My latest WW2 romance novel


In this mesmerising romance, the outbreak of war gives Eunice the chance to break free. The Women’s Land Army offers her an exciting opportunity to delay her plans to marry and spread her wings.

Her sweetheart goes to war believing she’ll wait for him. Eunice doesn’t love him as she should, but her overwhelming guilt prevents her from writing to tell him how she feels. How can she break his heart while he’s fighting for his country?

She embarks on a thrilling adventure. Her friends are living for the moment and taking every opportunity to have fun, to dance, to fool around, and fall in love. “We could be dead tomorrow,” are the words they say to excuse their behaviour. Eventually, Eunice is persuaded to join them, and she meets a handsome airman.

Feeling guilty for betraying Kenny, she embarks on a passionate affair and hopes to find the kind of love she’d always dreamed of.

How will she break things off with Kenny?

How will she live with the guilt?

Will things work out for her as she hopes they might?

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Release date 27th November.


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Happiness for Hazel will be available FREE from all Amazon stores for the next few days.
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As the clouds of war gather, young Hazel is falling in love. She is charmed by a sensitive young man from a mining family, and passion sweeps her common sense away. Fearing her parents might not approve of his background, she keeps her affair secret.

Her sweetheart hides a darker side that Hazel finds exciting, but when he becomes possessive, she discovers he might not be the man she thought he was.

Are the rumours about him true? Is he really be responsible for hurting her friend? Can she trust him with her heart?

Happiness for Hazel available for pre-order




Happiness for Hazel is now available as a pre-order kindle book from all Amazon online stores. To be one of the first to read this scintillating romance, pre-order now.

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Happiness for Hazel is another book in the series Women of Wakefield, but all of them can be read as stand-alone novels. If you liked Evelyn’s Fight and Peace for Gladys, you’ll love this one.

Release date is 7th July

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I’ve lowered the kindle price of four of my WW2 romance novels to 0.99p or 0.99c until the release date of the new novel. Please pop over to my author page to see what treats are in store.

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I’m back in business


You haven’t heard from me for a while because I’ve been busy researching and writing the new book. I decided to go back to pure romance for this one as I know that’s what my core readers love to read most, (and so do I!)

To write about two people falling in love is magical, and when I add the supporting characters and set them in a story with lots of twists, turns, and obstacles in the way, it’s difficult to stop. I don’t want the story to end, but it must or you’ll never get to read it.

Happiness for Hazel is another book in the series Women of Wakefield, so if you liked Evelyn’s Fight and Peace for Gladys, you’ll love this one.

Hazel is charmed by a young man from a mining family. Fearing her parents might not approve, she keeps her affair secret.

Her sweetheart hides a darker side that Hazel finds exciting, but when he becomes possessive, she discovers he might not be the man she thought he was. Are the rumors about him true? Can she trust him with her heart?

Coming soon…


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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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.

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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