Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Stolen Baby by Diney Costeloe


Based on a gripping and moving true story, The Stolen Baby is the new Second World War novel from bestselling author Diney Costeloe.

Plymouth, 1941. As sirens blare all around, the Shawbrook family take refuge in a packed shelter. Bombs have already begun to fall through the night sky when they realise their infant son, Freddie, has been forgotten in the rush, left to sleep in his crib. Terrified, Vera, his young mother races to find him and bring him to safety.

The next morning, air raid warden David Shawbrook returns from his watch to find the shelter pulverised, and his family seemingly all dead. Dirty footprints inside their home betray the looters who have rifled through the house.

Meanwhile, Maggie waits alone for her husband. Since the death of her infant son, she passes her days at home with neither joy nor aim. But not this morning. For this morning her husband has brought home a child, found abandoned in the aftermath of the terrible raid – a child she is sure is the one she held in her arms so many months before.



About The Author

Encouraged by my publisher father, I have been writing all my life. When I was five, he took my first effort to his office and brought it back in a cardboard cover with the label, 'Tom's Party'written by Diney, published by Daddy.
I've never looked back and always have some writing on the go.
To date I have written 10 romantic novels under the name of Diney Delancey (I liked the shape of the name and it sounded like a romantic novelist) and four novels as Diney Costeloe.
All are also in large print and several recently published as e-books.
See my reviews on Amazon and on my website, http://www.dineycosteloe.co.uk or http://castlehavenbooks.co.uk


My Review

The author puts us in England, and in the beginning Plymouth, and the year is 1941, now the bombs are dropping from the sky, and while taking and scrambling for shelter, some how a baby is forgotten. Will this family ever recover from this strike.
You may want the tissues handy, this one is a heart tugger, and we are with the Shawbrook family, their love for one another, their losses, and their frantic searching for the missing
Right up to the end we wonder if the family will ever be somewhat whole again. There is a bit of sweet romance, and scares of loosing more loved ones, all the while searching for Freddie.
I received this book through Net Galley and Dreamscape Media, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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