Malcolm Bright, brand new museum curator in a small Welsh Border town, is a little lonely until – acting as emergency archaeological consultant on a new housing development – he crosses the path of Rob Escley, aka Dirty Rob, who makes Mal’s earth move in more ways than one.
Then Rob discovers something wonderful, and together they must combat greedy developers and a treasure hunter determined to get his hands on the find. Are desperate measures justified to save the bones of our fathers? Will Dirty Rob live up to his reputation? Do museum curators really do it meticulously?
Answers must be found for the sake of Mal’s future, his happiness and his heart.
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About the Author
Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and has been making stuff up since 1958. Writing has always had to take second place to work and family but now the kids are grown up it’s possible she might finish one of the many novels on her hard drive and actually DO something useful with it. Historical subjects predominate. She has written about ancient Greek sculptors, 18th century seafarers but also about modern men who change shape at will and how echoes of the past can be heard in the present. Heroes tend to be hard as nails but capable of tenderness when circumstances allow. There are always new works on the go and she is currently writing about the Great War, editing a contemporary romance and doing background reading for a story set in Roman Britain.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4-1/2 Stars When Malcom "Mal" Bright became the new museum curator in a strange Welsh village he had no idea what fate had in store. Rob "Dirty Rob" Escley is there to begin the ground work for a new housing development, he never thought he'd dig up something old which would lead to something new. When these two have to work together, well it's safe to say nothing will ever quite be the same. The Bones of Our Fathers is a brilliantly written tale of discovery: friendship, village life, understanding, and of course love. Some might call Bones a slow build or "slow burn" and I suppose that's true to a degree but I found it to be just a discovery that progresses naturally. I say that because in my internal dictionary of fictional definitions a slow burn requires more angst and pain but whatever phrase you use to describe Mal and Rob, it's fun, passionate, just the right amount of drama, and frankly it is just plain lovely. It may not be the hugest part of the story but I loved how Mal learns to navigate his way around the village life with the help of his interesting receptionist Betty, this factor adds some well timed humor, which in my mind only heightens the enjoyment. I may be an American and to my dismay I have never been to the UK but it is the friendship between Mal and Betty and the village life that made me feel if I opened my front door, I'd be looking at the pub and within walking distance of the museum. The Bones of Our Fathers is not my first Elin Gregory, okay it is only my second of her tales that I have experienced but it certainly won't be my last. She's definitely an author on my watch for list.