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Rosebrook Chronicles The Hidden Stories is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Rosebrook Chronicles The Hidden Stories by Helen J. Christmas


Genre: Literary Fiction, Social History/Domestic Noir, Suspense

Tour Dates: 14th - 20th July 2019

Publication Date: Early July 2019

Formats available: Mobi and PDF

Standalone novel, but also a series of character driven background stories, which could be a prequel for my series ‘Same Face Different Place.’

Estimated Page Count - 300

Possible Trigger Warnings - Reference to child sex abuse and strong language.

Types of post available: Reviews and Basic Promo/Spotlight Posts

Abused as teenagers, three young adults strive to repair their broken lives


London 1960. A boy is hypnotised by a dazzling moon and it sets him on a quest. Fearful of his future, he puts his trust in the wrong person, clueless of the trap he is falling into.


Dublin 1968. Two Irish orphans are separated by the Church. 


Six year old Bess panics at the thought of being sent to London. An English family want to adopt her, if only she didn’t have to abandon the last of her brothers... 


Peter has never forgotten her. Fighting to survive in a brutal orphanage, he risks a dangerous escape to reach the mainland. Anxious the law are onto him, he heads for the capital to find her.


It is not until the 1970s, the lives of these characters intersect. They are helpless to fight the forces that govern them, from influential people to their ability to cope with past traumas. As developing adults how will their experiences shape them into the people they become? And who among them will be believed?

This is a character driven novel full of suspense. How three young people battle past traumas to pursue their dreams, find love and re-establish broken family ties. It is the inner stories of these complex characters that drive the plot, intended to keep the reader emotionally hooked. What lies at the heart of Robin’s political power play? Why are Peter and Beatrice kept apart for so long and could there be something more sinister behind their segregation?


An unforgettable drama from the 70s to the 90s, this book explores the hidden lives of three ordinary citizens. These victims never had a voice, I wrote this book in order to give them one.

Rosebrook Chronicles The Hidden Stories Cover

About Helen J. Christmas

Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she wrote her decade spanning thriller series, Same Face Different Place, Between 2011 and 2017. This five-book mystery suspense series explores British culture and social history from the 70s to the 90s. Inspired by the Bronte sisters in 2016, Helen decided she wanted to develop her writing skills by compiling a book of character-driven short stories. In 2018 she completed Rosebrook Chronicles (The Hidden Stories), a unique novel which gives extra background information to her series. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provides endless inspiration for writing, something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter, and she enjoys blogging, country walks, photography and cookery.

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