Whittington Manor by Claire Louise Voet

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Whittington Manor is a Second World War love story. It is 1939 Sarah Whittington is a young girl of 16 years, the youngest child of Lord and Lady Whittington. She meets Joe Lambert, a land worker from Portsmouth, their coincidental meeting on top of Portsdown Hill, Portchester was the start of a very special love, but coming from two extremely different social backgrounds, Sarah and Joe are forced to keep their love secret until war breaks out and Joe is sent to fight for England, while Sarah follows her dream of being a nurse.

When Sarah is told that Joe has been killed in the war, Sarah falls into the arms of Edward Hamilton. By manipulating his way into the family, Edward’s cunning plan pays off when Sarah agrees to marry him. All he has to do is wait until her 21st birthday to get his hands on her fortune.

In a startling turn of events a body is found brutally murdered on the grounds of Portchester Castle, the evidence points to Sarah as the main suspect and she is arrested for murder. The battle is on for Mr Shaw, Sarah’s solicitor, to save her but has she really lost everything and everyone around her? Her fate suddenly takes an unexpected turn, when a ghost from the past proves otherwise.

About Claire Louise Voet

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Claire Louise Voet was born in Gosport across the shores of Portsmouth Harbour. She went to school in Portchester, close to Fareham and then went onto college in Havant where she studied hotel management. She has a varied working background ranging from the hotel and holiday industry, advertising, teaching English as a foreign language, sports journalist and working as a freelance creative copywriter for website designers and SEO marketing companies. She started writing approximately three years ago and her first novel “Whittington Manor” was published in December 2010. Whittington Manor has also been written as a television drama series. She is fascinated with history and subjects to do with the paranormal, something she has incorporated into her most recent novel The Ghost of Bluebell Cottage.
Published December 15, 2010 by Pneuma Springs Publishing. 194 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance, War. Fiction
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Pat Jay 1 Jun 2013

An intriguing and exciting "upstairs downstairs" type saga.... lots of research and detail gone into the foundation and for a first time author this book is sensational. Should be the next T...

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Pat Jay 5 Sep 2013

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