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Release day: The Flame Within

1 October 2020

Today is the official release of The Flame Within by Liz Harris (ebook and paperback, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

London, 1923

Alice Linford stands on the pavement and stares up at the large Victorian house set back from the road—the house that is to be her new home.

But it isn’t her house. It belongs to someone else—to a Mrs Violet Osborne. A woman who was no more than a name at the end of an advertisement for a companion that had caught her eye three weeks earlier.

More precisely, it wasn’t Mrs Osborne’s name that had caught her eye—it was seeing that Mrs Osborne lived in Belsize Park, a short distance only from Kentish Town. Kentish Town, the place where Alice had lived when she’d been Mrs Thomas Linford.

Thomas Linford—the man she still loves, but through her own stupidity, has lost. The man for whom she’s left the small Lancashire town in which she was born to come down to London again. The man she’s determined to fight for.

Liz dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

As soon as I finished writing The Dark Horizon, I knew that I just had to write the story of Alice and Thomas Linford. I did so, and this became The Flame Within, book 2 of The Linford Series. Although The Flame Within is part of the series about the Linford family, a saga set between the wars, it’s a complete novel in itself. The Dark Horizon told the story of Lily and Robert Linford, and how they were torn apart by Robert’s father, Joseph, who told a lie that had devastating consequences within the family. Thomas is Joseph’s youngest brother. From the moment I first met Thomas on the page, I fell for him. A good-looking young man, filled with the love of adventure, he signed up to fight as soon as WW1 broke out. The reader meets him in 1918, when he’s in a London hospital, waiting to have a new leg fitted. Alice is one of the nurses looking after him. Thomas takes one look at Alice. Alice takes one look at Thomas. No prizes for guessing what happens! In addition to being a lean, handsome man, Thomas has a dry sense of humour, and it’s this that endeared him to me. I think a sense of humour in a man is the most sexy characteristic of all. Unsurprisingly, therefore, Thomas lived on in my head long after I’d finished writing The Dark Horizon. Before I leave you, I should add that as we romance writers know only too well, the path of true love never runs smooth. That glance across the hospital ward was only the beginning!

You can find out more about this book at Liz’s website or buy it from Amazon.

One Comment
  1. 2 October 2020 7:45 am

    Happy release day Liz!

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