Evie Grace

The Golden Maid
  • The Golden Maid

  • THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE GRIPPING SMUGGLER'S DAUGHTERS TRILOGY! Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Poldark.
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    Deal, Kent, 1812

    Eighteen-year-old Winnie Lennicker yearns for a peaceful life as a respectable married woman. However, following the death of their father, Winnie and her sisters become involved in the family’s free-trading operations – carrying and hiding contraband – where they are at risk of arrest by the Revenue, or worse.

    When Winnie is caught and sent before the magistrates, she is forced to confess that she is with child. Now more than ever, she is determined to give up smuggling, but the only way she can support herself and her unborn child is to carry on.

    An opportunity presents itself to carry despatches on behalf of British agents and spies, and gold for Wellesley’s army. Needing the money, Winnie can’t afford to refuse, but the journey across the channel is treacherous. Soon she discovers the despatches she’s carrying aren’t what they seem, and she’s determined to right the wrongs in the hope of achieving her dream and leaving the free trade behind for good.

RELEASED 20/08/2020

Evie Grace was born in Kent, and one of her earliest memories is of picking cherries with her grandfather who managed a fruit farm near Selling. Holidays spent in the Kent countryside and the stories passed down through her family inspired her to write her Maids of Kent trilogy. Evie now lives in Devon with her partner and dog. She has a grown-up daughter and son. She loves researching the history of the nineteenth century and is very grateful for the invention of the washing machine, having discovered how the Victorians struggled to do their laundry.