Book List in Order: 15 titles

  • A new Second World War novel from bestselling author Diney Costeloe, based on a gripping and moving true story. In The Stolen Boy, Diney Costeloe returns to wartime England – the setting for many of her most successful novels – with a st...


  • Love, hate, hope and pain powerfully intermingle in Diney Costeloe's moving sequel to The Children of the Siege. 1877, St. Etienne: Since the siege of the Communards in Paris six years earlier, Hélène is back in the safety of the family home. She w...


  • Paris, 1871. A lost child. A family divided. The bitter backdrop of war. A heart-stopping and gripping tale of endurance for fans of historical fiction. The St Clair family have returned home after the war, seeking refuge in Paris. But their safety i...


  • After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St. Clair family return to Paris, only to be swept up into the terrible cruelties and violence of the Commune. Here their young daughter, Helene, falls ill, becomes separated from the family...


  • After her mother's death, 20-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned in London. With no money and little chance of an income, she tries to get work as a governess to avoid destitution. Now alone in the world, she only has the company of her erstwhi...


  • Squire's son Felix has married a girl who is hiding several secrets—one of them in particular could undo her new life. Charlotte, who arrived from Germany on the Kindertransport during the war, is now happily married to farmer Billy. But fo...


  • Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left b...


  • FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN. A man murders his wife and goes on the run. In the most dangerous decision of her life, a lonely young mother takes pity on him and offers him refuge. The man is Jimmy Randall, who, in The Throwa...


  • 1921: in the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as a timeless memorial to the men killed in World War I. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was "the unknown soldier" for whom it is...






  • Dartmouth Circle is quiet, exclusive—and that’s just the way its residents want it to stay.  Especially queen bee and arch busybody Sheila Colby. When she hears that the house next door to her has been bought for a student and four f...


  • Gritty, heartrending, and unputdownable—the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War IIRita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a ...


  • THE RUNAWAY FAMILY was previously published as EVIL ON THE WIND. From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a gritty drama about a mother's struggle to protect her family and escape Nazi persecution in World War Two Germany. Germany 1937: Fear and betra...


  • A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi-occupied France from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined t...


  • When Pam Smith finally plucks up the courage to escape from her loveless and abusive marriage, she sets in train a course of events that will not only irrevocably change her life, but disrupt the lives of her ex-husband, shady antiques dealer, Roger,...


  • In 1921, eight ash trees were planted as a memorial to the men from the village who were killed in World War One. Now the Ashgrove is under threat from developers, and the village is torn between the need for more housing and the wish to preserve the...