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A Mother's Shame

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Hatter's Hall is a forbidding place - home to the mentally insane. One rainy, dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at Hatter's Hall, not as an inmate but as a worker. Here, she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land-owner. But Isabelle is not insane, She like many other young women confined within solitary walls, has been banished by her family. Hatter's Hall also serves as a place to hide unmarried women, in the family way, from prying eyes... As their lives entwined, the women realise the perils of their predicaments as they both withhold secrets that could cost them everything.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539746

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01-10-2014

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A Precious Gift

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Nuneaton, 1911. When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a dowdy widower twice her age she finally says no. Refusing to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her. She searches for the father she's never met and trains as a nurse where she meets the dashing Doctor Parkin. When he proposes, Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But when she discovers some shocking news that means they can never be together, Holly's life is suddenly in turmoil. She heads to France and throws herself into volunteering on the front line.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547994

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01-03-2020

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Dilly's Hope

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Hardworking widow Dilly Carey has struggled out of poverty to make a successful life for herself. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, Dilly should be content, but she is still troubled by the one secret she must never share. Olivia, the daughter Dilly gave away at birth, cannot find out the real truth about her parentage. It's time for Dilly to forgive herself for the choice that she was forced to make. As she finds the strength and courage to visit her son's grave on the battlefields of the Great War, will she also find a way to a new happiness - and a new love?

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ISBN:

9780750544023

Published:

01-05-2017

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Dilly's Lass

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Years ago Dilly made the devastating decision to give her baby daughter to wealthy local family, the Farthings. She is still living with the consequences of her choice when the daughter she gave away turns up on Dilly's doorstep, with a baby girl in tow, begging for help. Olivia has a secret she only feels safe telling Dilly. Dilly agrees to help, delighted to be spending time with her new granddaughter and daughter. Max Farthing, the man who took in Olivia all those years ago, has problems of his own. His wife, Camilla, has lost leave of her senses. Could Dilly and Max ever come together?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542715

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01-10-2016

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Dilly's Sacrifice

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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When Dilly's husband is left unable to work, she has to make an unthinkable decision. With four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born. The Farthing family, who live at the big house, know how it feels to lose a child. They are going through their own form of horror having just lost their own daughter to measles. Despite their grief, they decide to offer Dilly a lifeline: they'll adopt the child and employ Dilly as their maid. The consequences of this act of desperation will irrevocably change the lives of both families - and the onset of WWI even more so.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542838

Published:

01-08-2016

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Mothering Sunday

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Sunday Small was abandoned on the workhouse steps at birth. The regime is cruel. If it were not for the kindly Miss Beau who comes in every week to teach the inmate children their letters, and her dear little friend Daisy, Sunday's life would barely be worth living. And as Sunday grows into a comely girl, she begins to attract the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master... When the time comes for Sunday to strike out alone, she's driven on by a promise she makes to Daisy, and her secret dream of one day being reunited with her long-lost mother. But the brutal world of the workhouse hangs over her...

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ISBN:

9780750546614

Published:

01-07-2018

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The Blessed Child

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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1865, Nuneaton. For Nessie Carson, life is a constant struggle. When her mother is brutally murdered and her father abandons them, Nessie must keep her family safe and protect her fragile brother, Joseph. Nessie soon attracts the attention of her lecherous landlord, Seth Grimshaw. Taking on a job assisting the local undertaker, she hopes things are looking up. When Joseph's health suddenly deteriorates, Nessie meets the newly qualified doctor, Oliver Dorsey. As dashing as he is kind, Nessie is attracted to him though she knows they can never be together. And then her sister Marcie brings shame on the family...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547611

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01-08-2019

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The Little Angel

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes. But then she is summoned to live in London with her birth mother. At first London offers excitement and adventure. With her delicate beauty and the voice of an angel, Kitty could have a promising singing career, plus a number of suitors. But those now close to her are not what they seem. This little angel must protect herself from devils in disguise ... and before it's too late.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546607

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01-10-2018

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The Maid's Courage

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Devastated by the death of their mother, their two brothers and their sister, and with their father imprisoned for murder, Ginny and her little brother Charlie lose the only home they've ever known. Charlie is only eight and has a weak chest. He is taken to the workhouse before Ginny has a chance to save him. Lonely and desperate, Ginny finds work at a pie shop - until the unwanted advances of the baker leave her out on the streets. Then she remembers her father's final words - the housekeeper of Lamp Hill Hall will help her. After catching the eye of the house's mistress, she becomes a lady's maid.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545617

Published:

01-04-2018

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The Mill Girl

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Life is tough on the cobbled courtyards of Bermuda Village, boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there until her mother dies. Maryann is left coping with everything, exhausted and lonely. But then Maryann is offered a lifeline; a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall. Though the house is filled with secrets and heartaches, there is kindness too, and to Maryann's surprise she grows close to Marshall. But their relationship has not gone unnoticed and it threatens to unleash a world of problems on them all...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541428

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Misfit

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Abandoned outside a hospital, Rebecca didn't have a good start in life. She's soon adopted, but her new father can't warm to her, and her mother can't succeed in turning the plain, unresponsive child into the little princess she longs for. When Rebecca's adoptive mother dies, her greedy aunt and crooked uncle take her in but theirs is not a happy home. Withdrawing from the people around her, she longs to escape to the circus that visits her town, with its carefree life and freedom from the past - but will she ever find happiness?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539074

Published:

01-03-2014

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The Soldier's Daughter

Author:

Rosie Goodwin

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Briony Valentine lives at home with her mother Lois, father James and two younger siblings. For as long as Briony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Ernie. When the Luftwaffe begin their bombing campaign of the Midlands, Ernie is called upon to serve, as is James, and Bryony's world is torn apart. Each day the telegrams pour in to different families along their street and all Briony can do is pray for James and Ernie's safety. Will life for the Valentine family ever be the same, and will Briony ever see Ernie again?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540278

Published:

01-01-2015

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