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Hester and Crow
Hester and Crow by Katy Moran

Cornwall, 1817.

Hester Harewood has washed up on the shores of Cornwall. She has narrowly escaped the French soldiers who murdered her father and planned to sell her.

Meanwhile Jack 'Crow' Crowlas, a former intelligence officer under the Duke of Wellington, is haunted by his part in the defeat at Waterloo. He desperately seeks redemption from the commander he failed.

Hester is headstrong and independent but, caught in the crossfire of the Cornish Rebellion with the captivating Crow, she will have no choice but to work with him.

The only way to ensure Cornwall can free itself from French rule is to free Wellington. In doing so, Hester and Crow will find themselves caught in a web of treachery and betrayal...

Hester and Crow was previously published as False Lights by K.J. Whittaker.

Head of Zeus * Historical Fiction
07 Sep 2017 * 464pp * £4.49 * 9781786695338
'The quality of the story in itself is sufficient to carry this novel, but excellent writing and characterization pushes it up several notches – with special mention for Hester: a fizzing-with-life, believable and resourceful heroine if ever there was one'
Daily Mail
'Lush, dark, utterly real and, above all, achingly romantic'
Ruth Ware
'A wonderfully thrilling, sweeping, romantic historical adventure that keeps you gripped until the last page'
Rowan Coleman
'A heart-stopping, explosive romp through what might so easily have been, delightfully packed with desperate deeds and derring-do. More, please'
Holly Hepburn
'Badly behaved aristocrats, gloriously opinionated women and danger at every turn'
i newspaper
'Thrilling ... Rugged scenery combined with even more rugged leading men and feisty leading ladies makes this a book that one can easily compare to Poldark ... The intensity of the plot is only amplified by quite how much she makes you care about the characters it revolves around'
The Bookbag
'Witty, exciting and heartfelt, the book had me hooked'
Roaring Bookworm
'An historical novel at its best ... With fantastic characters like the strong heroine Hester and the charismatic Crow the author doesn't disappoint ... You cannot ask for more in a novel of this genre. 5*'
Rachel Bustin
'Readers will follow the story with bated breath to see what will happen next, as we cross over to various characters and their stories'
Our First Year Here
'A fascinating story with plenty of unexpected events, gripping scenes, treachery, bloody battles and political intrigues ... A fantastic compelling story'
With Love for Books
'With a complex plot, high stakes and rip rolling adventure - as well as Hester, a fantastic main character - I actually couldn't put this down'
Roaring Bookworm
'Those who like their action on the swashbuckling side will enjoy this fabulous debut set in a world in which Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo. A cross between Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett and Poldark'
i newspaper
'A swashbuckling, sparkling world of a novel, breathtakingly tender, with a mad, bad and dangerous-to-know hero'
Suzannah Dunn
'The main characters, especially Crow and Hester, are well-drawn'
Historical Novel Society
Katy Moran
Katy Moran
Katy Moran is the author of Game of Hearts, Wicked by Design and Scandalous Alchemy. After a career in publishing, Katy now lives with her husband and three children in a ramshackle Georgian house in the Welsh borders. She is passionate about history, and is involved with multiple projects including Waterloo Uncovered and The Women of Waterloo. @KatyjaMoran
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