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Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows-bookcover

By: Marie Sarginson

Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows

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Embark on a captivating journey through the canals in Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows, the enchanting sequel to the novel Keeper of the Red Shawl. Set in the vibrant 1920s, this riveting tale follows narrowboat owner Frances as she navigates life’s changes.

Amidst the challenges of a growing family, Frances finds herself swept away by love once again, this time with a younger hired hand from a neighbouring narrowboat family. However, their happiness is short-lived, as the harsh reality sets in that they must keep their love hidden from prying eyes. In stolen moments of passion, they cling to each other, longing for the next clandestine rendezvous.

But fate has even more obstacles in store. As war engulfs the world, Frances and her beloved family are thrust into a maelstrom of uncertainty and sacrifice.

Prepare to be captivated by this tale of forbidden love, as secrets unravel and hearts are tested in the face of adversity. Against the backdrop of a vibrant era and the haunting beauty of the canals, Keeper of the Red Shawl: The Secret Shadows is a poignant exploration of love’s resilience and the enduring power of the human spirit.

The author is the proud granddaughter of a hardworking narrow boat family, having first-hand knowledge of canal life from her grandmother. Born in Shropshire, she has lived there all her life. Educated at the local girls high school, she excelled in English, started writing poetry for her own pleasure, which was broadcasted by the BBC. Later, she also penned children’s stories. But life is full of good intentions and even though “Keeper of the Red Shawl” was finished, it is only now that the work is finally published. Proving the old adage: “It’s never too late.”

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  • Tori 65

    A wonderful sequel to the keeper of the red shawl. It is a page-turner as you follow brave once again she battles convention. It gives at insight into canal life and is set in Cheshire and Shropshire. The book takes you up to the second world war and is gripping and emotional.would recommend the book.

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