Nigel Patten's Extraordinary Novels Now Available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other e-Readers

From a World War II soldier whose dreams are haunted by a mysterious dancing girl, to a young British woman living in a South African town on the verge of civil war, Patten’s novels are rich with historical scenes and adventures.
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Dec. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Nigel Patten has written four novels that explore the life and times of seemingly ordinary people whose circumstances led them to create extraordinary lives. From a World War II soldier whose dreams are haunted by a mysterious dancing girl, to the story of a young British woman living in a South African town on the verge of civil war, Patten’s novels are rich with historical scenes and adventures that take you across the globe.

A Soldier’s Visions Tie His Spirit to Tragedy in Ancient Greece

Nigel Patten’s second published book creatively jumps from the 20th century to an ancient world and back again, as main character George Ghikas tries to unravel the mystery of his past and present life.  

Shortly before WWII erupts, George Ghikas starts having recurring dreams about an unknown dancing girl. Because of his Greek ancestry, the military sends him behind enemy lines on occupied Crete with orders to organize partisan groups in the White Mountains. While George is performing this important work, he has hallucinations of the same dancing girl who has appeared so often in his dreams. Progressively, George is enmeshed in a 3,600-year-old world where it appears he was the victim of a human sacrifice ceremony that took place in a Minoan temple, now restored, located near his current base camp. The girl who has been haunting his dreams is the officiating priestess during the ancient sacrificial ceremony… until the temple is destroyed by an earthquake. Back in the 20th century, George risks death by reenacting the sacrificial ceremony of so long ago…until the temple is once again destroyed, this time by German bombs.

Epic Novel Explores
the Sins of the Father

It is said that ‘The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children.’ The Winter Should Pass by Nigel Patten puts this biblical teaching to the test, when his character Issak fears that his son will end up paying for his crimes.

The book begins in 1886, when Issak flees his native Antwerp after committing a terrible crime. Settling in Snowdonia, nestled in the hills of northern Wales, he builds a home and family with Rachel, a gypsy. However, Issak remains haunted by his past, remembering both his crime and his one true love, Julie. He also cannot shake the belief that his eldest son, Pieter, will someday pay for his father’s sins.

Ending in the year 1918, this epic story is rooted in the conviction that we cannot escape our fate, even if it means an eye for an eye.

Biographical Novel Tells of Remarkable Woman in Remarkable Times in South Africa

A fascinating old lady recounting her life was the impetus for author Nigel Patten to pen this extraordinary memoir of the woman and her times. Under Table Mountain tells the story of Louise Juta, the youngest daughter of Sir Henry Juta, barrister and Speaker of the Cape House in South Africa.

The last decade of the 19th century were troubled years in South Africa. Tension between Britain and the two Boer republics, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, increased until war became inevitable. Many notable figures passed through Cape Town during these years, including Rudyard Kipling, Robert Baden-Powell, Jan Smuts and Cecil Rhodes. All would visit Sir Henry’s home, “Mon Desir.”

The author met Louisa, known as Lady Luia Forbes, in Switzerland during the last years of her long life. As they played Scrabble, they discussed how she left South Africa in 1904 to go to school in England and never returned. Under Table Mountain is an unforgettable true story.

History Comes to Life in The Tide of Destiny

All’s Fair in Love and Napoleonic War

Turn back the clock to the time of Napoleon, as love, lust and danger take center stage in the stunning novel The Tide of Destiny. The story is set in 1799 through 1808 in Southern Switzerland and on the Ligurian coast of Italy.

Damien André Berra, son of a Swiss farmer, is exiled to northern Italy in the wake of Napoleon’s invasion in 1799. Inspired by a number of amorous adventures with five lovely women, Damien becomes a renowned linguist and short story writer. His writing is greatly influenced by his lovers, who make his exile more palatable.

This young man’s experiences during this turning point in history – on The Tide of Destiny – are set amidst the political events and the women he meets.

About the Author: Nigel Patten lived in London until he was 21. He now lives in a ski resort near Montreux, Switzerland, and teaches English classes to students preparing for the French baccalauréat. He is writing his next novel, An  Irreconcilable Passion.

THE HOUNDS OF SAMARIA (e-Book ISBN: 978-1-61897-160-9)
Barnes & Noble Nook:
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-60911-836-5, $10.95,

THE WINTER SHOULD PASS  (e-Book ISBN: 978-1-61897-159-3)
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Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-60976-405-0, $12.50,

UNDER TABLE MOUNTAIN (e-Book ISBN: 978-1-61897-161-6)
Barnes & Noble Nook:
Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-60976-965-9, $12.95,

THE TIDE OF DESTINY - Softcover ISBN: 978-1-61897-268-2, $13.50
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