?anyone regardless of age would love this story?Great story and great storytelling.' Book Nerd Blog
England 1651 The English Civil War is over, but the wounds of the conflict are still raw. Young Lady Katherine Fanshawe is determined to save her inheritance from the grasping hands of the authorities, and build a brighter future for herself.
Although Kate knows it is dangerous, she invites her rebel friends to live and work at Markyate Manor. But her plans are blown apart when, after months of hard work, her stepfather returns unexpectedly, and evicts them all without pay. Kate's friends are bitter and turn against her, accusing her of being cursed, a bringer of misfortune. Desperate to regain their sympathy and trust, she turns to highway robbery to pay them back.
But Kate is not the only highway thief on the road, and her rival is intent on bloodshed and murder. Soon the local constable is hot on her trail for crimes she did not commit.
Just when Kate thinks things can't get worse, another secret from within begins to reveal itself ? a secret that threatens her very life.
In this struggle against her loveless family, militant authorities and an unforgiving winter, will Lady Katherine's birthright turn out to be a blessing? or a curse?
Lady of the Highway is the final book of Deborah Swift's Highway Trilogy. Shadow on the Highway and Spirit of the Highway are out now.
PRAISE FOR DEBORAH SWIFT ?There is no greater compliment than, give me more' Susanna Gregory
?characters so real they linger in the mind long after the book is back on the shelf'The Historical Novels Review
?the past comes alive through impeccable research, layers of intriguing plotline, an understanding of the complexities of seventeenth century politics and the sheer power of descriptive prose'Lancashire Evening Post
Lady of the Highway Paperback edition by Deborah Swift