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When Christmas Bells Ring

Author:

Katie Flynn

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Liverpool 1938. It's Christmas and single mother Rosheen Clarke and her mischievous twin daughters April and May have no idea of the cataclysmic events which will soon overtake them. When war is declared, April and May are evacuated to the countryside and Rosheen joins the WAAF where she befriends fellow Liverpudlian Cassie Valentine. While Rosheen worries about the twins, Cassie is concerned about her childhood friend Andy. Since joining the RAF, he has become arrogant and remote. Will their love be another casualty of war? Cassie and Rosheen support each other, but it will be many years before the Christmas bells ring out again.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543361

Published:

01-10-2016

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A Girl In Wartime

Author:

Maggie Ford

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It's June 1914 and young Connie Lovell should be helping with the war effort. Instead, she applies for a job at the London Herald where she meets the handsome editor Stephen Clayton. Nine years her senior, she knows her family won't approve. She is helplessly drawn to him, and despite a past he won't talk about, he is undeniably attracted to her. But as the war rages on, will Stephen be forced to enlist, and can their union survive the consequences?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542784

Published:

01-08-2016

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An East End Girl

Author:

Maggie Ford

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Cissy Farmer longs to escape her life in London's Docklands where times are hard and money is tight. And when she meets the debonair Langley Makepeace, her dream seems within reach. But the price of belonging in Langley's brittle, sophisticated world could be much higher than Cissy ever imagined. Torn between Langley and her gentle childhood sweetheart, Eddie Bennet, she is forced to gamble on her future chance of happiness, a decision that will change her life forever...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545563

Published:

01-04-2018

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Love Letters In The Sand

Author:

June Francis

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Liverpool, 1958: Nursery nurse Irene Miller falls for her friend Peggy's handsome older brother, Marty. But he is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Meanwhile, Irene's friend Peggy is desperate to marry her long-term boyfriend Pete, but Peggy's staunchly Catholic parents would never accept a Protestant son-in-law. When her mother decides to remarry, her brother heads off to sea, and she loses her job, Irene feels utterly alone in the world. An unexpected job offer from America offers her a lifeline. But it would mean never seeing Marty again. Will Irene and Peggy ever solve their problems by running away - or should they follow their hearts back home to Liverpool?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542913

Published:

01-08-2016

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Many A Tear Has To Fall

Author:

June Francis

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1959. Her modelling career in tatters and her long-term relationship with her sailor boyfriend at an end, nineteen-year-old Maggie Gregory returns to her family in Liverpool to lick her wounds and decide what to do with the rest of her life. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger offers the possibility of new romance. But is the man who gives his name as Tim Murphy really all he seems? What secrets has he been keeping from Maggie? And will this new relationship only lead to more heartbreak?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544382

Published:

01-08-2017

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Walking Back To Happiness

Author:

June Francis

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1961. Lucia once dreamed of a man who would love her. She has lost hope because what man would, when she's responsible for so many siblings? Everything changes when Tim Murphy enters Lucia's coffee bar. She knows of Tim's troubled past but she accepts Tim's offer of a date. But has Tim really changed his ways...and will his shady past catch up with him?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545723

Published:

01-05-2018

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Greyfriars House

Author:

Emma Fraser

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On a remote Scottish island sits Greyfriars House, a house haunted by unspoken words and family mysteries. In 1939, family and friends gather to forget their fears about the impending war. Nine-year-old Olivia watches the grown-ups with fascination, then Olivia sees something she isn't meant to and when the truth comes out, it reverberates through the generations. Almost fifty years later, Olivia has fallen ill and urges her daughter, Charlotte, to visit Greyfriars. There is something her great aunts want to share with Charlotte, but in order to truly understand their secret Charlotte must first understand what happened to them before and during the war...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545259

Published:

01-09-2018

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The Shipbuilder's Daughter

Author:

Emma Fraser

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Glasgow, 1928. Margaret lost both of her brothers in the Great War and is now the last remaining child of wealthy and powerful shipyard owner William Bannatyne. Without a male heir to carry on the family business, William expects his daughter to marry well and provide him with a grandson to inherit his business. Margaret loves her father but she has ambitions of her own: to become a doctor. Her father lets Margaret finish her training, but he doesn't count on her meeting Alasdair Morrison, a union man at the shipyard. Suddenly she's faced with an impossible, heart-breaking choice...will she choose love or obligation?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545242

Published:

01-02-2018

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We Shall Remember

Author:

Emma Fraser

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1939. Irena is a young medical student living in Warsaw when the German army invades Poland. Those closest to her are dying and when Irena realises that no one is coming to Poland's aid, it's clear that she is alone. Forced to flee to Britain, Irena meets Richard, an RAF pilot who's instantly drawn to her and there's a glimmer of happiness on the horizon. And then the war becomes more brutal and in order to right a never-forgotten wrong Irena must make an impossible decision.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538046

Published:

01-01-2015

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All Change For Nurse Millie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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Nurse Millie Sullivan is now Nurse Millie Smith, having married aspiring MP Jim Smith. The war has ended and the NHS has just come into action, so the nurses are busier than ever as the community realise that they no longer have to pay for services. Minor ailments need attention, babies need to be helped into the world and some of the larger-than-life characters need keeping in line so Millie has enough drama to deal with without having to deal with more from home...and Alex Nolan, her ex-fiance, is back in town.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539982

Published:

01-10-2014

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A Ration Book Christmas

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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Christmas is approaching and the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present danger of the Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must keep a stiff upper lip. For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the war offers new-found freedom and a chance for romance. But as the bombs continue falling and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love she longs for?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547666

Published:

01-12-2019

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Call Nurse Millie

Author:

Jean Fullerton

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It's 1945 and, as the troops begin to return home, the inhabitants of London attempt to put their lives back together. For 25-year-old Millie, a qualified nurse and midwife, the jubilation at the end of the war is short-lived as she tends to the needs of the East End community around her. But while Millie witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, she also finds strength and kindness. And when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750537971

Published:

01-11-2013

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