Gabriel, Aaron ... and Introducing Zachary

Posted on 7th May, 2021

Recently I wrote a blog about the character studies I wrote of my Surplus Girls heroines before I started writing the books. This week, I'm going to share with you what I knew about my heroes before the writing started.


Gabriel in The Surplus Girls

Gabriel Linkworth lost his memory near the end of the War and has no sense of his own identity. He is brought back to England and is told about himself, but it means nothing to him. A sensitive, clever man, he is forced to live in the moment and does his best to adapt, but every day is a struggle, though he does his best not to let this show. He has all sorts of doubts about himself. Why was he the sole survivor of the attrocity that caused him to lose his memory? Will his memory ever return? Presumably not, after all this time. How can he possibly form relationships when his life is a blank?


Aaron in The Surplus Girls' Orphans

Aaron is a returned soldier, who has taken on the job of handyman and caretaker at the local orphanage, St Anthony’s. A man with a strong sense of loyality and common decency, his wartime experiences have left him with a need for fresh air and an uncomplicated life. His priorities are simple but deeply important to him. He doesn't necessarily realise it, but he is cut out to be a family man.


And introducing Zachary in Christmas with the Surplus Girls

Zachary has recently set himself up in business selling and maintaining fire extinguishers and other fire equipment. All his capital has been ploughed into the business and he doesn’t have anything to spare. He and his brother volunteered young for the army during the war and Zachary has now come through a dark time and is determined to make the best of his life. Although he is very focused on the success of the fledgling firm that could make or break him, he is a good-natured chap with a sense of humour - and also a sense of honour. 


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Book 1, The Surplus Girls, is currently on Kindle Unlimited or is 99p to buy on Kindle.


Book 2, The Surplus Girls' Orphans, is 99p on Kindle. (This is time-limited.)


Book 3, Christmas with the Surplus Girls, can be pre-ordered on Kindle for £2.37.



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