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After yet another disastrous love affair – this time with her married boss – Rachel Ward has been forced to leave her long-term position in Southampton for a temporary role as an Archaeology Lecturer at Lincoln University.
Rachel has sworn off men and is determined to spend her time away clearing her head and sorting her life out.
But when one of her students begins flirting with her, it seems she could be about to make the same mistakes again...
She distracts herself by taking on some freelance work for local property developer, Jonathan Daubney.
He introduces her to an old Second World War RAF base. And from her very first visit something about it gives Rachel chills…
As Rachel makes new friends and delves into local history, she is also forced to confront her own troubled past.
What did I think about it..
After a disastrous love affair, Rebecca Ward is advised to relocate from her home in Southampton, to take up a lecturer's post at the University of Lincoln. Once there she gets drawn into a mystery surrounding a proposed business project on a disused WW2 airbase. In Rachel's capacity as an archaeology specialist she is intrigued by what she discovers at the airbase and is soon determined to do all she can to unlock its secrets.
With her troubles behind her, Rachel begins to enjoy her life in Lincoln and makes some rather special friends, especially, Jem and his gorgeous dog, Toast, the rather handsome student, Ben, and lovely, Esther who lives in a local care home and who knows rather more about the WW2 airbase than at first appears. However, it is the charismatic business man, Jonathan Daubney, who comes play such an important part in Rachel's life.
With echoes of the past seeping into the present there is a lovely sense of anticipation throughout the novel as we are left wondering just what Rachel will discover as she delves further into the history of the airbase and the secrets of those people, from the past, whose shadows seems to linger in the air.
Beautifully written, as I knew it would be, as this author can always be relied upon to tell a good story. Endless Skies has all the right ingredients for an engrossing read, there's a smattering of intrigue, a hint of danger and a delicious sense of romance. The characters fairly zing with life, the setting is entirely authentic and, whether in the past, or the present, there is always a strong, and totally believable, sense of time and place.
In these troubled times, escaping into a good story is my comfort and for the past few days I have been truly comforted by reading this lovely story about friendship, betrayal, intrigue and ultimately, love.
About the Author
I write romance with a twist, that extra something to keep readers guessing right to the end. While my books are character driven my inspiration is always a British setting; so far a village in Yorkshire(The Cheesemaker’s House), a Hampshire wood (The Faerie Tree), gorgeous Studland Bay in Dorset(Another You) and rural Lincolnshire (Endless Skies).
I was born and raised in Cardiff but spent most of my adult life living near Chichester before my husband and I upped sticks and moved to Cornwall three years ago.I published my first two novels independently and have now been signed by Sapere Books. I am an active member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and contributing editor to Frost online magazine
Twitter @JaneCable #Endless Skies
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