Rainbow Snippets Remembers the War

As yesterday was Armistice Day, and tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday, today’s Rainbow Snippet comes from To Love a Traitor, my historical romance set in 1920, with characters still very much affected by the Great War:

“George?” Matthew’s voice was hoarse. “George, what are you doing here?”

“I heard you cry out. I think you had a nightmare.”

“God, George… I was back there in the dugout, when that wretched shell landed and it collapsed… Oh Lord—you don’t want to hear about this. I’m sorry, George. Just being a bit of an idiot. Sorry to have woken you.”

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rainbow-awards-hon-mentionWounds of the heart take the longest to heal.

When solicitor’s clerk George Johnson moves into a rented London room in the winter of 1920, it’s with a secret goal: to find out if his fellow lodger, Matthew Connaught, is the wartime traitor who cost George’s adored older brother his life.

Yet as he gets to know Matthew—an irrepressibly cheerful ad man whose missing arm hasn’t dimmed his smile—George begins to lose sight of his mission.

As Matthew’s advances become ever harder to resist, George tries to convince himself his brother’s death was just the luck of the draw, and to forget he’s hiding a secret of his own. His true identity—and an act of conscience that shamed his family.

But as their mutual attraction grows, so does George’s desperation to know the truth about what happened that day in Ypres. If only to prove Matthew innocent—even if it means losing the man he’s come to love.

Warning: Contains larks in the snow, stiff upper lips, shadows of the Great War, and one man working undercover while another tries to lure him under the covers.

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About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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12 Responses to Rainbow Snippets Remembers the War

  1. Loved this book (and the emotion in this snippet).

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Love the blurb. And the snippet. Definitely want to read more. *heads off to Amazon*

  3. Wow, what a tear jerking, but exquisite snippet!

  4. Jana Denardo says:

    Oh that poor guy.

  5. annebarwell says:

    Oooh, I love stories set in this time period, will have to check this one out. Poor Matthew – those poor guys went through so much.

  6. AM says:

    Oh, wow. What an emotional moment.

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