Condemned by Fate

Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Summary

Falling in love shouldn’t be a crime…

England 1839
When farm labourer Charles Jackson falls in love, someone is determined to drive him from the neighbourhood. Finding himself framed and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, Charles must clear his name. But will it be enough to give him a future with the girl he loves?

Condemned by Fate is a short story prequel to The Ambition & Destiny Series, a compelling family saga of love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of Victorian England.


5 stars: 'An emotional read'

5 stars: 'Captivating short story, looking forward to the full series...'

5 stars: 'Thoroughly enjoyed this short story which acts easy to read and credible for the times'

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About the Author

For the last 6 years, VL McBeath (Val) has been writing a series of books inspired by her interest in family history. When she started her research she had no idea what she would find or where it would lead. A couple of years later, however, she felt compelled to turn the unfolding story into a novel.

Initially intended as a stand alone book, the story has now evolved into 'The Ambition & Destiny Series', a family saga of Love, Loss and Betrayal set against the backdrop of Victorian England. A short story prequel to the series 'Condemned by Fate' is currently available and the first book of the main series, 'Hooks & Eyes', is due for publication in March 2017. Val hopes that book 2 will be available around mid-2017. Books 3 and 4 are already written and should be edited and ready for release later in the year.

Born and raised in Liverpool (UK), Val trained as a scientist and has worked for the pharmaceutical industry for many years. She now lives in Cheshire with her husband, two daughters and cat. In addition to family history, her interests include rock music and Premier League Football.

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