The Crossing – Boxed Set – Two Action & Adventure Novels
- ASIN: B00BXMALM6
Author: Faith Mortimer
Two Complete Novels tell the story of “The Crossing”
“The Seeds Of Time”
This intensely romantic yet realistic action and adventure novel spans two generations and the unimaginable gulf between the Second World War and the present.
When Englishman Richard Barker suffers a devastating loss he learns to come to terms with his grief. He is helped by two beautiful women, newly discovered quiet and smouldering American, Sorrel and the tempestuous and wilful, Miranda, an old flame from long ago.
While Richard is battling with his feelings, by chance he enters into the dark, often surreal world of his dead father’s past life spent during the Second World War. It is Sorrel’s Grandfather, an American Air Force pilot, who contacts Richard with some intriguing news which helps Richard to his senses.
Richard lives in a world that is sometimes as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. His story and that of his father are crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love. The action is non-stop, the locations are intriguing and the characters are appealing. There is tension, romance and harrowing escapes all woven within a story that captures the imagination and keeps the reader guessing until the very end.
Continues Richard and Billy’s stories which begun in “The Seeds of Time”.
Billy returns home and marries his love, while Richard has to make a decision between the two beautiful women in his life. Richard discovers he is torn between love and duty.
In Sorrel he finds what he believes is his soul-mate, whereas sexy Miranda keeps Richard guessing. When Richard discovers an old war-torn photograph of a woman and two children he is shaken to the core. What was it his father did & never divulged to his wife and family? Harvest is a world where tragedy rests alongside joy. Harvest deals with harsh, cruel, & often despicable conditions – at the same time describing the indestructibility of love in past & present lives. This is a story of deep romance, bravery, survival, heartbreak and happiness, all poignantly & convincingly conveyed. Richard’s compelling desire to finally lay his father’s dark secrets to rest brings warmth and understanding into the two intertwined stories. All perfectly blended with non-stop action, intriguing locations, and appealing characters.
1.What attracted you to writing in the first place?
Loving literature as I do, I’d always wanted to write – whether it was novels, plays or poetry. As a child I used to write stories for my sisters and then as I grew older, my short stories became much longer until they resembled novellas. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s that I started writing my first full-length novel
2.What genre are you most comfortable writing?
There’s more than one and I like to switch from one to another making sure I don’t become stale with my writing. I love crime writing; murder mystery suspense, but I don’t do real hard core violence – I prefer to let the reader’s imagination take over after I’ve laid down some hints. I love writing adventure and action mixed in with romantic suspense. Finally I’ve recently begun writing pure romance. A few fans of my adventure books like the romance I’ve included in them, so I thought, why not?
3.How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I’ve lived an amazing life – and God willing I’ve got a lot of living still to do! Since the age of five I’ve been fortunate in visiting many countries and six of my tender years I spent living in Malaya and Singapore. I now divide my time between Cyprus and England, I think living abroad and mixing with different cultures and class has enriched my life and hopefully my writing.
4.Where do you get your inspiration and ideas from?
I find it from all sorts of places. It may be a snippet from an overheard conversation, talking with friends, reading an article in a magazine or something from the television. I have an inquisitive antenna that turns towards interesting themes and I log on!
5.Do you have any writing rituals or listen to “mood music” when you write? Where is your favorite place to write?
I try and write in the morning for a few hours, then break and do something else. If I have time and the inspiration I’ll pick up and carry on. The next day I go over the previous day’s work and edit it. I rarely listen to music – I need quiet and I write in our ‘snug’.
6.What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Being with my husband and family.
7.Fame or fortune, which would you prefer?
Both! Seriously I’d like to try fame (for a short time ) and see what it is all about. I get a kick when I’m recognized in the street or supermarket and love signing books! Fortune would be good, I’d love to be able to pass on something worthwhile to my children and grandchildren.
8.What was your favorite part of this book to write? Which part was the hardest?
I loved writing all the parts. I suppose the more I wrote the more I became involved. The hardest…was making sure I got my facts and dates right. I spanned from the Second World War to the present and I had to keep remembering there was nothing ‘modern’ as we know it back in the forties!
9.When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A veterinary surgeon.
10.If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Either a surgeon or an actor.
11.Give your fans three fun facts that they may not already know about you.
I’m a qualified Yachtmaster. I regularly ‘tread the boards’ (stage act). I’m a ‘hasher’.
12.If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Unlimited supply of water and food. My reading glasses and books. My mate.
13.Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you’re a romantic who loves stories with action and adventure and drama – and the story finishes with a happy ending; a heroine and hero who have problems and worries just like you and me, and gorgeous settings, then this book is for YOU!
14.So what’s next for you as an author? Any last words?
I’ve just finished the fifth Diana Rivers Murder Mystery Suspense, ‘Childhunt’. It’s with my editor and will be released in April. I’ve also written a short romance set in Egypt ( release mid-summer) and I’m into the first few chapters of a new full-length psychological thriller! Busy days which I adore!
Faith Mortimer is a bestselling Amazon author. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A Registered nurse and in later years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. The same time the children attended University, Faith joined them in reading for a Science degree in 2005. After gaining honours for the Natural Science degree Faith believes the dedication & stamina she needed gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel.
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