- Author: Anne Allen
- Published: August 2016 by Sarnia Press
- Category: Family Drama, Romance, Paranormal
1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake.
Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer – but there’s a price to pay. . .
The story weaves between the WWII years in Guernsey and the island in the present day. Olive married Bill Falla in the spring of 1940. Although not in love with him she looks forward to the security of having her own house. She soon finds out marriage doesn’t come close to anything she hoped for. Bill is a brute and a bully, and Olive’s life is miserable, made even more so by the occupation of the island by German forces. Continue reading
- Author: Anne Allen
- Published: June 2015 by Sarnia Press
- Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
One family, divided by death – and money
Andy Batiste, at loggerheads with his degenerate cousin, seeks to discover the truth of his family history. Why was his pregnant grandmother forced to flee to France? What really happened to her husband during the German Occupation, sixty years ago? Who accused Edmund, the elder son and Batiste heir, of being an informer? Was he really a traitor – and who murdered him?
With Edmund’s brother Harold now head of the family, enjoying the wealth which ought to have come to Andy’s father, the family is forever divided. Andy yearns to clear Edmund’s name and restore his father to his rightful inheritance.
Into the conflict comes Charlotte Townsend, newly divorced, lonely and struggling with writer’s block and the consuming threat of impending loss. She returns for healing at Guernsey’s natural health centre, La Folie, and becomes involved in Andy’s family affairs.
Together they embark on a hunt for the truth…
Andy Batiste can’t understand why his grandfather’s brother, Harold, claimed the family inheritance, when by rights it should have passed to his father, Jim. There is a mystery surrounding the death of Edmund, Andy’s grandfather who was believed to be an informer when the island was occupied by the German army during WWII. There has been a state of mutual hostility between the two branches of the family ever since. Andy doesn’t believe the stories and desperately wants to find out the truth so his father can claim what is rightfully his.