Historical Fiction as Jules Hayes
The Spanish Girl
A country torn apart by war.
Two love stories divided by decades.
One chance to discover the truth…
Feisty journalist Isabella has never known the truth about her family. Escaping from a dangerous assignment in the turbulent Basque country, she finds her world turned upside down, firstly by her irresistible attraction to the mysterious Rafael, and then by a new clue to her own past.
As she begins to unravel the tangled story of her identity, Isabella uncovers a story of passion, betrayal and loss that reaches back to the dark days of Spain’s civil war – when a passionate Spanish girl risked everything for her country, and for the young British rebel who captured her heart.
But can Isabella trust the man she’s fallen in love with? Or are some wartime secrets better left undisturbed…?
The Spanish Girl will be available in Large Print and Library Audio format in February 2022
Praise for The Spanish Girl
““An outstanding read… Epic, personal, intimate, and beautifully written.”
Author, Lizzie Page
“A passionate love story to a country and its people. I learned so much, and my heart was broken”
Historical novelist, Essie Fox
‘A splendid story of heartbreaking consequences and ambition during the Spanish Civil War… A recommended read.‘
Glynis Peters, bestselling author of The Secret Orphan
‘A compelling tale of friendship, love and loss. Impeccably researched, the story is full of surprises.‘
Rhiannon Ward, author of The Quickening
‘A fabulous read of love, loss, loyalty and bravery set against the fascinating backdrop of the Spanish War. I was engrossed from the start. A must read.’
Suzanne Fortin, author of The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger
The Walls We Build
Disastrous choices and heartbreaking consequences, but a love that endures a lifetime.
Growing up around Winston Churchill’s country estate in Kent, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable, but when Frank marries Hilda for duty rather than love, the three friends’ lives fragment.
As WW2 begins to cast its menacing shadow Frank goes on to make other catastrophic choices – the repercussions of which will leave a tragic legacy.
When a pivotal encounter between Frank and Churchill during WW2 is revealed and a mystery relative in a psychiatric hospital discovered, how much more does Florence dare disclose about her and Frank? And is Richard ready to hear?
Praise for The Walls We Build
‘Simply brilliant. A tour de force.’
Author, Sally Spedding 5*
‘I absolutely loved this book. Spent all weekend in the sun reading as couldn’t put it down. I now want to learn more about Churchill and visit Chartwell. Family secrets, unrequited love. In fact the book was full of all sorts of love. Well written. Well done Jules Hayes you have a big hit on your hands’
Nicola May, bestselling author 5*
‘A compelling and heartfelt story.
Passions and conflicts from the years of WW2 lead on to tragedy and secrets that still resonate into the present day. Jules Hayes skilfully brings her characters to vivid life, conveying all the tension and the heartache of a time when very few were spared from social and political upheaval.’
Historical novelist, Essie Fox 5*
‘Stunning piece of historical fiction.’
Karen Mace, Vine Voice 5*
‘A compelling story of friendship and the secrets we keep for generations. The poignant and moving narrative had me enthralled.’
Critically acclaimed author of The Quickening, Rhiannon Ward. 5*
‘Jules Hayes has written an exceptional cross-genre novel that will appeal to all readers. Simply outstanding.’
The Book Magnet. 5*
‘A pacey well-written narrative that keeps the pages turning. There is something about this book that plants into the reader’s mind, and roots it there long after the last page.’
Author, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt. 5*