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Churchill's Angels

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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Dartford 1939: Grace, Sally and twins Daisy and Rose are determined to do their bit when war is declared. Grace, signs up for the Land Army. Sally's dream of stage school is thwarted by the war. Nothing has prepared the twins for the shock of the nightly raids on their home town. Rose signs on at the local munitions factory, but Daisy is still needed at home in her father's greengrocer shop. When she meets the aristocratic flying ace, Adair, Daisy initially dismisses him as a 'toff'. But when Adair encourages Daisy to become a pilot, it seems all her dreams could be about to come true...

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9780750538961

Published:

01-04-2014

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On A Wing And A Prayer

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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Rose Petrie is desperate to do something for the war effort and she is doing her best down at the munitions factory, but she is dealt a blow when her childhood sweetheart, Stan, tells her he doesn't feel the same way about her. Determined to get away and make a new start, Rose decides to put her mechanical skills to good use and signs up for the Women's Auxiliary Service. But Rose discovers that delivering fruit and veg in her father's greengrocer's van is very different to driving trucks for the army in a country under siege.

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9780750539005

Published:

01-10-2015

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Wave Me Goodbye

Author:

Ruby Jackson

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When war is declared, four plucky girls from Dartford - Grace, Sally, Rose and Daisy - are keen to do their bit for the Home Front. For orphan Grace, it's a chance to start afresh. She's always had a soft spot for Sam Petrie, brother of Daisy and Rose, but realising that he is in love with their friend Sally, she signs up for life as a Land Girl. Mucking out and early morning milking come as a big shock; life is harder than she expected and she seems to have ended up on the wrong side of Lady Alice, the formidable owner of the farm.

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ISBN:

9780750538978

Published:

01-07-2014

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A Daughter's Journey

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Jo Melling has arrived in Birch End from Australia, still grieving her father's recent death. She's not intending to stay long, but after tracking down her distant family, Jo becomes more involved in village life than she could ever have imagined - and suddenly in danger too. Jo also finds herself drawn to Nick, a handsome newcomer to the village. Nick had planned to settle in Birch End and start a business, but as he grows closer to Jo, he realises he may have to choose between his dreams and a chance at love.

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9780750547949

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01-10-2019

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A Stranger In Honeyfield

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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1916: Bella is working as a VAD, driving ambulances in England, when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her, but the two of them are happy together. When the worst happens, Bella must manage on her own, though there are shocks and dangers she did not foresee ahead. Thankfully, Philip's best friend, Tez, injured in France, steps in to offer assistance. Can he also help Bella build a new life? Meanwhile, Georgie, Philip's sister, is in trouble, having broken her engagement and fled from her bullying family. As she wonders who she can turn to for help when she needs it most, she finds herself at the gates of Honeyfield...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444837735

Published:

01-08-2018

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A Time For Renewal

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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In the aftermath of World War Two, there's a desperate shortage of housing and goods across the nation. Mayne Esher's only hope of preserving his family's war-damaged stately home of Esherwood is to turn it into flats. When he opens it up to his Army friends who will be starting a building business with him, it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing that needs fixing... Victor is fighting his late wife's mother for custody of his daughter Betty; whilst Ros, a former Wren he meets, has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere else to go. Daniel, still unsettled after his wartime experiences, is waiting for his divorce to go through. And no one's heard from Francis at all...

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ISBN:

9781444832129

Published:

01-04-2017

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A Time To Rejoice

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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After a stray bomb scored a direct hit on his childhood home in Hertfordshire, the only thing that has kept Francis Brady going while he works day and night salvaging what he can from the rubble is the thought that soon he'll be joining wartime friends Mayne, Daniel and Victor as electrician in their new dream building firm in Lancashire. But things are not going to plan. Many marriages are breaking up in these times of change, and Francis is loath for his to be one of them - but how can he turn down the opportunity of a new life and career in Rivenshaw? Meanwhile, while clearing out Esherwood house in readiness for the rebuild, Mayne and Judith make a macabre discovery in the old Nissen hut - a body, buried in a shallow grave...

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ISBN:

9781444832839

Published:

01-06-2017

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Mistress Of Greyladies

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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During World War One, Greyladies - an ancient manor house in rural Wiltshire - is requisitioned for a hospital. Its mistress Harriet, her husband Joseph, and their sons are allowed to stay in the rear part of the house; but when tragedy strikes Joseph's brothers, his future at Greyladies is at risk... When her German employers are interned because of the war, Phoebe Sinclair loses her job; and even worse, her brutish step-cousin Frank tries to force her to marry him. Fleeing to London, Phoebe starts a new life as a nursing assistant - and when she's posted to Greyladies, she feels she's come home. But Frank is still pursuing her, and her blossoming friendship with career soldier Corin McMinty has its own problems. With obstacles at every turn, can Phoebe find happiness?

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ISBN:

9781444825978

Published:

01-11-2015

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One Kind Man

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1931. Finn Carlisle was devastated when he lost his wife and unborn child a few years ago, and has been travelling ever since. Just as he is ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him, including Heythorpe House in Ellindale. Finn arrives to find a village of people who need jobs, a house that hasn't been lived in for thirty years and Reggie, an eleven-year-old who's run away from the nearby orphanage and its brutal Director Buddle. When Finn sees Reggie's bruises, he decides the boy will never go back there. Finn's new neighbours help him save Reggie - but his new plans are thrown into turmoil.

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ISBN:

9780750547819

Published:

01-07-2019

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One Perfect Family

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. Tam knows he can be impulsive - and somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancee and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse. As Tam and his new family get to know and love each other, they realise his act of charity is the best thing that could have happened to them. But their worries aren't over yet as they struggle to find somewhere to live. They aren't the only ones in the village facing hard times either...

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ISBN:

9780750547925

Published:

01-09-2019

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One Quiet Woman

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1930. Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry. Since her mother died years ago, she becomes sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men?s and even after pawning their few belongings, they'll still lose their home. Then the local pawnbroker, Charlie Willcox, offers a solution. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job. It may be the only way out, but the sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever find a brighter future?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547215

Published:

01-03-2019

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One Special Village

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, doctors advise them to move to the countryside. Harry buys some land and a disused railway carriage in Ellindale and swiftly becomes part of the community there, becoming good friends with Nina, another newcomer to the village. Finally, he's found somewhere he and Cathie can build a new home. But times are hard in Ellindale too and Harry struggles to find work. Then there's his old boss, who will stop at nothing to punish him for daring to leave.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547918

Published:

01-08-2019

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