Rosebrook Chronicles: The Hidden Chronicles by Helen J Christmas

July 19, 2019 - 5:37 am 1 Comment

Competition at the end of this post………….

Rosebrook Chronicles The Hidden Stories

This series of interwoven stories follows the lives of three abused teenagers, desperate to battle past traumas, pursue their dreams, find love and re-establish broken family ties. 

London 1960. Robin is hypnotised by a dazzling moon and it sets him on a quest to seek a better life. Fearful of his future, he puts his trust in the wrong person, clueless of the trap he is falling into.

Dublin 1968. Two Irish orphans are separated by the Church. Six year old Bess panics at the thought of being sent to London. An English family want to adopt her but if only it didn’t mean abandoning her elder brother… 
Peter meanwhile, has never forgotten her. Fighting to survive in a brutal orphanage, he risks a dangerous escape to reach the mainland and with the law on his tail, he heads for the Capital to find her.

It is not until the 1970s, the lives of the characters intersect. Struggling to cope in a harsh world, how do their experiences shape them into the adults they become and who among them will be believed?

One politician vows to introduce reforms to protect children. But when his only son is bullied at school, alleged to have committed suicide, he knows there is a lot more tunnelling to do if he is to unearth the evil embedded in society.

With snippets of social history from the 70s to the 90s, this book explores the hidden lives of three ordinary citizens.

These victims never had a voice. 
I wrote this book in order to give them one.

Rosebrook Chronicles: The Hidden Chronicles by Helen J Christmas

Published 1st July 2019

273 pages

When siblings Peter and Bessie became orphans, they thought they would be looked after. Robin was an intelligent sensitive teenager who wanted to better himself.

As I am writing this review, this story is still affecting me. I love dark reads but I found parts of this book a difficult read and there were times I had to take a break. Saying that this heart-breaking subject matter was written sensitively and I knew that I wanted to finish this story as I wanted to know how their lives worked out.

At the start, each child is introduced separately and you get to know them in fine detail, but as they story continued, I enjoyed how their lives were interwoven with each other. As you read their story, there is no confusion about who the scenes are about.

This story was well researched, with the historical facts running through the book, you really feel as you are following these characters throughout their lives.

Whilst I have not read others from this series, I felt that I had not missed out on anything as reading the author’s bio, this book features lesser known characters of the series. However, I am now intrigued about the other books in the series and will look out for them to read.

A hard read but I am glad I read it.   

Purchase Links:

UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosebrook-Chronicles-Helen-J-Christmas-ebook/dp/B07S8HS64Y/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Rosebrook-Chronicles-Helen-J-Christmas-ebook/dp/B07S8HS64Y/

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwasibncZlk&feature=youtu.be 

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Author Bio –

Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she wrote her decade spanning thriller series, Same Face Different Place, Between 2011 and 2017. This five-book mystery suspense series explores British culture and social history from the 70s to the 90s. Inspired by the Bronte sisters in 2016, Helen decided she wanted to develop her writing skills by compiling a book of character-driven short stories. In 2018 she completed Rosebrook Chronicles (The Hidden Stories), a unique novel which gives extra background information to her series. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provides endless inspiration for writing, something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter, and she enjoys blogging, country walks, photography and cookery.

Social Media Links –

Website: http://www.samefacedifferentplace.com

Blog: https://samefacedifferentplace.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.helenchristmas/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFDPBeginnings

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5838032.Helen_J_Christmas

Pinterest Book 1: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/helenxmas/same-face-different-place-visions-book-2-by-helen-/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helenchristmas7/

Giveaway to Win a signed copy of Rosebrook Chronicles (UK Only)

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