My 1920s-set novellas, Poacher’s Fall and its sequel, Keeper’s Pledge, are now available for the first time in KU:
One snowy night just before Christmas, 1922, poacher Danny Costessey rounds off a night trapping rabbits by climbing a tree to fetch some mistletoe for his mother—only to fall and break his leg. Taken to the manor house to recover from his injuries, Danny meets the reclusive owner, Philip Luccombe.
Village gossip has it Philip went mad during the war, but Danny soon realizes he’s simply still mourning his late lover. As friendship grows between them, Danny starts to fall for the shy, handsome, lord of the manor.
Danny’s lively nature, roguish good looks, and ready laughter enchant Philip, and he finds himself being drawn out of his shell whether he will it or not. But when Danny tries to move beyond friendship, Philip panics—and the consequences of his rejection could threaten everything.
Available on Kindle and in KU
A sequel to Poacher’s Fall.
Landowner Philip Luccombe and young poacher-turned-gamekeeper Danny Costessey have been enjoying a passionate—if clandestine—relationship for four years now. Danny’s love has brought Philip out of the shell he retreated into when his first lover died after the Great War. But at Christmas, 1926, visitors to the manor threaten their happiness.
Philip’s young cousin Matthew is artistic, vivacious, and flirtatious: just the sort to remind him of his long-dead first love—and to emphasise the social gulf between Philip and Danny, who can’t help feeling threatened by this new rival for Philip’s affections.
But the worst danger comes from much nearer home, where the indiscretions of Danny’s ex threaten to expose the lovers. Meanwhile, Danny’s younger brother, Toby, has grown to resent the connection between his brother and the lord of the manor. To do his duty by his family, Danny might have to leave his lover forever.