Lindsay lives in Yorkshire, England, where she was born, and started writing stories at an early age. Always a voracious reader, she took a degree in medieval history and worked in a library for a while, then began to write full-time after marriage.
As well as the books reissued here, her books are currently published by Kensington Zebra ('A Knight's Vow', 'A Knight's Captive', 'A Knight's Enchantment', 'To Touch the Knight'), Bookstrand ('Flavia's Secret', 'Blue Gold', 'Bronze Lightning', 'Chasing Rachel', 'A Secret Treasure', 'Holiday in Bologna' and 'Palace of the Fountains', Ellora's Cave ('The Lord and Eleanor') and MuseItUp ('An Older Evil', 'A Christmas Sleeping Beauty' and 'Midsummer Maid' - all available here (https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=lindsay+townsend+museitup).
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The English Daughter
By Lindsay Townsend
Published: May 25, 2012.
Corfu is a sunny, charming Greek island, but for Val Baker it is dark with secrets. What is Val's family hiding there, and who killed the young English girl Hilary ten years ago?
Voices in the Dark
By Lindsay Townsend
Published: October 29, 2011.
There has always been a mystery in Julia Rochfort's family. Who killed her grandfather Guy, a member of the Italian resistance movement in World War Two? When Julia travels to Florence to compete in a singing competition, she meets Roberto Padovano, already an established opera star, and they discover that they have a lot more in common than simple attraction.
A Rose of Midsummer and other stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
By Lindsay Townsend
Published: April 14, 2011.
A summer rose, a valuable heirloom, chance meetings in Rhodes and Florence - and a panda collecting for charity. Light holiday reading with the romantic touch.
Night of the Storm
(5.00 from 1 review)
By Lindsay Townsend
Published: March 8, 2011.
When Melissa, a wildlife photographer, goes to the unspoilt Greek island of Asteri to investigate the death of her lover Andrew, she discovers a deadly wildlife smuggling conspiracy. Suddenly on the beautiful island romance mingles with fear.
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Smashwords book reviews by Lindsay Townsend
- Hostage of the Heart
on July 04, 2010
This is a gripping historical romance, with appealing characters and a sweetly satisfying ending.
- Annie and the Young Master
on Aug. 07, 2010
Lillian is rejected by her father after a misunderstanding and expelled from her family home with nothing but the clothes she wears. Taking the name of Annie, she goes
seeking domestic work in late Victorian England and determines to make a new life for herself. She also hopes to win the love of the young master Samuel, and the way
she achieves both aims makes for an arresting, sensual tale, full of incident and tenderness.
Samuel is an appealing, charismatic hero and Lillian (Annie) an enterprising and sympathetic heroine. The story is based on an old fairy story, Cap O' Rushes, and also has elements of Cinderella, too. A lovely tale that I really enjoyed and recommend.
- A Pig in the Roses
on Nov. 17, 2012
Historical mysteries are among some of my favourite genres and mysteries set in unusual periods are a particular draw. 'A Pig in the Roses' - this is a really apt title - is a mystery set in 5th century Athens. It features a hero, Diokles, who is a merchant and a family man, plus a fascinating array of characters as suspects and friends or foes. Peter Alan Orchard writes in an immediate, vivid way with some nice twists. Instead of the usual high ranking courtesan we see one who is just starting out and seeking to build her reputation. Instead of a down-trodded woman indoors we have Helike, Diokles wife, who is just as determined as he is.
And the stakes? These could not be higher. In an age when there was no regular police force, Diokles has to investigate a murder - or see his uncle punished for it. As he begins to uncover the webs of conspiracy behind the killing there are those in high places who will do anything to stop him from uncovering the truth.
- The Morning Gift
on June 12, 2013
Excellent short story. Gives a real feeling of what it would have been like to live in Anglo-Saxon England. I also enjoyed the understated, realistic romance.
- Love Waits in Unexpected Places - Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories
on Nov. 13, 2013
Sweet and Sexy Samples of Intriguing Stories
I devoured Rose Anderson's samples of her stories. Each of the chapters are elegantly and crisply written, in a flowing style. This is a writer of wonderful imagination and depth, with a fascinating range of themes. Native American, Shamans, High Art, Shape Shifters, yearning, amorous ghosts and a beautiful young woman who needs to rediscover her worth and sexuality. Altogether an inspiring and empowering read.
- A Gift from the Stars
on Nov. 20, 2013
A GIFT FROM THE STARS
Sweeping, Sparkling Romance - Would make a wonderful film!
Linda Banche writes superb Regencies, always original and deft and with added 'extras'. She has excelled herself with 'A Gift From The Stars,' a perfect marriage of the subject matter and her witty, appealing writing. There is real depth here and also sparkle, adventure, Christmas romance, space-ships, mysteries of over-worlds, prowling wolves, a healing crystal, gifts, love-choices and more. I devoured it and noted eagerly that the novel is the first of many.
The hero, scarred, wounded Jon, is a man everyone might wish for. Elizabeth is a lively, intelligent woman who stands up for what she believes in and for others - including Jon at a Christmas party when two Regency 'ladies' are less than kind because of his scarred, brooding appearance. Throughout the novel, Jon and Elizabeth join forces and defend each other against spiteful, narrow opinions and malicious, small-minded people, which is lovely. They are true partners and I was cheering them on.
Linda Banche also draws very appealing secondary characters. I hope Luc and Mr Armstrong (who for a time is a strong contender for Elizabeth's affections) both figure later in stories of their own. The rivalry in love between Jon and Mr Armstrong is engaging and realistic and Mr Armstrong is an interesting, honourable man. The scenes between him and Elizabeth are well drawn and at times most touching.
Stars are present throughout this story. Both Jon and Elizabeth are star-gazers and their interest in astronomy enhances the romance. (If you don't believe me, just read the deliciously sensual scenes where they are leaning close together, studying the two-tailed comet and the Gemini.) There are several mysteries connected with the stars, which gives the story a delightful other-worldly feel and ending, a perfect coda after a thrilling, dangerous climax.
'Should be made into a film' is a comment that is often made. In this case I think it is true. As a Christmas romance, as an adventure, as a compassionate and wry look at people, as a whirl of Regency manners, dances, feasts, gowns, artful conversation and growing love, 'A Gift From the Stars' makes a perfect read.
- Christmas Spirits (Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle)
on Nov. 24, 2013
Enchanting Christmas Romance
This is a perfect romance novella to read during the Christmas season or indeed at any time of year. Gemma Juliana writes vividly of winter and snow, of families coming together for celebration, of love and loss. Khazan is a poignant hero, lonely and overwhelmed by loss. Can his beloved Anna persuade him to move on from his grief? Can the youngest members of his family show him the way forward?
A delightful, intriguing, timeless story, with a perfect twist and a richly satisfying ending.
One to read and re-read