Catherine Marshall

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Marshall was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1951. She migrated to Australia in 1960 and lives in Tasmania. A biomedical scientist by profession, she is now retired and divides her time between writing, researching her family tree and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her books have been inspired by her family history.

 

Her books are available from from Petrarch's bookshop in Launceston, or through Amazon or MoshPit Publishing (both paperback and eBook)

Email: cmarshall51@hotmail.com

THE SANDS OF LIFE

Northumberland, 1808. When Rosie’s beloved Sam is crippled in a mining accident he walks out on her, claiming he no longer loves her. When he returns, hoping for a new start, she believes he has a gypsy lover. In retaliation she feigns a relationship with Owain, the man her sister loves. Owain is a man with a dark secret, a convicted murderer on the run from the hangman. He saves Sam’s life when the two are trapped underground but in doing so reveals himself and is arrested. With the noose looming, and Rosie expecting a child, can their personal animosities be put aside to save Owain’s life and Rosie’s reputation?

REUBEN'S LASS

Northumberland, 1832: When Reuben Armstrong meets Hannah Rigby their lives are changed forever. Hannah is a gritty Yorkshire lass who finds Reuben’s compelling attraction hard to resist. Then one day she defies her grandfather’s stepson, Matt Kelly. She wins, but pays a terrible price. Matt’s retribution leaves her broken, unable to countenance Reuben’s proposal. Reuben is offered the chance of a new start and is forced to choose which road his life will take—the Old World or the New? And what of the Armstrong’s quest to regain Strathvoe? As Reuben grapples with decisions, Hannah finds herself in deep trouble once more. Can she find the strength to defy Matt a second time?

 

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