Some fly to war. Some flee it. No one is safe.
When the British army is sent into Spain to help expel Napoleon, nothing goes as expected.
Louisa Wakefield and her family, Loyalist refugees from America, seek peace among people of their faith, but instead find war has followed them even to remote Galicia.
London newsman Sam Kerr, covering the troops for a story that will win him the editor’s chair, with Louisa’s help finds something else entirely.
If you enjoy sweeping stories set on an international stage, with complex and engaging characters, The Spanish Patriot is for you.
Seeking her place in a city on the brink of revolt
Praise for Penttila’s An Untitled Lady:
A young woman struggles to reconcile a tragic past and an uncertain future in a city on the brink of revolt. A novel of Peterloo.
Wow! This book was amazing. It was like reading North & South by Gaskell all over again. The characters, the ambience, the fear, it all has that wonderful feeling that I thought I’d never experience again outside of Gaskell’s work, but Nicky Penttila has just blown me away. It moved me to tears, and frustrated me, and scared me. And I loved every minute of it! — Goodreads
“The writing is wonderful. Great descriptions, great dialogue and a lot of real people and places sprinkled in to bring it alive.”