Diney Costeloe

1 The Girl With No Name

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $0.99
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 Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany 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, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is 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, what will become of Lisa now? <br /><br /><b>Can't wait for the sequel? <i>The Married Girls</i> is out now! Search for 9781784976118.</b>

2 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 her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, she travels to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in France to meet her aunt, the Reverend Mother. <br /><br />But when France falls to the German army, Adelaide and the nuns are soon in the thick of a war that threatens both their beliefs and their lives. Collaborating with the Resistance, sheltering Jewish orphans, defying the rulings of Vichy France: these are dangerous activities in dangerous times. <br /><br />These courageous women must give all they've got in order to protect the innocent from the evil menace of the Nazi war machine.

3 The Throwaway Children

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-04-10
Description :  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. <br /><br />Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage – 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 decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them – without their family's consent or knowledge – are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children. <br /><br />* * * * *<br /><br />Enjoyed this book? The Lost Soldier by Diney Costeloe is out 1st July 2015. Search: 9781784972561

4 The Married Girls

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-02-17
Description :  <b>The gripping new novel from the bestselling author of <i>The Sisters of St Croix</i> and <i>The Girl With No Name</i>. </b><br /><br /><b>The war is over, but trouble is brewing...</b> <br /><br />Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married and now feels settled in her adopted home after arriving from Germany on the Kindertransport 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. Daphne is beautiful, charming... and harbouring secrets. 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, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. 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 for these girls, trouble is only just beginning. <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>'<b>Diney Costeloe at her best</b>' </b>

5 Miss Mary's Daughter

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2018-02-15
Description :  After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned in London. With no money and little chance of an income, she tries to get work as a governess to avoid destitution. Now alone in the world, she only has the company of her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah. <br /><br />But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's romance, marriage and then ultimate rejection by her own father and the estranged family she left behind in Cornwall. <br /><br />The Penvarrow family welcome Sophie and Hannah into their fold, but tensions rise and family secrets are revealed as Sophie attempts to rebuild her life and find happiness.

6 The Lost Soldier

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-01
Description :  '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 a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked? <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 solve the mystery of the ninth tree. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to a great, but tragic, love; and to a secret that has been kept since the war to end all wars.

7 The Runaway Family

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-07-29
Description :  THE RUNAWAY FAMILY was previously published as EVIL ON THE WIND. <br /><br />Germany 1937: 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, she is left to fend for herself and her four children. 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 she and her family race to escape the advancing Nazi army's final solution...

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 The New Neighbours

Author : Diney Costeloe
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-12-09
Description :  THE NEW NEIGHBOURS was previously published as DARTMOUTH CIRCLE. <br /><br />Dartmouth Circle is quiet, exclusive – and that’s just the way its residents want it to stay. Especially queen bee and arch busybody Sheila Colby. <br /><br />When she hears that the house next door to her has been bought for a student and four friends to rent, she is incandescent. Think of the noise, the parties, the comings and goings – and worse. Somehow it must be stopped. <br /><br />But of course it can’t be. And anyway, nothing in this outwardly serene and beautiful little cul-de-sac is quite as it seems. There are seething tensions and quite dark secrets only just below the façade. Will the arrival of Madeleine ‘Mad’ Richmond and her friends bring them bubbling to the surface?



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