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Northern Spirit. (Part 1 Keldas family saga. A Cumbrian trilogy)

Northern Spirit. (Part 1 Keldas family saga. A Cumbrian trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Lindsey J Carden , Lorna Vasey , Paul Middleditch
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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A family saga with romance at the heart..
How would you feel if your family name was splashed over the front of the tabloids because of the sins of your father? David Keldas is trying to live down the shame. It’s 1973 and in the heart of the hills and mountains of the English Lakes, David is trying to run the family farm and care for his mother and younger brother and sisters. He’s striving to right the wrong his father caused, when he makes a dangerous liaison with a young woman and finds he’s walking exactly in his father’s footsteps. David is looking for love in a cold war climate, but as you can imagine, it’s hard to find.
Can friendship and love survive in even the most extraordinary circumstances?
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From the Publisher

Keldas Chronicles was created for those who love the Lake District. Lindsey J Carden has written Northern Spirit in an attempt to feed anyone's desire to read a novel in this beautiful setting.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 558 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Keldas Chronicles (4 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #173,285 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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No children or animals were harmed in the writing of these novels, but the author did turn into a Miss Marple look-a-like during the process, whilst devising and scheming storylines to keep the dear reader happy. I hope the latest creations will soon be streaming down your fibre optics and into the electronic device or paperback book of your choice.

If you love a gritty family saga in a beautiful setting, then Northern Spirit is one for you. It is the first in the series and introduces the Keldas family and follows, in the main, the life of David the eldest son.

The Last Boat To Nowhere is the second novel in the Keldas series. It starts in 1974 and follows David Keldas through to the next decade. It is out on Kindle now and in paperback. Although this is the second in the series it can stand alone and be read as a taster.

Keld Head: The Keeper of The House is the controversial prequel and completes the trilogy of the Keldas family saga. Read it first or read it last. It begins in 1903 and follows the life of Robert, Freddie and Elizabeth Keldas in Edwardian England. This is a romance like no other as we journey through Lakeland during wartime and peace.

Coming soon: Jamie : Life Through Monochrome Eyes. To be released before the end of 2014... Digital version only.

All of the Keldas family series are available in paperback from Amazon should you wish to have and hold a real book or buy as a gift for a friend.

If you enjoyed reading any of my novels please will you leave a short review on Amazon for me and, especially for you, I will wave my arms about and jump up in the air and shout: Whoo Hoo!

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To Paint a White Horse is now available on Kindle. It is a quirky English mystery. It will depend on its success whether I put it in print.
I wrote it with a view to being a light-hearted story with human interest. The characters are all likeable, especially Jonathan Miller, the marathon runner. This is a contemporary novel and is unique in its subject matter in the restoration of a massive chalk horse.

Donkey Innocence will make you smile and long for the freedom of youth and the beauty of innocence. All royalties from this story go to the an international animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 2 Feb 2014
By ChrisMG
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the author portrays her characters really well and writes a brilliant story. I will read the series!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars David's Roller coaster 1 April 2013
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A really good read. David had such a crazy time with so much going on that he needed to contend with unexpected twists and turns along the way. I don't read many books but I am glad I invested the time to read this one and it has sparked my addiction to carry on to the sequel. After reading the synopsis to the sequel- it'd not all over for David....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read ! 26 Dec 2013
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loved the family story and could'nt put it down. can't wait to read the sequel and see what else is going to happen to the keldas family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff 23 Mar 2013
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I really enjoyed this book.....what do you want from a book? I want to want to read the ending from at least 30 pages in.....and I did! I wanted to get to the end to know what was going to happen, I hate it when you read a book and you just haven't invested anything in the story but you feel honour-bound to finish it. In this case there was no such feeling, it was a joy to complete! A few good twists and and now I want to read the next! Good job. Read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it 8 Feb 2013
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This is not really my "kind" of book but thought I'd give it a punt as I used to live near the lakes and also worked with the authors brother for awhile, plus I'm a sucker for a bit of nostalgia!

I was pleasantly surprised so hence have no qualms about recommending this book. I found the characters believable and the story had enough twists to keep me interested.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read 26 Sep 2014
By pepsey
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Nice holiday read, picked this book because I live in the Lake District and it was nice to read a story about places I could recognise, it was quite a good story and can't wait to read part 2 to see what happens to the keldas family next
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern day Bronte 21 Sep 2011
Northern Spirit has some wonderful descriptive passages. Don't expect a James Herriot type of story though. I would say it has more the essence of a Bronte novel, but set in the seventies. It captures a claustrophobic existence on a remote Northern farm (with hidden menace). There are unexpected twists, but at its heart it is a romance. I enjoyed reading this book and don't hesitate in recommending it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 29 Sep 2011
For lovers of the English Lake District, this novel has the additional bonus of some very evocative descriptions of the fells. Set in a fictional farmhouse in 1973, the family saga is centred amongst the fells above Grasmere. The plot has many twists and turns which make for an absorbing read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Family Saga must read
This book has everything I look for in a great read - family saga, well developed characters, twists and turns and and plot that reveals itself over the course of the book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms. Bernadette Doyle
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful
I don't often give up on a book but this one is the exception to my rule to plough on to the end. Badly written after a promising start. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. V. A. Hayward
3.0 out of 5 stars A strange book!
I like the Lake District, this book was set in the Lake District so I bought it, not sure if I will buy the other two
Published 13 months ago by Graham H
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but...
A fascinating read with enough twists to keep me gripped and wanting to read to the end. I loved the descriptions of the lakes and fells and the way the characters developed over... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Semolina
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I enjoyed this book. The descriptions of the Lake District made the reader feel as if they were actually there. A good read and I would recommend it.
Published on 22 Sep 2012 by Kaymate
5.0 out of 5 stars A most gripping reading
I was glued to this book and just couldnt put it down,it was so well written and the author certainly had a vast knowledge about the lake district. Read more
Published on 31 July 2012 by rosiemay
5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Spirit
I found this book fascinating, it is full of twists and turns which keep you turning the pages. The descriptions of the Lake District were true word pictures. Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2012 by Holly Morn
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