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Release day: The Lengthening Shadow

1 March 2021

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

When Dorothy Linford marries former German internee, Franz Hartmann, at the end of WWI, she’s cast out by her father, Joseph, patriarch of the successful Linford family.

Dorothy and Franz go to live in a village in south-west Germany, where they have a daughter and son. Throughout the early years of the marriage, which are happy ones, Dorothy is secretly in contact with her sister, Nellie, in England.

Back in England, Louisa Linford, Dorothy’s cousin, is growing into an insolent teenager, forever at odds with her parents, Charles and Sarah, and with her wider family, until she faces a dramatic moment of truth.

Life in Germany in the early 1930s darkens, and to Dorothy’s concern, what had initially seemed harmless, gradually assumes a threatening undertone.

Brought together by love, but endangered by acts beyond their control, Dorothy and Franz struggle to get through the changing times without being torn apart.

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

As soon as I finished writing The Dark Horizon, the story of Robert Linford and Lily, and The Flame Within, the story of Alice and Thomas Linford, I couldn’t wait to tell the story of Dorothy Linford and her husband, Franz, and also that of Louisa Linford. Cast out by the Linford family when they marry, Dorothy settles with Franz in a small German village, unaware of the turbulent years ahead. Back in England, Louise is making her parents’ lives a misery. But trapped by secrets in their past, they’re helpless against her unpleasantness. Then tragedy strikes, and none of their lives will be the same again.

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

One Comment
  1. 2 March 2021 6:27 am

    Congratulations Liz!

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