Sunday, November 02, 2014

Sunday, November 02, 2014 12:30 am by M. in , ,    2 comments
The prequel to Morwenna J. Homan's Westerdale is already published:
By Morwenna J Holman
ISBN: 9781784079185
Total Pages: 200
Published: 28 July 2014

In this prequel to the already published novel, “Westerdale” we find out how the early life of Heaton Grimshaw shapes and moulds the character of the man he later becomes. Born from a disastrous meeting of insanity and tyranny he struggles to make sense of the world around him, having no true knowledge of his absent parents. Tainted by streaks of cruelty and always dogged by black moods and dark depressions Heaton is hated by his peers and becomes the proverbial loner. Despite being raised as a gentleman the wild part of Heaton’s spirit dominates, ill-preparing him for the many injustices and tragedies he is forced to suffer as he struggles through life. But Heaton has one unique gift…his ability with horses and thus he uses this latent talent to carve a niche for himself when all else fails. But blood is thicker than water and as events and his siblings move against him we find him wandering beaten, penniless and homeless on the very moorland that is to lead him to Westerdale and a new chapter of his life.
If you don't remember, Morwenna J. Holman's previous novel was directly dictated by the spirit of Emily Brontë.


  1. I have been communicating with Emily again and have now published a new novel called Bleak Spirit which is the story of the Brontes from Emily's perspective. The reviews I have received so far have been very good and all the royalties from this book as with my others are going to Morley Cat rescue and Torre Argentina in Rome.
    I think Emily would have been very pleased with that!

  2. I have read this book and it is really engaging with wonderful descriptions and poignant poetry and the best thing is that every penny from its sales is going to help cats!