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A Mother's Journey

Author:

June Hampson

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Fourteen-year-old Vera has led a sheltered life with her overbearing religious mother and older sister. But her world is turned upside down with the arrival of the Lovell family on her street. Unaware of the effect she has on men, Vera invites the unwanted attention of Alfred Lovell, with devastating consequences. Outraged at the news that her teenage daughter is pregnant, Vera's mother sends her to a home for wayward girls. After giving birth to a baby boy, Vera manages to escape the brutality of the institution, only to face the toughest decision a mother could ever make...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750536714

Published:

01-04-2013

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The Crying Game

Author:

June Hampson

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As bombs descend on their home, fifteen-year-old Trixie and her young brother, Teddy, are fighting a more private battle against their violent father. Fleeing Portsmouth, towards the safety of a relative's home in Gosport, Trixie's luck finally seems about to change as fate introduces her to Jem, a handsome young market trader who takes her under his wing and into his heart. When Trixie's uncle sends Teddy away under strange circumstance, she finds some comfort in Jem's unfaltering adoration. But Trixie's heart never strays from her beloved little brother who seems lost for ever. Until Teddy's found, her own happiness remains a world away.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538503

Published:

01-01-2014

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Goodbye Piccadilly

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story they read.

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ISBN:

9780750542593

Published:

01-06-2016

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Keep The Home Fires Burning

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-eagles

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The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest daughter, sees her fiance off to war but doesn't expect the coldness she receives from her future mother-in-law. Her brother David and his battalion are almost ready to be sent to the Front. Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway. Eric turns out to be decent and honest - is this the man who could give her a new life?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542609

Published:

01-07-2016

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The Land Of My Dreams

Author:

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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It is 1916 and the Hunters, their friends and their servants are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers. Bobby, the second Hunter son, gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest and Laura Hunter sets out on her biggest adventure yet. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, finds a second chance at happiness. But as the battle of the Somme grinds into action, the shadow of death falls over every part of the country, and the Hunter household cannot remain untouched.

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ISBN:

9780750544733

Published:

01-09-2017

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A Child In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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Devon, 1943. While the young men are away, everyone in the village of Burracombe knows the war effort needs them too. When the Barton is requisitioned as a children's home for war orphans, all of Burracombe rallies round to welcome their newest arrivals, particularly little Maddy Simmons. Still reeling from losing her mother and brother in the Plymouth blitz, and her father being killed at sea, Maddy has been sent to a different children's home to her beloved sister. As Maddy explores the village, she begins to realise that Burracombe is the kind of place where you will always have someone to turn to, even when times are hard.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545778

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01-06-2018

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Celebrations In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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There's an air of expectation in the village as the news emerges of babies due in the coming months. But it seems not everyone is destined for a happy family life. For the expectant mothers, joy is mingled with concern. Hilary Napier, at the Barton overlooking the village, can't look at the newly-weds and growing families without wondering if fate has only taunted her with a second chance at love and then snatched it away again. While for her friend, Val Ferris, hard-won happiness hangs in the balance as she faces a choice between home and hearth, or her husband's hopes and dreams.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540575

Published:

01-04-2015

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Farewell To Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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The day that Hilary and David have been waiting for has finally arrived and as the church bells ring out for the arrival of the bride, everyone's fingers are crossed for the day to go without a hitch. There's more love in the air as planning continues for both Dottie and Joe's and Frances and James's nuptials. There's nothing like a wedding to bring the village together. Times are changing in Burracombe and as young and old embark on new adventures it's time to say goodbye. But with friends like these, a goodbye is rarely for ever, so instead we'll say a very fond farewell.

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ISBN:

9780750544757

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01-09-2017

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Surprises In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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Life is never dull in this beautiful Devonshire village and with surprises around every corner, there's a lot to look forward to. The engagement party at the Barton is finally a chance for Hilary and David to celebrate their good news with friends and family. But obstacles spring up from all angles and there may be more than the dress and the venue to arrange before they can walk down the aisle. Amongst the drama, old friends are always on hand and when Dottie falls ill, an old face comes back to Burracombe to lift her spirits, and perhaps change her life.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542746

Published:

01-07-2016

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Weddings In Burracombe

Author:

Lilian Harry

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At Burracombe Barton, Hilary Napier is doing her best to keep the estate ticking along, all the while longing for a man she cannot have. Alice Tozer sees her youngest daughter off on the adventure of a lifetime, but when her eldest son returns to the family farm, he throws the family into turmoil. And a new teacher appears to be making the lives of the little ones a misery at the village school. The first crocuses bring colour and the promise of change back to Burracombe, there are weddings to plan and joyful celebrations of all things that matter most.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538442

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Child Left Behind

Author:

Gracie Hart

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Victoria Wild is only four years old but already knows about heartbreak, having been abandoned by her unwed mother when she was only a baby. Luckily her Aunt Eliza was there to take her in but times are still hard on Pit Lane and while Eliza does her best to make sure there is always food on the table, Victoria bears the stigma of her illegitimacy. But more trouble is around the corner - in the form of Victoria's mother, Mary-Anne Wild, who is finally coming home not to be a proper mother to her daughter but to exact her revenge on the man who ruined her life...

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ISBN:

9780750547420

Published:

01-06-2019

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The Girl From Pit Lane

Author:

Gracie Hart

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Can two young, coal-miner's daughters survive on their own? Tragedy strikes a small Yorkshire mining town when Sarah Wild's husband dies in a terrible accident. Widowed and destitute, Sarah is forced to remarry to save her daughters, Mary-Anne and Eliza, from the workhouse. When their mother tragically dies, the sisters are left under the care of their drunken step-father. Unable to rely on him, they are determined to stick together. But things are complicated when Mary-Anne, the eldest, falls pregnant with the child of a married mine-owner. Scared and unsure what to do, the sisters try to hide Mary-Anne's pregnancy. But such things cannot stay secret for long...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546560

Published:

01-10-2018

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