Living Magazines Free Fall

As the nights draw in this autumn, pass the evening with a title chosen from our books by local authors.

Free Fall
By Sherry Hostler

We reviewed Sherry’s first book Hypnotic a while ago and couldn’t put it down. Well she’s done it again.  This time, she focuses on Ellie who is in an unhappy marriage and feels alone. So when a handsome  stranger comes along, Ellie is bowled over. But as their flirtation becomes more intense, Ellie decides to  end things with Saul. But that’s not the end of it – soon a series of unexplained and threatening events lead Ellie to believe that Saul may still be around.

Sherry, who lives in Quainton, Bucks, with her husband, and her big fluffy bear of a dog, is now working on her third novel. We’re looking forward to it already!

Don’t Disturb the Dragon
By Rhiannon Findlay – Illustrations by Sian Roberts

Dont Disturb the DragonBerkhamsted writer Rhiannon Findlay (author of the best-selling Ten Minutes to Bed series) has written a brilliant new bedtime adventure. This time, the princess’s baby brother has learned to crawl and has escaped from his cot! It’s up to the princess to find him before he disturbs the fearsome dragon. A lovely, rhyming, interactive story with charming illustrations.

Rhiannon has sold over a million picture books in 20 languages with her Ten Minutes to Bed series.

The French Chateau Dream
By Julie Caplin

The French Chateau Dream - Garden ViewLose yourself in this wonderfully summery romance as you follow Hattie, who is in need of a summer  escape. She jumps at the chance to work in a beautiful chateau in the Champagne region of France, with romance the last thing on her mind…And then she meets Luc. Will picnics and trips to foodie markets with him just lead to a summer romance or something deeper?

An ideal holiday read.

Tring-based Julie Caplin also writes as Jules Wake – this is her 22nd novel. She has sold over 2m books worldwide.

Land Girls at The Wartime Bookshop
By Lesley Eames

Lesley Eames, Land Girls at the Wartime BookshopWe first met Alice Kate and Naomi in The Wartime Bookshop, so we were delighted to find out more about the friends’ lives in the fictional Hertfordshire village of Churchwood during the Second World War in Lesley’s second book in the series.

The three friends face a new set of challenges – including the two Land Girls helping Kate on Brimbles Farm. This heartwarming and nostalgic tale is a joy to read.

Hertfordshire author Lesley Eames has published 90 short stories and four historical sagas set around the time of WWI and into the Roaring 20s.

Wartime history

The Devil’s Own Time
By Rell & Abell

For Them’s Return and For Them’s Sake
By Richard North

Men of Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted in WW1

If you were intrigued by our local history feature about the trenches on Berkhamsted and Northchurch Commons, you can find out more about the period when the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (The  Devil’s Own) were camped in Berkhamsted in a book produced by the Berkhamsted Local History &  Museum Society. There’s a number of books that cover wartime Berkhamsted and Northchurch. You can order some at or at society meetings and events.

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