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Raine didn’t plan to marry Teddy. His moods turn on a hairpin, he’s hot-headed and easily offended. 




But he’s the father of her unborn child, and in 1950s Australia being an unwed mother isn’t an option. Raine believes it just might work, that the troubles and tragedies of the past two years are behind her. 


Then Teddy abandons her. 


Teddy’s childhood mate, Alf, wavers between indignation and hope. Is this his chance? Or do old loyalties run too deep? 


A hurting Raine determines to track Teddy down. When she finds him – if she finds him – she’ll understand at last who her true ‘keeper’ is.

About The Author

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Cheryl Burman grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, went to university in Canberra and lived and worked in Melbourne for many years  before moving her young family to Switzerland for her work. Somehow, she ended up in the Forest of Dean, UK which is where she now lives. 


The Forest inspired her to write, as it has inspired many before her, including Tolkien. She is the author of the fantasy trilogy, Guardians of the Forest, and of Keepers, an historical women’s fiction novel set in Australia in the 1950s. 


Her flash fiction, short stories and bits of her novels have won various prizes and long/short listings. including being long listed for the prestigious UK Historical Writers Short Story Award 2020. Her latest project is set against the backdrop of the Forest and the River Severn, and is a magical realism novel about a young farm girl who talks to the river, which she knows as Sabrina, goddess.  


Cheryl is married with two grown children and a border collie, Sammy (who is also an author).   


Visit her at - https://cherylburman.com/ (where you can also sign up for her newsletter) https://twitter.com/cr_burman https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.burman.56

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