J. Rowland Broughton Pens the Endearing Saga of the Harvey Family

New book follows the history of a country house, the family who inhabit it, and the land that surrounds it.

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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

Families are fascinating aspects of human life. You can never choose them, but you love them unconditionally. Author J. Rowland Broughton unveils the remarkable life of the Harvey family, starting from Richard Harvey who is the heir of the Longhalls Estate. The New Day, a historical fiction, is the first book in this fascinating saga, showcasing the drama, romance and battles they face and marking their name in history.

This book is the first in the series covering the life of the Harvey family who had an estate on the edge of the Fens. Richard Harvey is the youngest member of a family that has owned and farmed the Estate since it was granted to his ancestors by William the Conqueror. During a journey on horse-back through a severe winter storm he becomes lost, and finally exhausted he staggers and collapses in the court yard of a small farm. He is found covered in snow and hauled into the farmhouse by Mary Ayres.

So begins a courtship of the two young people, one that sees them married and settled in their large country house which they share with Richard’s grandfather and a large staff of servants. The estate is run by Richard and Old Mr. Harvey until the outbreak of the WW I in 1914. Being a countryman, Richard has no desire to become an officer so he enlists as a Private soldier in the Lincolnshire Regiment along with a group of workers from the Longhalls Estate. After a brief period of training, they are thrown into the fury of trench warfare. The death of all their officers, the men look to Richard to get them through the battle.

Broughton spins an intricate plot complete with endearing characters. Laced with tragedy, drama, romance and the unshakeable family tradition that cements generations of Harveys throughout the years, The New Day will definitely enticed the readers deep into the tangled web that makes up this fascinating family saga.

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About the Author
James Rowlands Broughton was raised in Lincolnshire during WW II. He was educated at the Huntingdon School for Boys, Nottingham and District Technical College, Woolwich Polytechnic and The Royal College of Advanced Technology. He has written technical books and Manuals, and developed programs on Bills of Material Systems, Systems Control, and Engineering Control Systems. Rowlands is an inveterate scribbler on all matters that catch his interest and has a vast reserve of books articles and systems that he has never tried to publish. ‘The New Day’ is the first book in a four book series covering the life of ‘The Harvey Family’ (A totally imagined family) who had an estate on the edge of the Fens.

THE NEW DAY * by J. Rowland Broughton
The First Book in the Harvey Saga
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 282 pages; 978-1-4797-8600-8
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 282 pages; 978-1-4797-8601-5
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-8602-2
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