The Chiddleigh Saga
Lies, secrets, deceit and betrayal in 14th Century England
No One Must Know
Book 1 of The Chiddleigh Saga
Society controlled them
Secrets moulded them
Lies divided them
England 1330: on a remote Devonshire estate. Young and innocent Joan de Chiddeigh is struggling with her new status as Lady of the Manor.
Lonely and neglected by her ambitious husband, Sir John, she strikes up a forbidden friendship with a kitchen maid called Annie. However, Annie is hiding a terrible dark secret.
As their friendships deepens, Joan finds herself getting more and more entangled in a chain of lies that will divide her and Sir John, threaten the Chiddleigh estate and change lives forever.
The Chrysalis BREW Readers' Choice Award
USA Silver Falchion Book Awards Finalist 2022
No Going Back
Book 2 of The Chiddleigh Saga
Devonshire, England, 1348: the Black Death is sweeping the land. Young Lord Thomas de Chiddleigh is sent home from school only to discover that the plague has reached his estate, forcing him to take on the role of Lord of the Manor.
Desperate to avoid the plague and save the few surviving people, Thomas leads them to a remote farmstead, intending to wait out the plague and return to his studies in the spring. However, the farmstead is derelict and with few supplies, Thomas and his group face a perilous winter.
Tensions mount as the inexperienced Thomas clashes repeatedly with his workers, some of whom are harbouring dark secrets about his family.
Thomas's life is further complicated when he meets Rulf, a young man who has levels of confidence that Thomas can only dream of. As their friendship deepens and past secrets are revealed, Thomas has to decide between the duty he hates, his burning passion for knowledge and his forbidden love.
Locations used in book 1 as seen today
Writing as we speak.
...Can James save the estate?