deeply, LOUISA ELLIOTT will linger with you long after the final page has been turned. 'Compelling and thought-provoking reading, right to the very last page' - Chicago Sun-Times'Ann Victoria Roberts is an unusually...
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The Master's Tale--A Novel of the Titanic

The Master's Tale--A Novel of the Titanic

Ann Victoria Roberts

Ann Victoria Roberts

Locked in a place beyond time, only the truth can set Titanic's Master free. Haunted by his final voyage, Captain Smith relives his past: the ships he sailed, the women he loved, his rise from humble beginnings to become White Star's most eminent captain. A lucky man: until an incident with HMS Hawke throws time – and White Star's plans – into disarray. Under pressure, Captain Smith agrees to one more voyage. Aboard Titanic the seas are calm but other forces are at work. Fire threatens from below, and ice lies ahead. Amongst the passengers, WT Stead – journalist and psychic – is predicting danger, while a mysterious young woman brings an old love affair to life. But the past cannot be changed: nor the events of that tragic night in April 1912. Burdened by guilt, Titanic's Master makes the voyage again, seeking his fatal mistake... Memories loom out of the mist like the sails of a schooner, skimming past my bridge with a tangible rush and barely a yard to spare... Uncovering...
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