Heart of the Empire

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
In 1899, as a young English woman of 20, Charlotte Carter finds herself in love with a soldier who is sent over to fight in the second Boer War. Desperate not to lose him she secures a job as a nurse in one of the camps. She has been sheltered all of her life from the true cause of the fighting over in South Africa and, in turn, equally unaware of what kind of 'camp' she finds herself working in. Hearts will break and tears will fall but ultimately what will reveal the heart of the empire? How will she try to fix it?

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Prologue

Submitted: April 10, 2014

In 1899, as a young English woman of 20, Charlotte Carter finds herself in love with a soldier who is sent over to fight in the second Boer War. Desperate not to lose him she secures a job as a nurse in one of the camps. She has been sheltered all of her life from the true cause of the fighting over in South Africa and, in turn, equally unaware of what kind of 'camp' she finds herself working in. Hearts will break and tears will fall but ultimately what will reveal the heart of the empire? How will she try to fix it? Read Chapter

Husband and Wife

Submitted: April 10, 2014

January 2nd 1895 The cold winter air of the night pierced like a needle, the snow fell delicately as if lulled by the silence.&n... Read Chapter

Daring

Submitted: April 10, 2014

‘Charlotte, I’ve been ever so fond of your Library since I dare to remember.’ remarked Mrs Philomena James upon her entry to the li... Read Chapter