Copyright © 2013 - 2018 Lydian Press Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement Contact Us Submissions The Major and the Miner Barry Lowe Print ISBN 978-1-911478-41-6 Print Cover price 12.99 EBook ISBN 978-1-911478-40-9 eBook Cover Price: 5.99 Length: 93000 words Gay Historical Romance  Heat rating: 3


In an era when same-sex love is a crime, what is an ex- army major to do when he falls for a sexy young coalminer?

“…an ongoing up and down of love and hurt. So many emotions, so many misunderstandings and bad choices…the fascinating array of secondary characters is the best part of the book…a colorful and varied mixture of good ones and bad ones, all of them incredibly depicted…an interesting, captivating story and definitely a must read.” Anabela M, Goodreads (4 stars)

“…it reminded me a bit of Dicken's Oliver Twist. I loved the atmospheric charm…” Mary M, GoodReads (5 stars)

“…really well written, good characters. Their story broke me several times.”  Starwarslover, Amazon (4 stars)

 “A beautiful story… The ending is a goodie and I thoroughly enjoyed this.” Faye Kennedy, Amazon Australia (4.5 stars)


“…First – no waiting! This is a wonderful, vast book: all you can ask. It makes us familiar with a large, diverse cast; it follows many of them over years of interactions and episodes; we are engaged with their ups and down – both in the story line and, yes sirree, in the bedroom too.

…The Major and the Miner provides a period epic, full of real people with time-appropriate difficulties and emotions, and we are joyful witnesses to their experience. So, with alacrity run, do not walk, to get this novel.”