Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) has been one of my favored British novelists, known for such works as Cranford, Wives and Daughters, and North and South. These accomplished works often reflected areas where she had lived throughout her lifetime. All have been brought to the screen by the British Broadcasting Company. It was my absolute passion for North and South (2004 BBC) that prompted these auxillary novels. My apologies to Elizabeth Gaskell for my own simple style of writing.
These books, in no way, attempt to emulate her talented style of writing or propose to improve on her work of North and South; quite the contrary, as that would be an impossibility. It is because of my love for her story, her characters, and her subject's domain, that I felt I wanted more of it. Loving Gaskell's work in North and South, I started to write auxiliary stories around it, all within the canon of North and South, all of which began small, but eventually birthed these books. Above all, these novels are written to share and continue the love between John Thornton and Margaret Hale.
I apologize to the North and South purists, who may find any additional writings to an Elizabeth Gaskell novel to be ill conceived. To the other readers who want more, as I did, I offer these stories to you. Enjoy!
Long live Margaret Hale and John Thornton in our hearts.
These books are not a series. They are each independant stories, however character introductions my be in another book, but that will make no difference to what you are reading.
These are romance novel. As nearly all novels of this genre, they will include some sensual love scenes. Please do not purchase these books if you find love scenes offensive to read.