Diney Costeloe

1 The Girl With No Name

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-03-01
Description :  <b>A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of <i>The Throwaway Children</i>. </b><br /><br />Thirteen-year-old <b>Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany</b> on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind. <br /><br />Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, <b>she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is</b> or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. <br /><br />With the war raging around her, <b>what will become of Lisa now?</b> <br /><br /><b>Can't wait for the sequel? <i>The Married Girls</i> is out now! </b><br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about <i>The Girl With No Name</i></b>: <br /><br />'Diney Costeloe has <b>perfectly captured</b> the traumatic atmosphere of the war years both in London and the countryside ... <b>Highly recommended</b>' <br /><br />'The <b>characters leap from the pages</b>. The Blitz scenes were palpable, imagining what Londoners endured during WW2. <b>Love all Diney's books</b>' <br /><br />'The author writes with <b>good pace</b>, and <b>excellent descriptions</b> of place and characters, but her main skill is in conveying the personal dilemmas faced by her characters. <b>I shall definitely seek out more books by this author</b>'.

2 The Throwaway Children

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-04-10
Description :  <b>Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable – the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War II. </b><br /><br />Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when <b>their widowed mother marries a violent bully</b> called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, <b>she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage</b> – not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children. <br /><br />And it is not long before the powers that be <b>decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia</b>. Among them – without their family's consent or knowledge – are <b>Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children</b>. <br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about <i>THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN</i>:</b> <br /><br />'<b>I haven't felt so immersed in a book in a very long time</b> and have recommended to just about everyone' <br /><br />'<b>Heart wrenching</b>' <br /><br />'A <b>truly powerful</b> book'

3 Miss Mary's Daughter

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2018-02-15
Description :  <b>A new emotional and gritty drama from the bestselling author of <i>The Throwaway Children</i>. </b><br /><br /><b>After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned</b>, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah for company. Penniless and little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution. <br /><br />But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. <b>The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever</b> as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall. <br /><br />The Penvarrow family welcomes Sophie into their fold, but <b>the new life she's built is threatened by secrets and lies</b> that soon come to light... <br /><br />What readers are saying about <i>Miss Mary's Daughter</i>: <br /><br />'Diney Costeloe's books are always first on my list, she writes such wonderful stories' <br /><br />'I loved everything about this novel. It's an intriguing plot with a well-rounded group of characters and a beautifully written setting'.

4 The Married Girls

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-02-17
Description :  <b>An unputdownable drama from the bestselling author of <i>The Girl With No Name</i>. </b><br /><br />Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, <b>Charlotte Shepherd</b> is happily married and now feels <b>settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport</b> as a child during the war. <br /><br />Meanwhile, the squire's fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. <b>Daphne is beautiful, charming... and harbouring secrets</b>. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne's past, but she has worked hard to conceal one that could unravel her carefully built life. <br /><br />For Charlotte, too, <b>a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black</b>. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry's return disrupts the village quiet and it's not long before gossip spreads. <br /><br />The war may have ended, but <b>for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.</b> <br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about <i>The Married Girls</i>:</b> <br /><br />'<b>Thoroughly enjoyed</b> this book' <br /><br />'Three words: <b>wonderful, captivating and enthralling</b>' <br /><br />'I am <b>so pleased I found this author</b>' <br /><br />'<b>Diney Costeloe at her best</b>.

5 The Runaway Family

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-29
Description :  <i>THE RUNAWAY FAMILY</i> was previously published as <i>EVIL ON THE WIND</i>. <br /><br /><b>From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a gritty drama about a mother's struggle to protect her family and escape Nazi persecution in World War Two Germany.</b> <br /><br /><b>Germany 1937:</b> Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime. <br /><br />When Ruth Friedman's husband is arrested by the SS, <b>she is left to fend for herself and her four children</b>. She alone stands as their shield against the Nazis. But where can she go? Where will her family be safe? <br /><br />Ruth must overcome the indifference, hatred and cruelty that surrounds her as <b>she and her family race to escape the advancing Nazi army's final solution.</b> <br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about <i>THE RUNAWAY FAMILY</i>: </b><br /><br />'A <b>powerful and moving</b> account of the dark era of Germany's history ... A story which needed to be told and should be read by people of all ages' <br /><br />'I personally <b>loved this book</b> ... A harrowing insight into the lives of a young Jewish family at the beginning of Hitler's reign of terror ... A sound reminder of man's inhumanity to man!' <br /><br />'My university studies had to go on hold for a while because <b>I couldn't put it down!</b>' <br /><br />'<b>Another great story</b> by Diney Costeloe'

6 The Lost Soldier

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-01
Description :  <b>From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a young woman fights to save a treasured war memorial and uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day. </b><br /><br />'This is our secret, pet. You mustn't tell anyone about us planting this tree for dad. It's our secret.' <br /><br />1921. <br /> In the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as <b>a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War</b>. On a dark and chilly night, <b>a ninth tree appears</b>. Who planted it and why? And <b>who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked?</b> <br /><br />2001. <br /> Eighty years later, the memorial is under threat from developers. Local reporter, Rachel Elliott, is determined to save it, and to <b>solve the mystery of the ninth tree</b>. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to <b>a great, but tragic, love</b>; and to <b>a secret that has been kept since the war</b> to end all wars. <br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about THE LOST SOLDIER: </b><br /><br />'I didn't want it to end. It is <b>beautifully written</b> and <b>pulls on every emotional string in our bodies</b>' <br /><br />'I loved reading this ... <b>Diney Costeloe is a fabulous author</b> ... I really felt as though I was living the story with the characters. I <b>definitely recommend this book!</b>' <br /><br />'Diney Costeloe is <b>an awesome writer</b>, all her books are just <b>wonderful and unputdownable</b>'.

7 The Sisters of St Croix

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-29
Description :  <b>A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi-occupied France from the bestselling author of <i>The Throwaway Children</i>. </b><br /><br />When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out <b>her father is not the man who raised her</b>, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, <b>she travels to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in France to meet her aunt</b>, the Reverend Mother. <br /><br />But when France falls to the German army, Adelaide and the nuns are <b>soon in the thick of a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives</b>. Collaborating with the Resistance, sheltering Jewish orphans, defying the rulings of Vichy France: these are <b>dangerous activities in dangerous times</b>. <br /><br />These courageous women <b>must give all they've got in order to protect the innocent</b> from the evil menace of the Nazi war machine. <br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about <i>THE SISTERS OF ST CROIX</i>: </b><br /><br />'<b>I enjoyed this book from the beginning to its end</b> ... Its portrayal of the horror and brutality of war and its effect on innocent people is masterly. The description of an occupied France in the Second World War is wonderfully real and the characters are so vivid and appealing ... <b>I was captured by the strength of the prose</b> and the pathos of the narrative ... This is a story that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone' <br /><br />'I was absolutely mesmerised by the pace and the depth of the story telling ... <b>A very moving story beautifully written</b>' <br /><br />'I have <b>never been so affected by a book</b> as I was by the Sisters of St. Croix'

8 A Dish Served Cold

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-05-28
Description :  When Pam Smith finally plucks up the courage to escape from her loveless and abusive marriage, she sets in train a course of events that will not only irrevocably change her life, but disrupt the lives of her ex-husband, shady antiques dealer, Roger, and his shrewish daughter, Karen.<br /><br />Terrified that Roger will try and find her and force her to come back, Pam takes refuge with an old school friend, taking care to leave no trail behind her. A stroke of good fortune decides Pam that she must disappear for good, vanish without a trace, but as she is to discover, that is not as easy as it sounds, especially when she’s reported missing by a friend and the police become involved.

9 Her Missing Husband: A Short Story

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-07-01
Description :  <b>FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN. </b><br /><br />A man murders his wife and goes on the run. In the most dangerous decision of her life, a lonely young mother takes pity on him and offers him refuge. <br /><br />The man is Jimmy Randall, who, in The Throwaway Children, murders Rita and Rosie's mother, Mavis, before disappearing. This is the story of what happened next, as he borrows his father's army uniform and masquerades as a soldier, fooling lonely Elsie Tarrant into thinking she has found a wonderful new lover, little knowing that he is a wanted man and a murderer.

10 The New Neighbours

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-12-09
Description :  <i>THE NEW NEIGHBOURS</i> was previously published as <i>DARTMOUTH CIRCLE</i>. <br /><br /><b>A gripping contemporary drama from the bestselling author of <i>The Throwaway Children</i>.</b> <br /><br />When one of the houses in an exclusive cul-de-sac is sold to students, <b>dramas begin to unfold and secrets long hidden come to the surface</b>. <br /><br />Local battle-axe Sheila Colby is appalled when Ned Short sells his house as student accommodation. <b>The residents of Dartmouth Circle look on themselves as an exclusive little club</b>, where everyone knows each other and privacy is respected. <br /><br />But now that is about to end and <b>all kinds of things long hidden will come out into the light of day, with dramatic consequences. </b><br /><br />'<b>Brilliant novel! Excellent characters. A very enjoyable read' </b><br /><br /><b>'<b>Funny, sensitive, sad</b>. Good holiday read' </b><br /><br /><b>'<b>A great read</b>, loved it' </b><br /><br /><b>'<b>Diney Costeloe never fails to keep you entertained</b>'</b>

11 The Diney Costeloe Collection

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2016-12-22
Description :  <b>A collection of three novels by global bestselling author Diney Costeloe: </b><br /><br />THE RUNAWAY FAMILY. <br /><br />A mother's struggle to protect her family and escape Nazi persecution in World War Two Germany. <br /><br />THE SISTERS OF ST CROIX. <br /><br />A gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi-occupied France. <br /><br />THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN. <br /><br />Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable – the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War 2.



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