Thornton Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

No Regrets: A Novel of Love and Lies in World War II England Publisher's Summary

Sloan Thornton is the heir to Highcroft Hall, the family seat of the Earl of Wessex, in the quaint village of Thornton-on-Sea, on the southeast coast of England. He has always dreamed of finding his soul-mate. However, in a moment of weakness, just before he leaves to fight in World War II as an RAF pilot, he proposes to his childhood sweetheart, Anne Whitfield. There is no question how deep his devotion is to her, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other.

But, one fateful afternoon, Sloan encounters Elise, in a rural farmhouse on a French country road. It is May, 1940, and the Dunkirk Beaches are being evacuated. Sloan is wounded when his plane is shot down by the Luftwaffe. After he meets Elise, he can never forget her. He carries her memory with him throughout the war. In the meantime, Elise suffers terrifying misfortune.

When they meet again for the first time in over five years, the spark is still there. But, there is still Anne, who refuses to be left heartbroken and rejected. Sloan begins to question whether the life he's living is the one he's meant to live. Elise wonders the same thing.

No Regrets is a powerful story about one woman at the crossroads of true love and real life.

©2014 Christine Payne (P)2016 Christine Payne
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  • Book 1

    • No Regrets: A Novel of Love and Lies in World War II England

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Sloan Thornton is the heir to Highcroft Hall, the family seat of the Earl of Wessex, in the quaint village of Thornton-on-Sea, on the southeast coast of England. He has always dreamed of finding his soul-mate. However, in a moment of weakness, just before he leaves to fight in World War II as an RAF pilot, he proposes to his childhood sweetheart, Anne Whitfield. There is no question how deep his devotion is to her, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book ruined by frightful audio editing

    • By JLH on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • No Gentleman: A Novel of Love, Lies and Violence in Post World War II England

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Despite being one of the loveliest women in her home village, Lady Anne Whitfield just can't seem to find true love. After her engagement to the handsome and charismatic Sloan Thornton comes to an end, Anne suffers a deep depression. Emerging from self-imposed exile, she decides to move to London and begins a career in the retail world. She enters into a relationship with a great footballer, Avery Banister, which does not end happily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for every woman!

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • No Secrets: A Young Lady's Search for Answers

    • The Thornton Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mary Christian Payne
    • Narrated by: Melissa Chatwood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this last book of the Thornton Trilogy, Chloe Thornton overhears a shocking secret that changes her life. Elise Thornton has tried for 22 years to keep the truth from her daughter about how she was conceived when her mother was raped by three Nazi soldiers on the day of the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940. But finally the truth comes out, and there are no more secrets to hide.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another book victimized by very poor production editing

    • By JLH on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95