A Crimson Dawn : A Powerful Story of Love and War: One of the Tyneside Sagas
Emmie Kelso is only nine years old when she is rescued from a dingy Gateshead tenement and sent to Crawdene for her health; taken in to the vibrant, loving household of the MacRaes, a radical mining family. Blossoming into a pretty, spirited young woman, Emmie is swept off her feet by handsome miner Tom Curran, but learns too late of his possessive, violent nature. As war engulfs Europe in 1914, Tom enlists but Emmie joins the MacRaes and others in their cries for peace. Working alongside Rab, the MacRaes eldest son, their childhood devotion to each other sparks into a love too strong to hide. But when Rab is arrested as a conscientious objector and Emmie becomes an outcast in her own home, her ideals and love are put to the ultimate test, in this dramatic and heart-wrenching story. Set against the fascinating backdrop of the Great War, A CRIMSON DAWN is one of the gripping and impassioned TYNESIDE SAGAS.
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 08 Dec 2011
- MacLeod Trotter Books
- Morpeth, United Kingdom
'It's another action-packed, emotionally-charged page-turner from the Morpeth author.' Newcastle Journal. 'Another cracking tale from the author of the trilogy based on the life of Catherine Cookson.' [4 star rating] Sunderland Echo. 'Dramatic, powerful story of love and war.' [5 star rating] Bournemouth Daily Echo.
About Janet MacLeod Trotter
Janet MacLeod Trotter was brought up in the North East of England with her four brothers, by Scottish parents. She is a best-selling author of 16 novels, including the hugely popular Jarrow Trilogy, and a childhood memoir, BEATLES & CHIEFS, which was featured on BBC Radio Four. Her novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award, and the TEA PLANTER'S LASS was longlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel Award. A graduate of Edinburgh University, she has been editor of the Clan MacLeod Magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines. She lives in the North of England with her husband, daughter and son. Find out more about Janet and her other popular novels at: www.janetmacleodtrotter.com