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Red Winter Journey: A captivating historical-masterpiece

Updated: Jan 4

The cover of best selling novel Red Winter Journey
Red Winter Journey

Embark on a captivating journey through the breathtaking winter landscapes of 1642 England in the bestselling novel, "Red Winter Journey." Amidst the beauty of the season, you'll witness riveting action, unpredictable twists, and experience a rollercoaster of emotions, exclaiming, "I didn't see that coming!"

The narrative skillfully transports readers to the desolate moors of Yorkshire, where 16-year-old Tommy Rushworth grapples with the harsh realities of life in a one-room stone cottage. Facing the impending English Civil War and the challenges it brings to their already difficult existence, Tommy strives to support his family, navigating the complexities of love, adventure, and survival.

As Tommy is unexpectedly kidnapped by the Parliamentary army, the story unfolds with intensity and intrigue. Forced to train as a pikeman, Tommy's journey becomes a poignant coming-of-age tale, showcasing his transformation from a boy into a man. Meanwhile, his father Thomas, aided by his drunken grandfather John Hargreaves, embarks on a perilous quest to rescue Tommy, encountering storms, roadblocks, and a mysterious stranger along the way.

The novel's historical accuracy and meticulous research provide a vivid portrayal of life in 17th-century England, introducing a diverse array of colourful characters, such as the rough-and-tumble John Pigshells and the flirtatious barmaid Lucy, each harboring secrets of their own. Amidst the chaos of war, William's romantic pursuit of Lucy takes unexpected turns, adding a touch of humor and intrigue to the narrative.

As Tommy faces illness and befriends a soldier, James Fewtrall, the plot thickens with devious dealings at a local alehouse. The suspense builds as Thomas and John Hargreaves strive to locate their son, navigating challenges and encountering a mysterious visitor who may hold the key to their quest.

In this richly woven tapestry of history and fiction, "Red Winter Journey" promises an enthralling and unpredictable tale, where nothing is as it seems, and the stakes of love, family, and survival are higher than ever. Turn the page and immerse yourself in a world where the past comes alive with every word.

Paul Rushworth-Brown is the author of three novels:

Skulduggery an unmissable literary treasure that transports you to the untamed Pennine moors of 17th century Yorkshire. Prepare to be whisked away by the bite of the brisk wind and the heartbeat of life echoing through the rugged, breathtaking landscape. Let the ochre, brown, and pink hues of this era paint a vivid backdrop as you follow the resilient young Thomas and his family navigating the aftermath of his father's loss to consumption.

Set against the backdrop of the transformative year 1603, immerse yourself in a spellbinding tale of intrigue and skulduggery that ensnares both locals and outsiders in a dance of power and secrets. As the sun sets on Queen Elizabeth's reign, witness the dawn of King James's rule over England and Scotland, casting a brilliant light on an era ripe for change.

Watch as Thomas shoulders the weight of his household's responsibilities and faces an arranged marriage with Agnes. Yet, amidst the moors' watchful gaze, a magnetic love story unfolds, weaving their emotions into the very fabric of the landscape—the cruck house cottages and the woolly sheep, the steadfast dry stone walls that stand as silent sentinels to history's passage.

But this is no ordinary love story. 'Skulduggery' is a masterful tapestry interwoven with threads of religious tolerance, loyalty, and the pursuit of justice. Feel the grip of suspense tighten as you journey through these pages, contemplating the ultimate triumph of good over evil within a web of intricate secrets. Paul Rushworth-Brown, a virtuoso storyteller, guides you seamlessly across centuries, immersing you in the vibrant lives and landscapes of a time long past.

Prepare to be entranced by characters that leap off the page, and be transported by evocative descriptions that awaken your senses. 'Skulduggery' guarantees an unforgettable historical escapade that will linger in your thoughts well after the final page is turned. Brace yourself for a literary voyage that defies time itself—an expedition through history, mystery, and the allure of romance. As you tread the moors and peel back layers of intrigue, you'll become entangled in the very secrets they harbor, lost in their captivating enigma. Don't miss your chance to be part of this literary phenomenon that transcends boundaries and resonates through the ages.

"A glorious read of a period well versed and presented with accuracy and authentic telling by an author who is as much engrossed in his prose as the reader he shares with...masterful and thoroughly enjoyable...5 stars." Adrian, Indibook reviewer.

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the pages of "Red Winter Journey" by Paul Rushworth-Brown—a captivating historical masterpiece that thrusts you into the heart of the English Civil War in 1642. Step into a world of relentless turmoil and unyielding courage as you follow the unforgettable odyssey of Tommy Rushworth, a young peasant thrust into the maelstrom of the Parliamentary Army. Feel the pulse-pounding intensity of battle, experience the chilling winds of winter, and witness the unbreakable spirit of humanity in the face of adversity.

As Tommy's father, Thomas Rushworth Sr., races against time to rescue his son from the clutches of war, a tale of unwavering love and family bonds unfolds before your eyes. Amidst the chaos, a tender and passionate romance blossoms between William and Lucy, defying the oppressive forces determined to tear them apart. In a landscape rife with intrigue, the resilience of the Rushworth family shines as a beacon of hope.

Paul Rushworth-Brown's masterful storytelling breathes life into the past, crafting a tapestry of suspense, unexpected passion, and historical accuracy that captivates your senses. Delve into the lives of ordinary individuals ensnared in the grip of extraordinary circumstances, and gain a unique perspective on a pivotal period in history.

"Red Winter Journey" is more than a novel; it's an emotional whirlwind that leaves you gasping for air, craving more with every turn of the page. Become part of the legion of readers enchanted by Paul Rushworth-Brown's gripping narratives. Immerse yourself in a world where history isn't just recounted—it comes alive, surging through your veins with every word.

Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of "Red Winter Journey." Join us in this immersive journey where the past is vividly present, and prepare to be spellbound by a tale that resonates long after the final page.

Dream of Courage- Step into a captivating world where history comes alive in "Dream of Courage." Immerse yourself in the hardships and triumphs of the Rushworth family, humble tenants of Haworth manor, as they navigate the challenges of 17th-century England.

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Robert and John Rushworth as they chase their dreams in Leeds' bustling Briggate district. But danger lurks in the shadows, personified by the unrelenting pursuer John Wilding. Amid encounters with rough characters and hidden opportunities, the tension soars, keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Unlock the secrets of Smythe, the enigmatic tavern keeper whose past intertwines fatefully with the Rushworths'. Feel your heart race as Robert faces peril and uncertainty, sent to The Haven under Captain Girlington's watchful eye. Will he outwit danger in the nick of time? And can Robert and Ursula's love story defy the odds and find its destined happily ever after?

"Dream of Courage" seamlessly blends history, suspense, and romance into an irresistible tapestry. If reading isn't your typical indulgence, fear not! This fast-paced adventure breaks the mold and beckons you into a world of courage and determination that spans centuries. Don't miss the chance to uncover a gripping narrative that transcends time and resonates with the hero in all of us. Grab your copy today and prepare for an unforgettable ride!




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