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Love and Retribution

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

It’s July 1943 and the world has been at war for almost four long years. One morning, young widow Emmy Penry-Jones discovers two men washed up on the beach below her house on the west coast of Cornwall. Emmy is used to rescuing washed-up sailors, the deadly Battle of the Atlantic exacting a heavy toll on shipping. But these men are not like the shipwrecked sailors she has rescued before and Emmy is soon drawn into a web of intrigue that will test both her ingenuity and her patriotism. Rocked by accusations of war crimes against a man she knows to be innocent, Emmy launches a bid to defend him, all too aware that the accusers could turn on her. The trial marks a turning point and Emmy is drawn further into a deadly cycle of post-war retribution from which only one man can save her.

About The Author

Catherine McCullagh trained as a history and language teacher before embarking on a twenty-year career in the Australian Regular Army as a teacher, linguist and editor. She then left the Army and established herself as a freelance editor, primarily in military history. Fifteen years later, inspired by the extraordinary stories that surrounded her, she embarked on a new career, this time as a writer. She has published two non-fiction works, Willingly into the Fray and  War Child. Catherine’s first historical novel, Dancing with Deception, was published in 2017 and was followed by Secrets and Showgirls in 2021. Love and Retribution marks a move away from the Parisian backdrop of these earlier novels, and a foray into the British experience of World War II.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (January 5, 2022)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922488787

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