Freedom for Cassie now available for pre-order


The fourth and final book in the series, “WW2 Women of courage,” is now available for pre-order from all Amazon stores.

Freedom for Cassie is set in 1973 when a young journalist asks to interview a Polish woman for a Remembrance Day article in the local newspaper.

1973 – The hidden terrors of Cassie’s past have prevented her from embracing life as fully as she might have. The Polish immigrant leads a quiet life as a nurse but when her friend’s daughter asks to interview her for a Remembrance Day feature in the local newspaper; the long forgotten memories begin to surface and help to set her free.

1943 – After an outrageous abuse by a German soldier, Cassie escaped from the Lodz ghetto in Poland. A group of partisans found the sixteen-year-old and her younger sister and helped them to cross Europe in an audacious plan to reach safety.

Travelling thousands of miles through enemy territory, Cassie endured some terrifying ordeals and survived on starvation rations. She lived in constant fear of patrols and ambushes, but her world changed when a young Austrian Jew befriended her.

Under the extreme conditions of trying to escape the holocaust, friendship soon turned to love, and Gunter became the focal point of her chaotic life.

Was Cassie resilient enough to travel the infamous freedom trails to reach the safety she craved? Would Gunter give up his partisan life to join her?

By the end of this final instalment of the series, readers will discover what happened to all the characters of the previous books. Don’t miss out on reading this thrilling adventure, pre-order your copy now.

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Who doesn’t like a FREE eBook?

The New Year sales are on, and I thought I’d join in and go one better than a discount! I’m offering some of my eBooks FREE in all Amazon stores.

Through January, I will offer a different book FREE every four or five days so you will have the opportunity to download up to:-


These books will showcase the different genres I like to work with, so this is your opportunity to try something different in 2018.

What have you got to lose? Visit my Author List to find the current book on offer.


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Competition. Win a paperback

Take a break from the Christmas preparations and enter the Goodreads giveaway for Ingrid’s Mission.

This is the third book in the series, “WW2 Women of Courage.”

Full of action, adventure and romance, this series will give you a taste of life for Jews in Europe under Hitler’s rule.

Available in ebook and paperback from all Amazon stores, or enter the Giveaway to win one of two paperback copies.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Ingrid's Mission by Pearl A. Gardner

Ingrid’s Mission

by Pearl A. Gardner

Giveaway ends December 30, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Happy Christmas and happy reading



I’m busy writing, editing, marketing and generally getting myself into a tizzy but I wanted to give readers a heads up on my latest FREE promotion. I don’t do these often, so take advantage while I’m feeling generous!

Evelyn’s Fight, the first book in the series, Women of Wakefield,

will be FREE in all Amazon stores

for five days from 18th to 22nd November.


Take advantage of this FREE offer.

Click to begin the emotional adventure now!




Evelyn’s Fight is the first book of the Women of Wakefield series following Yorkshire women as they love, learn and try to survive in a war-torn world.

Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel but might be better enjoyed when read in sequence.

Happy Reading




Third book in series ready for pre-order

At last, the third book in my ‘WW2 Women of Courage’ is ready for pre-order on all Amazon sites.

In this series I write about the war from the ordinary German civilian perspective, and concentrate on what it was like for the Jewish people living under Hitler’s rule.

What happened in the holocaust is common knowledge, but there are many untold stories about how Jews were saved by non-Jewish neighbours, by partisans, and through their own brave efforts.

My series follows four different women, from various backgrounds who all have one thing in common. They are all European and have lived under Hitler’s regime.

Of course, each story has a romantic element and all my heroines experience love and sometimes loss in these moving novels. Keep your tissues handy, but I hope you’ll also find yourself smiling and cheering my girls on as you read of their heart-warming adventures in the especially chilling times they lived through.

Book One is ‘Your Name is Jane’


After a devastating air-raid, a young woman finds herself trapped in the ruins of a building. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. The only fact she is certain of is adding to her confusion. Her thoughts are in German, but her rescuers are speaking English.

When asked what her name is, she is disturbed to realise she doesn’t know the answer.

As parts of her memory slowly return, she begins to understand her life has not been easy but is afraid to tell anyone about the incriminating and confusing fragments she can recall.

Not knowing who to trust, she sets out to uncover the mystery of who she is, and why she is in Sheffield when her home country is at war with England.

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Book Two is ‘Hannah’s Conflict’


After escaping Europe before the outbreak of WW2, Hannah’s passionate response to the oppression of her fellow Jews leads her back to Germany.

Working with a group of partisans, she helps to rescue Jewish prisoners from their places of hiding, from labour camps and from certain death.

Living with danger, and in constant fear of discovery, she learns her lover is not what he seems. With no-one to confide in, she lives with the constant menace of his secrets and lies. If the truth gets out, it could threaten the whole operation.

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Book Three is ‘Ingrid’s Mission’


Ingrid lived the sheltered life of an elite Nazi socialite until her father was executed by the Gestapo. Then her world turned upside down.

She learned her lover was responsible for betraying her father and vowed never to let another man take her heart.

Feeling guilty about the Nazi beliefs she had lived by, she determines to make amends for her previous acceptance of Hitler’s doctrines. Her self-imposed mission is to save as many oppressed people as she can.

Working with a group of partisans, she learns the skills she needs to fight the Nazi regime, but in the midst of her new and dangerous life, can one liberated Jew steal her heart?

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Book Four is still in progress and has the working title, ‘Freedom for Cassie’


This book will follow a young Jewish girl’s journey as she travels the Freedom Trail from Poland, across Europe, over the Pyrenees and into Spain.

She eventually settles in England and we see her life in retrospect as she is interviewed for a Remembrance Day article. The interviewer is a young female journalist who works for the Sheffield Telegraph. Her mother brings the series full circle thirty years after the war ended.

This story will have a double romance thread running through it, but it won’t lack the thrills or the excitement you’ll find in the previous three books. Cassie will have her share of adventures.

I hope to tie up all the loose ends of the previous books with this final story to give a satisfying conclusion for all my WW2 Women of Courage. Book four should be ready for publication by the New Year. Watch this space for news…



Happy reading

Pearl A Gardner



Holiday promotion price slash


I just got home from a long vacation but I don’t feel rested. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is not designed for relaxation.


Spending time with three of my grandchildren in Florida has been very rewarding but now I’m ready to start work, if only to earn enough money to get away again. (Next time I’ll make sure I go to a sandy beach with a gripping novel!)

I know lots of people love to read whilst on holiday. Personally, it’s the only time I have to indulge in a good book as most of my working days are filled with trying to write some!

With this in mind, I decided to lower the price of two of my books for the last two weeks of August. If you’ve not read these yet, please take advantage of the £0.99p or $0.99c promotional eBook price for Evelyn’s Fight, and Belle. Both are available in all Amazon stores.

Happy holidays


eve4kdpsmall     Link to Evelyn’s Fight

Belle-1a    Link to Belle