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Berried Alive (Manor House Mysteries #6)
by Kate Kingsbury (Goodreads Author)
In WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Marsh is faced with food rations and fear for loved ones. Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, lady of the Manor House and respected guardian of the village, knows she shouldn't be entertaining impure thoughts about Major Earl Monroe - especially with resentment against the Yanks building. But she can't help it - until she finds hersel...more
Paperback, Large Print, 234 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by Wheeler Publishing
(first published 2004)
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Apr 27, 2009 Jan rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: history buff/mystery
Set during WWII, Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton strives to be the lady of the manor despite the Americans billeted there and being reduced to eating in the kitchen with her small eccentric staff. When red headed Yanks start dying of poison, her duty is to find who is disrupting her village. I like the glimpse of the English village in the midst of changes brought by WWII and the Yankee invasion. Elizabeth is a likeable village sleuth as well as a young women struggling to be the leader and str...more
Kate Kingsbury grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends during the London Blitz of WW II while huddling in bomb shelters. Kate moved to the U.S. in the early sixties, and had passed her 50th birthday when she published her first book. Writing as Doreen Roberts, (her real name) she published 26 romance novels for Harlequin/Silhouette. In 1991 h...moreMore about Kate Kingsbury...