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Publication Order of Children of the Siege Books

Children of the Siege (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Wife (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Girl With No Name Books

The Girl With No Name (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Married Girls (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Throwaway Children Books

The Throwaway Children (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Missing Husband (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Slopes of Love (As: Diney Delancey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love's Dawning (As: Diney Delancey) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of Shearwater (As: Diney Delancey) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave Heart (As: Diney Delancey) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silverstrand (As: Diney Delancey) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Game (As: Diney Delancey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Love of Oliver (As: Diney Delancey) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Old-Fashioned Love (As: Diney Delancey) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Soldier / The Ashgrove / The Nurses of St Croix (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss and Tell (As: Diney Delancey) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance of Happiness (As: Diney Delancey) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sisters of St Croix / Death's Dark Vale (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Runaway Family / Evil on the Wind (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Neighbours / Dartmouth Circle (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kendal Black (As: Diney Delancey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dish Served Cold (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Mary's Daughter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Girl in Paris (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stolen Baby (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Dared to Dream (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girls Who Dared to Love (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girls They Left Behind (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Diney Costeloe is a bestselling author of sagas and general fiction novels who also writes novels under the pseudonym Doney Delancey. She was born to a publisher in London and remembers that she got a lot of encouragement to write from her father.
When she was just five, Disney penned her first short story titled “Tom’s Party.” The work was written in long hand on lined paper and in pencil.

Since writing at that time was something that she was just learning, difficult and long words such as afternoon used to take up a whole line.
When she was done writing her manuscript, she submitted it to her father, who said he would read it once he got to the office.

In the evening, her father came back with the manuscript in a cardboard cover on which was printed “Tom’s Party” published by Daddy, written by Diney.

Throughout her childhood, Diney Costeloe used to pen all manner of poems and stories in long hand. Indeed, she still has most of the hard-backed notebooks in which she used to write her poems.
Upon graduating from college, she began writing all manner of articles and short stories, many of which were read on the radio and published in newspapers and magazines
Diney also wrote children’s fiction and was preparing to get two of them published, when the publishers decided they no longer wanted to publish children’s books.

It was a huge disappointment since she was done with everything including getting some very beautiful artwork designed.

When there was a romantic novelist competition on “BBC Woman’s Hour,” she decided to enter. By this time, she had only three kids under six, and hence time was not an issue.
While she never won the competition, she made the shortlist which provided the encouragement she needed.

Diney decided to send her manuscript to the Robert Hale Publishing Company, which published her first work under the title The Slopes of Love.
She has said that she took the pseudonym Diney Delancey because she thought sounded like the name of a romantic fiction novelist.

As for her writing, Diney Costeloe has always been interested in people caught up in wars, how they survive, how they react and cope, how their character gets them through, and how much their lives change.
In addition, Diney has always enjoyed reading and writing all her life, and as such, doing research for her novels has always been something that she loves. She finds that while she is researching one novel she usually gets the ideas for the next soon after.
Diney has said that overall, her work is fiction but she writes to entertain in addition to entertaining. She particularly targets people who would never read any serious historical non-fiction work but would read historical fiction just like what she writes.
With all her children now grown up and married, she is the grandma to at least 7 grandchildren and loves to spend a lot of time with them.

Despite everything, she still loves to write under the encouragement of her long-suffering husband. She writes just about anywhere and usually takes her laptop even when they are traveling.

Diney Costeloe’s “The Girl With No Name” is a novel that tells the story of Lisa, a thirteen-year-old who arrives in London on the kinder transport in 1939.

She has just escaped from a dangerous situation in Germany where her family still lives. Lisa is taken in by Dan and Naomi Federman, a middle-aged couple.

But then her circumstances yet again became perilous as Britain got into a war with Germany resulting in intense bombings by the Luftwaffe.

In excruciating detail, Diney Costeloe describes how life was during the period. The Germans would go on to target civilian-populated areas of London and other major cities almost every day for several months.

One day the victims could be your neighbors or friends, the next day it might just be you. Every night, there were sirens and much of the populace had to seek refuge in the rube or beneath their house, where they would spend hours.
Much of the time, whole families were wiped out when there was a direct hit on a house. It was a war that brought out the worst and the best among the British.

For some reason, many British citizens in their antipathy toward Germany and Germany could not distinguish between a Jewish refugee who spoke German and fled from Hitler’s persecution and a German Nazi.

“The Married Girls” by Diney Costeloe tells the story of Charlotte Shepherd who lives in Wynsdown, a small village in Somerset in 1949.

She had arrived in the country on the Kindertransport from Germany during the war but has since then settled down and is now married to farmer Billy.

In the meantime, Felix who is a fighter pilot and son of the squire is back in the village with his fiancee. As for Daphne, she is a charming and beautiful woman who is harboring secrets.
They had met during the war and Felix knows all about her past, even if she has tried her best to conceal anything that could result in the unraveling of her carefully constructed facade.
For Charlotte, the past is threatening to make a comeback in the form of Harry Black, a bad boy and fellow refugee.

The two are forever bound by their childhoods and Charlotte will always carry for him, even though his return has resulted in some ugly gossip. The war may be over but trouble is just beginning for these girls.

Diney Costeloe’s novel “The Throwaway Children” is an unputdownable and heartrending novel. It tells the story of two sisters who are sent to an Australian and English orphanage following the end of the Second World War.
Rosie and Rita Stevens are only five and nine years old when their mother who has been left a widow gets married to Jimmy Randal, a violent bully with whom she gets a baby boy.

Pressured by Randall, she is convinced to send Rita and Rosie to an orphanage. What she does not understand is that the documents she signed gave powers to the adopters to do with the children anything they wished.
It was not long before the people who adopted them and treated them as throwaway children decided to send them to their sister institution in Australia.

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