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Book 1

A man's worth is measured not only in his strength but also in overcoming brutality to be empathetic, selfless, and loving.

Young Charlie Mickleson from Colbourne near the Welsh border is indentured to farrier Doyle Brewster, but all is not as it should be in Charlie’s world. Brewster and Justice Leland Cavell, who recruited Charlie, subject him to abuse, leading an adolescent Charlie to run away.

To escape Cavell’s pursuit, Charlie finds employment in the stable at Thornbane Lodge in Cambridgeshire, working for the well-connected Hopwood family. In the course of his duties, Charlie meets Harriet Wyndham at Redway Acres, who offers him the job of stable manager at the larger Wyndham Estate near Bath. A grateful Charlie accepts, though his choice will bring him closer to home and the clutches of the one man he hopes never to see again.

Will Charlie evade Cavell’s devious plans, or will his desire to seek justice cause him to lose everything?


WARNING- This book is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age. Contains detailed sex scenes and elements of violence and sexual abuse.

Charlie's tale is one that Dickens or Trollope could have written. The writing style is direct and simple, completely appropriate to narrate the life of a direct and simple man. The unexpected plot twists will keep you reading... The good characters are sympathetic... the evil ones are reprehensible and truly get their just desserts. What more can a reader ask?

Thomas Jr. Goodreads

The author provided perfect descriptions of the past, so perfect that I felt I was there. It’s not an easy book to read, especially if you suffer from an overdose of empathy but it is worth every page. Charlie’s journey is moving, heroic and unique and it’s worth reading all the way to the end. Highly recommended.

A. Claire E, Goodreads

This is truthfully an old fashioned morality tale, and nonetheless worse for that. I defy you to read it and 

not root for the hero in his troubles.

Jane Jago, UK

This historical fiction novel was very well written and professionally crafted and had me hooked from the outset.

J.E. Rowney, UK

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