Spirit of the Highway

Spirit of the Highway

England 1651

England has been engaged in a bitter Civil War for nearly ten years. Ralph Chaplin, a farmer’s son, has fallen for beautiful copper-haired Kate. There is only one problem – he is a Roundhead soldier and she is a Royalist lady.

Tired of bloodshed, Ralph volunteers to fight, sensing that the Battle at Worcester will be a chance to finish the fighting for good. He longs for peace, so he can forge a secure future and find a different, more equal way of life for himself and Kate.

But War is not what he imagined, and soon he has made a deadly enemy; one who will pursue Ralph and those he loves, and wreak vengeance. What’s more, Ralph finds he has as many enemies at home, as on the battlefield.

Told by Ralph’s ghost, Spirit of the Highway is the stand-alone second part of the Highway Trilogy based on the real life and legend of Lady Katherine Fanshawe, Highwaywoman.

Spirit of the Highway is published by Endeavour Press.

Praise for Spirit of the Highway

‘very well-written, interesting story and I look forward to reading the other two as soon as possible!’ Andrea Zuvich, Historian

‘an intense and gripping tale about struggle with self, with love, with what is right and what is honorable’  History Undressed Blog

‘brings the characters and the past alive for the reader with intricate details’ One Book Shy Blog

‘anyone regardless of age would love this story…Great story and great storytelling.’ Book Nerd Blog