Saturday, 25 August 2012

'Distant Thunder' by T.D. Griggs

Release date: 1st March 2012
Published by: Orion
ISBN No: 978 1409101918
 
 
Set at the end of the nineteenth century, this sweeping, epic love story traces the doomed relationship of two young people against the backdrop of a British Empire bracing itself against political opposition. As a boy, Frank had to leave his beloved India when his mother was assaulted by a British officer and accidentally shot when Frank tried to intervene. After his father dies of shame and a broken heart, Frank must make his way to England, sustained only by the determination to revenge himself on the man responsible for destroying his family as soon as he's old enough to become a soldier himself. Grace is the privileged daughter of an industrial magnate, but following her heart and her head makes her a champion of those oppressed by masters of the empire like her father, and so she too finds she has lost her family. As the pair fall in love, there is only one thing standing in the way of true happiness - Frank's vow of revenge...
 
 
Copyright: The Book Depository Synopsis

4 comments:

  1. Oooh- this sounds interesting! I am definitely curious about this one. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jess: happy to contribute guest posts on your blog(s) or make any other contrib - assuming you like DISTANT THUNDER, of course!

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  2. I hope you all love the book! Please let me know your thoughts. First indications are that people find it a thumping good read, but I like to think the novel also has some thoughtful things to say about human relationships caught up the in machinery of Empire...If you like it try my modern-day father-son drama THE WARNING BELL (written under pen-name Tom Macaulay). If you go for one, you'll probably enjoy both.

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  3. Thanks for calling by here T.D. and leaving your comment. It is very much appreciated.

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