Lethe Press, Day 8 Giveaway: Home Fires Burning by Charlie Cochrane
Two stories, two couples, two eras, timeless emotions. In “This Ground Which Was Secured At Great Expense,” it is 1914 and the Great War is underway. When the call to arms comes, Nicholas Southwell won’t be found hanging back. It’s a pity he can’t be so decisive when it comes to letting his estate manager Paul Haskell know what he feels before he has to leave for the front line. In the trenches Nicholas meets a fellow officer, Phillip Taylor, who takes him into the unclaimed territory of physical love. Which one will he choose, if he’s allowed the choice? In “The Case of the Overprotective Ass,” stars of the silver screen Alasdair Hamilton and Toby Bowe are wowing the post WWII audiences with their depictions of Holmes and Watson. When they are asked by a friend to investigate a mysterious disappearance, they jump at the chance-surely detection can’t be that hard? But a series of threatening letters-and an unwanted suitor-make real life very different from the movies. Charlie Cochrane brings her familiar romantic, roguish style to the two novellas that together are Home Fires Burning.
This book was originally published by a small press specializing in historical gay fiction. When that press folded, I made an offer to the authors to rescue their orphaned books. I adore historical fiction and Charlie Cochrane is a well-established and talented author, so I was thrilled that Lethe could reprint this book–which is two romantic and engaging novellas under one cover.
We have two copies of Home Fires Burning to give away. You may choose print or digital editions.