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Pride of Place

Marian L. Jasper

Sixth in the Liza Marchant Series

The time had come for the boys to go to university, but no sooner had their term started than all the Edgeworths and the Berkshires were expelled. This led Liza and Jamie on a furious journey to get answers to this uncharacteristic situation, as they knew that there had to be a logical reason for whatever actions the boys had taken.

For a while the household was in uproar but eventually it settled, and an enjoyable Christmas was followed by the promising New Year of 1861.

Liza and Jamie excitedly made plans to visit their friend Charles Enderby in South Carolina and they embarked on their trip before Easter of that year, although suggestions of war between the north and south of America had once again come to the fore but were dismissed as they had been on many occasions in the past.

Unfortunately the first shots in the Civil War were fired whilst Liza and Jamie were still in South Carolina. They were held hostage by the Confederates and then caught up in some of the action as they tried to make their way home. It resulted in their experiencing the horrors of war, as a battle raged near Liza's beloved town of Benson. They lost friends and saw sights that they both found difficult to come to terms with.

For a while they believed that they would never again see their family and friends in England, for to reach their home seemed more than they were capable of accomplishing.




About the Author

 Marian L. Jasper

I was born in Hertfordshire, in the UK more years ago than I like to admit to, and trained as a shorthand typist – shorthand not being something that is used nowadays – but typing I have found invaluable throughout my working life.

Early in my career I reached the dizzying heights of secretary to the Managing Director but soon after the birth of my son, David, my then husband and I created and owned five local free distribution newspapers in the Hertfordshire and North London areas, entitled ‘Local Advertiser’. It was hard work, but none the less enjoyable and eventually we were responsible for in excess of 100 staff.

After a few years we were approached by the magazine section of the Express group who showed a very keen interest in our publications ... click here to continue to read about Marian.




Pride of Place by Marian L. Jasper
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ISBN: 978-1-922788-72-6
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 534 pages
RRP: $ 34.95 (paperback)
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction
Distribution: Contact Vivid