THE HIGHWAY TRILOGY is based on the life and legend of Lady Katherine Fanshawe, the highwaywoman, sometimes known as The Wicked Lady. A tale of adventure and budding romance set in the turbulent English Civil War, this is a series to delight teens and adults alike.
Shadow on the Highway (Highway Trilogy 1)
Abigail Chaplin has always been unable to find a position as a maidservant like other girls, because she is deaf. So why do the rich Fanshawes of Markyate Manor seem so anxious to employ her? And where exactly does her mistress, Lady Katherine, ride out to at night ?
Praise for Shadow on the Highway
Shadow on the Highway is an awesome work of YA historical fiction. I sometimes shy away from YA because it feels really immature but this book did not have that feel at all. It is definitely my new favorite Deborah Swift book! So Many Books So Little Time Blog
‘a terrific read … thoroughly engaging’ Gabrielle Kimm, author of His Last Duchess
‘I really like the authors writing style, she managed to captured the essence of this time period through her vivid descriptions showing the effects this war had on its citizens. There is a lot going on here but in a good way. Mystery, a touch of romance, hidden agendas, friendship, commitment, manipulation and more.
Just One More Chapter
‘The adventure, intrigue, suspicion, and covert operations in this book really propel this book forward…Swift brings layers of historical and imaginative detail to her stories and I highly recommend as a light read for any adult and for teenagers interested into foraying into historical fiction.’ Hook of a Book Blog