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the gates of rutherford3

The third in the Rutherford series - THE GATES OF RUTHERFORD - is published in 1st September 2015. It continues the story of the Cavendish family through World War One and opens with the wedding of the youngest daughter, Charlotte. How realistic are Charlotte's misgivings? What is happening to the Cavendish's son, Harry, in France? And where is Jack Armitage, who volunteered to join?  We are in April 1917 and the war rages; close to Rutherford, at Catterick Camp, a large prisoner-of-war camp has been established.

For the character of Frederick Rheinhardt, I've drawn on my mother's early memories of these prisoners of war, who were drafted in at harvest time to help in the fields, and whom my grandmother (who had lost her eldest son in the Battle of the Somme) used to offer food and drink to, saying 'They are all some poor mother's son'.

I tried to imagine a prisoner who was as kind-hearted as her, who finds himself trapped in a role he had never wanted and never imagined. Frightened and wounded, how will he affect Rutherford?

Meanwhile Lord and Lady Cavendish have problems of their own. Has their strained marriage survived? Why is Octavia Cavendish perpetually in London?

I hope you relish the doings of the household, and enjoy reading the story as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

Meanwile.....

All my back titles writing as Elizabeth McGregor have been published by Open Road Media.

 The Ice Child by Open Road2Open Road2LBH by Open Road2ARTTM by Open Road2

 

 OUT OF REACH OPEN MEDIAYOU BELONG TO ME OPEN MEDIA2Cooke IntimateObsession2

Cooke Wronghouse2SECOND SIGHT OPEN MEDIA2 LITTLE WHITE LIES OPEN MEDIA3

 

I think that Open Road do a wonderful job with their covers, don't you?

Please go ahead and order from openroadmedia.com. I hope you love them.

 

Elizabeth   -   September 2015



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