Roberta Grieve has always loved writing and when she took early retirement, after working for West Sussex Library Service for over twenty years, she was determined to turn her hobby into a second career. Her first book was published in 1998 and since then she has had many stories and articles published.
She is secretary of the Chichester Writers’ Circle and editor of the Chichester Literary Society’s quarterly newsletter. In her spare time she enjoys painting and walking, although writing and research always take precedence. She lives in Chichester, West Sussex.
‘The author is a true storyteller’ – The Woman Writer
Divided Loyalty by Roberta Grieve
Forbidden by her father to work alongside him on their Sussex farm, Celia Raines takes a job at the local printing works. When war comes, the farmhands join the forces and Celia hopes to achieve her ambition of being a farmer. But it is too late. Her boss has taken on sensitive work for the Ministry of Information and Celia is forced to stay at her job for the duration.
Romance blossoms between Celia and Matthew Dangerfield, an RAF friend of her brother Edgar. Both men are engaged on bombing missions over Germany but Edgar is beginning to have doubts about his role in the war. Celia and Matt quarrel when he confides in her his concerns about the effect Edgar’s doubts are having on morale but Celia loyally takes her brother’s side.
When Matt’s plane is shot down while returning from a bombing mission, Celia knows they may never get the chance to resolve their differences and find happiness.